China Solar Installations AECEA

Solar Installations in China Totalled 35 GW at the End of July, More Than All of 2016

According to recent energy statistics, China installed 34.92 GW of solar from January 2017 to July 2017, exceeding last year’s installation total of 34.54 GW by approximately 380 MW. As a ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Small Solar Tenders

5 MW of Small Solar Tenders Announced Last Week in India

A total of 5 MW of small solar tenders were announced by Indian government agencies last week, with large‑scale projects accounting for 2 MW and rooftop projects totaling 3 MW ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
KREDL cancels solar tender

KREDL Cancels 200 MW Solar Tender for Pavagada Solar Park, Proposes to Re-Tender

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL), the renewable energy implementing agency in Karnataka has cancelled the 200 MW solar project tender for the Pavagada Solar Park with plans to re-tender ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
DGAD Solar Exporters Price

Solar Exporters Under Deadline to Furnish Details in the Ongoing Solar Anti-dumping Case in India

The office of the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties (DGAD) India as part of the ongoing investigation into the anti-dumping petition against solar imports from China, Taiwan, and ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Websol Solar Cell Module manufacturing

Websol To Scale Up Solar Cell and Module Manufacturing Capacity in India

Websol Energy System Limited has received board approval to scale up its solar cell and module manufacturing capacity in India. According to a Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) filing, Websol’s board ...
/ Manufacturing, Solar
IBC Solar PPA Debt Finance

IBC Solar Signs PPA and Raises Financing for 20 MW Solar Project in Odisha

IBC Solar, a PV system and energy storage company, signed power purchase agreement (PPA) with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for a 20 MW solar project located in Odisha ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
Solar Tempered Glass AntiDumping India

India Imposes Anti-Dumping Duty on Tempered Solar Glass Imported from China

The Indian Ministry of Finance has imposed an anti-dumping duty on tempered glass (solar glass) imported from China in the range of $64.04 per metric ton (MT) to $136.21/MT. The ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
NTPC Solar Tenders DCR

NTPC Tenders 35 MW of Solar Under the DCR Category

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has tendered 35 MW of solar under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category. The bid-submission deadline is October 12, 2017. The capacity tendered includes ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Anti-Dumping Hearing

Lessons for India from the Suniva Solar Anti-Dumping Case Hearing

On Tuesday, the much-anticipated public hearing by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on the Suniva and SolarWorld Section 201 trade case was held in Washington, D.C., with both sides ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
TNB Solar Project Financing

Tenaga Nasional Berhad Secures $79 Million Financing for 50 MW Solar Project

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), a Malaysian utility company, secured RM339 million (~$79 million) in financing from Affin Islamic Bank Bhd for a 50 MW large-scale solar project in Selangor, Malaysia ...
/ Finance and M&A, Solar
Grid-Connected Solar Project

MAHAGENCO Tenders 110 MW of Grid-Connected Solar

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has tendered 110 MW of solar in two separate tenders. 60 MW (AC) of solar will be developed at various locations in Tembhu, ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Indian Domestic Manufacturers

7.5 GW CPSU Program Could Be a Game Changer for Indian Domestic Solar Manufacturers

Mercom recently broke the news that the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has proposed developing 7.5 GW of solar by 2022 using domestically manufactured solar cells and modules ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Edify Energy Solar Project

First Solar to Supply 241 MW of Modules to Edify Energy’s Solar Projects in Australia

First Solar has won contract to supply solar modules totaling 241 MW for solar projects being developed by Edify Energy in Australia. According to a company release, RCR Tomlinson, the ...
/ Modules, Solar
IDFC Solar Project Refinancing

IDFC Alternatives Raises ₹2.5 Billion

IDFC Alternatives through its India Infrastructure Fund II has raised ₹2.5 billion (~$39 million) through the sale of non-convertible debentures. The fund will be utilized to refinance two solar projects ...
/ Finance and M&A, Solar
Malaysia Solar Tender Bids

Malaysia Receives Bids for 1,632 MW on its 460 MW Solar Tender

Malaysia’s 460 MW solar tender has been oversubscribed almost four times. The Energy Commission received technical bids from 116 bidders totaling 1,632 MW. The solar projects will be developed in ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Topaz Module Manufacturing Odisha

Topaz Solar to Set Up 1.2 GW Module Manufacturing Capacity in Odisha

Topaz Solar, a private Indian company, will set up a 1.2 GW module manufacturing unit in Odisha, India. The payback period of the project is anticipated to be six years ...
/ Manufacturing, Solar
MoP Tariff based Bidding Guidelines

Hoping for REWA-Like Low Bids, Ministry of Power Issues Updated Competitive Bidding Guidelines

Effective immediately, the Ministry of Power has issued final guidelines for the tariff-based competitive bidding process for solar projects. The guidelines apply to large‑scale projects with a capacity of 5 ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Issues Advisory

MNRE Issues Advisory Asking States to Extend Project Commissioning Timeline for Select Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has advised states to extend project commissioning timelines for select solar projects. The extension will be applicable to solar projects that have ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
DCR Tender SECI Coal India

After Lull, DCR Tendering Begins in India

After a long lull, DCR tendering activity has picked up in India’s solar sector. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) tendered a 200 MW solar project under domestic content ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Under DCR Category

NTPC Tenders 241 MW of Solar Under DCR Category

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has tendered another 241 MW of solar in three separate projects under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category to be developed across the states ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Enphase Energy

Enphase Energy Expands into India

Enphase Energy, a microinverter supplier for solar rooftop systems, has expanded into India and established offices in Chennai. The company appointed Venkata Mukundarajan in Chennai as its strategic account manager ...
/ Inverters & BOS, Solar
India Solar Tender and Auctions

Solar Tender and Auction Activity in India Dropped Significantly in July 2017

Solar tenders and auctions in India slowed down substantially in July 2017. Uncertainty surrounding the applicable GST rates for solar, DISCOMs seeking lower tariffs after the Bhadla record-low bid, and ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Rooftop Solar Panels

Small Rooftop Solar Tenders in India Announced This Week

With the ongoing investigation into the anti-dumping petition filed by Indian Solar Manufacturers Association, GST rate confusion and tariff renegotiations there has been a lull in tendering activity for utility-scale ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Mercom India Solar Market Update

India Installs 4.8 GW of Solar in the First Half of 2017, Eclipsing All of 2016

1.9 GW installed in Q2 2017, over 10 GW projected in 2017 The Indian solar market added 1,869 megawatts (MW) in the second quarter of 2017, bringing installations in the ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Taj Mahal

National Solar Energy Federation of India Seeks Extension of Solar Project Commissioning Dates in Uttar Pradesh

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has sought an extension of project commissioning timeline for six solar projects in Uttar Pradesh. The NSEFI wrote a letter to the ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale