Developer Allowed to Invoke Force Majeure for Delayed Solar Project Due to COVID-19

Developer Allowed to Invoke Force Majeure for Delayed Solar Project Due to COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has exempted ACME Heergarh Powertech Private Limited from its contractual obligations under force majeure provision of its power purchase agreement ...
Cleantech Solar Receives $75 Million Green Loan to Help Set Up 500 MW of Solar Projects

Cleantech Solar Receives $75 Million Green Loan to Help Set Up 500 MW of Solar Projects

Cleantech Solar, a Singapore-based commercial and industrial (C&I) focused solar developer, announced that it received a green loan of $75 million (~₹5.67 billion) from the Singapore branch of the ING Bank ...
Another Bidding Extension for 4 MW Andaman Floating Solar Project with Energy Storage

Another Bidding Extension for 4 MW Andaman Floating Solar Project with Energy Storage

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has once again extended the deadline for its 4 MW floating solar project tender with 2 MW/1MWh battery energy storage system (BESS). The ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar
Military Engineer Services Invites Bids for a 1 MW Solar Project in Assam

Military Engineer Services Invites Bids for a 1 MW Solar Project in Assam

The Military Engineer Services (MES) has invited bids for the development of a 1 MW solar power project along with allied infrastructure at Jorhat in Assam. The estimated cost of ...
Haryana to Install 466 Grid-Connected DC Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

Haryana to Install 466 Grid-Connected DC Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Haryana Development Renewable Agency (HAREDA) has invited bids for 466 grid-connected DC solar pumping systems. The last date for the submission of bids is July 20, 2020. The contract ...
Indian Railways' 400 MW Solar Tender Comes With Domestic Content Requirement

Indian Railways’ 400 MW Solar Tender Comes With Domestic Content Requirement

The Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL), a joint venture of the Indian Railways and RITES Limited, has published the details of the tender for 400 MW of grid-connected solar ...
Himachal Pradesh Issues Order on RPO Targets and Open Access Charges

Himachal Pradesh Issues Order on RPO Targets and Open Access Charges

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has issued an order for distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state regarding their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) backlogs up to the financial year ...
Chhattisgarh Floats Tender for 20,000 Solar Pumps

Chhattisgarh Floats Tender for 20,000 Solar Pumps

The Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) has issued a tender for the installation of 20,000 solar irrigation pumps in the state. The tender calls for 12,200 solar pumps ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Argonne Researchers Use Deep Learning to Study Avian Interactions with Solar Panels

Argonne Researchers Use Deep Learning to Study Avian Interactions with Solar Panels

Solar project installations across the United States are increasing, and scientists are trying their best to find out the impact of solar infrastructure on wildlife. Currently, the data collection methods ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Sri Lanka Receives $100 Million Loan from India for Installing Rooftop Solar Systems

Sri Lanka Receives $100 Million Loan from India for Installing Rooftop Solar Systems

Sri Lanka announced that it had received a $100 million (~₹7.56 billion) loan from the Government of India for installing solar rooftop systems on government buildings. These funds will also ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Uttar Pradesh to Set Up 600 MW of Solar in a New Renewable Energy Park

Uttar Pradesh to Set Up 600 MW of Solar in a New Renewable Energy Park

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tehri Hydro Development Corporation of India Limited (THDCIL) to set up an ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Haryana Invites Bids for 30 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems on Government Buildings

Haryana Invites Bids for 30 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems on Government Buildings

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has invited bids for 30 MW of rooftop solar systems on government buildings in the state. The capital investment for the project will ...
Andhra Pradesh Issues Guidelines for 10 GW of Solar Projects for State’s Farmers

Andhra Pradesh Issues Guidelines for 10 GW of Solar Projects for State’s Farmers

The Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) has issued an order with guidelines to implement its 10 GW solar power project program for farmers in the state. The program aims to provide nine ...
With New Solar Projects Commissioned, Azure Power’s Revenue Rises 29% in Q4 FY 2020

With New Solar Projects Commissioned, Azure Power’s Revenue Rises 29% in Q4 FY 2020

Azure Power has announced its consolidated results for the fourth quarter (Q4) of the financial year (FY) 2020. The company stated that its revenues stood at ₹3.67 billion (~$48.75 million), ...
IEC Issues New Standard for Testing Resistance of Solar Modules to Heavy Snow

IEC Issues New Standard for Testing Resistance of Solar Modules to Heavy Snow

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has issued a new standard – the IEC 62938:2020 - to test the resistance of solar photovoltaic modules to large amounts of snow piling up ...
/ / Solar, Technology
China’s Draft Solar Manufacturing Guidelines May Lead to Consolidation

China’s Draft Solar Manufacturing Guidelines May Lead to Consolidation

The share of installed renewable power generation capacity in China amounted to 40% (hydro 17.7%, wind 10.4%, solar 10.2%, and biomass 1.5%) for the calendar year (CY) 2019. According to ...
Andhra Pradesh Addresses Concerns on DSM Amendment for Solar and Wind

Andhra Pradesh Addresses Concerns on DSM Amendment for Solar and Wind

Several renewable energy companies have put forward their suggestions and objections to the proposed amendments for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement regulations put in place by the Andhra Pradesh ...
Solar Installations Helping Nigerian Health Centers Fight COVID-19 Outbreak

Solar Installations Helping Nigerian Health Centers Fight COVID-19 Outbreak

All On, an independent impact investment company, has announced the completion of the first phase of nationwide solar installations at emergency health facilities related to the COVID-19 pandemic response. The ...
Industry Asks SECIto Issue ClarificationsBefore Calling Bids for 2 GW of Solar Projects

Industry Asks SECI to Issue Clarifications Before Calling Bids for 2 GW of Solar Projects

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has written a letter to the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) asking it to extend the bid submission deadline of a ...
NTPC Once Again Extends Bidding Deadline for 1.2 GW of Solar Projects

NTPC Once Again Extends Bidding Deadline for 1.2 GW of Solar Projects

NTPC Limited has once again extended the bid submission deadline for its tender to set up 1.2 GW of the interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar power projects in India. The ...
ACME Solar to be Reimbursed for Bonds Furnished Against Safeguard Duty Cost

ACME Solar to be Reimbursed for Bonds Furnished Against Safeguard Duty Cost

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) issued an order declaring that ACME Chittorgarh Solar Energy Private Limited (ACSEPL) was eligible for claiming compensation for additional expenses incurred due to the ...
Tracking Bifacial Solar Modules Can Produce 35% More Energy_ Report

Tracking Bifacial Solar Modules Can Produce 35% More Energy: Report

Researchers at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) have claimed that bifacial solar modules that track the sun produced 35% more energy than regular modules and could help ...
REMCL Invites Bids to Develop Up to 400 MW of Solar Projects on Vacant Land of Railways

REMCL Invites Bids to Develop Up to 400 MW of Solar Projects on Vacant Land of Railways

The Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL), a joint venture of the Indian Railways and RITES Limited, has invited bids for the development of up to 400 MW of grid-connected ...
Tata Power Set to Develop a 120 MW Solar Project in Gujarat

Tata Power Set to Develop a 120 MW Solar Project in Gujarat

Tata Power has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), has received a Letter of Award (LoA) from Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) to develop ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Tamil Nadu to Procure 500 MW of Solar Power from SECI at ₹2.78_kWh

Tamil Nadu to Procure 500 MW of Solar Power from SECI at ₹2.78/kWh

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has approved the procurement of 500 MW of solar power from the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). The tariff approved for the ...