Researchers Claim 27.7% Efficiency in Mechanically-Stacked PV Silicon Tandem Cell

Researchers Claim 27.7% Efficiency in Mechanically-Stacked PV Silicon Tandem Cell

Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) claim to have set a new conversion efficiency record of 27.7% in mechanically-stacked perovskite-silicon tandem cells. This would only need to improve slightly, ...
Researchers Claim to Have Achieved 25% Cell Efficiency Using Thin-Film Solar Cell

Researchers Claim to Have Achieved 25% Cell Efficiency Using Thin-Film Solar Cell

Researchers from the Hasselt University, Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (imec), VITO, EnergyVille, and PERCISTAND consortium claim to have achieved a rare feat of 25% efficiency using a thin-film solar cell. Speaking on ...
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With Only Two Bidders, Maharashtra’s 500 MW Solar Tender Undersubscribed by 150 MW

With Only Two Bidders, Maharashtra’s 500 MW Solar Tender Undersubscribed by 150 MW

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited’s (MSEDCL) recent tender for the long-term procurement of power from 500 MW of intra-state grid-connected solar power projects (Phase – V) has been ...
Andhra Pradesh DISCOMs Set to Amend Rooftop Solar Policy

Andhra Pradesh DISCOMs Set to Amend Rooftop Solar Policy

Andhra Pradesh’s distribution companies (DISCOMs) have proposed an amendment to the existing rooftop solar policy. The proposal states that the applicable tariff for solar rooftop projects for either net or ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Adani Asked to Compensate for Delay in Land Possession for a 20 MW Solar Project

Adani Asked to Compensate for Delay in Land Possession for a 20 MW Solar Project

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has dismissed Adani Green Energy Limited’s (AGEL) request to approve the date on which the supplemental power purchase agreement (PPA) was signed to be ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
China Added Over 30 GW of Solar Capacity in 2019

China Added Over 30 GW of Solar Capacity in 2019

China added 30.11 GW of new solar capacity in 2019. Large-scale projects made up 17.91 GW and 12.2 GW of installations was through distributed projects, according to the official statistics ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
ITI Limited to Procure Solar Power Through Open Access Under Group Captive Model

ITI Limited to Procure Solar Power Through Open Access Under Group Captive Model

ITI Limited, a public sector undertaking under the Department of Telecommunication, Ministry of Communications, has issued a tender for procuring solar energy from the off-site, ground-mounted project through the group ...
Sri Lanka Seeks Developers for 150 MW of Solar Projects

Sri Lanka Seeks Developers for 150 MW of Solar Projects

Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), the state power utility under the Ministry of Power, Energy, and Business Development, has issued a Request for Proposals (RfP) from foreign and domestic ...
ANERT Floats Tender to Solarize Agricultural Pumps Under KUSUM Program in Kerala

ANERT Floats Tender to Solarize Agricultural Pumps Under KUSUM Program in Kerala

The Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) has invited bids from reputed manufacturers or EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) contractors for a rate contract to solarize ...
UP Announces ₹15,000-30,000 Subsidy for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems Up to 10 kW

UP Announces ₹15,000-30,000 Subsidy for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems Up to 10 kW

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has announced subsidies for solar rooftop projects under Phase II of the grid-connected solar rooftop program. According to UPNEDA, the ...
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Tamil Nadu Issues Empanelment Tender for Renewables and Energy-Efficient Appliances

Tamil Nadu Issues Empanelment Tender for Renewables and Energy-Efficient Appliances

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has invited bids to empanel vendors for renewable energy projects and energy-efficient appliances in the state. The scope of work includes the procurement ...
Railways’ Plea to Let Azure Install Rooftop Solar Under RESCO Mode in Gujarat Rejected

Railways’ Plea to Let Azure Install Rooftop Solar Under RESCO Mode in Gujarat Rejected

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has dismissed an appeal filed by the Indian Railways, which had requested relaxing the state’s net metering provisions. The petition was filed by the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
France’s Total to Provide 25 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems to Thailand-based Food Company

France’s Total to Provide 25 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems to Thailand-based Food Company

Global energy giant Total has announced that its affiliate, Total Solar Distribution Generation, will provide 25 MW of solar rooftop systems to Betagro, a food company in Thailand. It said ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
CDPQ’s Share in Azure Power Rises to 50.9%

CDPQ’s Share in Azure Power Rises to 50.9%

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), one of Canada’s leading institutional investors, has acquired an additional 717,701 shares from a shareholder of Indian independent power producer Azure Power ...
REIL Tenders 3.5 MW of Solar Projects for Substations in Maharashtra

REIL Tenders 3.5 MW of Solar Projects for Substations in Maharashtra

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has invited bids for setting up 3.5 MW of solar-projects ranging between 500 kW and 2 MW or more, at various locations and substations ...
NTPC Invites Bids for a 23 MW Solar Inverter Package for Solar Project in Maharashtra

NTPC Invites Bids for Solar Inverter Package for a 23 MW Solar Project in Maharashtra

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids for a solar inverter package of 23 MW for a solar power project at Solapur in Maharashtra. The scope of work ...
APTEL Rules in Favor of Solar Developer, Sets Aside KERC Order Reducing COD Extension

APTEL Rules in Favor of Solar Developer, Sets Aside KERC Order Reducing COD Extension

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has allowed an appeal by Azure Sunrise Private Limited (ASPL) (subsidiary of Azure Power Global Limited) and has set aside an order passed by ...
Gujarat’s 500 MW Solar Tender Undersubscribed by 70 MW

Gujarat’s 500 MW Solar Tender Undersubscribed by 70 MW

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has announced the list of technical bidders for the purchase of power from 500 MW of grid-connected solar projects (Phase VIII). Tata Power, ...
Rajasthan Captive Solar Projects to Pay 50% of Standard Transmission & Wheeling Charges

Rajasthan Captive Solar Projects to Pay 50% of Standard Transmission & Wheeling Charges

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has come out with a suo-motu order regarding the directives issued by the state government for the banking of power, transmission and wheeling charges, ...
MNRE Mulls Alternatives for EMD & PBG to Ease Liquidity in the Solar Sector

MNRE Mulls Alternatives for EMD & PBG to Ease Liquidity in the Solar Sector

MNRE is considering alternative arrangements for earnest money deposits (EMDs) and performance guarantees (PBGs) submitted by developers to Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the National Thermal Power Corporation ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
EESL Issues Tender for 20 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems in Andhra Pradesh

EESL Issues Tender for 20 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems in Andhra Pradesh

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has issued a tender for 20 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects. These rooftop systems will be installed atop various buildings ...
No More Tariff Caps for Solar and Wind Tenders

No More Tariff Caps for Solar and Wind Tenders

In an important and positive announcement for the domestic renewable industry, the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) said that upper ceiling tariffs or tariff caps will no longer ...
DGTR To Review Continued Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Cells and Modules Imports

DGTR To Review Continued Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Cells and Modules Imports

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) is initiating a review investigation, for examining the need for the continued imposition of safeguard duty on the import of solar cells and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
APTEL Asks Andhra DISCOMs to Pay ₹2.72_kWh to Winners in the NTPC Solar Auction

APTEL Asks Andhra DISCOMs to Pay ₹2.72/kWh to Winners in the NTPC Solar Auction

In another interesting turn of events in Andhra Pradesh’s renewable energy space, the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has directed the state distribution companies (DISCOMs) to pay a tariff of ...
Solar Tender and Auction Announcements Declined Sharply in February

Solar Tender and Auction Announcements Declined Sharply in February

Tender announcements in February 2020 fell nearly 58% from the previous month, with only about 1.7 GW of solar projects announced, according to Mercom India’s Solar Tender Tracker. This is a ...