500 MW Solar Project in Oman’s Ibri Achieves Financial Closure (1)

500 MW Solar Project in Oman’s Ibri Achieves Financial Closure

Saudi Arabia’s energy giant ACWA Power, along with the Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), has achieved the financial closure for a 500 MW solar independent power ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Researchers Make High-Efficiency Organic Photovoltaic Small Cells on a Glass Substrate

Researchers Make High-Efficiency Organic Photovoltaic Small Cells on a Glass Substrate

In a significant development, Toyobo Corporation Limited, along with the French government research institute, CEA, has come up with trial organic photovoltaics (OPV) small cells on a glass substrate along ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Abu Dhabi Postpones Public Opening of Bids for 1.5 GW of Solar Due to Corona Outbreak

Abu Dhabi Postpones Public Opening of Bids for 1.5 GW of Solar Due to Corona Outbreak

The adverse effects of Coronavirus continues to impact the solar industry around the world. Due to the pandemic, the planned public opening of the commercial tariffs for the 1.5 GW ...
Manufacturers Need Extension for ALMM as Solar Industry Copes with Coronavirus

Manufacturers Need Extension for ALMM as Solar Industry Copes with Coronavirus

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) decision to mandate the implementation of the approved list of models and manufacturers (ALMM) for government projects starting March 31, 2020, may ...
China Could Install 23-31 GW of Solar in 2020_ Report

China Could Install 23-31 GW of Solar in 2020: Report

According to the data released by China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), the country had nearly 204 GW of installed solar generation capacity by the end of 2019, which included 141.67 ...
MNRE to Encourage Innovative Solar Pump Technologies Under KUSUM

MNRE to Encourage Innovative Solar Pump Technologies Under KUSUM

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines for the installation of innovative standalone solar pumps and has invited comments and suggestions from stakeholders. The last ...
SECI Extends Bidding Deadline for its Solar Tender with Battery Storage in Leh and Kargil

SECI Extends Bidding Deadline for its Solar Tender with Battery Storage in Leh and Kargil

Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline for its tender for 14 MW of solar projects with 42 MWh ...
8 GW of Solar Projects Tendered in March Despite the Lockdown

8 GW of Solar Projects Tendered in March Despite the Lockdown

It was a good month for solar tenders, which increased by nearly 377% (four times) in March 2020 as compared to February, despite countrywide lockdown in the second half of ...
Sterling and Wilson Solar Receives ₹5 Billion Against Outstanding Loans

Sterling and Wilson Solar Receives ₹5 Billion Against Outstanding Loans

Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited (SWSL), a solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, has announced that it has received ₹5 billion (~$66.8 million) towards the outstanding loans from its ...
SECI and NTPC to Pay GST Compensation to Adani Solar’s SPVs

SECI and NTPC to Pay GST Compensation to Adani Solar’s SPVs

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently passed an order asking Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to pay the requested compensation to Wardha ...
Maharashtra Not to Levy Grid Support Charges on Rooftop Solar

Maharashtra Not to Levy Grid Support Charges on Rooftop Solar

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the revised retail electricity tariffs for the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the fourth control period from FY 2020-21 ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Sungrow Signs Strategic Agreement with Avaada for 650 MW of Upcoming Solar Projects (1)

Sungrow Signs Strategic Agreement with Avaada for 650 MW of Upcoming Solar Projects

Sungrow, a global inverter supplier for renewable projects, announced that the company had signed a 650 MW strategic agreement with Avaada Energy to supply 1,500 V inverter solutions for its ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
SECI Asks DISCOMs to Allow Digital Invoices Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

SECI Asks DISCOMs to Allow Digital Invoices Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

With the country under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has requested all state distribution companies (DISCOMs) and agencies to allow submission of ...
SECI Announces Tender for 1,200 MW of Renewable Projects with Peak Power Supply

SECI Announces Tender for 1,200 MW of Renewable Projects with Peak Power Supply

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a notice inviting tender (NIT) for setting up of 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected renewable projects with guaranteed ...
Modhera Sun Temple Gets ₹650 Million Grant for 6 MW Solar, 15 MWh Battery Energy Storage System

Modhera Sun Temple Gets ₹650 Million Grant for 6 MW Solar, 15 MWh Battery Energy Storage System

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced a grant of ₹650 million (~$8.63 million) towards a program for the solarization of the Sun Temple in Modhera, Gujarat, ...
Gujarat_ Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers Up to ₹0.37_kWh from ₹0.10_kWh

Gujarat: Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers Up to ₹0.37/kWh from ₹0.10/kWh

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has worked out an additional surcharge of ₹0.37 (~$0.0049)/kWh for the period of April 01, 2020, to September 30, 2020, for consumers utilizing power ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Will Not Levy Late Fee on Bills of Entry of Imported Cargo Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

India Will Not Levy Late Fee on Bills of Entry of Imported Cargo Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the office of the Principal Commissioner of Customs (ACC-Import), has issued a pubic notice to clear imported cargo. According to the notice, late fee ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Staff at Renewable Generating Stations Allowed to Work During COVID-19 Lockdown

Staff at Renewable Generating Stations Allowed to Work During COVID-19 Lockdown

According to the order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, all offices of the government of India, its autonomous and subordinate offices, and pubic corporations will remain closed except ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
Pay GST, Safeguard Duty Compensation to Solar Developers in 60 Days_ MNRE to SECI and NTPC

Pay GST, Safeguard Duty Compensation to Solar Developers in 60 Days: MNRE to SECI and NTPC

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a circular stating that Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Safeguard Duty (SGD) compensation to solar project developers should be ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tender Announced for a 735 kW Solar Project at Cochin University of Science & Technology

Tender Announced for a 735 kW Solar Project at Cochin University of Science & Technology

The Roads and Bridges Development Corporation of Kerala (RBDCK) has floated a tender for setting up a 735 kW DC grid-connected solar system at the Cochin University of Science and ...
Supreme Court_ No Hearing of Petitions and No New Petitions Can be Filed Due to Covid-19

Supreme Court: No Hearing of Petitions and No New Petitions Can be Filed Due to Covid-19

The Supreme Court of India has indefinitely extended the period of limitation on filing petitions, applications, suits, appeals, and other proceedings at courts and tribunals across the country in light ...
SECI Announces Tender for 32 MW of Solar Projects at Singareni Collieries in Telangana

SECI Announces Tender for 32 MW of Solar Projects at Singareni Collieries in Telangana

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids for 32 MW (AC) overburden dump-based solar projects at different sites of Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) in Telangana. The ...
NTPC Releases Balance of System Tender for 735 MW Nokh Solar Project in Rajasthan

NTPC Releases Balance of System Tender for 735 MW Nokh Solar Project in Rajasthan

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids for the balance of system (BoS) package for the 735 (3x245) MW Nokh solar project in the state of Rajasthan. Interested ...
KIOCL Issues Tender for Non-Captive Solar Power for its Manufacturing Unit in Mangalore

KIOCL Issues Tender for Non-Captive Solar Power for its Manufacturing Unit in Mangalore

The Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited (KIOCL), a flagship company under the Ministry of Steel, Government of India (GoI), has floated a tender to supply solar power through wheeling for ...
KPI Global Signs PPA with Songwon Specialty Chemicals for 1 MW of Solar Power

KPI Global Signs PPA with Songwon Specialty Chemicals for 1 MW of Solar Power

KPI Global Infrastructure Limited announced that it had signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Songwon Specialty Chemicals India Private Limited for the sale of 1 MW of solar power ...