Only Manufacturers of Solar Pumps and Modules Allowed to Bid Under KUSUM Program

Only Manufacturers of Solar Pumps and Modules Allowed to Bid Under KUSUM Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an amendment to the guidelines for implementing the KUSUM program for India’s farmers, which would help solarize agriculture. Now, the ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Jharkhand Reissues 2 MW Solar Canal-Top Tender Amid Lukewarm Response

Jharkhand Reissues 2 MW Solar Canal-Top Tender Amid Lukewarm Response

The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has reissued its tender for 2 MW of grid-connected canal-top solar power projects at Sikidiri Canal in Ranchi. The last date for the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Municipal Corporation in Maharashtra Issues Tender for 939 kW of Rooftop Solar

Municipal Corporation in Maharashtra Issues Tender for 939 kW of Rooftop Solar

Maharashtra’s Nandurbar Municipal Council (NMC) has issued three tenders for 939 kW of rooftop solar projects. The individual capacities of the tenders are 310 kW, 314 kW, and 315 kW ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Karnataka Tops Government’s Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index

Karnataka Tops Government’s Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index

According to central government estimates, Karnataka has emerged as the best state in India for rooftop solar projects. Minister of Power R.K. Singh recently released a survey report titled ‘The ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
EESL Tenders 175,000 Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

EESL Tenders 175,000 Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has issued a tender for 175,000 off-grid solar water pumping systems. Apart from the design, manufacture, supply, transport, installation, testing, and commissioning, the scope ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE Begins Allocation of Capacities to States Under KUSUM Program for India’s Farmers

MNRE Begins Allocation of Renewable Capacities to States Under KUSUM Program for India’s Farmers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum for state-wise renewable energy capacity allocation under the KUSUM program for the country’s farmers. The capacities have been ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tamil Nadu Floats Tender for LED-Based Solar Home Systems for Rural Areas

Tamil Nadu Floats Tender for LED-Based Solar Home Systems for Rural Areas

The state of Tamil Nadu has issued 43 tenders to supply, install, and commission LED-based solar home lighting systems in 53,734 houses located in the rural areas of the state ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
NTPC Seeks to Procure 100 MW of Solar or Wind Power with a Tariff Cap of ₹3/kWh

NTPC Seeks to Procure 100 MW of Solar or Wind Power with a Tariff Cap of ₹3/kWh

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued a tender to procure 100 MW of power from solar or wind power projects. The bid submission deadline is September 11, 2019 ...
Top 5 Chinese Inverter Companies Account for 36% of Total Exports

Top 5 Chinese Solar Inverter Companies Account for 36% of Total Exports

In the first half (1H) of 2019, the top five solar inverter manufacturers in China accounted for 36.44% of inverter exports globally from China according to the latest trade data ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
ISA and Birmingham University to Help Farmers Through Solar-Hybrid Cold Chain Technology

ISA and Birmingham University to Help Farmers Through Solar-Hybrid Cold Chain Technology

The University of Birmingham and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) will collaborate to help farmers in countries with abundant and perennial sunshine. The effort is to help farmers capitalize on ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India’s Draft Policy on National Resource Efficiency Focuses on Recycling of Solar Components

India’s Draft Policy on National Resource Efficiency Focuses on Recycling of Solar Components

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has published a draft policy called National Resource Efficiency Policy (Draft) 2019. The ministry has invited comments and suggestions from stakeholders, including ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Issues New Rooftop Solar Guidelines, Incentivizes DISCOMs to Install 18 GW

MNRE Issues New Rooftop Solar Guidelines, Incentivizes DISCOMs to Install 18 GW

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued operational guidelines to implement the second phase of its grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) program. Overall, 22 GW of rooftop ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Maharashtra Seeks Consultants to Study Potential of Solar Along Nagpur-Mumbai Highway

Maharashtra Seeks Consultants to Study Potential of Solar Along Nagpur-Mumbai Highway

The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), has issued a consulting services tender to assess the potential for the development of 150-200 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects along the ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
Mono PERC Modules are Coming to India; It is Just a Matter of When

Mono PERC Solar Modules are Coming to India; It is Just a Matter of When

With increased acceptance of high-efficiency monocrystalline (mono) technology in solar projects around the world, Chinese cell and module suppliers are swiftly scaling production of these products. This shift is occurring ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Gujarat Invites Bidders to Install 1 MW of Rooftop Solar Across its Tourist Sites

Gujarat Invites Bidders to Install 1 MW of Rooftop Solar Across its Tourist Sites

The Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited (TCGL) has issued a tender for 1 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects along with solar parking and off-grid solar benches. These ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Madhya Pradesh Seeks Consultants for Environmental Assessment of Three Solar Parks

Madhya Pradesh Seeks Consultants for Environmental Assessment of Three Solar Parks

Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for consultancy services for Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of three solar parks in the state ...
North East Tea Planters Demand 90% Subsidy for Solar Projects in Tea Gardens

North East Tea Planters Demand 90% Subsidy for Solar Projects in Tea Gardens

The tea planters of North East India have urged the central government to allow 90% subsidy on the installation of solar projects in the tea industry. The representatives of the ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
West Bengal Pollution Control Board Floats Tender for 500 kW of Rooftop Solar Projects

West Bengal Pollution Control Board Floats Tender for 500 kW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has floated a tender for setting up 50 rooftop solar photovoltaic (SPV) power systems, each with an array capacity of 10 kW. This ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Punjab Issues Tender for Short Term Procurement of Solar & Non-Solar Power

Punjab Issues Tender for Short Term Procurement of Solar & Non-Solar Power

Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has issued a tender for the short-term power purchase of 185 MW or 405 million units (MUs) from renewable energy projects (non-solar) to meet ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
US Appeals Against WTO Ruling in Solar DCR Trade Case with India

US Appeals Against WTO Ruling in Solar DCR Trade Case with India

The United States’ delegation to the World Trade Organization (WTO) has appealed to the Appellate Body against the verdict in the recently concluded India-U.S. solar case. The U.S. says that ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Central Electronics Calls for Domestic Manufacturers to Supply 100,000 Chip Solar Cells

Central Electronics Calls for Domestic Manufacturers to Supply 100,000 Chip Solar Cells

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise of the government of India, has issued a tender to procure 100,000 chip solar cells of 2.97-Watt capacity from domestic manufacturers ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Maharashtra DISCOM’s Request to Adopt Higher Solar Tariff for 1.2 GW of Projects Rejected

Maharashtra DISCOM’s Request to Adopt Higher Solar Tariff for 1.2 GW of Projects Rejected

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has dismissed a petition filed by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) seeking the approval of tariff for 1,170 MW of solar projects to be set ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gujarat Commission Allows DISCOMs to Procure Power from Small Solar Projects to Meet RPO

Gujarat Commission Allows DISCOMs to Procure Power from Small Solar Projects to Meet RPO

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has passed an order allowing Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) and the other distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state to procure power from ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
Bosch to Install a 1 MW Solar System at its Factory in Thailand

Bosch to Install a 1 MW Solar System at its Factory in Thailand

Bosch Automotive Technologies (Thailand) and Cleantech Solar have inked a partnership for a 1 MW solar photovoltaic system (SPV) that will be built on-site at Bosch’s first SMART factory in ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Manufacturers Body Questions Center on Usage of Domestic Solar Cells in KUSUM Program

Manufacturers Body Questions Center on Usage of Domestic Solar Cells in KUSUM Program

The Solar Energy Equipment Manufacturers Association of Telangana (SEEMAT) has written a letter to the Minister of Power R.K. Singh requesting the withdrawal of “the irrational and impractical decision of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar