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 ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
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 ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
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 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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 ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
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 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
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 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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