Peak & Off-peak Hours Specified for Energy Banking of an Open Access Solar Project

Peak & Off-peak Hours Specified for Energy Banking of an Open Access Solar Project

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has ruled that peak hours for banking and withdrawal of energy would be from 18:00 to 24:00 and off-peak hours from 00:00 to ...
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Commission Rejects Solar Developer's Claim for Service Tax and GST Compensation

Commission Rejects Solar Developer’s Claim for Service Tax and GST Compensation

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has rejected a solar energy developer's compensation petition for the additional tax burden on operation and maintenance (O&M) expenses and carrying costs due to ...
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Jinko Solar’s Revenue Down Marginally Due to Drop in Solar Module Shipments

Jinko Solar’s Revenue Down Marginally Due to Drop in Solar Module Shipments

Chinese solar cell and module manufacturer Jinko Solar has reported a 2.3% year-over-year (YoY) decline in its total revenue for the third quarter (Q3) of 2021. The total revenue declined to RMB ...
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Trump-era Tariffs on Solar Imports Needed to Protect US Manufacturers USITC

Trump-era Tariffs on Solar Imports Needed to Protect US Manufacturers: USITC

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has said that import relief to American industries producing crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells is imperative to prevent serious injury to domestic manufacturers. There is ...
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ISTS Charges to be Levied in Phases on Solar, Wind, Pumped Hydro & Battery Storage Projects

ISTS Charges to be Levied in Phases on Solar, Wind, Pumped Hydro & Battery Storage Projects

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has announced that inter-state transmission system (ISTS) charges will be levied on renewable energy projects, including solar, wind, pumped hydro storage, and projects with battery ...
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Government Moves Ahead on Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu DISCOM Privatization

Government Moves Ahead on Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu DISCOM Privatization

The Union Cabinet has approved the formation of a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to privatize the electricity distribution business in the Union Territory (UT) of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and ...
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Chemicals Company in Punjab to Buy Renewable Energy Certificates to Fulfill RPO

Chemicals Company in Punjab to Buy Renewable Energy Certificates to Fulfill RPO

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has allowed a chemicals company to fulfill its renewable energy purchase obligation (RPO) shortfall by purchasing renewable energy certificates (REC) by March 31, ...
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Rajasthan Regulator Directs DISCOM to Pay Late Payment Surcharge to a Wind Developer

Rajasthan Regulator Directs DISCOM to Pay Late Payment Surcharge to a Wind Developer

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has directed the Jodhpur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd (JVVNL) to pay the late payment surcharge (LPS) to a wind energy generator. However, the Commission rejected ...
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India Constitutes 81% of South Asian Sales of Off-grid Solar Products in 1H 2021 GOGLA

India Constitutes 81% of South Asian Sales of Off-grid Solar Products in 1H 2021: GOGLA

The Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) has reported that close to 3.5 million off-grid solar lighting products were sold globally in the first half (1H) of 2021, a 4% decrease ...
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Tamil Nadu Regulator Rejects Plea to Increase Tariff for Solar KUSUM Program

Tamil Nadu Regulator Rejects Plea to Increase Tariff for Solar KUSUM Program

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has rejected a petition filed by Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) to approve a revised benchmark tariff of ₹2.97 (~$0.040)/kWh for solar energy ...
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APTEL Asks DISCOM to Consider Carrying Cost With Solar Safeguard Duty Refund

APTEL Asks DISCOM to Consider Carrying Cost With Solar Safeguard Duty Refund

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) recently set aside an order of the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) restricting compensation to two solar developers under the 'Change in Law' clause ...
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DISCOM Directed to Synchronize a 3 MW Solar Project in Telangana

DISCOM Directed to Synchronize a 3 MW Solar Project in Telangana

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has ruled in favor of a solar developer and directed the Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana Limited (TSSPDCL) to synchronize the developer's ...
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Detailed Rules on Bundling Renewables With Thermal & Hydropower Under Existing PPAs

Detailed Rules on Bundling Renewables With Thermal & Hydropower Under Existing PPAs

The Ministry of Power has outlined a detailed mechanism allowing the bundling of thermal and hydropower projects with standalone renewable energy projects or renewable energy projects with battery storage systems ...
US Court Revokes Trump's Decision to Reimpose Tariffs on Imported Bifacial Solar Panels

US Court Revokes Trump’s Decision to Reimpose Tariffs on Imported Bifacial Solar Panels

In a development that could have significant implications for the solar industry, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) has overturned the Trump administration's decision to allow the reimposition of ...
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Kerala DISCOM Gets Regulatory Approval to Buy 300 MW of Solar Power from SECI

Kerala DISCOM Gets Regulatory Approval to Buy 300 MW of Solar Power from SECI

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) recently allowed the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) to procure 300 MW of solar power from the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) ...
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Ministry Allows Bundling Renewables To Replace Thermal Power Under Existing PPAs

Ministry Allows Bundling Renewables To Replace Thermal Power Under Existing PPAs

The Ministry of Power (MoP) and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) have issued revised guidelines for thermal power generation companies to either set up renewable energy generation capacities ...
Solar Developer Allowed GST Compensation on Change in Law Grounds

Solar Developer Allowed GST Compensation on ‘Change in Law’ Grounds

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently directed Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Limited (MPPMCL) and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to compensate a solar developer for the additional cost ...
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Haryana Sets Levelized Tariff of ₹2.86/kWh for a 50 MW Solar Project

Haryana Sets Levelized Tariff of ₹2.86/kWh for a 50 MW Solar Project

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has set a levelized tariff of ₹2.86 (~$0.038)/kWh for a 50 MW solar project in Haryana's Sirsa district. Avaada Green HN Project Private, a ...
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US Commerce Department Rejects Anonymous Petition for Tariffs on Asian Solar Imports

US Commerce Department Rejects Anonymous Petition for Tariffs on Asian Solar Imports

The US Department of Commerce has rejected a circumvention petition filed by an anonymous group of domestic solar manufacturers known as American Solar Manufacturers Against Chinese Circumvention, or A-SMACC, seeking ...
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Andhra DISCOMs Get Regulatory Approval to Procure 7 GW of Solar Power from SECI

Andhra DISCOMs Get Regulatory Approval to Procure 7 GW of Solar Power from SECI

In a significant development, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has approved the proposal of Andhra Pradesh distribution companies (DISCOMs) to procure 7,000 MW of solar power from the ...
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Fund Allocation for Solar PLI Program to be Increased to ₹240 Billion – RK Singh

Fund Allocation for Solar PLI Program to be Increased to ₹240 Billion – RK Singh

The government will soon increase the funding allocation for the production linked incentive (PLI) program for manufacturing domestic solar cells and modules to ₹240 billion (~$3.22 billion) from the existing ...
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APTEL Directs State Commission to Hear Solar Developer’s ‘Change in Law’ Claims Afresh

APTEL Directs State Commission to Hear Solar Developer’s ‘Change in Law’ Claims Afresh

The Appellate Tribunal of Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, set aside an order of the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) rejecting compensation claimed by Azure Power Thirty Four Private ...
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Two Solar Projects Citing ‘Force Majeure’ Get Commissioning Deadline Extension

Two Solar Projects Citing ‘Force Majeure’ Get Commissioning Deadline Extension

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) recently condoned the delay in commissioning two solar projects of 20 MW each. It extended the scheduled commercial operation dates for both the projects ...
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Tamil Nadu Sets Generic Tariff of ₹3.61/kWh for Rooftop Solar Systems Up to 10 kW

Tamil Nadu Sets Generic Tariff of ₹3.61/kWh for Rooftop Solar Systems Up to 10 kW

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has set a generic tariff of ₹3.61 (~$0.049)/kWh for grid-connected solar power projects for capacity ranging from 1kW to 10 kW, ₹3.37 (~$0.045)/kWh ...
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LONGi, Jinko and Adani – Top Solar Module Suppliers Capture 50% of the Market in 1H 2021

LONGi, Jinko and Adani – Top Solar Module Suppliers Capture 50% of the Market in 1H 2021

 LONGi Solar, Jinko Solar, and Adani Solar were the leading module suppliers to the Indian solar market in the first half (1H) of the calendar year (CY) 2021. The market ...
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