Solar Industry Awaits Clarity on ALMM Extension and Implementation (3)

BIS Registration for Solar Modules Delayed, Developers Worried

A three-month-long delay in procuring registration certificates issued by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for a new model of solar modules is severely hampering the solar industry. According to ...
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Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects will Stand Canceled if SECI Fails to Sign PSA within Six Months

Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects will Stand Canceled if SECI Fails to Sign PSA within Six Months

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued tariff-based competitive bidding guidelines for power procurement from grid-connected solar-wind hybrid projects. The guidelines stated that the Solar Energy Corporation ...
Tamil Nadu‘s New Tariff Order for Solar Procurement

Tamil Nadu‘s New Tariff Order for Solar Procurement

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued a tariff order for solar power procurement by distribution licensees. The effective date of the order is October 16, 2020. According ...
Solar Industry Awaits Clarity on ALMM Extension and Implementation (1)

Solar Industry Awaits Clarity on ALMM Extension and Implementation

The deadline for implementing the approved list of models and manufacturers (ALMM) has passed, and the industry is still in limbo. There's no update yet on the new deadline as ...
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Trump's Move to Remove Duty Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules Challenged

Trump’s Move to Remove Duty Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules Challenged

The United States President Donald Trump's attempts to revoke the exclusion of imported bifacial solar panels from safeguard duty imposition may have failed. President Trump had earlier asserted to raise ...
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SECI Released Over ₹4.5 Billion to Clear Dues of Solar and Wind Developers in September

SECI Released Over ₹4.5 Billion to Clear Dues of Solar and Wind Developers in September

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) paid out nearly ₹4.53 billion (~$61.6 million) for solar and wind power purchases in September 2020, according to the latest data. This amounted ...
Solar at the Centerstage, India's Power demand Outpaces other Regions by 2030_ IEA Report

Solar at the Centerstage, India’s Power Demand Outpaces other Regions by 2030: IEA Report

Solar is likely to be the new king in the world's electricity market, and India could be a leading market for utility-scale battery storage, says International Energy Agency's latest World ...
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Shortage of Solar and Net Meters in the State, Says Rajasthan Renewable Association

Shortage of Solar and Net Meters in the State, Says Rajasthan Renewable Association

The Renewable Energy Association of Rajasthan (REAR) has written to the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL), asking it to permit the use of existing energy meters for projects under ...
Uttar Pradesh to Install 179 Community Solar Tubewells under KUSUM Program

Uttar Pradesh to Install 179 Community Solar Tubewells under KUSUM Program

The government of Uttar Pradesh has come up with a new program for small and marginal farmers to promote solar energy in the state. The government has proposed a 'community ...
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Rajasthan Regulator Says DISCOMs Not to be Blamed for Failure to Meet RPO Targets

Rajasthan Regulator Says DISCOMs Not to be Blamed for Failure to Meet RPO Targets

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) ruled in favor of the state distribution companies (DISCOMs) in a petition demanding action against them for not achieving their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) ...
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Telangana Proposes Pre-Fixed Levelized Tariff of ₹3.13_kWh for KUSUM Solar Projects

Telangana Proposes Pre-Fixed Levelized Tariff of ₹3.13/kWh for KUSUM Solar Projects

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has proposed norms for a pre-fixed levelized tariff for solar projects under Component-A of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evem Utthan Mahabhiyan ...
Telangana Regulator Asks DISCOM to Pay Up for Using Banked Energy from a 2 MW Solar Project

Telangana Regulator Asks DISCOM to Pay Up for Using Banked Energy from a 2 MW Solar Project

The Telangana Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) directed the Transmission Corporation of Telangana Limited (TSTRANSCO) and the Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (TSSPDCL) to provide long-term intrastate open access ...
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Haryana Commission Denies Long-Term Open Access to a 20 MW On-going Solar Project

Haryana Commission Denies Long-Term Open Access to a 20 MW Ongoing Solar Project

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has ruled that the losses suffered by a solar open access project developer due to a delay in the signing of a connectivity agreement ...
Uttarakhand Plans 1,000 Solar Projects of 25 kW For Unemployed Youth and Small Farmers

Uttarakhand Plans 1,000 Solar Projects of 25 kW For Unemployed Youth and Small Farmers

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has issued an order extending the control period for benchmark capital costs and generic tariffs as a one-time exception. This is for 10,000 of ...
Eden Renewable's 50 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh Gets Deadline Extension

Eden Renewable’s 50 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh Gets Deadline Extension

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) allowed an extension of the scheduled commissioning date (SCOD) of a 50 MW solar project in Chitrakoot district. The project is being developed ...
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President Trump Goes After Duty Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules, Wants 18% Duty

President Trump Goes After Duty Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules, Wants 18% Duty

President of the United States, Donald Trump, has signed a proclamation emphasizing his support to revoke the exclusion of several imported bifacial solar panels from safeguard duty imposition. The President ...
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Future Solar Bids Will Encourage Use of Advanced Technologies, Says RK Singh

Future Solar Bids Will Encourage Use of Advanced Technologies, Says RK Singh

Future bids would encourage solar manufacturing using advanced and latest technology, Minister of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), R.K. Singh, recently said. Singh was addressing the 'India PV Edge 2020', ...
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It's Official: LoUs from State-Run Financiers to Serve as Bank Guarantees for Solar Tenders

It’s Official: LoUs from State-Run Financiers to Serve as Bank Guarantees for Solar Tenders

The Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued amendments to its guidelines for the tariff-based competitive bidding process to procure power from grid-connected solar projects. The amendments address the ...
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Haryana DISCOM to Purchase 10 MW of Solar Energy on Short-Term Basis at ₹2.70kWh

Haryana DISCOM to Purchase 10 MW of Solar Energy on Short-Term Basis at ₹2.70/kWh

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) approved a draft power purchase agreement by Haryana Power Purchase Center's (HPPC). The draft PPA was to be executed with LR Energy for 10 ...
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Kerala to Resume Generation-Based Incentives for Off-Grid Captive Solar Projects

Kerala to Resume Generation-Based Incentives for Off-Grid Captive Solar Projects

The Kerala State Electricity Regulation Commission has once again issued an order extending the applicability of the Generation-Based Incentive (GBI) program for off-grid captive solar power projects in the state ...
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Validity of Levelized Tariff for Solar Projects in Uttarakhand Extended

Validity of Levelized Tariff for Solar Projects in Uttarakhand Extended

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has extended the validity of benchmark capital cost and levelized generic tariffs for solar projects to March 31, 2021. The Commission had previously extended the validity ...
Facebook to Buy 100 MW of Solar Energy from Sunseap to Power Operations in Singapore

Facebook to Buy 100 MW of Solar Energy from Sunseap to Power Operations in Singapore

Sunseap Group, a Singapore-based solar energy company, announced that it signed a virtual power purchase agreement with Facebook to supply around 100 MW of solar energy from over 1,200 rooftop ...
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MNRE to Hold a Conclave to Discuss India's Solar Manufacturing Expansion Plans

MNRE to Hold a Conclave to Discuss India’s Solar Manufacturing Expansion Plans

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is hosting a global virtual symposium 'India PV Edge 2020' that would focus on India's solar manufacturing segment on  October 6, 2020 ...
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NHPC Signs Power Sale Agreements for 1.7 GW of Solar Projects

NHPC Signs Power Sale Agreements for 1.7 GW of Solar Projects

NHPC announced that it entered a power sale agreement (PSA) with Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company Ltd. (CSPDCL) for the supply of 400 MW of solar power. The tariff decided ...
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Electricity Regulator Rules in Favor of Open Access Solar Project Developer

Electricity Regulator Rules in Favor of Open Access Solar Project Developer

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has ruled in favor of a solar engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company seeking connectivity for ...