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Solar’s Share in India’s Power Generation on the Rise: Accounts for 1 Percent of Total Electricity Generated

With increasing installation activity, the solar sector has come a long way in the past two years in India. Solar energy now accounts for almost 1 percent of total power ...
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Mercom Forecasts Over 9 GW of Solar Installations in India for 2017

Mercom Forecasts Over 9 GW of Solar Installations in India for 2017

2016 Solar Installations to Come in at Approximately 4 GW Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and research firm, today released its quarterly update on the Indian solar ...
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Policy Roundup

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: December 2016

Here is a renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of December 2016. To Avoid Grid Congestion, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission ...
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SECI Releases List of Successful Bidders for 500 MW Rooftop Auction

SECI Releases List of Successful Bidders for 500 MW Rooftop Auction

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has released the list of successful developers who won bids to develop rooftop solar projects across the country. In April of 2016, SECI had tendered 500 ...
Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in December 2016

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in December 2016

Under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) issued tenders for electrification of 1,058 villages in Arunachal Pradesh. (read more) The Central Electricity Authority stated ...
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1,776 MW of Solar Tendered in December in India

1,776 MW of Solar Tendered in December in India

India’s solar sector continues to thrive. In the month of December 2016 alone, 1,776 MW of solar projects were tendered and 100 MW of solar were auctioned. The Ministry of ...
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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Tenders 15 MW (AC) of Solar in Maharashtra

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Tenders 15 MW (AC) of Solar in Maharashtra

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has tendered 15 MW (AC) of ground mounted solar projects in Maharashtra. The solar project will be set up on turnkey basis at HAL Ojhar Township ...
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Solar Tariffs

Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Tenders 250 MW Solar in Odisha

Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) has tendered 250 MW (AC) of large-scale solar projects in the state of Odisha. The projects will be spread over five locations with a minimum capacity ...
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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Commissions 3.5 MW Solar Project in Bengaluru

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Commissions 3.5 MW Solar Project in Bengaluru

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has commissioned a 3.5 MW solar project on the HAL airport premises in Bengaluru. The power generated from the project will help fulfil HAL’s power requirement ...
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Suzlon Solar

Suzlon Partners with Amplus Solar To Develop 15 MW Solar Project

Suzlon, a wind turbine manufacturer and renewable energy project developer, has entered into a joint venture (JV) with AMP Solar, a global renewable power provider, to develop and construct a ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Loan

Bhageria Industries Secures $14 Million Loan with EXIM Bank to Set Up 30 MW of Solar in Maharashtra

Bhageria Industries, a manufacturer and supplier of dyes and intermediates, secured a Rs.950 million (~$14 million) loan with Export Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank). The funds will be utilized ...
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Azure Rooftop

Azure Power Commissions First Phase of 14 MW Solar Rooftop Allocation for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation

Azure Power has installed the first phase of a 14 MW solar rooftop allocation for the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). The system was installed at the Sultanpur facility at ...
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SECI Auctions 100 MW of Grid-Connected Solar

SECI Auctions 100 MW of Grid-Connected Solar at Ananthapuramu Solar Park Under Domestic Content Rules

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) successfully auctioned 100 MW of grid-connected solar under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category at Ananthapuramu solar park in Andhra Pradesh. These projects ...
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Grid Connected

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Commissions 5 MW of Grid-Connected Solar

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam (RINL), the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, has commissioned projects aggregating 5 MW of grid-connected solar at the Vishakhapatnam Steel Plant premises in Vizag. The projects ...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Fonroche Energie SAS Divests its India Solar Assets; Shifts Focus to Latin America

France-based renewable energy developer, Fonroche Energie SAS has divested its India solar assets aggregating 22.3 MW. The assets have been acquired by the Hinduja Group. Fonroche Saaras Energy (FSEPL) and ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Central Electricity Authority Releases Draft National Electricity Plan for 2017-2022

Central Electricity Authority Releases Draft National Electricity Plan for 2017-2022

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has released the draft National Electricity Plan (NEP) for the five-year period starting 2017 and ending 2022. The plan forecasts incremental energy savings through improved ...
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Top Solar States

Top 10 Indian States Account for 90 Percent of Large-Scale Solar Installations and Pipeline

India has a total installed large-scale solar capacity of 9,018 MW and a solar pipeline of 14,030 MW as of December 2016, with the top 10 states accounting for approximately ...
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Mercom Exclusive: Incomplete Solar Park Infrastructure Affecting Large-Scale Project Development in India

Mercom Exclusive: Incomplete Solar Park Infrastructure Affecting Large-Scale Project Development in India

India is targeting 100 GW of solar by 2022, out of which 20 GW has been allocated to solar parks. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is considering ...
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Rooftop Solar

SECI Tenders 1,000 MW of Rooftop Solar in India

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered 1,000 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar in India for installation on government buildings and offices throughout the country. Of the 1,000 ...
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RE Share

India’s Expanding Renewable Energy Share

India has bold plans of expanding renewable energy capacity to fulfil its growing energy demands and reducing carbon footprint. Currently, India is the world’s fourth largest wind power and solar ...
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Concentrated Solar Thermal Project

IREDA Launches Loan Program for Concentrated Solar Thermal Projects Set Up under the GEF-UNIDO-MNRE Program

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has launched a loan program to provide easy financing to Concentrated Solar Thermal (CST) projects set up under the GEF - United Nations ...
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Railway Station

Northern Railways to Install 5 MW Rooftop Solar in Four of its Stations

The Northern Railways is setting up 5 MW of solar rooftop at the New Delhi, Old Delhi, Anand Vihar and Hazrat Nizamuddin railway stations with the objective of generating electricity ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Rajasthan Solar Project

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments, Tenders 10 MW Solar on Behalf of ONGC

Rajasthan Electronic and Instruments Ltd. (REIL), has tendered a 10 MW (AC) solar project on behalf of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), to be set up at Hazira in ...
Tenders And Auctions

755 MW of Solar Tendered in November in India

Indian government agencies announced solar tenders of 755 MW in November and auctioned 155.5 MWs. Of the tendered projects, 750 MW were large-scale solar projects and 5 MW were under ...
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Export Import

In the First Half of FY 2016-17 Solar Imports Grew by 47 Percent YoY and Exports by 12 Percent

In the first half of financial year (FY) 2016-17, import and export activity worth over $1 billion (~Rs.67 billion) was registered in the Indian solar sector, compared to $700 million ...
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