Seraphim to Open a 500 MW Solar Cell Factory in South Africa

Seraphim to Open a 500 MW Solar Cell Factory in South Africa

Jiangsu Seraphim Solar System, a solar product manufacturer, has announced to open 500 MW solar cell factory in the Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The cell factory based in Coega Industrial ...
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Safeguard and Other Major Important Announcements Governmentin Announcements for Solar and Other Renewables in India’s Renewables Sector in Julyne 2018

To Meet India’s 2022 Solar Target, MNRE Plans to Tender 60 GW of Projects by March 2020

With the goal to accelerate the expansion of solar and wind power to replace fossil fuel-based power and meet its 2022 target, India has now declared a trajectory that aims ...
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Azure Power and Maheswari Mining Win APDCL Tender for 85 MW of Solar Projects in Assam

MNRE Amends VGF Program Guidelines for Solar Projects Yet Again

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the implementation of its scheme under which the government aims to develop 5 GW of solar projects ...
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Oman Calls for Proposals for Technical Consultancy for its Third Large-Scale Solar Project

Mercom India Research Releases White Paper on Domestic Solar Market at Intersolar India

Mercom India, an exclusive knowledge partner of Intersolar India, has released its whitepaper India Solar Market Drivers and Challenges, in partnership with the Intersolar India conference. The conference will be ...
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Report Finds Municipalities Could Boost Rooftop Solar Adoption Using Bonds

SMC’s Plea to Enter New PPA for Rooftop Solar with Torrent Power at ₹11.33/kWh Rejected

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has declined a plea filed by the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) requesting the commission to direct project developer Torrent Power to enter into a ...
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NABARD Inks Pact with GCF to Infuse $100 Million for the Growth of Rooftop Solar in India

NABARD Inks Pact with GCF to Infuse $100 Million for the Growth of Rooftop Solar in India

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has signed an agreement with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to infuse $100 million into a project designed to unlock private ...
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Dispute Over One Day Commissioning Delay Causes 30% Solar Tariff Reduction in Karnataka

Iron Ore Company in Karnataka Announces Tender for a 5 MW Captive Solar Project

Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited (KIOCL), a government of India enterprise, has invited a tender for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a 5 MW captive solar power project ...
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Solar Installations in India Reach 6.6 GW in the First Nine Months of 2018

Solar Installations in India Reach 6.6 GW in the First Nine Months of 2018

India’s solar installations have reached 6.6 GW year-to-date with large-scale projects making up 5,382 MW and rooftop installations accounting for 1,240 MW. Solar installations in India in Q3 2018 witnessed ...
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Solar PV Deployed at CAGR of 38% from 1998 to 2015: United Nations Report

Solar PV Deployed at CAGR of 38% from 1998 to 2015: United Nations Report

Global emissions have witnessed a mercurial rise in the recent years. In order to bridge the emissions gap, innovation in the use of existing technologies, promotion of investment in new ...
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Solar: a Game Changer for India’s Agricultural Sector

Maharashtra Floats Tender for 100 MW of Solar Projects for Agricultural Feeders

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has issued two tenders (50 MW each) for 100 MW of grid-connected solar projects to be developed in the western region of the ...
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World Bank Helps Chart Plan to Bring Electricity Access to All Kenyans by 2022

World Bank Helps Chart Plan to Bring Electricity Access to All Kenyans by 2022

The Kenyan government has launched a new program called Kenya National Electrification Strategy (KNES). The ambitious program has been developed in partnership with the World Bank and it aims to provide a ...
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Solar Developers Win Four Project Commissioning Delay Cases in Telangana

African Development Bank Approves $18 Million Loan for a 50 MW Solar Project in Kenya

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a senior loan of $18.17 million for the development of 50 MW Kopere solar power project in Nandi County, Kenya. The project also ...
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Technical Bids Aggregating 750 MW Received for UPNEDA’s 500 MW Solar Tender

NTPC Extends Bid Submission Deadline for its 1.2 GW Solar Tender

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has extended the bid submission deadline for the tender to set up 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the ...
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Tamil Nadu’s Trichy Floats Tender for 2.4 MW of Solar Projects under Smart Cities Mission

Tamil Nadu’s Trichy Floats Tender for 2.4 MW of Solar Projects under Smart Cities Mission

The Tiruchirappalli Smart City Limited has tendered 2.4 MW of ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed at sewage treatment plant (STP) Panchappur, located near Madurai By-Pass road in ...
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SECI Auctions 200 MW of Solar Projects to be Developed in Karnataka’s Pavagada

Tender Issued for 50 MW of Projects at Karnataka’s Pavagada Solar Park

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has issued a tender for the selection of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for developing 50 MW (10 MW x 2 blocks ...
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Maharashtra Announces Tender for 1 GW of Solar Projects with a Ceiling Tariff of ₹2.80/kWh

Maharashtra Announces Tender for 1 GW of Solar Projects with a Ceiling Tariff of ₹2.80/kWh

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a tender for the purchase of power on long term basis from 1,000 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic power projects (Phase ...
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Brookfield Negotiates with ReneSola for its Distributed Solar Assets in China

Solar Tender and Auction Activity Declined in November with 1.4 GW and 61 MW Respectively

Over 1.4 GW of solar projects were tendered in the month of November, which is nearly half the capacity compared to October, according to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker. This ...
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Solar and Wind Power Procurement Situation is a Mess

India’s First Mega Solar-Wind Hybrid Auction Sees Lowest Tariff of ₹2.67/kWh

In the first mega solar-wind hybrid auction conducted in the country by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a tariff of ₹2.67 (~$0.03794)/kWh emerged as the lowest (L1) one ...
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Fund for Off-grid Solar in Kenya

Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider SolarHome Raises $10 Million in Debt Financing

SolarHome, a Singapore-based Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) off-grid solar solutions provider in southeast Asia, has raised $10 million in debt financing from a consortium of international investors, including Crowdcredit, a cross-border crowdfunding platform ...
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Uttar Pradesh Invites Bids for 200 MW in its Private Sector Owned Solar Park

GST Compensation for Solar Projects and Other Policy Highlights from November 2018

The month of November witnessed a series of orders in the renewable energy sector, especially from the State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERC). One of the important orders that made headlines ...
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NTPC Issues Tender to Enlist Solar Module Suppliers and Manufacturers

NTPC Issues Tender to Enlist Solar Module Suppliers and Manufacturers

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued a tender for enlisting solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturers and suppliers. The enlisted manufacturers or suppliers will supply modules for NTPC’s self-owned ...
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India’s Solar Market Share Leaders for First Half of 2018 Revealed

EBRD and Green Climate Fund to Lend $73.5 Million to Kazakhstan’s 100 MW Solar Project

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has signed an agreement with a German company, Joachim Goldbeck Holding GmbH,  to develop a 100 MW solar project in the Karaganda region ...
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Decrease in Cost of Solar by 50% can Increase Solar Penetration by 8 Times: NITI Aayog

African Development Bank Approves $220 Million Loan for a Solar Project in South Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a senior loan of ZAR 3 billion (~$220.3 million) to the 100 MW Redstone concentrated solar power project. The project is located in the ...
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Tender Issued for 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects at Mumbai Monorail Stations and Sites

Tender Issued for 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects at Mumbai Monorail Stations

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has tendered 2 MW of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed atop Mumbai monorail stations and sites. The bid-submission deadline is ...
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Dispute Over One Day Commissioning Delay Causes 30% Solar Tariff Reduction in Karnataka

MNRE Asks Lenders to Insist on BIS Certification of Solar Modules Rather than Tier-1 List

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum concerning the importance of following BIS certification when it comes to quality of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules.  According to ...
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