Adani Seeks Bidders to Purchase 700 MW of Solar Power, With 350 MW under Greenshoe Option

Kuwait-Saudi Consortium Wins 500 MW Solar Project in Oman

A consortium of Kuwait and Saudi Arabian companies has won the bid to develop 500 MW of large utility-scale solar independent power projects (IPP) located at Ibri in Oman, according ...
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EXIM Bank Approves $83 Million Loan for Financing of 35 MW of Solar Projects in Congo

EXIM Bank Approves $83 Million Loan for Financing of 35 MW of Solar Projects in Congo

The Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) has approved $83.11 million financing for the installation of three solar projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with a total capacity ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
IFC To Continue Supporting Private Sector Investments in Europe and Central Asia

ADB to Invest $50 Million in Avaada Energy for Expansion of Solar Projects in India

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced that it will invest $50 million in Indian renewable energy independent power producer Avaada Energy Private Limited. Avaada aims to use the capital ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Solar Rooftop Startup ZunRoof Raises ₹16.6 Million in Second Round of Angel Funding

MERC Rejects Plea to Allow Open Access Facility and Banking of Power from a Solar Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has rejected a petition filed by Shree Cement requesting amendments to Distribution Open Access Regulations, 2016 and allowing the use of open access facility ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tirupati Smart City Invites Tender for 6 MW of Solar Projects

Tender Announced for 7 MW of Solar Projects in West Bengal’s Durgapur

Of late, the West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) has issued several tenders for the expansion of solar in the state, with the latest tender calling for the development ...
MNRE Creates an RPO Compliance Cell to Meet India’s Solar and Wind Energy Targets

Maharashtra Exempts Agencies from Scheduling and Forecasting Charges for Solar and Wind

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has exempted renewable energy qualified coordinating agencies (QCAs) for meter reading, data collection, and communication from paying scheduling and forecasting charges. However, the initial ...
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Open Access Consumers in Gujarat to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.44/kWh

Karnataka Court Quashes KERC Order Increasing Wheeling Charges for Open Access Power

The Karnataka High Court has quashed an order issued by the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) relating to an increase in wheeling charges for open access power consumers in the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Sri Lanka to Develop 28 Small Solar Power Projects

Sri Lanka to Develop 28 Small Solar Power Projects

Sri Lanka will develop 28 small solar power projects in its north-central and eastern regions. The proposal was recently approved by the Cabinet of Ministers who gave consent to the development ...
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Lowest Tariffs Drops to ₹1.38/kWh in Madhya Pradesh’s 8.6 MW Rooftop Solar Auction

Maharashtra Commission Allows Grid Connectivity to 1.36 MW Rooftop Solar Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has allowed a 1.36 MW rooftop solar project the required connectivity to the grid. The MERC was responding to a petition filed by Supreme Industries ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
West Bengal Floats EPC Tender for 600 kW of Rooftop Solar Installations

Madhya Pradesh Announces RESCO Tender for 25 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has announced a tender for 25 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed under RESCO mode. The bid ...
CERC Amends Regulations for Open Access in Interstate Transmission

Cross-Border Power Trading Can be the New Frontier for Solar Growth

In the last month of 2018, the Ministry of Power (MoP) issued new guidelines for the import and export of electricity and power trading with neighboring countries, replacing its previous guidelines issued ...
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Ayana, EverSource, and NIIF to Invest $330 Million into India’s Renewable Projects

Another Bid Deadline Extension for SECI’s 3 GW Solar Tender with Manufacturing

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s solar PV tender coupled with manufacturing component has been extended again.  The agency has now extended the bid submission deadline to April 4, ...
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BHEL to Set Up 129 MW of Solar Projects in Telangana for Singareni Collieries

2 GW of Solar Projects Tendered Under Second Phase of Government’s CPSU Program

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for the setting up of 2,000 MW of grid-connected solar PV power projects (Tranche-I) under the ...
600 MW of Solar Projects Synchronized to the Grid at Karnataka’s Pavagada Park

NTPC Issues O&M Tender for Power Evacuation System of Solar Projects in Madhya Pradesh

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued a tender for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of power evacuation system of Rajgarh solar project for two years. The Rajgarh solar ...
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KERC Mulls Setting Generic Rooftop Solar Tariff Under RESCO model

Himachal Pradesh Issues Draft Order on Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has issued a draft order for rooftop solar grid-interactive systems based on net metering. The Order is called the Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission ...
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Bangladesh Signs Agreement with Saudi-Based Alfanar for 100 MW of Solar Power Projects

Bangladesh Signs Agreement with Saudi-Based Alfanar for 100 MW of Solar Power Projects

The Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh (ECGB) and Alfanar of Saudi Arabia have signed an agreement for the construction of 100 MW of solar power projects. The total capacity of ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
CERC Gives its Go-Ahead to Solar and Non-Solar REC Trading

Rajasthan Amends Regulations to Determine Tariffs for Solar and Wind Projects

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has finalized new regulations to amend its terms and conditions for the determination of tariff for renewable energy sources - wind and solar energy ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Airports Authority of India Seeks EPC Contractors for a 4 MW Solar Project in Odisha

After January’s Slump, Solar Auctions Gather Speed in February 2019

The shortest month of February proved to be a busy one for the solar sector with auction activity increasing exponentially. In February, about 2.7 GW of solar capacity was auctioned in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Sweden’s Trine Helps Finance Greenlight Planet’s Off-Grid Solar Projects in India

Sweden’s Trine Helps Finance Greenlight Planet’s Off-Grid Solar Projects in India

Trine, a Swedish investment company that enables individuals to invest sustainably, and Greenlight Planet, a provider of off-grid solar products, have announced the closure of a €1.8 million ($2.36 million) ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
2019 Begins with a Sharp Decline in Solar Auction Activity While 6.5 GW of solar capa

70 MW Open Access Solar Project to be Developed in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh will soon have a 70 MW open access solar photovoltaic (PV) project. The project, which falls under Uttar Pradesh’s Open Access Program, will be developed by SunSource Energy ...
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Lucknow’s Sanjay Gandhi Medical Institute Installs 1.1 MW of Solar

Lucknow’s Sanjay Gandhi Medical Institute Installs 1.1 MW of Solar

Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) in Lucknow has installed 1.1 MW of solar projects which will help the institute save approximately ₹6 million (~$85,646.99) annually in ...
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ADB to Provide $11.5 Million for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Kazakhstan

10 MW Rooftop Solar Tender Announced in Bihar

The Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency (BREDA) has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) to install 10 MW of rooftop solar projects for sale of power under RESCO model. The ...
Gujarat Has a New Policy for Small-Scale Distributed Solar PV Projects

Gujarat Has a New Policy for Small-Scale Distributed Solar PV Projects

The government of Gujarat has approved a policy that aims to develop the state’s small-scale distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) sector. According to a Gujarat government official, “The policy aims to ...
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Second Phase of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Program Approved

Second Phase of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Program Approved

The President of India has approved the launch of the second phase of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) program in India. The program aims to help achieve the target of ...
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Maharashtra Floats EPC Tender for 4,664 kW of Off-Grid Solar Projects

Maharashtra Floats EPC Tender for 4,664 kW of Off-Grid Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) has issued a tender for 4,664 kW of off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed across the state. The bid submission deadline is ...