Import and Export

India Solar Imports Grow by 41 Percent, Exports Decline 49 Percent in the First Nine Months of Financial Year 2016-2017

In the nine months from April to December in financial year (FY) 2016-2017, export and import activity totaling $1.9 billion (~Rs.127 billion) was registered in the Indian solar sector. This ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ciel et Terre Opens Floating Solar Manufacturing Unit in India

Neyveli Lignite Corporation Invites Expression of Interest for 5 MW Floating Solar Project

The Neyveli Lignite Corporation has proposed to develop a 5 MW floating solar power project in Andaman & Nicobar. The company has invited an expression of Interest from companies with ...
Solar Park

SECI Cancels 150 MW Bhadla Solar Park Tender Under Domestic Content Category

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has cancelled the projects tendered under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category in Bhadla Solar Park, Rajasthan; these projects fell under the National ...

India Sees 750 MW of Solar Auctioned and 71 MW of Solar Tendered in February 2017

In February 2017, just 70.8 MW of solar was tendered in India, compared to 931 MW in January 2017. Rooftop solar accounted for most of the capacity tendered in February ...

Telangana to Announce Equated Monthly Installment (EMI)-Based Rooftop Installation Program

An Equated Monthly Installment (EMI)-based rooftop installation program for individual consumers is on the charts in Telangana. The state government of Telangana held discussions with banks to tie up for ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar

MNRE Releases Competitive Bidding Draft Guidelines for Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released draft guidelines for tariff-based competitive bidding process for solar projects. Here are some key points from the draft proposal - ...

CERC Reduces Floor Price of Solar RECs to Rs.1,000/MWh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued new forbearance and floor prices for Renewable Energy Certificates (REC). The CERC has announced that the forbearance price of solar RECs will ...
Policy Roundup

India Solar Policy Roundup: February 2017

Here is a renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of February 2017. Solar Park Capacity Doubled to 40 GW The increase ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
rooftop solar

Andaman & Nicobar Electricity Department Tenders 2 MW of Rooftop Solar

The electricity department of Andaman & Nicobar has tendered 2 MW of rooftop solar in the union territory. The bid-submission deadline is March 20, 2017. The electricity department has regulated ...
1 MW Solar

Numaligarh Refinery Tenders 1 MW Solar Project in Assam

Numaligarh Refinery, a group company of Bharat Petroleum Corporation, has tendered a 1 MW solar project to be developed at the Numaligarh Refinery facility located in Golaghat, Assam. The bid-submission ...
Solar PV

MNRE Reduces Solar Tariffs for Defense VGF Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has proposed amendments to the guidelines for the implementation of Defense Viability Gap Funding (VGF) Program. The fixed tariff for these projects ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale

Mercom Exclusive: One Year After Launch, UDAY Yet to Make a Big Impact

Dismal DISCOM (distribution company) credit profiles due to high debt, heavy losses and poor operational efficiencies affects every aspect of the Indian power sector and is directly responsible for large ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Tata Power Telangana

Tata Power Renewable Energy Begins Commercial Operation of 15 MW Solar Project in Telangana

Tata Power Renewable Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has begun commercial operation of a 15 MW solar project in Telangana. The company announced the synchronization of its ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
20 MW Solar

India Power Green Utility and Punj Lloyd to Co-Develop 20 MW of Solar in Uttarakhand

India Power Green Utility Private Limited (IPGUPL), a wholly owned subsidiary of India Power Corporation Limited, will co-develop 20 MW of solar in Uttarakhand in partnership with Punj Lloyd. The ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale

ArcelorMittal Proposes 600 MW Solar Farm in Karnataka

ArcelorMittal is planning to construct a 600 MW solar farm in Karnataka. ArcelorMittal had planned constructing a six-million-ton steel plant with a captive 750 MW power project in Karnataka and ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar

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 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 ...
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 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