Prism Johnson Acquires 30% Stake in Cleantech SPV to Build 22 MW of Captive Solar Projects

Rajasthan Clarifies How Wheeling Charges on Solar Projects are to be Applied

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has dismissed petitions filed by captive solar project developers seeking relief from applicable wheeling and banking charges. In this case, the petitioners were: Goyal ...
Amplus to Develop 150 MW of Solar Projects in Haryana as State Waives Open Access Charges

Amplus to Develop 150 MW of Solar Projects in Haryana as State Waives Open Access Charges

Amplus Energy Solutions has decided to make the most of the waiver provided to open access solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Haryana. The company has secured an approval from the ...
TANGEDCO Hands Over Solar and Wind Tendering Responsibilities to SECI

TANGEDCO Hands Over Solar and Wind Tendering Responsibilities to SECI

Prolonged payment delays to solar and wind developers seem to have tarnished the reputation of Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) in the industry. In a significant development, the ...
Old Off-Grid Solar Projects Could Soon Be Grid-Connected

Old Off-Grid Solar Projects Could Soon Be Grid-Connected

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has received requests from state nodal agencies and implementing agencies for connecting old off-grid solar projects sanctioned under MNRE’s program to the ...
Brookfield Negotiates with ReneSola for its Distributed Solar Assets in China

Draft Model Regulation Issued for Grid-Interactive Distributed Renewable Sources

The Forum of Regulators (FoR) has issued draft model regulation for grid-interactive distributed renewable energy sources to be followed by all states in India. These regulations will apply to:  Prosumer ...
Tata Power and CGPL Join Hands to Install Rooftop Solar in all Households of Tunda, Gujarat

Tata Power and MGL to Collaborate on Solar Rooftop and EV Charging Stations

To offer integrated customer services, explore the e-mobility segment and other value-added services of mutual interest, Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL), one of India's leading gas distribution companies has signed a ...
Report Finds Municipalities Could Boost Rooftop Solar Adoption Using Bonds

JERC Publishes Draft Solar Net Metering Regulations for Goa and Union Territories

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has issued draft net metering regulations. The draft is up for comments and suggestions up to ...
Reliance Money Secures Loan from IREDA for Renewable Energy Projects

APICORP Signs $75 Million Term Facility with Saudi-Based Renewable Developer Alfanar

The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), a multilateral development financial institution, has signed a strategic five-year Murabaha financing facility worth $75 million with Alfanar Company, a developer and engineering procurement ...
Adani Green Commissions a 50 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

Adani Green Commissions a 50 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

Adani Green Energy (UP) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Green Energy Limited, has commissioned a 50 MW solar PV power project in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The off-taker ...
Payment Security Mechanism for Solar Projects under VGF Program Gets ₹5 Billion Fund

Payment Delays in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu Hit Solar and Wind Developers

Payment delays are becoming a problem again for solar and wind project developers in India especially in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana. Some instances in Madhya Pradesh and a ...
MNRE Clarifies Import Conditions for Lead-Acid Batteries Used in Solar Projects

MNRE Clarifies Import Conditions for Lead-Acid Batteries Used in Solar Projects

In its latest notification, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines for the import of secondary cells and batteries of lead-acid and nickel-based chemistries that are ...
The United Kingdom Joins International Solar Alliance

The United Kingdom Joins International Solar Alliance

The United Kingdom is the latest entrant to the International Solar Alliance (ISA), joining hands with India and 73 other member nations toward a common goal of sustainability. The United ...
SOLAR INSTALLATIONS FORECAST

Solar Installations in the United States Hit 2 Million Mark: Report

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and energy research firm Wood Mackenzie have pegged the United State’s total solar installations at more than 2 million. The report added that the electricity ...
Draft Amendments to Qualify for Captive Generation Project Released

Rajasthan Commission Clarifies Who is a Captive Power Producer

In its latest order, the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has clarified the definition of a captive power producer (CPP). The commission was hearing a petition filed by Tesco Energy ...
CERC Directs NTPC to Return Bank Guarantees of Three Developers in Bhadla Solar Park

CERC Directs NTPC to Return Bank Guarantees of Three Developers in Bhadla Solar Park

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ruled in favor of three independent power producers (IPPs) regarding the payment of their performance bank guarantee (PBG) to the tune of ₹255 ...
Maharashtra’s 1 GW Solar Tender Gets Enthusiastic Response, Oversubscribed by 400 MW

Solar Power Generation in India Increased by 34% Year-over-Year in Q1 2019

Solar power generation in India has increased substantially over the past few years. According to the data released by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), solar power accounted for over 11.4 ...
Serious Policy Push Needed to Get India's Rooftop Solar Market to the Next Level

Serious Policy Push Needed to Get India’s Rooftop Solar Market to the Next Level

The rooftop solar segment in India has been growing at a brisk pace, with cumulative installed capacity reaching 3,260 MW as of December 2018. Rooftop installations grew 66% (year-over-year) with ...
MNRE Targets 118 MW Under Phase-III of Decentralized Solar Program

Indian Army’s Project Roshni Lights Up Remote Villages in J&K with Solar Lights

Under project Roshni, the Indian Army’s Bhaderwah-based counter-insurgency unit Rashtriya Rifles has installed solar lights in poor and remote villages of Thanhala and Ganori-Kahara located in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda ...
India’s Solar Capacity Reaches 30 GW Milestone

India’s Solar Capacity Reaches 30 GW Milestone

Solar installations in India have reached 30 GW according to preliminary figures from Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker. The share of solar capacity grew from 6.6% as of March 2018 ...
Azure Power’s Revenue Up 29% to $35.4 Million in Q1 2019

Solar Project Financier PFS Announces 12% Increase in Revenues for FY 2019

Power project financier PTC Financial Services (PFS) has announced its FY 2019 results which indicate a good year for the company. The total revenue for PFS for FY 2019 was ...
Delhi High Court Directs GST Council to Review Tax Structure for Solar Projects

Delhi High Court Directs GST Council to Review Tax Structure for Solar Projects

After reviewing a petition filed by the Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) that challenges the new tax formulation structure for solar projects, a bench of the Delhi High Court has ...
Tata Power’s Solar EPC Order Book Reached ₹13.60 Billion in FY 2018-19

Tata Power’s Solar EPC Order Book Reached ₹13.60 Billion in FY 2018-19

Tata Power has announced its annual results for FY 2018-19. The company’s income statement shows that its consolidated FY19 revenue was up 12% at ₹294.93 billion (~$4.25 billion) as compared ...
Important Headlines from the Indian Solar Market in April 2019

Important Headlines from the Indian Solar Market in April 2019

April 2019 was a busy month for the domestic solar industry with state electricity regulatory commissions issuing orders aimed at providing relief to solar project developers. During the month, a ...
Maharashtra’s 1 GW Solar Tender Gets Enthusiastic Response, Oversubscribed by 400 MW

ACME Solar to be Compensated for Cost Incurred After Introduction of Safeguard Duty

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order to compensate a solar power developer by accepting that the levy of safeguard duty was a ‘Change in Law.’ The ...
Uttarakhand Extends Deadline for 40 MW of Solar Projects Due to Ongoing Elections

Uttarakhand Extends Deadline for 40 MW of Solar Projects Due to Ongoing Elections

The Uttarakhand Irrigation department has extended the last date for the submission of Request for Proposal (RfS) for its proposed tender for the installation of 40 MW of solar projects ...