Jharkhand Floats Tenders for 2,253 Solar Systems, 8,000 Solar LED Streetlights

Jharkhand Floats Tenders for 2,253 Solar Systems, 8,000 Solar LED Streetlights

The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has floated tenders for empanelling agencies for solar standalone systems and solar street lighting systems in the state. The first tender was for ...
Bharat Forge Invests ₹113.75 Million in Avaada’s Group Captive Open Access Solar Project

Bharat Forge Invests ₹113.75 Million in Avaada’s Group Captive Open Access Solar Project

A Pune-based multinational infrastructure company, Bharat Forge Limited, has invested ₹113.75 million (~$1.51 million) in Avaada SataraMH Private Limited (ASPL). The investment represents 8.98% of ASPL's paid-up equity capital. The ...
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Punjab Floats Empanelment Tender for 50 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

Punjab Floats Empanelment Tender for 50 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has released an empanelment tender. The tender has been issued for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies, manufacturers, and system integrators to install ...
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IEX Launches Daily and Weekly Contracts on its Green Term-Ahead Trading Platform

IEX Launches Daily and Weekly Contracts on its Green Term-Ahead Trading Platform

The Indian Energy Exchange Limited (IEX) said it launched green daily and green weekly contracts on its green market trading platform. The contracts will be available for both solar and ...
Orient Cement to Buy Solar Under Group Captive Model From AMPSolar’ Open Access Project

Orient Cement to Buy Solar Under Group Captive Model from AMPSolar’s Open Access Project

Orient Cement, a subsidiary of Indian conglomerate CK Birla Group, announced that it would acquire a 26% stake in AMPSolar Systems Private Limited for ₹40.5 million (~$549,244) to set up a ...
Agartala to House North East's First Solar-Powered Airport

Agartala to House North East’s First Solar-Powered Airport

The Tripura Electricity Regulatory Commission (TERC) has approved a 2 MW solar project at the newly constructed terminal at Agartala's Maharaj Bir Bikram (MBB) Airport. The terminal will become operational ...
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The Netherlands Asked to Pay €659 Million for Not Imposing Duties on Solar Imports

The Netherlands Asked to Pay €659 Million for Not Imposing Duties on Solar Imports

The European Commission (EC) has asked the Netherlands to pay €659 million (~$798.6 million) to the European Union for not imposing anti-dumping and countervailing duties on solar panels imported from ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Reduced Lock-In Period for Solar Projects Could Spur Foreign Investments and Liquidity

Reduced Lock-In Period for Solar Projects Could Spur Foreign Investments and Liquidity

In October 2020, the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) released a series of amendments related to the tariff-based competitive bidding process to procure power from grid-connected solar projects ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Kerala State Electronics Invites Bids for Supply of Solar Modules for a 2 MW Solar Project

Kerala State Electronics Invites Bids for Supply of Solar Modules for a 2 MW Solar Project

The Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KELTRON) has invited bids for the supply of solar panels (monocrystalline solar modules) for a 2 MW solar power project. The last date to submit ...
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SJVN Floats Tender to Enlist EPC Contractors for 100 MW of Solar Projects

SJVN Floats Tender to Enlist EPC Contractors for 100 MW of Solar Projects

SJVN Limited, a joint venture between the central government and the government of Himachal Pradesh, has floated a notice inviting expressions of interest (EOI) to enlist engineering, procurement, and construction ...
Solar Developer ReneSola Reports Net Revenue of $9.7 Million in Q3 2020

Solar Developer ReneSola Reports Net Revenue of $9.7 Million in Q3 2020

ReneSola, a Shanghai-based solar project developer and operator, posted that its net revenue stood at $9.7 million in the third quarter of 2020 (Q3 2020), down over 85% from $65.9 ...
IFC to Help Egyptian Farmers Switch to Solar Irrigation Systems

IFC to Help Egyptian Farmers Switch to Solar Irrigation Systems

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, announced that it has joined hands with the Agriculture Bank of Egpyt (ABE) to help Egyptian farmers access ...
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Gujarat-Based Solar Monitoring and Analytics Platform Prescinto Raises Seed Funding

Gujarat-Based Solar Monitoring and Analytics Platform Prescinto Raises Seed Funding

Solar monitoring and analytics platform Prescinto announced that it raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from Venture Catalysts, an integrated incubator for startups. According to its press statement, angel ...
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Goa Invites Bids for Solar Home Systems Under Remote Village Electrification Program

Goa Invites Bids for Solar Home Systems Under Remote Village Electrification Program

The Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has invited bids for installing solar home lighting systems at various households in the state. The solar systems will be installed under the remote ...
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Tamil Nadu Regulator Refuses to Extend Commissioning Deadline for a 50 MW Solar Project

Tamil Nadu Regulator Refuses to Extend Commissioning Deadline for a 50 MW Solar Project

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) rejected a solar developer's petition to extend the project’s commissioning date. The TNERC approved the commissioning of only 50 MW out of the ...
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US-Based Solar Software Developer Aurora Raises $50 Million

US-Based Solar Software Developer Aurora Raises $50 Million

Aurora Solar, a U.S.-based solar software company, announced that it raised $50 million in Series B funding led by ICONIQ Capital. With this funding, the company has received over $70 ...
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United States Levies 120% Import Duty on Silicon Imports from Kazakhstan

United States Levies 120% Import Duty on Silicon Imports from Kazakhstan

The U.S. Department of Commerce said it would impose preliminary duties of 120% on all silicon metal imports from Kazakhstan. American silicon manufacturers like the U.S. based subsidiary of Ferroglobe ...
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Residential Rooftop Solar Loans_ All You Need to Know

Residential Rooftop Solar Loans: All You Need to Know

In the fourth article of our series covering all you need to know about rooftop solar systems, we focus on ways to finance your residential rooftop system. This write-up will ...
/ / Consumers, Solar
Telangana Approves ₹58.3 Million in GST & VAT Refunds to Two Solar Project Developers

Telangana Approves ₹58.3 Million in GST & VAT Refunds to Two Solar Project Developers

The Government of Telangana, in a budget release order, has authorized the release of ₹58.3 million (~$789,059) to two solar project developers as refunds under State Goods and Services Taxes (SGST) ...
Gujarat Electricity Corporation Floats Tender for 140 MW of Solar Projects

Gujarat Electricity Corporation Floats Tender for 140 MW of Solar Projects

The Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has floated a tender for 140 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects in the state. The projects will range between 10 ...
Robotic Solar Solutions Maker Ecoppia Launches IPO on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

Robotic Solar Solutions Maker Ecoppia Launches IPO on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

Ecoppia, a robotic cleaning solutions provider for large-scale solar installations, launched an initial public offering (IPO) on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE). Ecoppia secured $82.5 million from leading institutional ...
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Haryana Regulator Allows For Nine Months to Commission a 50 MW Open Access Solar Project

Haryana Regulator Allows For Nine Months to Commission a 50 MW Open Access Solar Project

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued an order extending the scheduled commissioning date (SCOD) for a 50 MW open access solar project in the state. It also approved ...
SJVN to Develop an 880 MW Solar Park in Himachal Pradesh

SJVN to Develop an 880 MW Solar Park in Himachal Pradesh

The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh speaking during the plenary session of the chief ministers at the third RE-Invest 2020, said that the contract for developing the 880 MW mega ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Germany’s Solar Installations up 12% With 421 MW of Solar Added in October 2020

Germany’s Solar Installations up 12% With 421 MW of Solar Added in October 2020

Germany added 421 MW of solar photovoltaic installations in October 2020, a 12% increase compared to 376 MW added in October 2019, according to the latest data from Federal Network ...
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Nigeria to Set Up Hybrid Solar Projects for Seven Universities

Nigeria to Set Up Hybrid Solar Projects for Seven Universities

Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency (REA) has revised the deadline for its Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP). Under NEP, the Nigerian government plans to develop solar hybrid power stations at seven universities, ...
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