TNERC

Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission Proposes New Benchmark Solar Tariff for FY 2017-18

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has proposed a new benchmark solar tariff of Rs.4.50 ($0.0673)/kWh with accelerated depreciation and a tariff of Rs.4.41 (~$0.0659)/kWh without accelerated depreciation for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NTPC Commissions 115 MW Solar Bhadla

NTPC Commissions 115 MW of Solar in Rajasthan’s Bhadla

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has commissioned projects aggregating 115 MW at the Bhadla Solar Power Project being developed in Rajasthan. The NTPC, through a Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Solar Park 40 GW

Solar Park Installed Capacity Target Increased to 40,000 MW

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved an increase in solar park installed capacity target from 20,000 MW to 40,000 MW for projects to be development in solar parks ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
MNRE VGF

MNRE to Reduce Minimum Solar Project Size Under VGF Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has proposed amendments to the guidelines for implementation of the Viability Gap Funding (VGF) program, reducing the minimum project size of special ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Solar Panel

Mercom Exclusive: Can Domestic Manufacturers Capture a Larger Piece of the Growing Indian Solar Market?

Solar installations in India reached 4 GW in 2016, and are expected to surpass 9 GW in 2017, an incredible pace of growth considering India installed just 883 MW in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
mobile app

IREDA Launches Mobile Apps for Managing Vendor Payments, Wind and Solar Generation Based Incentives

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has launched mobile apps for managing vendor payments and wind and solar generation based incentives. These apps are expected to help IREDA provide ...
/ / Solar, Technology
REC Group to Supply 45 MW of Panels for Rooftop Solar Projects in India

Jammu & Kashmir Approves Solar Rooftop Policy to Install 450 MW by 2022

The state cabinet of Jammu & Kashmir has approved the 2016 draft policy for grid-connected rooftop power projects with net-metering. Under the policy, rooftop solar projects aggregating 450 MW are to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
New Record Low Solar Tariff of Rs.3.30/kWh Logged at Rewa Solar Park Auction in Madhya Pradesh

New Record Low Solar Tariff of Rs.3.30/kWh Logged at Rewa Solar Park Auction in Madhya Pradesh

First Year Tariff of Rs.2.97/kWh - One of the Lowest in the World In the recently concluded 750 MW Rewa Solar Park auction in Madhya Pradesh, bids reached a new ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
WBTenders10 MWSolarRooftop

West Bengal Tenders 10 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Rooftop

The West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) has tendered 10 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar in West Bengal. The capacity includes 1,000 grid-connected rooftop solar PV installations each with ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
JAKEDA

JAKEDA Tenders 37.8 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar in Jammu & Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) has tendered 37.8 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar to be installed across the state. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)-empaneled channel ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Azure Bids

931 MW of Solar Tendered and 504 MW of Solar Auctioned in January 2017, in India

In January 2017, 931 MW of solar was tendered in India, compared to 1,776 in December 2016. January witnessed five times more capacity auctioned, compared to December, in which 100 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Mercom Exclusive Rooftop

Mercom Exclusive: Elimination of Key Subsidies Adds to Challenges Faced by Rooftop Solar in India

The government of India in 2014 revised the national solar installation target from 22 GW to an aggressive 100 GW by 2022. The target was split between large-scale solar (60 ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Policy Roundup

Policy Roundup: January 2017

Here is a renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of January 2017. Telangana and Assam Join UDAY Program The Indian states ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
WBSEDCL

West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Tenders 20 MW (AC) of Solar

The West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) has tendered two solar projects of 10 MW each to be developed at Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal. This is an engineering ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bonds

2017-18 Budget a Disappointment for the Indian Renewable Energy Sector

Overall, India’s 2017-18 budget is a disappointment for renewable energy sector. There were no major subsidies or incentives announced. There had been hope that reduction in accelerated depreciation and the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
Karnataka Solar Policy: State Revises Solar Installation Target to 6,000 MW by March 2021

Karnataka Solar Policy: State Revises Solar Installation Target to 6,000 MW by March 2021

The government of Karnataka has announced amendments to the Karnataka State Solar Policy 2014-21. The estimated solar energy potential of the state has been updated from 20 GW to 24.7 GW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Project

SECI Tenders a 50 MW Solar Project under DCR Category at Bhadla Phase-IV Solar Park in Rajasthan

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered 50 MW of solar under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category at Bhadla Phase-IV Solar Park in Rajasthan. The project will be developed ...
MW-Scale Solar Project

SECI Tenders 100 MW of Solar Under the Domestic Content Category at Bhadla Phase-III Solar Park in Rajasthan

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered a 100 MW solar project under domestic content requirement (DCR) category at Bhadla Phase-III Solar Park in Rajasthan. The project will be developed ...
BEL DCR Solar Tender

Bharat Electronics Limited Tenders 36 MW of Solar Projects under DCR Category

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has tendered a total of 36 MW (AC) of solar under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category. The capacity comprises of two projects of 10 MW ...
Solar Project

Indian Oil Corporation Tenders 3 MW of Solar in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh

The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) tendered a 3 MW ground mounted solar PV project to be constructed at Indian Oil Kadapa Bottling Plant premises located in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. The project ...
Utility Scale Solar

NHPC Tenders 30 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) tendered a 30 MW solar PV project to be developed in the Jalaun district of Uttar Pradesh. This is an engineering procurement and construction ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar

REC Power Trading Company Tenders 10 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar in Assam

REC Power Trading Company Limited (RECPDCL) has tendered 10 MW of rooftop solar on behalf of Assam Power Distribution Company (APDCL). The APDCL has set a target of 250 MW ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Import and Export

Solar Imports Grew by 40 Percent Year-over-Year, Exports Declined 22 Percent in the First Seven Months of Financial Year

In the seven months from April to October in financial year (FY) 2016-17, export and import activity totaling $1.22 billion (~Rs.83.22 billion) was registered in the Indian solar sector. This ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CEL Tender Rooftop

Central Electronics Limited Tenders 100 MW Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar

Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a Government of India enterprise, has tendered 100 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar to be installed on office buildings and railway stations under zonal railways, using ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Rooftop Allocation DMRC

Solar in India Generated 8.4 Billion Units of Electricity in the Eight Month Period from April to November 2016; 87% increase over the same period in 2015

Solar energy now accounts for 1 percent of the total electricity generated in India and 14.3 percent of total renewable power generated in the country. During the eight-month period from ...
/ / Commercial, Solar