Solar ALMM Enlistment to Take Longer Than Expected

Solar ALMM Enlistment to Take Longer Than Expected

In its initial steps towards reducing India's dependence on solar imports and self-reliance, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), as early as 2018, announced compulsory registration of solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Best Residential Solar Project of the Year_ Novergy's BIPV System on a Penthouse

Best Residential Solar Project of the Year: Novergy’s BIPV System on a Penthouse

Novergy Energy Solutions was adjudged the winner in the 'Best Residential Solar Project' category during the recent Mercom India Solar Summit 2021. Novergy Energy won the award for employing a unique ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power Secures $114 Million for the 200 MW Solar Project in Egypt

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power Secures $114 Million for the 200 MW Solar Project in Egypt

Saudi Arabia’s energy giant ACWA Power has received a $114 million financing package for the 200 MW Kom Ombo solar project in Egypt from four agencies. The European Bank for ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
NVVN to Enlist EPC Contractors for Rooftop Solar Projects Across India

NVVN to Enlist EPC Contractors for Rooftop Solar Projects Across India

NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, has invited bids to enlist engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors for the design, supply, construction, testing, and commissioning ...
Coal India Forms Subsidiaries for Solar Manufacturing and Renewable Energy Projects

Coal India Forms Subsidiaries for Solar Manufacturing and Renewable Energy Projects

Coal India Limited (CIL) has recently announced forming two wholly-owned subsidiaries for undertaking solar photovoltaic manufacturing and renewable energy projects. While CIL Solar PV Limited has been incorporated for manufacturing ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
Here are the Details for Bidding Under Solar Production-Linked Incentive Program

Here are the Details for Bidding Under Solar Production-Linked Incentive Program

The government's approval for the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) program under the 'National Program on High-Efficiency Solar PV (Photovoltaic) Modules' has been widely welcomed by the solar industry. The PLI ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Rooftop Solar Company Freyr Energy Raises ₹180 Million in Funding

Rooftop Solar Company Freyr Energy Raises ₹180 Million in Funding

Hyderabad-based rooftop solar company Freyr Energy announced an equity investment of ₹180 million (~$2.3 million) from Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures, Schneider Electric Energy Access Asia (SEEAA), and Capital 4 Development ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Fraunhofer ISE Sets 26% Efficiency Record for Both-Sides-Contacted Solar Cells

Fraunhofer ISE Sets 26% Efficiency Record for Both-Sides-Contacted Solar Cells

Researchers at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) have reportedly obtained a record conversion efficiency of 26% for both-sides-contacted silicon solar cells. Led by Armin Richter, the solar cell ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Kerala DISCOM to Buy 300 MW of Solar From SECI at ₹2.44/kWh

Kerala DISCOM to Buy 300 MW of Solar From SECI at ₹2.44/kWh

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC), in a recent order, directed the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to finalize the draft power sale agreement (PSA) for 300 MW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tariff Adoption for Floating Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh Not in CERC’s Jurisdiction

Tariff Adoption for Floating Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh Not in CERC’s Jurisdiction

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ruled that it does not have the jurisdiction to adjudicate a petition filed by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Open Access Consumers in Tamil Nadu to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.70_kWh

Open Access Power Consumers in Tamil Nadu to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.70/kWh

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has heard a petition filed by the distribution company and approved an additional surcharge of ₹0.70 (~$0.0093)/kWh, payable by open access consumers. The ...
/ / Grid, Utility Scale
Off-Grid Solar Project of the Year: U-Solar’s Micro-Grid with Storage in Haryana

Off-Grid Solar Project of the Year: U-Solar’s Micro-Grid with Storage in Haryana

U-Solar was declared the winner in the ‘Best Off-Grid Solar Project’ category at the Solar Awards 2021 in the recently-held Mercom India Solar Summit 2021. The U-Solar’s micro-grid with storage project and ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
BHEL Invites Bids for 750 MW of Monocrystalline Solar Modules

BHEL Invites Bids for 750 MW of Monocrystalline Solar Modules

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids for the supply of 750 MW of monocrystalline silicon solar modules to be used in the 500 MW Rewa Ultra Mega Solar ...
SECI Payouts to Solar and Wind Developers Down to ₹4.08 Billion in February 2021

SECI Payouts to Solar and Wind Developers Down to ₹4.08 Billion in February 2021

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) paid nearly ₹4.08 billion (~$56.2 million) to solar and wind developers for the purchase of power in February 2021, as per the data ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Rajasthan Electronics Floats Tender for 3,250 Polycrystalline Solar Modules

Rajasthan Electronics Floats Tender for 3,250 Polycrystalline Solar Modules

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, has invited bids for the contract manufacturing of 3,250 polycrystalline ...
SECI Amends 25 MW Solar Tender, Mandates Modules from Latest ALMM

SECI Amends 25 MW Solar Tender, Mandates Modules from Latest ALMM

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has amended the tender for its 25 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant with five years O&M (Operation and Maintenance) at BCCL (Bharat ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
CESC Invites Bids to Procure Power from Solar and Other Renewable Sources

CESC Invites Bids to Procure Power from Solar and Other Renewable Sources

CESC Limited, the Kolkata-based company of the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, has invited bids for the procurement of power from solar and non-solar renewable energy sources in or outside West Bengal ...
NTPC Invites Bids for Setting Up 1 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Projects

NTPC Invites Bids for Setting Up 1 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Projects

NTPC Limited has invited bids to select solar developers for setting up 1,000 MW interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar power projects across India. NTPC will purchase solar power from these ...
Consider Purchase Preference for MSMEs in 200 MW Rooftop Tender, Kerala DISCOM told

Kerala DISCOM Asked to Give Preference for MSMEs in 200 MW Rooftop Solar Tender

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has asked the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) to take up the issue of the purchase preference for micro, small, and medium enterprises ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Five bidders to Compete in Final Phase of Uzbekistan’s 200 MW Solar PV Tender

Five bidders to Compete in Final Phase of Uzbekistan’s 200 MW Solar PV Tender

Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Energy has released the list of five bidders that would compete in the final phase of the 200 MW photovoltaic (PV) auction under the Sherabad Solar PV ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Off-Grid Project of the Year_ Orb Energy's Rooftop Solar Project in Karnataka

C&I Project (Rooftop) of the Year: Orb Energy’s Rooftop Solar Project in Karnataka

Orb Energy, a solar energy solutions company, won the award for the 'Best C&I Project (Rooftop)' at the recently-held Mercom India Solar Summit 2021. There were seven award categories in ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Solar Tariffs May Settle Around ₹2.50/kWh After Factoring BCD in Future Auctions

Solar Tariffs May Settle Around ₹2.50/kWh After Factoring BCD in Future Auctions

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the tendering and auctioning of solar power projects went on unhindered in 2020. About 32.5 GW of tenders were announced by various organizations, and 22 GW ...
SECI Invites Bids for 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Wind Hybrid Projects

SECI Invites Bids for 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Wind Hybrid Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids for setting up 1,200 MW interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind-solar hybrid power projects (Tranche-IV) on a build, own, operate basis ...
Solar Developers Desperately Need Access to Project Financing, Cheaper Funds

Solar Developers Desperately Need Access to Project Financing, Cheaper Funds

What lies ahead for the renewable energy sector in India? Will investments dry up, or will 2021 bring out the best for the sector? A discussion on these vital issues ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Solar Tenders Rise by 27%, Auctions Up 163% in Q1 2021

Solar Tenders Rise by 27%, Auctions Up 163% in Q1 2021

Government agencies announced tenders for 10.6 GW of solar power projects in the first quarter (Q1) of 2021, an increase of 27% compared to 8.3 GW in the previous quarter, ...