Rooftop Solar Developers Approach APTEL Against Karnataka’s Net Metering Order

Rooftop Solar Developers Approach APTEL Against Karnataka’s Net Metering Order

Four leading solar developers in the state have petitioned the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) against the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (KERC) order, which was issued in December 2019. The ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Madhya Pradesh Issues Tender for Supply of Spares for 2,792 Solar Pumps

Madhya Pradesh Issues Tender for Supply of Spares for 2,792 Solar Pumps

The Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has invited Request for Proposal (RfP) for standardization of rates for the supply, installation, and commissioning of spares for solar surface water ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Assam to Install Standalone Solar LED Streetlights Across Four Zones

Assam to Install Standalone Solar LED Streetlights Across Four Zones

The Urban Development Department (UDD) of Assam has floated a tender to install standalone solar light-emitting diode (LED) street lighting systems with seven-meter galvanized octagonal poles in the city. The ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Andhra Pradesh to Install and Supply 10 GW of Free Solar Power to Farmers

Andhra Pradesh to Install and Supply 10 GW of Free Solar Power to Farmers

The Andhra Pradesh government has announced that it is planning to develop 10 GW of solar power projects as a permanent solution to supply free power to farmers in the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NTPC Issues Notice Inviting Tender for 1.2 GW of Solar Projects

NTPC Issues Notice Inviting Tender for 1.2 GW of Solar Projects

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has floated an invitation for bids for the selection of solar power developers for setting up 1,200 MW Interstate Transmission System (ISTS) connected solar ...
SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender Gets Enthusiastic Response, Oversubscribed by 2.3 GW

SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender Gets Enthusiastic Response, Oversubscribed by 2.3 GW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced the list of participants for its tender for 1.2 GW of solar projects. In January 2020, SECI had issued a detailed ...
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Assam Reissues Tenders for 100 MW of Solar Projects

Assam Reissues Tenders for 100 MW of Solar Projects

The Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) has reissued a request for selection (RfS) to procure a cumulative capacity of 100 MW of power from grid-connected solar projects in four ...
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Concerns Over Maharashtra’s Plan to Impose Grid Support Charges on Rooftop Solar

Concerns Over Maharashtra’s Plan to Impose Grid Support Charges on Rooftop Solar

The Maha Solar Sangathan (MSS) raising concerns over the proposed grid support charges (GSC), requested the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) to ask the state DISCOM (MSEDCL) to explain that ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Rooftop
Himachal Pradesh Floats a Tender for 10,000 Solar Lanterns

Himachal Pradesh Floats a Tender for 10,000 Solar Lanterns

The Himachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (HIMURJA) has floated a tender for 10,000 solar lanterns in the state. The scope of work under the contract includes supplying the solar lanterns ...
BIS Certification Can Clean the Solar Market of Small, Weak Players_ Growatt Interview

BIS Certification Can Clean the Solar Market of Small, Weak Players: Growatt Interview

The extension of BIS standards certification for solar inverters was met with mixed responses. Some believe that it was essential because it gave them more time to go through the ...
Gujarat May Charge ₹0.5 Million_MW for Solar Projects to Build Evacuation Facility

Gujarat May Charge ₹0.5 Million/MW for Solar Projects to Build Evacuation Facility

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has invited public opinion on a draft paper discussing issues in establishing tariff for solar power procurement by distribution licensees. The last date for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NIWE Announces Tender to Assess Wind and Solar Resources in India

NIWE Announces Tender to Assess Wind and Solar Resources in India

The National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has invited tenders for sensors and data loggers with accessories to assess wind and solar resources across the country. The scope of work ...
Andhra Pradesh to Install and Supply 10 GW of Free Solar Power to Farmers

Five Developers Win CEL’s 44 MW Solar Tender for Substations in Maharashtra

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has announced the auction results for its 44 MW solar tender. In December last year, CEL had invited bids to install solar-based small projects with ...
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Odisha Floats Tender for Supply 10 Solar Cold Storage Units

Odisha Floats Tender for Supply of 10 Solar Cold Storage Units

The Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) has invited interested bidders to install ten solar cold storage units. The quantity can be further increased depending on the agency’s requirements. The ...
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Tamil Nadu Lays Out Details for Procuring Solar Power by Distribution Licensees

Tamil Nadu Lays Out Details for Procuring Solar Power by Distribution Licensees

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued a consultative paper for procuring solar power by distribution licensees and has asked all the stakeholders to submit their comments and ...
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Panasonic Claims Highest Conversion Efficiency of 16.09% for Perovskite Solar Panel

Panasonic Claims Highest Conversion Efficiency of 16.09% for Perovskite Solar Panel

Panasonic Corporation has announced that it has achieved the world’s highest energy conversion efficiency of 16.09% for a perovskite solar module by developing a lightweight technology using a glass substrate ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Sterling & Wilson Reports Lower Revenues and Profits in Nine Months of FY20

Sterling & Wilson Reports Lower Revenues and Profits in Nine Months of FY20

Sterling and Wilson, a Shapoorji Pallonji Group company, has released its consolidated and standalone financial results for the third quarter (Q3) and nine months ended on December 31, 2019. The ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Tender Announced for 4.43 MW of Rooftop Solar at a Mumbai Metro Station

Tender Announced for 4.43 MW of Rooftop Solar at a Mumbai Metro Station

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has floated a tender for 4.43 MW of rooftop solar projects at a station site of the Mumbai Metro Rail Project. The scope ...
Telangana Issues Tender to Install ABT and SCADA Facilities for 60 MW of Solar Projects

Telangana Issues Tender to Install ABT and SCADA Facilities for 60 MW of Solar Projects

The Transmission Corporation of Telangana Limited (TSTRANSCO) has floated two tender notices to set up availability-based tariff (ABT) metering along with supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) facilities at interconnection ...
African Development Fund Offers Over $34 Million for Liberia’s Renewable Expansion

African Development Fund Offers Over $35 Million for Liberia’s Renewable Expansion

The African Development Fund has approved a $34.74 million grant to boost renewable energy access and promote investment climate in Liberia. Under the first project called Renewable Energy for Electrification ...
MNRE Asks Solar Manufacturers to List Items for Basic Customs Duty Exemption

MNRE Asks Solar Manufacturers to List Items for Basic Customs Duty Exemption

Amid ongoing confusion in the solar industry over the imposition of basic customs duty, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification asking solar PV manufacturers ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Azure Power’s Revenue up 25%, Net Loss Rises Amid Higher Expenses and Curtailment in AP

Azure Power’s Revenue up 25%, Net Loss Rises Amid Higher Expenses and Curtailment in AP

Azure Global Power Limited reported revenue of ₹3.05 billion (~$42.6 million) for Q3 FY20, an increase of 25% year-over-year but the company still registered a net loss of ₹1.36 billion ...
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Karnataka Electricity Regulator Reduces Tariff for a Delayed 10 MW Solar Project

Karnataka Electricity Regulator Reduces Tariff for a Delayed 10 MW Solar Project

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has dismissed a petition by Shorapur Solar Power Limited that argued its 10 MW solar project was delayed due to force majeure (unforeseeable) events ...
BHEL Set to Procure 12 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

BHEL Set to Procure 12 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

The Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids to manufacture and supply 12 million units of 156.75 mm multicrystalline solar cells with five busbars and 4.62Wp. The cells should ...
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Assam_ Solar RPO of 1% Applicable to Captive Power Projects Commissioned Before 2016

Assam: Solar RPO of 1% Applicable to Captive Power Projects Commissioned Before 2016

The Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC) has notified that for captive power projects (CPPs) which were commissioned before April 1, 2016, the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) will be 1% for ...
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