India To Provide $20 million Funding to Suriname for Development of Solar

India To Provide $20 Million Concessional Funding to Suriname for Development of Solar

India will partner with Suriname, a South American country, for cooperation in the field of renewable energy. The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, announced the upcoming partnership between the ...
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MAHAGENCO Tenders 750 MW of Solar Projects for Agricultural Feeders

MAHAGENCO Tenders 750 MW of Solar Projects for Agricultural Feeders

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has tendered 750 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to cater to the agricultural (AG) feeder load of various substations across the ...
Sterling and Wilson Emerges as India’s Leading EPC Player in 2017

Sterling and Wilson Emerges as India’s Leading Solar EPC Player in 2017

Based on project capacity commissioned in 2017, Sterling and Wilson has emerged as the leading solar engineering procurement construction (EPC) developer in the country. The newly released report by Mercom ...
Gujarat Announces Solar-Wind Hybrid Power Policy

Gujarat Announces Solar-Wind Hybrid Power Policy

The Gujarat government has announced a new solar plus wind hybrid power policy in a bid to promote the simultaneous production of wind and solar power in the state. Under ...
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MNRE Extends Commissioning Date of Solar Projects Affected by GST

MNRE Extends Commissioning Date of Solar Projects Affected by GST

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an order extending the commissioning date (COD) of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects that were affected after the imposition of Goods ...
Indian Solar Imports Were Up by 20% in FY 2018

Indian Solar Imports Were Up by 20% in FY 2018

Compared to FY 2016-17, Indian solar imports witnessed a 20 percent spike from approximately $3.19 billion in FY 2016-17 to nearly $3.83 billion in FY 2017-18. Imports increased toward the ...
Indian Railways to Become Net-Zero Carbon Emitter by 2030

Indian Railways to Become Net-Zero Carbon Emitter by 2030

Indian Railways is going green in a big way and plans to become a net-zero carbon emitter by 2030, according to Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal. Goyal spoke to news ...
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MNRE Amends VGF Program Guidelines for Solar Projects

MNRE Amends VGF Program Guidelines for Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the implementation of the viability gap funding (VGF) program for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects under National Solar ...
Infosys Sources Over 43% of its Electricity Needs From Renewable Energy

Infosys Sources Over 43% of its Electricity Needs From Renewable Energy

Infosys, India’s software multinational giant, recently announced that it has developed a total capacity of 46.1 MW of rooftop and ground-mounted solar projects across the country. The figures were released ...
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Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Power Procurement from Solar Projects Amended

Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Power Procurement from Solar Projects Amended

The Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India, has amended the competitive bidding guidelines for the procurement of power from grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. Amendments The MoP has increased ...
Lightsource BP Completes 60 MW Solar Project in India Financed by Rabobank

Lightsource BP Completes 60 MW Solar Project in India Financed by Rabobank

Lightsource BP, a global renewable energy development firm, has completed its first utility scale solar project in India. The project has been developed in Wagdari, located in the state of ...
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Azure Power Reports Revenue of $118.3 Million in Fiscal Year 2018

Azure Power Reports Revenue of $118.3 Million in Fiscal Year 2018

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE), an independent solar power producer, has announced its consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ending March 31, 2018. Total revenue during its ...
Adani Green Energy Starts Trading on the Bombay Stock Exchange

Adani Green Energy Starts Trading on Bombay Stock Exchange

Domestic renewable energy project developer, Adani Green Energy, has been listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). According to the BSE filing, effective from June 18, 2018, the equity shares ...
Solar Projects for AG Feeders to Get a 30-Year Property Tax Rebate in Maharashtra

Solar Projects for AG Feeders to Get a 30-Year Property Tax Rebate in Maharashtra

In the state of Maharashtra, all the grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects developed under the Mukhyamantri Saur Krushi Vahini Yojana will not be required to pay property tax for a ...
MNRE Issues Benchmark Cost for Off-Grid and Distributed Solar Generation

MNRE Issues Benchmark Cost for Off-Grid Solar Systems and Distributed Solar Generation

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has notified the new benchmark cost for off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and rooftop solar projects for the financial year (FY) 2018-19 ...
Ministry of Power Sets Solar RPO for FY 2019-20 at 7.25 Percent

Ministry of Power Sets Solar RPO for FY 2019-20 at 7.25 Percent

The Ministry for Power, Government of India, has set solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) for financial year (FY) 2019-2020 at 7.25 percent. The non-solar RPO for FY 2019-2020 has been ...
SECI Extends Bid-Submission Deadline for 750 MW Solar Tender

SECI Extends Bid-Submission Deadline for 750 MW Solar Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid-submission deadline for the 750 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity it had tendered in January 2018. The capacity ...
CEL Invites EoI for Setting Up Solar Module and Cell Manufacturing Units

CEL Invites EoI for Setting Up Solar Module and Cell Manufacturing Units

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise of the government of India, has invited expression of interest (EoI) from interested parties to set up manufacturing facility in the ...
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With Over 3 GW Installed, Indian Solar Installations Surpass the US in Q1 2018

With Over 3 GW Installed, Indian Solar Installations Surpass the US in Q1 2018

The Indian solar market had its best quarter in which it surpassed the United States during the first quarter (Q1) of calendar year (CY) 2018. According to the recently released ...
Tata Power Signs PPA with GE for Installation of Rooftop Solar Projects

Tata Power Signs PPA with GE for Installation of Rooftop Solar Projects

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. (TPREL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with General Electric (GE). Under the agreement, TPREL will provide solar ...
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Solar Auctions Saw Record Low Bids Globally in 2017: REN21 Report

Solar Auctions Saw Record Low Bids Globally in 2017: REN21 Report

Solar PV auctions around the world in 2017 resulted in bids at new record lows, noted the annual Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) released by Renewable Energy Policy Network for ...
Karnataka Invites Expression of Interest to Install Three Floating Solar Projects

Karnataka Invites Expression of Interest to Install Three Floating Solar Projects

The Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board has invited expression of interest (EoI) to set up floating solar power projects over reservoirs in Manvi, Sirguppa, and Ballari City. The ...
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Solar Installations in India Increased 34% to 3.3 GW in Q1 2018

Solar Installations in India Increased 34% to 3.3 GW in Q1 2018

Indian solar market had its best quarter ever with 3,269 MW of solar installed in Q1 2018 according to Mercom India Research’s newly released Q1 2018 India Solar Market Update ...
Researchers at UC Berkley Harvest Water from Air Using Solar-Powered System

Researchers at UC Berkley Harvest Water from Air Using Solar-Powered System

The scientists at the University of California, Berkley, have some good news for people living in arid regions. These scientists have successfully harvested water from the air with the help of ...
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BEL Inaugurates 16 MW Solar PV Project in Chennai’s Avadi

BEL Inaugurates 16 MW Solar PV Project in Chennai’s Avadi

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a defence public sector undertaking (PSU), has successfully completed the construction of a 16 MW solar PV project at the Heavy Vehicle Factory (HVF) premises in ...
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