7,332 Schools in the United States Benefit from Solar Energy

7,332 Schools in the United States Benefit from Solar Energy

By the end of 2019, 7,332 U.S. schools had turned towards solar power, nearly double the number five years earlier. As a result, more than five million students across the ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
By 2030 Solar-Powered Hydrogen Could Be Cheaper Than Fossil Fuel-Based Production

By 2030 Solar-Powered Hydrogen Could Be Cheaper Than Fossil Fuel-Based Production

Hydrogen produced from solar-powered equipment could be cheaper than fossil fuel-based production methods in a decade, indicated a study. The study, by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was ...
/ / Solar, Technology
MNRE Asks Solar Manufacturers for List of Goods for Exemption from Basic Customs Duty

MNRE Asks Solar Manufacturers for List of Goods for Exemption from Basic Customs Duty

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification asking solar PV manufacturers and associations to provide the list of machinery and capital goods required for the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra’s Solar Association Alleges Mismanagement of Solar Subsidies by DISCOM

Maharashtra’s Solar Association Alleges Mismanagement of Solar Subsidies by DISCOM

The Maharashtra Solar Manufacturers Association (MASMA) has expressed its displeasure with the way Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has been handling the state’s solar sector. The association has ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Paid ₹4.6 Billion to Solar and Wind Developers in August 2020

SECI Paid ₹4.6 Billion to Solar and Wind Developers in August 2020

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) paid nearly ₹4.6 billion (~$62.4 million) to solar and wind developers in August 2020, which amounted to almost 84% of the total amount ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Invites bids to Install 50 Innovative Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

MNRE Invites Bids to Install 50 Innovative Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) invited innovators, manufacturers, service providers to submit an expression of interest (EoI) for the installation of innovative solar pumps. MNRE will shortlist ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
South Korean Researchers Claim a High-Efficiency Large-Area Organic Solar Module

South Korean Researchers Claim a High-Efficiency Large-Area Organic Solar Module

A research team from South Korea claimed that they had developed a large-area organic solar photovoltaic (PV) module with higher efficiency. The researchers applied a spin-coating method to develop the ...
/ / Solar, Technology
MNRE Invites Bids for Evaluation of Off-Grid and Decentralized Solar Applications Program

MNRE Invites Bids for Evaluation of Off-Grid and Decentralized Solar Applications Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited bids for evaluating the third phase of its off-grid and decentralized solar PV applications program. The evaluation study will cover ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Military Engineer Services Gets Net Metering for Solar Projects Above Ceiling Capacity

Military Engineer Services Gets Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Above Ceiling Capacity

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has allowed Military Engineer Services (MES) branches at Roorkee and Dehradun to set up a 2 MW grid-connected rooftop solar system each under net metering ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Kerala Modifies and Floats a Fresh Tender for 200 MW of Solar Power

Kerala Modifies and Floats a Fresh Tender for 200 MW of Solar Power

The Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEB) has invited bids to procure 200 MW power from solar projects on a long-term basis for 25 years. A bidder can propose any ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE Proposes Centralized Tendering for 450,000 Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

MNRE Proposes Centralized Tendering for 450,000 Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has proposed initiating a centralized tendering process for the current year's target of 450,000 standalone solar pumps under Component B of the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Kerala State Electronics Seeks Monocrystalline Modules for a 2 MW Solar Power Project

Kerala State Electronics Seeks Monocrystalline Modules for a 2 MW Solar Power Project

The Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KELTRON) has invited bids from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for the supply of solar panels (monocrystalline solar modules) for a 2 MW solar ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Uttarakhand Sets Net Generic Tariff of ₹3.48_kWh for Rooftop Solar Projects Up to 10 kW

Uttarakhand Sets Net Generic Tariff of ₹3.48/kWh for Rooftop Solar Projects Up to 10 kW

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) announced generic tariffs for rooftop and small solar projects under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program with a subsidy ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Korea’s Solar-Powered Drone Completes its Longest Continuous Flight of 53 Hours

Korea’s Solar-Powered Drone Completes its Longest Continuous Flight of 53 Hours

The Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) announced that its solar-powered drone has successfully completed its longest flight in Korea. The agency said that its solar-powered electrical aerial vehicle (EAV-3) succeeded ...
/ / Solar, Technology
DGTR Initiates Mid-Term Review for an Exporter of Coated Products Used in Solar Projects

DGTR Initiates Mid-Term Review for an Exporter of Coated Products Used in Solar Projects

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has initiated a mid-term review after a change in the name of an exporter from Korea in the anti-dumping investigation for imports of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider Greenlight Secures $90 Million in Funding

Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider Greenlight Secures $90 Million in Funding

Greenlight Planet, a solar Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) off-grid solar solutions provider in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, secured $90 million in funding. The investment would fuel the expansion of the company’s ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
EESL’s Tender for 7.5 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings in Andaman

EESL’s Tender for 7.5 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings in Andaman

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has invited bids for 7.5 MW of rooftop solar projects on various government buildings in the union territory of Andaman. Besides the design, supply, ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tender Issued for Augmenting Transmissio Infrastructure in Andhra’s Solar Parks

Tender Issued for Augmenting Transmission Infrastructure in Andhra’s Solar Parks

The Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (APTRANSCO) has invited bids for increasing the capacity of interconnecting transformers in the state’s solar parks. The augmentation of the interconnecting transformers’ capacity will ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Hawaiian Electric to Develop Nearly 300 MW of Solar Projects with 2 GW of Storage Capacity (1)

Hawaiian Electric to Develop Nearly 300 MW of Solar Projects with 2 GWh of Storage Capacity

Hawaiian Electric, a U.S. electric utility, said that it submitted eight projects, including 300 MW of renewable energy and nearly 2 GWh of storage capacity for approval to the Public ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
West Bengal Set to Release New Regulations for RPOs

West Bengal Set to Release New Regulations for RPOs

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has published amendments to the cogeneration and generation of electricity from renewable sources regulations 2020. The Commission has invited comments and suggestions from ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Nearly 300,000 Households Electrified Through Off-Grid Solar Solutions_ RK Singh

Nearly 300,000 Households Electrified Through Off-Grid Solar Solutions: RK Singh

Over 300,000 households have been electrified through solar-based standalone systems, the Minister of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) R.K. Singh said in Lok Sabha recently. In October 2017, the SAUBHAGYA ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
BESCOM Seeks Landowners and EPC Players for 11 MW of Solar Projects under KUSUM Program

BESCOM Seeks Landowners and EPC Players for 11 MW of Solar Projects under KUSUM Program

The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) has invited expression of interest (EoI) from landowners for setting up 11 MW of ground-mounted solar power projects. The projects are to be ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Nigeria Bets on Solar to Create Jobs Post COVID-19 Disruption (1)

Nigeria Bets on Solar to Create Jobs Post COVID-19 Disruption

Nigeria is currently facing one of the most significant economic downturns in its history due to COVID-19. While the country is grappling with a recession, the government has outlined an ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Haryana Regulator Asks 50 MW Captive Open Access Solar Project to Supply Power to DISCOM

Haryana Regulator Asks 50 MW Captive Open Access Solar Project to Supply Power to DISCOM

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has approved the Haryana Power Purchase Center’s (HPPC) draft power purchase agreement (PPA) with Amplus Sun Solutions Private Limited. The PPA was signed for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Installations Surged, Wind Fell in Italy During First Half of 2020

Solar Installations Surged, Wind Fell in Italy During First Half of 2020

In the first half of 2020, Italy added 339 MW of new solar, wind, and hydroelectric installations, a dip of 39% compared to the same period in 2019. Solar and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar