Installers Rally for Net Metering in Andhra’s Rooftop Solar Policy

Installers Rally for Net Metering in Andhra’s Rooftop Solar Policy

Andhra Pradesh’s solar development has not had a smooth run since the past year. In a recent development, renewable developers and stakeholders in the state are now up in arms ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Central Electronics Floats Tender for 2 Million Multicrystalline PERC Solar Cells

Central Electronics Floats Tender for 2 Million Multicrystalline PERC Solar Cells

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has floated a tender for the supply of 2 million multicrystalline passivated emitter and rear contact (PERC) solar cells. The tender is open to domestic ...
Tender Issued to Empanel Agencies to Install 1 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Tender Issued to Empanel Agencies to Install 1 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has invited bids for the empanelment of bidders to install approximately 1 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects in the residential sector across ...
Andhra Pradesh Approves Greenko’s 1000 MW Solar, 550 MW Wind, and 1200 MW Storage Project

Andhra Pradesh Approves Greenko’s 1 GW Solar, 550 MW Wind, and 1.2 GW Pumped Storage Project

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has approved the establishment of an integrated renewable energy project (IREP) at Pinnapuram village in Kurnool district by Greenko Energies Private Limited. As part of ...
Rajasthan Tenders 1.6 MW of Rooftop Solar With Locally Made Modules

Rajasthan Tenders 1.6 MW of Rooftop Solar With Locally Made Modules

The Rajasthan State Agricultural Marketing Board (RSAMB) has floated a tender for about 1.6 MW of grid-tied rooftop solar systems to be set up at various locations in the state ...
ReNew Power to be Compensated for Impact of Safeguard Duty on its 250 MW Solar Project

ReNew Power to be Compensated for Impact of Safeguard Duty on its 250 MW Solar Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ruled that ReNew Solar Power Private Limited is eligible for claiming compensation for the additional expenses incurred due to the imposition of safeguard ...
Anti-Dumping Duty Imposed on Coated Flat Products Used in Solar Mounting Structures

Anti-Dumping Duty Imposed on Coated Flat Products Used in Solar Mounting Structures

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has imposed an anti-dumping duty on aluminum and zinc coated flat products from China PR, Vietnam, and Korea RP to protect the domestic industry. These ...
SECI’s 2 GW Solar Tender Gets Enthusiastic Response, Oversubscribed by 3.28 GW

SECI’s 2 GW Solar Tender Gets Enthusiastic Response, Oversubscribed by 3.28 GW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) recent tender for 2 GW of the interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected solar projects (Tranche IX) has garnered a lot of interest from developers ...
Adani Green to Receive Refund of ₹1.2 Million for a 20 MW Solar Project in Mysuru

Adani Green to Receive Refund of ₹1.2 Million for a 20 MW Solar Project in Mysuru

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has ordered that Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) should get a refund of ₹1.2 million (~$15,754) from the Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company Limited (GESCOM) ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
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 ...