Grid Connected

TEDA Invites Expression of Interest to Develop 500 MW Solar Park in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has invited expression of interest to develop a 500 MW solar park. Indian as well as international developers can participate. The last date ...
Rooftop Solar

New Benchmark Costs Set for Rooftop and Small-Scale Solar In India

New benchmark costs have been set for small-scale and rooftop solar projects in India, according to a government release and will come into effect on March 20, 2017. These new ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Rooftop Solar

Mercom Exclusive: Renewable Purchase Obligation Compliance Needs to Improve Fast for India to Meet Its Solar Installation Targets

Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) is the single most important policy driving renewable energy installations in India towards achieving the aggressive goal of installing 175 GW by 2022 with solar making ...
Solar Tender

Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency Bids for 50 MW of Solar Amid Lack of Response for the 500 MW Tender

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has bid for 50 MW of solar in the 500 MW tender floated by the state’s DISCOM, Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation ...
Solar Installations in India to Double in the Next 15 Months According to Minister of Power

Solar Installations in India to Double in the Next 15 Months According to Minister of Power

According to the Indian Minister of Power, solar installations in India are expected to double in the next 15 months to cross 20 GW by June 2018. As of March ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
110 MW of Solar Projects Commissioned in Uttarakhand

110 MW of Solar Projects Commissioned in Uttarakhand

Solar projects aggregating 110 MW have been commissioned in the state of Uttarakhand with another 65 MW expected to be commissioned by the end of March 2017. ACME Solar, Rays ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Government of India Developing Solar Energy Program for Power Loom Sector

Government of India Developing Solar Energy Program for Power Loom Sector

To help support the power loom sector, the Government of India is formulating a solar energy program for decentralized power loom units in the country. The program will provide financial ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NTPC Retenders 750 MW of Solar at Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka

NTPC Retenders 750 MW of Solar at Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has retendered 750 MW of solar at the Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka. This is an Open category tender and the bid-submission deadline is ...
149 MW of Solar Installed Under Off-Grid Program

149 MW of Solar Installed Under Off-Grid Program

Standalone solar projects aggregating 149 MW have been installed in India under the off-grid program. The Ministry of Power is providing help to develop standalone solar power projects under off-grid ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar

Indian Oil Corporation to Tender 15 MW of Solar Rooftop

The Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) is expected to tender 15 MW of rooftop solar soon. “We have submitted proposal to management and are awaiting approval, once approved IOCL will tender ...
Karnataka Farmers

140 MW of Solar Commissioned by Farmers in Karnataka

In the Karnataka state, solar projects aggregating 140 MW have been commissioned so far, under farmers program. These projects have been constructed on land held by farmers in the state ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Tata Power Solar

Tata Power Solar Scales Up Manufacturing

Module Capacity Has Doubled, Cell Manufacturing Capacity Has Increased by 65 Percent Tata Power Solar has announced significant manufacturing capacity expansion at its Bengaluru facility in India. The company has ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
Power Supply

World Bank to Provide $25 Million Loan to Develop Transmission at Rewa Solar Park

The World Bank Group is providing $25 million (~Rs.1.65 billion) to develop transmission infrastructure at the Rewa Solar Park. The loan is being provided at an interest rate of 0.25 ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Canadian Solar

Canadian Solar Signs PPA with SECI for 80 MW of Solar in Maharashtra

Canadian Solar, a vertically-integrated manufacturer of silicon ingots, wafers and PV cells and modules, and the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) have signed power purchase agreement (PPA) for solar ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Solar Tariffs

Mercom Exclusive: Solar Tariffs in India Have Fallen by 73 Percent Since 2010

India’s solar sector recently reached record low tariff levels in the auction conducted at the Rewa Solar Park in the state of Madhya Pradesh. India was one of the first ...
Piyush Goyal

MNRE: Cumulative Solar Installations in India Crosses 10 GW

Cumulative solar installations have crossed 10 GW in India according to The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). Mercom’s India Quarterly Market Update with detailed installations figures, forecasts, pipeline ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Domestic Solar Manufacturers

No Incentive Packages for Domestic Solar Manufacturers So Far

The incentive program that was being considered by MNRE to support the Indian domestic solar manufacturers will not be moving forward. With the solar sector in India largely dependent on ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Solar canal bank

24 MW of Solar Installed Under the Canal Bank and Canal Top Program

So far, solar canal bank and canal top projects aggregating 24 MW have been commissioned in India. These projects are part of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy's (MNRE’s) ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale

Delhi Government Releases Solar Policy 2016-2020

The state government of Delhi has released the Delhi Solar Policy 2016, which is applicable for the four-year period 2016-2020. This policy will be applicable for any solar energy generating ...
Ambala Solar Project

Military Engineer Services Tenders 1 MW of Solar in Ambala

The Military Engineer Services has tendered a 1 MW solar project to be constructed in Ambala. Bid-submission deadline is March 27, 2017. This is a lump-sum contract and the estimated ...
Solar Park

NTPC Commissions Another 45 MW of Solar at Bhadla; Crosses a Milestone of 500 MW

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has commissioned projects aggregating 45 MW at the Bhadla Solar Power Project being developed in Rajasthan. The NTPC, announced the commissioning of another 45 ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale

Northeast Frontier Railway Tenders 1 MW of Rooftop Solar

The Northeast Frontier Railway has tendered a 1 MW rooftop solar project in Bongaigaon, Assam. The project will be constructed at the Carriage & Wagon Workshop, Northeast Frontier Railway. The ...

India Generated 9.4 Billion Units of Solar Power in the Nine Month Period from April to December 2016, an 81% Increase Over the Same Period in 2015

Solar in India accounted for ~9,378 million units of electricity produced in the country during the nine-month period from April to December, 2016, an 81 percent increase over the same ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Railway Station

Vivaan Solar to Develop 1.5 MW Solar Rooftop Project at Jhansi Railway Station

Vivaan Solar will develop the 1.5 MW solar rooftop system at the Jhansi Railway Station. The company quoted a tariff of Rs.5.64 (~$0.0844)/kWh and the project is expected to be ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Solar Tariff

Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission Proposes New Benchmark Solar Tariff of Rs.4.51 (~$0.066)/kWh for Utility-Scale Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatorcy Commission (KERC) has proposed a new benchmark tariff of Rs.4.51 (~$0.066)/kWh for solar PV projects starting April 1, 2017, 31 percent lower than the current benchmark ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale