Tender Issued for Rural Electrification Work Using Solar Mini/Micro Off-Grid Systems

Tender Issued for Rural Electrification Work Using Solar Mini/Micro Off-Grid Systems

The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for electrification work at seven villages with 583 kW of mini and micro-grid solar power systems ...
Manipur Invites Bids for 100 MW of Solar Projects With Ceiling Tariff of ₹3_kWh

Manipur Invites Bids for 100 MW of Solar Projects With Ceiling Tariff of ₹3/kWh

Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency (MANIREDA), an autonomous agency under the state's power department, has invited bids to develop 100 MW of grid-connected solar power projects at Jiribam in Manipur ...
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Solar Generator’s Plea to Get Compensation for Power Supplied Over 19% CUF Turned Down

Solar Generator’s Plea to Get Compensation for Power Supplied Over 19% CUF Turned Down

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has rejected a solar power generator’s petition seeking compensation for power supplied over the contracted amount. It directed the developer to limit annual ...
TNERC Clarifies Single_Three Phase Inverter Usage in Rooftop Solar Systems up to 4 kW

TNERC Clarifies Single/Three-Phase Inverter Usage in Rooftop Solar Systems up to 4 kW

Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) heard a petition filed by the Solar Energy Developers Association, Salem, seeking clarification on 'Low Tension (LT) Connectivity' covered in the 'Order on Rooftop ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Andhra Pradesh’s Tender for 6.4 GW of Solar Projects Oversubscribed by 8.5 GW

Andhra Pradesh’s Tender for 6.4 GW of Solar Projects Oversubscribed by 8.5 GW

The Andhra Pradesh Green Energy Corporation’s (APGECL) tender to develop 6.4 GW of solar power projects has been oversubscribed by 8.5 GW, according to Mercom’s sources. The state agency received ...
Bids Invited for 1 MW of Ground-Mounted, Rooftop Solar Projects at Srikalahasti Temple

Bids Invited for 1 MW of Ground-Mounted, Rooftop Solar Projects at Srikalahasti Temple

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has invited bids for a 1 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project at the Srikalahasti Temple in Chittoor district ...
Bihar Reissues Tender to Develop 250 MW of Solar Projects

Bihar Reissues Tender to Develop 250 MW of Solar Projects

The Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency (BREDA) has reissued the tender for the procurement of 250 MW of power from grid-connected solar power projects. Interested bidders will have to submit ...
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Rajasthan Rooftop Solar Installers Write to State Nodal Agency to Address Grievances

Rajasthan Rooftop Solar Installers Write to State Nodal Agency to Address Grievances

The Renewable Energy Association of Rajasthan (REAR) has written to the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RREC) to address grievances faced by installers empaneled under the Rooftop Solar Subsidy Program. REAR ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Mercom India's Most Read News Stories from 2020

Mercom India’s Most Read News Stories from 2020

2020 is almost behind us. The year threw unique challenges at us while some interesting developments took shape in the renewable industry. Mercom revisits announcements and policy developments that interested ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gujarat’s New Solar Policy Incentivizes Captive and Rooftop Solar Projects

Gujarat’s New Solar Policy Incentivizes Captive and Rooftop Solar Projects

The Gujarat government has announced the new 'Gujarat Solar Power Policy 2021' with incentives for residential, commercial, and industrial rooftop solar developers. The policy will be valid until December 31, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Kerala DISCOM Seeks Regulatory Approval to Purchase Solar Power from SECI at ₹2.66/kWh

Kerala DISCOM Seeks Regulatory Approval to Purchase Solar Power from SECI at ₹2.66/kWh

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has directed the Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEB) and the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to proceed with the procurement of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Consumers Seeking Additional Rooftop Solar Capacity Must Shift to Gross Metering

Consumers Seeking Additional Rooftop Solar Capacity Must Shift to Gross Metering

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has rejected a request by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) for adopting the solar net feed-in (gross metering) methodology for ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Coal India to Set Up Integrated Solar Wafer Manufacturing Facility

Coal India to Set Up Integrated Solar Wafer Manufacturing Facility

Coal India Limited (CIL) has received approval from its board to venture into the solar power value chain and aluminum value chain. In a BSE filing, the coal giant said ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
Uttar Pradesh Approves Tariffs for 72 MW of Solar Projects by Sukhbir Agro and NTPC

Uttar Pradesh Approves Tariffs for 72 MW of Solar Projects by Sukhbir Agro and NTPC

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has adopted a tariff of ₹3.02 (~$0.040)/kWh for NTPC’s two solar projects of 20 MW each. These two projects are located at Itawah ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Developers Seek Center's Help for Payment Release by Andhra DISCOMs

Solar Developers Seek Center’s Help for Payment Release by Andhra DISCOMs

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has requested the Union Power Minister, R.K. Singh, for the release of payments by the Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and REC Limited ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Floats Tender for a 20 MW Solar Project with 50 MWh of Battery Energy Storage in Leh

SECI Floats Tender for a 20 MW Solar Project with 50 MWh of Battery Energy Storage in Leh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has floated a tender for a 20 MW solar power project with a 50 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS). The project will be ...
Bharat Forge Invests ₹28.7 Million in Avaada's Open Access Solar Project in Maharashtra

Bharat Forge Invests ₹28.7 Million in Avaada’s Open Access Solar Project in Maharashtra

Bharat Forge, a Pune-based multinational infrastructure company, made an equity investment of ₹28.7 million (~$390,437) in renewable developer Avaada’s special purpose vehicle Avaada SataraMH (ASPL). The company invested the amount ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
After a Successful Start, Uzbekistan Plans Another 500 MW of Solar Projects

After a Successful Start, Uzbekistan Plans Another 500 MW of Solar Projects

Uzbekistan's Ministry of Energy has announced the third batch of solar photovoltaic public-private partnership (PPP) projects under the Uzbek Solar program in the first quarter of 2021. The project is ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Reasons Behind the Record Low Solar Bid of ₹1.99_kWh in The Gujarat Solar Auction

Reasons Behind the Record Low Solar Bid of ₹1.99/kWh in the Gujarat Solar Auction

The recent auction by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) (Phase XI) for 500 MW of solar projects set a new record for the lowest tariff an auction in India ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
US Extends 26% Solar Investment Tax Credit Until 2022

US Extends 26% Solar Investment Tax Credit Until 2022

The United States Congress has passed a bill providing a two-year extension on its solar investment tax credit (ITC) facility, allowing solar power projects across the residential, commercial, industrial, and utility-scale segments ...
New Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cell with Record Efficiency of 29.15%

New Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cell with Record Efficiency of 29.15%

A team of researchers from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) announced that they have set a new conversion efficiency record of 29.15% in a tandem solar cell made of perovskite and silicon ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Researchers Say 53 Million Hectares of Abandoned Land Could be Used for Solar Deployment

Researchers Say 53 Million Hectares of Abandoned Land Could be Used for Solar Deployment

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have estimated the potential for solar photovoltaic (PV) and bioenergy deployment on recently abandoned cropland across the globe. The researchers ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Torrent Power Reissues Tender for Purchasing 300 MW of Solar in Gujarat

Torrent Power Reissues Tender for Purchasing 300 MW of Solar in Gujarat

Torrent Power Limited has reissued the tender for the purchase of up to 300 MW of power from grid-connected solar projects in Gujarat. The last date to submit the bids ...
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Tamil Nadu Regulator Clarifies Billing Mechanism for Rooftop Solar Prosumers

Tamil Nadu Regulator Clarifies Billing Mechanism for Rooftop Solar Prosumers

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued draft amendments to the Electricity Supply Code 2004 for bi-directional meter billing for rooftop solar systems. Stakeholders can submit their comments ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Telangana Tourism Corporation to Deploy Solar Boats to Ferry Passengers

Telangana Tourism Corporation to Deploy Solar Boats to Ferry Passengers

The Telangana Tourism Development Corporation Limited (TTDCL) has floated tenders to procure two units each of 25, 80, and 150-seater solar boats for carrying passengers at lakes, rivers, and reservoirs ...