Solar Imports Grew by 34 Percent Year-over-Year, Exports Declined 58 Percent in the First 11 Months of Financial Year 2016-17

Solar Imports Grew by 34 Percent Year-over-Year, Exports Declined 58 Percent in the First 11 Months of Financial Year 2016-17

In the 11 months from April to February in financial year (FY) 2016-17, export and import activity totaling $2.61 billion (~Rs.175.7 billion) was registered in the Indian solar sector, according ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
tamil nadu tender

TANGEDCO Announces 1,500 MW Solar Tender

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has announced a tender for 1,500 MW of solar in Tamil Nadu through reverse auction. Developers can bid for a minimum capacity ...
Modi-Piyush

Solarpack Raises $104 Million in Funding for Projects in Chile and India

Solar pack raises 100 million in series A funding ...
Records Keep Falling at Bhadla Solar Park Auctions as Tariff Breaches Rs.2.50 (~$0.038)/kWh in the 500 MW Phase-III Solar Park Auction

Records Keep Falling at Bhadla Solar Park Auctions as Tariff Breaches Rs.2.50 (~$0.038)/kWh in the 500 MW Phase-III Solar Park Auction

In India, the solar tariff breached Rs.2.50 (~$0.038)/kWh, making it cheaper than thermal power in some cases. In the 500 MW Bhadla Phase-III Solar Park auction, ACME quoted a tariff ...
Breaking: New Record Low Solar Tariff of Rs.2.44 (~$0.037)/kWh Set at the 500 MW Bhadla Phase-III Solar Park Auction in India

Breaking: New Record Low Solar Tariff of Rs.2.44 (~$0.037)/kWh Set at the 500 MW Bhadla Phase-III Solar Park Auction in India

Solar tariff in India has now breached Rs.2.50 (~$0.038)/kWh mark. Within a week solar tariff declined from Rs.2.62 (~$0.0405)/kWh to Rs.2.44 (~$0.037)/kWh. In the 500 MW Bhadla Phase-III Solar Park ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
NLC

NLC Tenders 20 MW (AC) of Solar with BESS in Andaman & Nicobar

The Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) has tendered two solar projects of 10 MW each with 28 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) in South Andaman. The bid submission deadline is ...
Solar Project

NTPC Tenders 3.2 MW Battery Energy Storage System for 8 MW Solar Project in Andaman & Nicobar

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids to develop 3.2 MWh of battery energy storage system (BESS) at Chidiyatapu in Andaman & Nicobar. The bid submission deadline is July 7, ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Top 20 Developers Account for Almost 60 percent of all Operating Large-Scale Solar Projects in India

Top 20 Developers Account for Almost 60 percent of all Operating Large-Scale Solar Projects in India

Utility scale solar in India has seen exponential growth over the past two years with 4.3 GW of solar installed in calendar year 2016. India’s total installed solar capacity is ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Tenders

BREAKING: New Record Low Tariff to be Set in India as Solar Bids Breach Rs.3/kWh in Bhadla Phase IV Auction

For the first time in India, solar bids have breached the Rs.3 (~$0.046)/kWh mark in the 250 MW Bhadla Phase IV Solar Park auction under the National Solar Mission (NSM) ...
Solar Equipment

State Government of Haryana Exempts Solar Material from Value Added Tax

The state government of Haryana has exempted solar materials and equipment from value added tax (VAT) in the state. The order was issued by the Excise and Taxation department, Government ...
rooftop

The Telangana New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation Tenders 0.5 MW of Rooftop Solar

The Telangana New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TNREDCL) has tendered 500 kW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects to be developed at the premises of Dr. MCR HRD Institute, Hyderabad ...
TSGENCO

Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Tenders 5 MW of Solar to be Developed in Peddapally

The Telangana State Power Generation Corporation (TSGENCO) tendered 5 MW of solar to be developed in Peddapally district of Telangana. The bid submission deadline is July 24, 2017. The scope ...
Heavy Engineering Corporation Invites Expression of Interest to Develop Up To 10 MW of Rooftop Solar in Ranchi

Heavy Engineering Corporation Invites Expression of Interest to Develop Up To 10 MW of Rooftop Solar in Ranchi

The Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC), a government of India enterprise, has invited expression of interest from developers and contractors to construct 2 MW or more up to 10 MW of ...
Telangana Power Generation Corporation Tenders 15 MW of Solar

Telangana Power Generation Corporation Tenders 15 MW of Solar

The Telangana Power Generation Corporation (TSGENCO) tendered 15 MW of solar in Telangana. The capacity tendered includes two projects, an 8 MW solar project to be developed at the Kothagudem ...
solar project

Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Tenders 100 MW of Solar at Ananthapuramu-II Solar Park

The Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation (APGENCO) tendered a 100 MW solar project at the Ananthapuramu-II solar park in Talaricheruvu, Andhra Pradesh. The bid-submission deadline is May 26, 2017. The estimated project ...
Month in a Minute

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in April 2017

Mercom India forecasts cumulative installations in the calendar year 2017 to reach 10 GW. The European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a EUR 200 million (~Rs.13.8 billion), 20-year loan to State Bank of ...
Solar Project

Solar Power Generation in India Was Up 83% in the 11-Month Period from April 2016 -February 2017

India generated 11.86 billion units (BU) of solar power in the 11-month period from April 2016-February 2017. Solar accounted for 1.04 percent of all power generated in the country during ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
Wind Power Installed in India FY2016-17

India Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: April 2017

Renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of April 2017: There are 27 member states and union territories now participating in the ...
Tenders and Auctions

26.7 MW of Solar Tendered and 250 MW Auctioned in India, in April 2017

In the month of April 2017, only 26.72 MW of solar was tendered and 250 MW was auctioned in India compared to March 2017, when 4.5 MW of new solar ...
Rooftop Tender

SECI Reduces Levelized Ceiling Tariff for 500 MW Rooftop Solar Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has reduced the levelized ceiling tariff for the amended 500 MW rooftop solar tender; the new tariff for general category states and union ...
Solar Installations

A Record Year for India Forecasted with Approximately 10 GW of Solar Installations in 2017

Mercom Communications India, a subsidiary of Mercom Capital Group, today released its quarterly update on the Indian solar market. For the complete report, visit: MercomQ12017IndiaSolarReport The Indian solar sector is ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Mergers & Acquisitions

Hareon Photovoltaic to Invest $76.6 Million for a 45 Percent Stake in Azure Power Project

Hareon Photovoltaic, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hareon Power Singapore, a vertically integrated solar PV manufacturer, will invest $76.6 million (~Rs.4.91 billion) for a 45 percent stake in Azure Power ...
Himachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency Tenders 1.1 MW of Rooftop Solar

Himachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency Tenders 1.1 MW of Rooftop Solar

The Himachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (HREDA) tendered 1.1 MW of rooftop solar in Himachal Pradesh. The bid-submission deadline is May 12, 2017. The entire capacity will consist of 50 ...
BHEL

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited Commissioned a 3 MW Solar Project in Dadra and Nagara Haveli

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) commissioned a 3 MW solar project at Velugam in the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The project was developed on a turnkey basis ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
CEL Northern Railways

Central Electronics Limited Tenders 3.22 MW of Rooftop Solar for Northern Railways

Central Electronics Limited (CEL) tendered 3.22 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar to be installed at railway workshops under Northern Railway across Indian states. The bid-submission deadline is May 26, 2017 ...