Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers Increased to ₹0.69/kWh in Gujarat

Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers Increased to ₹0.69/kWh in Gujarat

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC), in a recent order, revised the additional surcharge to ₹0.69 (~$0.009)/kWh payable by open access consumers of the state distribution companies (DISCOMs) from ₹0.51 ...
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Residential Solar System Sizes Continue to Rise in the U.S.: Berkeley Lab

Residential Solar System Sizes Continue to Rise in the U.S.: Berkeley Lab

The Berkeley Lab has found that solar photovoltaic (PV) system sizes continue to grow in the United States. In 2020,  the median was 6.5 kW for residential systems, up from ...
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GRIDCO Gets Regulatory Approval to Procure Solar Power at ₹2.75kWh from a 40 MW Project

GRIDCO Gets Regulatory Approval to Procure Solar Power at ₹2.75/kWh from a 40 MW Project

The Odisha Energy Regulatory Commission (OERC) has approved the power purchase agreement (PPA) signed between Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO) and NHPC Limited for procuring 40 MW of solar power at ...
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Himachal Pradesh DISCOM Directed to Offset Solar RPO Deficit

Himachal Pradesh DISCOM Directed to Offset Solar RPO Deficit

Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has directed the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Limited (HPSEBL) to offset the net deficit of 103.97 MUs as per its solar renewable purchase ...
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Andhra Pradesh Accepts SECI's Offer for 9 GW of Solar at ₹2.49kWh

Andhra Pradesh Accepts SECI’s Offer for 9 GW of Solar at ₹2.49/kWh

The Andhra Pradesh government has agreed to procure 9 GW of solar power from the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). SECI will supply power to the state's agriculture sector ...
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Haryana Sets Levelized Tariff of ₹2.58kWh for a 20 MW Solar Project

Haryana Sets Levelized Tariff of ₹2.58/kWh for a 20 MW Solar Project

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has set a tariff of ₹2.58 (~$0.035)/kWh for 20 MW of LR Energy's solar project. The tariff was determined after examining the capital cost component ...
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Chhattisgarh Proposes Generic Levelized Tariff for RE Projects in FY 2021-22

Chhattisgarh Proposes Generic Levelized Tariff for RE Projects in FY 2021-22

The Chhattisgarh Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has issued guidelines to determine the generic levelized tariffs for small hydro projects and non‐fossil fuel‐based co-generation plants. The tariff is for projects that achieve ...
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Regulator Allows Recovery of Differential Amount from Short-Term Open Access Consumers

Regulator Allows Recovery of Differential Amount from Short-Term Open Access Consumers

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has allowed Haryana Vidyut Prasar Nigam Limited (HVPNL) to recover the differential amount of ₹331.6 million (~$4.51 million) from consumers who had availed short-term ...
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Kakatiya Energy Systems to Play Bigger Role in Smart City Projects Interview

Kakatiya Energy Systems to Play Bigger Role in Smart City Projects: Interview

Several state governments, municipal corporations, and gram panchayats across India have increasingly opted for energy-efficient outdoor lighting systems, including LED lamps and solar lanterns. As recently as May this year, ...
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Tamil Nadu to Purchase 1,000 MW of Solar from SECI at ₹2.61/kWh

Tamil Nadu to Purchase 1,000 MW of Solar from SECI at ₹2.61/kWh

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC), in a recent order, approved the tariff of ₹2.61 (~$0,036)/kWh, including the trading margin of ₹0.07 (~$0.0009)/kWh, for procuring 1,000 MW of solar ...
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Generic Tariff of ₹3.51kWh Proposed for Small Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program (1)

Generic Tariff of ₹3.51/kWh Proposed for Small Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has issued a draft to determine the feed-in-tariff (FiT) for decentralized solar projects with 500 kW to 2MW capacity. These projects come under ...
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Solar Energy Could Account for 40% of US Electricity Supply by 2035 Report

Solar Energy Could Account for 40% of US Electricity Supply by 2035: Report

The US Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have released the Solar Futures Study, which states that solar could account for ...
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Regulator Accords Captive Status to a Wind Project and Asks DISCOM to Refund Charges

Regulator Accords Captive Status to a Wind Project and Asks DISCOM to Refund Charges

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in a recent order, ruled that the Green Infra Wind Power Generation owned Harapanahalli Wind Power Plant is a captive power project. The Commission ...
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US Adds 5.7 GW of Solar Capacity in Q2 2021

US Adds 5.7 GW of Solar Capacity in Q2 2021

According to the latest US Solar Market Insight Report, released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie, the US solar market has installed a record 5.7 GW of ...
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Solar Energy Could Power Over 25% Trains of Indian Railways Report

Solar Energy Could Power Over 25% Trains of Indian Railways: Report

According to a recent report published by Climate Trends and Riding Sunbeams, one in four trains of the Indian Railways could be powered by solar power. Indian Railways is one of India's ...
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Rajasthan Approves Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Capacity up to 500 kW

Rajasthan Approves Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Capacity up to 500 kW

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued new guidelines on 'Grid Interactive Distributed Renewable Energy Generating Systems.' RERC has allowed a net metering facility for rooftop solar systems up ...
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Anti-Dumping Duty Likely on Aluminum Imports Used in Solar Mounting Structures

Anti-Dumping Duty Likely on Aluminum Imports Used in Solar Mounting Structures

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has recommended anti-dumping duty on certain flat-rolled aluminum products imported from China to offset the injury caused due to dumping in the Indian ...
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Tripura to Set Up Solar Microgrids in 23 Villages

Tripura to Set Up Solar Microgrids in 23 Villages

The deputy chief minister of Tripura, Jishnu Dev Varma, said the state government has plans to install solar microgrids in 23 remote villages where power could not be provided through ...
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CERC Announces Draft Deviation Settlement Mechanism

CERC Announces Draft Deviation Settlement Mechanism

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued the draft Deviation Settlement Mechanism (DSM) and Related Matters Regulations, 2021. The regulations seek to ensure, through a commercial mechanism, adherence to ...
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Measuring Solar Irradiation a Challenge for Developers and Offtakers in Africa

Measuring Solar Irradiation a Challenge for Developers and Offtakers in Africa

Commercial and industrial solar investment firm CrossBoundary Energy’s (CBE) latest report sheds light on how solar energy generation is forecasted, the specific challenges in measuring solar irradiation in Africa, and ...
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CERC Adopts Tariff of ₹2.63kWh for a 300 MW Solar Project

CERC Adopts Tariff of ₹2.63/kWh for a 300 MW Solar Project

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) adopted the tariff of ₹2.63 (~₹0.036)/kWh and a trading margin of ₹0.07 (~$0.0009)/kWh for a 300 MW solar project as requested by NTPC  in ...
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It is Still Early Days for New Solar Module Technologies to Gain Wider Acceptance

It is Still Early Days for New Solar Module Technologies to Gain Wider Acceptance

Mercom hosted a webinar on September 8, 2021, to discuss the impact of the rapidly changing module manufacturing landscape on the project's levelized cost of energy (LCOE). The webinar focused ...
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147 MU of Solar Traded at an Average Price of ₹3.56kWh at IEX in August 2021 (1)

147 MU of Solar Traded at an Average Price of ₹3.56/kWh at IEX in August 2021

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) traded 413 million units (MU) of renewable energy in August 2021, a 43% month-over-month (MoM) decline compared to 726 MU in the previous month. However, ...
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Solar Projects With ₹7.01/kWh Tariff Face Higher Curtailment in Tamil Nadu: POSOCO

Solar Projects With ₹7.01/kWh Tariff Face Higher Curtailment in Tamil Nadu: POSOCO

Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO) has submitted a report on renewable energy curtailment in Tamil Nadu following the Appellate Tribunal For Electricity's (APTEL) orders. The tribunal had ordered POSOCO ...
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US Solar Photovoltaic Module Shipments Up 33% in 2020

US Solar Photovoltaic Module Shipments Up 33% in 2020

Solar photovoltaic (PV) module shipments in the United States, including imports, exports, domestic production, and sales touched a record high of 21.8 GW in 2020, 5.4 GW more than in ...
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