Supreme Court ReNew Power MPPMCL

Supreme Court Stays Jabalpur High Court’s Order Jeopardizing 51 MW of Solar in Madhya Pradesh

The 51 MW solar project developed by ReNew Power in Vijaypur, Madhya Pradesh is in jeopardy after the Supreme Court of India  issued a stay order on the Jabalpur High ...
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REC Solar Exec: Shift Towards Quality is Fueling Our Growth

REC Solar Exec: Shift Towards Quality is Fueling Our Growth

Anti-dumping investigations are underway in the U.S. and India – two of the world’s largest solar markets – and it appears likely to result in the imposition of tariffs. The ...
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China Expected to Install a Whopping 50 GW of Solar in 2017 - AECEA

China Expected to Install a Whopping 50 GW of Solar in 2017 – AECEA

After adding an astonishing 34.54 GW of solar PV power generation capacity in 2016, representing a 128 percent increase year-over-year, who would have even remotely anticipated that China would be ...
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RERC Sets Benchmark Tariff for Solar PV Projects in Rajasthan

RERC Sets Benchmark Tariff of ₹3.93/kWh for Solar PV Projects in Rajasthan for FY 2017-18

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has fixed ₹3.93 (~$0.06)/kWh as the generic tariff for solar PV projects without accelerated depreciation (AD) in Rajasthan. The tariff is levelized for 25 ...
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Data Points from Renewable Energy in September 2017

Top Headlines and Data Points from Indian Renewable Energy Sector in September 2017

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank, will provide a $50 million (~₹3.2 billion) loan to ACME Jaipur Solar Power Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ...
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TUV Rheinland Expands in India

TUV Rheinland Expands in India with a €2.5 Million Solar PV Testing Facility

TUV Rheinland India has expanded its footprint in India with the opening of a €2.5 million (~₹192.6 million) facilty in Bangalore to test Solar PV and other technologies. The company ...
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DuPont Interview

DuPont Interview: Demand for Reliable Materials Rising as India’s Solar Market Matures

The maturation of solar markets in China, India, and the U.S. is creating an increased demand for reliable and durable solar materials. DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions is packing its supply line ...
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MNRE Issues Draft Technology

MNRE Issues Draft Technology Development and Innovation Policy for New and Renewable Energy

With the Indian renewable sector lacking new technology development, The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a draft Technology Development and Innovation Policy (TDIP) for New & ...
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Delayed PPA Signing and Subsidy Reimbursement

Delayed PPA Signing and Subsidy Reimbursement Not Helping the Indian Solar Sector: Interview

As the Indian sector continues to grow there are challenges everywhere but PPA renegotiation and delayed PPA signing, delay in reimbursement of subsidies are particularly troubling. Here is an excerpt ...
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Non-Solar REC Trading

Non-Solar REC Trading Rises 32 Percent in September

The total number of non-solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) sold in India jumped by 32 percent in September, rising to 382,007 from just 289,505 sold during the previous month. The ...
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Supreme Court

Supreme Court Extends the Validity of Solar and Non-Solar RECs to March 31, 2018

The Supreme Court has extended the validity of solar and non-solar Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) that were due to expire between April 1, 2017, and March 31, 2018, up to ...
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Some Module Suppliers are Backing Away from Supply Agreements

Interview: Some Module Suppliers are Backing Away from Supply Agreements

Unless there is a policy course correction, the solar rooftop installation goal of 40 GW by 2022 has been viewed as a challenge to achieve by many in the industry, ...
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REWA Bid

The Four-Tier REWA Payment Security Model Responsible for Low Bids

The Rewa solar park auction heralded the dawn of falling solar tariffs in India with a low levelized bid of ₹3.30/kWh. There are two major reasons for such low tariffs ...
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Meeting Between Solar Industry Stakeholders and Minister of Power

What Happened in the Meeting Between Solar Industry Stakeholders and Minister of Power

Minister of Power R.K. Singh called a meeting yesterday with solar project developers and manufacturers to understand the state of the solar industry in India. In the meeting, Singh discussed ...
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India Renewable Energy September 2017

India Renewable Energy News and Policy Roundup for September 2017

Several important renewable energy policies especially in solar were announced last month in India. Notable news was the Rewa payment guarantee announcement from Madhya Pradesh. State Agencies The Rajasthan Renewable ...
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Solar India

Anti-Dumping Tariff, Consistent Tenders Needed to Support Solar Manufacturing in India

The following is from a conversation Mercom India had with Sunil Rathi, director of sales and marketing for Waaree Energies on the current state of Indian solar market. What do ...
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Minister for Power Calls Meeting

Minister for Power to Meet with Major Solar Developers

The new Indian Minister for Power, Mr. R. K. Singh, has called a meeting with major developers in the solar energy sector. This is the first such meeting he will ...
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DGAD Examines 17 Suppliers

Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties Examines 17 Suppliers from China, Taiwan, and Malaysia

The office of the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) has sampled the solar modules and cells exported by 17 companies from China, Taiwan, and Malaysia as part ...
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Solar Lowers TANGEDCO’s Pooled Cost of Power Purchase

Solar Lowers TANGEDCO’s Pooled Cost of Power Purchases to ₹3.70/kWh

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has fixed the pooled cost of power purchases for Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) at ₹3.70 (~$0.056)/kWh for the financial year ...
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Jinko Solar Interview with Mercom

Jinko Solar Executive Says Indian Solar Sector is Growing Better Than Expected

The imposition of an anti-dumping duty could be detrimental to India’s growing solar sector. The government needs to find a path forward that creates a solution where everyone benefits – ...
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Mercom Interview with NEXTracker

India’s Solar O&M is Drawing in Large Global Players like NEXTracker

The more than 15 GW of solar capacity installed in India will require quality operation and maintenance (O&M) services, paving way for large global players to enter the market. The ...
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Solar Anti-Dumping Tariff

The Chances for Solar Anti-Dumping Tariff Recommendation Just Got Higher in India

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has found that crystalline silicon modules imported into the United States caused serious injury to domestic manufacturers, increasing the chances that a similar finding ...
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Mercom REI Panel

Tariff and GST Uncertainty Are Only a Temporary Drag on India’s Solar Market

Tax confusion, uncertainty about anti-dumping tariffs, and stagnant demand are all affecting India’s solar sector, which witnessed relatively smooth growth in the last three-to-four years until the hiccup that began ...
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Tata Power Solar

Tata Power Solar CEO Says India’s Solar Manufacturing Sector Needs Support to Become Competitive

The following is from a conversation Mercom India had with Tata Power Solar CEO Ashish Khanna at the Renewable Energy Expo 2017 in Greater Noida, India. This is the first ...
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Renewable Energy Expo 2017

5 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Renewable Energy Expo 2017

5 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Renewable Energy Expo 2017 As India’s largest cleantech conference opens, there are a lot of unanswered questions that everyone wants answers to. Here ...
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