Here is the Solar Industry Wishlist for Budget 2021

Here is the Solar Industry Wishlist for Budget 2021

Riddled with a pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns, 2020 was a year everyone wants to forget. The year was also adverse for the solar industry, which saw manufacturing and installations ...
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Energy Demand to Return to Pre-COVID-19 Levels in 1-4 Years_ McKinsey (1)

Biden Rescinds Trump’s Stand on Climate Change; US Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement

United States President, Joe Biden, signed an executive order to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord on the first day of his assuming office on January 21, 2021. The decision was ...
China Adds 48.2 GW of Solar Capacity in 2020, its Second Best Year on Record

China Adds 48.2 GW of Solar Capacity in 2020, its Second Best Year on Record

China has installed 48.2 GW of solar capacity in 2020, a 60% year-over-year increase compared to 30.11 GW in 2019, according to the latest data from the National Energy Administration ...
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ISTS Charges Waiver for Solar, Wind Projects Beyond Deadline Being Considered

ISTS Charges Waiver for Solar, Wind Projects Beyond Deadline Being Considered

The Ministry of Power has announced that it will not deprive renewable power projects of a waiver on inter-state transmission system (ISTS) charges and losses if they are commissioned after ...
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Bids Invited to Prepare Detailed Project Report for Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh

Bids Invited to Prepare Detailed Project Report for Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh

The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL), a joint venture between the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL), has invited bids ...
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Gujarat Commission Adopts ₹1.99_kWh Tariff Discovered in GUVNL's 500 MW Solar Auction

Gujarat Commission Adopts ₹1.99/kWh Tariff Discovered in GUVNL’s 500 MW Solar Auction

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has adopted the tariff of ₹1.99 (~$0.0270)/kWh discovered in the competitive bidding conducted by the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) for procurement of ...
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Ministry of Power To Review Net Metering Restriction for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW

Ministry of Power to Review Net Metering Restriction for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has assured stakeholders from the rooftop solar segment that the government will review its stance on gross metering for installations over 10 kW capacity. Representations ...
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Jharkhand Sets ₹3.09_kWh Levelized Tariff for Solar Projects Under KUSUM

Jharkhand Sets ₹3.09/kWh Levelized Tariff for Solar Projects Under KUSUM

The Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) has set a pre-fixed levelized tariff of ₹3.09 (~$0.042)/kWh for power from decentralized solar and other renewable energy projects between 500 kW and ...
Solar Module Manufacturer Websol Reports 21.3% Rise in Revenue in Q3 of FY 2021

Solar Module Manufacturer Websol Reports 21.3% Rise in Revenue in Q3 of FY 2021

The Kolkata-based solar cells and modules manufacturer, Websol Energy Systems, has announced the financial results for the third quarter (Q3) of the financial year 2021 (FY21). The company reported a ...
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Module Technologies and Trends Dominating the Indian Solar Market

Module Technologies and Trends Dominating the Indian Solar Market

The year 2020 is behind us, and 2021 promises to be positive for the solar industry. According to Mercom Research, around 48 GW of solar projects are either awaiting construction ...
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SECI Halves Tender Capacity for Renewable Energy Bundled with Thermal

SECI Halves Tender Capacity for Renewable Energy Bundled with Thermal

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued amendments to the request for selection (RfS) document for the supply of 5 GW of round-the-clock (RTC) power from grid-connected renewable ...
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Why the Draft PPA for Andhra’s 6.4 GW of Solar Projects Was Considered Violation of Law

Why the Draft PPA for Andhra’s 6.4 GW of Solar Projects Was Considered Violation of Law

The High Court of Andhra Pradesh has upheld Tata Power Renewable Energy’s contention that Andhra Pradesh Green Energy Corporation’s (APGECL) request for selection (RfS) and power purchase agreements (PPA) for 6.4 GW ...
EoI Invited for Feasibility Survey and Inspection of Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

EoI Invited for Feasibility Survey and Inspection of Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) for a third-party feasibility survey and inspection of solar pumps installed in the state under Component-B of ...
Solar Developers, DISCOM Spar Over CUF to be Considered for Safeguard Duty Reimbursement

Solar Developers, DISCOM Spar Over CUF to be Considered for Safeguard Duty Reimbursement

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has said that if the generators revised the capacity utilization factor (CUF) as per the provisions of the power purchase agreement (PPA), then the ...
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Maharashtra Announces Renewable Policy, Plans for 13 GW of Solar Projects

Maharashtra Announces Renewable Policy, Plans for 13 GW of Solar Projects

The Maharashtra State Cabinet has issued its ‘Unconventional Energy Generation Policy’ to promote non-conventional source-based energy generation. The policy is divided into two parts. In the first part of the policy, the ...
Three More Solar Developers in Telangana to Receive GST and VAT Refunds

Three More Solar Developers in Telangana to Receive GST and VAT Refunds

The Telangana Government has approved a payment of ₹73.76 million ($1 million) to three solar developers towards refund of State Goods & Services Tax/Value Added Tax (SGST/VAT) on inputs used ...
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Tata Power's Power Sale Agreement With SECI for 200 MW of Solar Gets Regulatory Approval

Tata Power’s Power Sale Agreement With SECI for 200 MW of Solar Gets Regulatory Approval

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) approved the power sale agreement (PSA) signed between the Tata Power Distribution Limited (TPDDL) and the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for the ...
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Telangana Government to Pay ₹400 Million to Solar Developers in GST and VAT Refunds

Telangana Government to Pay ₹400 Million to Solar Developers in GST and VAT Refunds

The Telangana government has approved the release of ₹400.19 million (~$5.48 million) to Mytrah Agriya Power and six other solar firms toward the refund of State Goods and Services Tax ...
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China Added Over 40 GW of Solar Capacity in 2020_ AECEA

China Added Over 40 GW of Solar Capacity in 2020: AECEA

China may have installed up to over 40 GW of solar capacity in 2020 based on preliminary data, according to a new report from the Asia Europe Clean Energy Advisory ...
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Telangana Sets Levelized Tariff of ₹3.13/kWh for KUSUM Solar Projects

Telangana Sets Levelized Tariff of ₹3.13/kWh for KUSUM Solar Projects

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has set a levelized tariff for solar projects under Component-A of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evem Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) program ...
Germany Added 481 MW of Solar Installations in November 2020

Germany Added 481 MW of Solar Installations in November 2020

Germany's solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in November 2020 reached 480.84 MW, according to the latest numbers announced by the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur). The new figures indicate an increase of ...
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Regulator Adopts Tariff of ₹2.97_kWh for 200 MW of Solar Projects in Kerala

Regulator Adopts Tariff of ₹2.97/kWh for 200 MW of Solar Projects in Kerala

The Kerala State Electricity Commission (KSERC) has passed an order adopting a tariff of ₹2.97 (~$0.041) for 200 MW of solar projects awarded in the Kerala State Electricity Board Limited’s ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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, ...
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