World Bank Approves $55 Million for Renewable Energy in Bangladesh

World Bank Approves $55 Million for Renewable Energy in Bangladesh

The World Bank has approved $55 million in financing to expand the use of renewable energy in rural areas of Bangladesh that grid electricity cannot easily reach. The funds will ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
APTEL Dismisses Petitions Against New Solar and Non-Solar REC Pricing Issued by CERC

APTEL Dismisses Petitions Against New Solar and Non-Solar REC Pricing Issued by CERC

The Appellate Tribunal of Electricity (APTEL) has dismissed petitions filed by stakeholders against the issue of new forbearance and floor prices for solar and non-solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
UL Interview_ New quality standards for solar modules will help consolidate growth in the Indian solar sector

UL Interview: New Quality Standards for Solar Modules Will Help Consolidate Growth in the Indian Solar Sector

The government’s recently introduced Quality Control Order has received mixed reactions from domestic solar sector stakeholders. A plethora of project developers are unhappy with the timing of the order, though ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
RRECL Issues Counter Offer to Develop 18 MW of Rooftop Solar PV

RRECL Issues Counter Offer to Develop 18 MW of Rooftop Solar PV

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Ltd. (RRECL) has issued a counter offer order for the installation of 18 MW of grid‑connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects across the state. The ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
AAI Seeks EPC Contractors to Develop a 1.2 MW of Solar PV Project at Varanasi Airport

AAI Seeks EPC Contractors to Develop a 1.2 MW Solar PV Project at Varanasi Airport

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is on the lookout for an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor to develop a 1.2 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project at the ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
KREDL Retenders 650 MW of Solar Projects to be Developed at Pavagada Solar Park

KREDL Retenders 650 MW of Solar Projects to be Developed at Pavagada Solar Park

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has retendered 650 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed at the Pavagada Solar Park located in the state’s Tumkur ...
Lebanon Invites EOI to Develop 300 MW of Solar Projects with Battery Storage

Lebanon Invites EOI to Develop 300 MW of Solar Projects with Battery Storage

The Lebanese Centre for Energy Conservation (LCEC) has issued a notice inviting Expressions of Interest (EoI) for the development of 300 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with battery ...
Solar Modules with Bypass Diodes Exempt From 7.5 Percent Port Duty in India

Solar Modules with Bypass Diodes Exempt From 7.5 Percent Port Duty in India

Solar modules equipped with bypass diodes will now be exempt from paying an additional duty of 7.5 percent at Indian ports, according to a new order issued by the central ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gujarat to Develop India’s Largest 5 GW Solar Park

Gujarat to Develop India’s Largest 5 GW Solar Park

Gujarat will soon have the largest solar park at a single location in India as the state government has approved the establishment of a 5,000 MW in Dholera Special Investment ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Tenders 100 MW of Grid-Connected Floating Solar PV Projects

MSEDCL Invites Expression of Interest for 1 GW of Floating Solar PV Projects

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) is on the lookout for prospective developers to develop 1,000 MW of floating solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. As a first step in ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar
Funding into the Global Solar Sector Falls to $2 Billion in Q1 2018

Funding into the Global Solar Sector Falls to $2 Billion in Q1 2018

Regulatory ambiguities and tariff uncertainties were a drag on the global solar sector in the first quarter of 2018, causing the announced corporate funding total to fall by 65 percent ...
Karnataka is the Top Solar State in India with 5 GW in Cumulative Installed Capacity

Karnataka is the Top Solar State in India with 5 GW in Cumulative Installed Capacity

Karnataka’s solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity crossed the 5 GW mark in the first quarter of 2018 to transform it into India’s top solar PV state. So far in 2018, Karnataka ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MSEDCL Retenders 1 GW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects to Meet its RPO

MSEDCL Retenders 1 GW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects to Meet its RPO

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has retendered 1,000 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in order to meet its Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO). The bid-submission deadline ...
CEL Looking for EPC Contractors to Develop 12 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Project in Maharashtra

CEL Looking for EPC Contractors to Develop 12 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public-sector enterprise of the government of India, is on the lookout for engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractors to develop 12 MW of grid-connected solar ...
Malaysian Utility Signs PPAs for 60 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Projects

Malaysian Utility Signs PPAs for 60 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Projects

In an effort to expand the reach of solar power in Malaysia, the country’s leading utility company Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has entered into power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 60 ...
Over 3 GW of Solar Tendered and 1 GW Auctioned in March 2018

Over 3 GW of Solar Tendered and 1 GW Auctioned in March 2018

In March 2018, more than 3 GW of solar projects were tendered but just 1 GW of solar projects were auctioned across India according to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker ...
DGAD Initiates Anti-Dumping Investigation into Solar EVA Sheet Imports

DGAD Initiates Anti-Dumping Investigation into Solar Imports of EVA Sheets

The office of Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) has initiated an investigation on import of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) sheets for solar modules imported from China PR, Malaysia, ...
MNRE Utilized ₹36.13 Billion from NCEEF Fund in FY 2017-18

MNRE Utilized ₹36.13 Billion from NCEEF in FY 2017-18

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had not utilized the entire budget allocated to it by the National Clean Energy and Environment Fund (NCEEF) during financial year (FY) ...
News Highlights from March 2018_ Key Developments in India’s Renewable Sector

News Highlights from March 2018: Key Developments in India’s Renewable Sector

There was a range of activity from stakeholders in India’s solar sector during the month of March. Here is a quick recap of the important data points and headlines: The ...
PPAs Signed for 640 MW Solar Projects Auctioned by KREDL in Karnataka

PPAs Signed for 640 MW of Solar Projects Auctioned by KREDL in Karnataka

The Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 640 MW to be developed in various taluks of Karnataka have been signed. The projects had been auctioned ...
Interview: Government Should Strike the Right Balance When it Comes to Safeguard Duty

Interview: Government Should Strike the Right Balance When it Comes to Safeguard Duty

The domestic solar sector is in need of help, but the recommendation to impose a 70 percent safeguard duty, in all likelihood, is going to roil the sector, according to ...
Uttar Pradesh Cuts Cross Subsidy, Wheeling and Transmission Charges for Solar Projects

Uttar Pradesh Cuts Cross Subsidy, Wheeling and Transmission Charges for Solar Projects

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has amended its Captive and Renewable Energy Generating Projects (CRE) Regulations 2014 with changes that are expected to reduce the cost of solar ...
IFC and Government of Canada Invest in Yoma Micro Power

IFC and Government of Canada Invest in Yoma Micro Power

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has taken stake in a Yoma Strategic Holdings project to power rural communities in Myanmar. This investment will raise up to $28 million through equity ...
Engie Completes Acquisition of Fenix International

Engie Completes Acquisition of Fenix International

French multinational energy conglomerate Engie has completed 100 percent acquisition of Fenix International, a next generation energy company that offers solar home systems (SHS) in Africa. The acquisition will help Engie accelerate ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Days after GUVNL 500 MW Solar Auction, Project Capacities Yet to be Awarded

High GUVNL Auction Tariffs Need Board Approval Before Projects are Awarded

The individual project capacities in the recently concluded 500 MW grid-connected solar PV auction held by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) have not been awarded yet as higher tariffs ...