Distributed Solar Company Fourth Partner Enters JV With Indonesian Energy Company

Distributed Solar Company Fourth Partner Enters JV With Indonesian Energy Company

Distributed solar company, Fourth Partner Energy, has announced a joint venture (JV) - Empat Mitra Indika Tenaga Surya – with Indonesia-based energy company Indika Energy to speed up renewable energy transition ...
BHEL Invites Bids for Supply of Balance of System Package for a 100 MW Solar Project

BHEL Invites Bids for Supply of Balance of System Package for a 100 MW Solar Project

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a public sector undertaking, has invited bids for the supply of balance of system (BoS) package for the 100 MW solar power project for the ...
The Time for Backward Integration in Solar Manufacturing Sector Has Come: Interview

The Time for Backward Integration in Solar Manufacturing Sector Has Come: Interview

Domestic manufacturing in the solar sector has always been a sore point in India. The government has taken several policy measures like the imposition of safeguard duty and basic customs ...
SECI Invites Bids for 1,785 MW of Solar Projects in Rajasthan

SECI Invites Bids to Develop 1,785 MW of Solar Projects in Rajasthan

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids to develop 1,785 MW of solar projects (Tranche IV) in Rajasthan. The last date to submit the bids online is ...
Moradabad Smart City Issues Tender for Solar Water ATMs

Moradabad Smart City Issues Tender for Solar Water ATMs

Moradabad Smart City has floated a request for proposal for setting up 25 solar-based water automated teller machines (ATM) to provide safe drinking water in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. Bidders must ...
Solar Glass Manufacturer Xinyi Solar's Profit Jumps 79% in 2020

Solar Glass Manufacturer Xinyi Solar’s Profit Jumps 79% in 2020

Xinyi Solar, a China-based solar glass manufacturer and project developer, has announced a 79.52% increase in its net profit to HK$ 5.023 billion (~$647.46 million) in 2020 from HK$2.798 billion ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Malaysian Utility to Acquire 39% Stake in Sunseap's Rooftop Solar Projects in Vietnam

Malaysian Utility to Acquire 39% Stake in Sunseap’s Rooftop Solar Projects in Vietnam

TNB Renewables, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysian utility company Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), will buy a 39% stake in five rooftop solar projects developed by Singapore-based Sunseap Group in Vietnam ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Rajasthan Electronics Releases Tender for 150,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Rajasthan Electronics Releases Tender for 150,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Indian government and Rajasthan, has invited bids for 150,000 units of 4.5W multicrystalline silicon solar cells. Bidders are not ...
Mercom’s Webinar_ Performance of Indian Solar Market in 2020 and Outlook for 2021

Mercom’s Webinar: Performance of Indian Solar Market in 2020 and Outlook for 2021

The solar industry kicked off 2020 with great expectations, but the COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected the sector as activity in the industry ground to a halt due to the nationwide ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
ITI Invites Bids for 1.2 MW of Solar Projects with Net Metering in Kerala

ITI Invites Bids for 1.2 MW of Solar Projects with Net Metering in Kerala

ITI Limited, a government-owned telecommunication equipment manufacturer, has invited bids for the survey, supply, installation, and commissioning of 1.2 MW grid-connected rooftop or ground-mounted solar power projects with net metering ...
BHEL Floats O&M Tender for a 10 MW Solar Project in West Bengal

BHEL Floats O&M Tender for a 10 MW Solar Project in West Bengal

Bharat Heavy Electronics Limited (BHEL), a government of India undertaking, has floated an operations and maintenance (O&M) works tender for West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company's 10 MW solar project ...
Torrent Power's Plea for Changes to 'Force Majeure' and 'Change in Law' Clauses Approved

Torrent Power’s Plea for Changes to ‘Force Majeure’ and ‘Change in Law’ Clauses Approved

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has approved the changes sought by Torrent Power to the 'force majeure' and the 'change in law' clauses in the draft power purchase agreement ...
Residential Welfare Association Takes Auction Route to Select Rooftop Solar Installer

Residential Welfare Association Takes Auction Route to Select Rooftop Solar Installer

Solar developer and EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) service provider, U-Solar, emerged as the winner in the auction held by the Westend Heights Condominium Apartment Owners' Welfare Association (WHCAOWA) in ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar, Uncategorized
Tata Power Rolls Out Pilot Blockchain-Based Solar Energy Trading Project in Delhi

Tata Power Rolls Out Pilot Blockchain-Based Solar Energy Trading Project in Delhi

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) has taken another step in facilitating the adoption of renewable energy by rolling out the first live blockchain-based solar energy trading project in Delhi ...
Lack of Restitution Clause in Solar PPAs Must Not Lead to Rejection of Carrying Costs Claims

Lack of Restitution Clause in Solar PPAs Must Not Lead to Rejection of Carrying Costs Claims

Electricity Regulatory Commissions (ERCs) have been denying the claim of carrying costs raised by developers in the various change in law petitions (CIL Petition) if their power purchase agreements (PPAs) ...
Ceiling Tariff Lowered for 275 MW Solar Park Tender, Bid Deadline Extended

Ceiling Tariff Lowered for 275 MW Solar Park Tender, Bid Deadline Extended

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has extended the bid submission deadline for its tender seeking solar power developers to set up 275 MW of grid-connected ...
‘Change in Law’ Clause Approved in Draft PPA for Setting Up Distributed Solar Projects

‘Change in Law’ Clause Approved in Draft PPA for Setting Up Distributed Solar Projects

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has approved the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited's (GUVNL) request seeking incorporation of the 'Change in Law' clause in the draft power purchase agreement ...
Aggressive Bids Adversely Affecting the Sector - Rooftop Solar Integrators to MNRE

Aggressive Bids Adversely Affecting the Sector – Rooftop Solar Integrators to MNRE

Solar Parivar, an Uttar Pradesh-based group connected with the solar energy sector, has requested the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to resolve issues faced by rooftop solar integrators ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tamil Nadu Issues New Tariff Order, Plans to Double Its Solar Capacity by 2022

Tamil Nadu Issues New Tariff Order, Plans to Double Its Solar Capacity by 2022

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has proposed to levy 50% of the charges applicable for conventional power for transmission, wheeling, scheduling, and system operation charges for solar power ...
Bids Invited for Building-Integrated Rooftop Solar Systems in Kerala

Bids Invited for Building-Integrated Rooftop Solar Systems in Kerala

The Steel Industries of Kerala Limited (SILK), a Kerala government-owned company, has floated a tender for 1 MW of on-grid building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) system on the roof of the Chandrashekharan ...
MNRE Stops Processing Concessional Customs Duty Certificates for Solar Projects

MNRE Stops Processing Concessional Customs Duty Certificates for Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has stopped processing all applications seeking concessional customs duty certificates for setting up solar power projects from February 2, 2021. The move ...
Germany’s Solar Installations Rose to 536 MW in January 2021

Germany’s Solar Installations Rose to 536 MW in January 2021

Germany installed 536 MW of new solar capacity in January 2021, a 59.05% increase compared to 337 MW during the same period last year, according to the Federal Network Agency ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
ITI Invites Bids for 1.2 MW of Rooftop or Ground-Mounted Solar Projects with Net Metering

ITI Invites Bids for 1.2 MW of Rooftop or Ground-Mounted Solar Projects with Net Metering

ITI Limited, a state-owned telecommunications equipment manufacturer, has floated a tender for 1.2 MW of grid-connected rooftop or ground-mounted solar power projects with net metering at its Bengaluru facility. Bidders ...
Clarity Still Lacking in BIS Certification Process for Solar PV Inverters

Clarity Still Lacking in BIS Certification Process for Solar PV Inverters

India has been a thriving market for solar components, and the demand for inverters is set to grow. The government has begun to paying attention to quality issues considering the ...
/ / Inverters & BOS, Solar
Chennai Researchers Claim a New Method to Improve Multicrystalline Silicon Ingots

Chennai Researchers Claim a New Method to Improve Multicrystalline Silicon Ingots

Researchers at the SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, have claimed that they have developed high-performance multicrystalline silicon ingots through the directional solidification (DS) method. The researchers explained that multicrystalline silicon ...
/ / Solar, Technology