NLC India

Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Tenders 500 MW Solar in Tamil Nadu

The Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) has tendered 500 MW (AC) of grid-connected solar in the state of Tamil Nadu. The state-owned company has mandated that each project will be a ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Railway Station

Solar Installations Picking Up in the Indian Transportation Sector

Solar installations are starting to pick up in the Indian transportation sector. Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha regarding the government’s plan to install solar power systems in ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Demonitization India Solar

Demonetization – Unexpected Stimulus for the Indian Renewable Sector?

Demonetization has been chaotic and changing the way the Indian economy functions. For the power sector, demonetization has turned out to be a positive event with distribution companies (DISCOMs) recovering ...
/ / Markets & Policy
Solar Accounts for 1 Percent of Total Power Generated in India in the First Half of FY 2016-17

Solar Accounts for 1 Percent of Total Power Generated in India in the First Half of FY 2016-17

Solar energy accounts for almost 1 percent of total power generated in India and 12 percent of the total renewable power generated in the country. Solar accounted for 5,791.54 million ...
/ / Solar
Utility Scale Solar

Azure Power Begins Construction of 100 MW Solar Project at Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park

Azure Power has commenced the construction of a 100 MW solar project at the Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park in Andhra Pradesh. The project is expected to be commissioned by ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
India off-grid solar

SECI Issues Tenders for Electrification of 1,058 Off-Grid Villages in Arunachal Pradesh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited a global tender on behalf of Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) to electrify 1,058 off-grid villages in the state by ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
JREDA utility-scale solar

Jharkhand Maybe Close to Signing PPAs for 1.1 GW of Solar After Delay

In Jharkhand, power purchase agreements (PPAs) for a total of 1.1 GW solar projects are expected to be signed by the third week of December 2016. These solar PV projects, ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
TANGEDCO Solar Bids

Tepid Response to TANGEDCO’s 500 MW RfS in Tamil Nadu, Only 117 MW of Bids Received So Far

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (TANGEDCO) has received weak response to its request for selection (RfS) to procure 500 MW of solar through a reverse auction. Bids of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Mercom Forecasts 76 GW in Global Solar Installations in 2016, a 48% YoY Increase Over 2015

Mercom Forecasts 76 GW in Global Solar Installations in 2016, a 48% YoY Increase Over 2015

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, forecasts global solar installations to reach 76 GW in 2016. Solar installations to hit 70 GW in 2017 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Targets 20 GW of Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Capacity Addition in FY 2017-18

MNRE Targets 20 GW of Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Capacity Addition in FY 2017-18

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has set a target of adding 20,450 MW of grid-connected renewable energy capacity in the financial year 2017-18. In a written reply ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Rooftop Solar

Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission Approves Net Metering Policy for Solar Rooftop Systems

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has approved net metering for solar rooftop customers in the state with systems ranging from 1 kW to 1 MW. This policy will ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CEA Asks Utilities to Follow Advisory Mandating Use of Domestic Materials for Government Projects

CEA Asks Utilities to Follow Advisory Mandating Use of Domestic Materials for Government Projects

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has requested utilities to ensure that they follow the advisory mandating the use of domestic materials and equipment in government projects. Utilities in various states ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Rs.670 Million Approved for Solar Cities Program

Rs.670 Million Approved for Solar Cities Program

The Minister of Power Mr. Piyush Goyal announced in the upper House of Parliament that Rs.670 million (~$9.88 million) has been approved to develop solar cities across India. Under this ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Indian Solar Exports Grow 66 Percent YoY, Imports Up 53 Percent in the First Five Months of FY 2016

Indian Solar Exports Grow 66 Percent YoY, Imports Up 53 Percent in the First Five Months of FY 2016

From April to August 2016, import and export activity worth $808 million was registered in the Indian solar sector. During the five-month period, India exported solar modules and cells worth ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Adani's Plea for Tariff Revaluation Rejected by Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission

Adani’s Plea for Tariff Revaluation Rejected by Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission

The ongoing legal case between Adani Green Energy and the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC), which will decide the final tariff rate for Adani’s solar project in the state, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
World Bank

World Bank Approves $22.93 Million Grant for Grid-Connected Solar Rooftop

The World Bank has approved a global environment facility (GEF) grant of $22.93 million (~Rs.1.55 billion) to enhance the installed capacity of grid-connected rooftop solar PV (GRPV) and strengthen the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
ReNew Power

ReNew Power Raises Rs.5 Billion Through Green Bonds

ReNew Power, announced its first public issue of non-convertible debentures (NCDs) with a face value of Rs.1 million (~$14,744) each, aggregating Rs.5 billion (~$73.72 million). Funding raised will be utilized ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
CREDA Invites Revised Rates for Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Projects in Chhattisgarh

CREDA Invites Revised Rates for Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Projects in Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) has asked rooftop solar developers to submit revised rates for project implementation of grid-connected projects in the state. The agency has mandated that ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE to Provide Central Financial Assistance to Install Grid-Connected Solar Rooftop Projects in Tamil Nadu

MNRE to Provide Central Financial Assistance to Install Grid-Connected Solar Rooftop Projects in Tamil Nadu

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will provide central finance assistance (CFA) at the rate of Rs.22.50 (~$0.3371)/W to install grid-connected solar rooftop power projects. This will amount to a ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
OPIC and ReNew Power Commit $74 Million to Set Up a 100 MW Solar Project in Telangana

OPIC and ReNew Power Commit $74 Million to Set Up a 100 MW Solar Project in Telangana

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the US Government’s development finance institution, and ReNew Power, a solar and wind power producer, have signed a commitment of approximately $74 million to set up ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
NTPC Tenders Solar to Electrify 110 Households in Jharkhand

NTPC Tenders Solar to Electrify 110 Households in Jharkhand

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids to develop solar PV systems in the villages of Naiparam and Chatti Garilong in Jharkhand. The bids will be selected through domestic ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
JREDA Tenders 5 MW Rooftop Solar

JREDA Tenders 5 MW Rooftop Solar

Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has tendered 5 MW of rooftop solar to be set up on government buildings across the state of Jharkhand. The projects will be set ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
SECI Tenders 750 MW of Solar at Bhadla Solar Park in Rajasthan at a Benchmark Tariff of Rs.3.93 (~$0.0590)/kWh

SECI Tenders 750 MW of Solar at Bhadla Solar Park in Rajasthan at a Benchmark Tariff of Rs.3.93 (~$0.0590)/kWh

In the state of Rajasthan, 750 MW of solar has been tendered by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) at a low benchmark price of Rs.3.93 (~$0.0590)/kWh compared to ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Thermax and FRENELL Win Bids to Develop Integrated Thermal Solar Project for NTPC

Thermax and FRENELL Win Bids to Develop Integrated Thermal Solar Project for NTPC

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has awarded an engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contract to Thermax, an Indian energy and environment company, and FRENELL, a German concentrated solar power (CSP) company ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
1,965 MW of Solar Projects Commissioned in India in Current Financial Year

1,965 MW of Solar Projects Commissioned in India in Current Financial Year

Cumulative solar installations in India have reached 8,728 MW as of the end of October 2016 with 1,965 MW commissioned in the current financial year (FY). The Ministry of New and Renewable ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar