Tariff Caps are Slowing Solar Auction Activity

Tariff Caps are Slowing Down Solar Auction Activity

The solar market in India is extremely competitive. Reverse auctions have driven tariffs lower and lower, and developers are fighting for every penny to make a decent return on their ...
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Total Solar Module Defects Up By 34% YoY Globally in 2018: DuPont Survey

Total Solar Module Defects Up By 34% YoY Globally in 2018: DuPont Survey

A recent report based on a survey by DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions has found that the overall rate of module defects globally has increased by 34% in 2018. The report points ...
After Tamil Nadu, NSEFI Writes to Karnataka About Solar Projects Facing Curtailment

After Tamil Nadu, NSEFI Writes to Karnataka About Solar Projects Facing Curtailment

In Karnataka, India’s top state in terms of installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, solar PV projects are facing issues of curtailment. The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has ...
NTPC Issues EPC Tender for 1 GW of Solar Projects Under Phase-II of CPSU Program

Global Renewable Industry Created 11 Million Job Opportunities in 2018: IRENA

The widespread adoption of renewable energy technologies has helped generate 11 million employment opportunities in the global renewable energy industry in 2018, says a report released by the International Renewable ...
Karnataka Proposes Capital Cost of ₹37.33 Million/MW for Solar Projects

Karnataka Proposes Capital Cost of ₹37.33 Million/MW for Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has proposed a capital cost of ₹37.33 million (~$0.54)/MW for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in Karnataka. The KERC proposal follows a ...
India Remained the Third Largest Solar Market After China and the US in Q1 2019

India Remained the Third Largest Solar Market After China and the US in Q1 2019

India remained the third largest solar photovoltaic (PV) market in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019. For the second quarter in a row, the United States was the second largest ...
MNRE Modifies Fee Structure for Compulsory Registration of Solar Cells and Modules

MNRE Modifies Fee Structure for Compulsory Registration of Solar Cells and Modules

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended its regulation on compulsory registration of approved models and manufacturers of solar modules and cells in the country. Previously, if ...
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ISA and Commonwealth Join Hands to Promote Solar Power in Member Countries

The Commonwealth of Nations and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand solar power in the Commonwealth member countries. The agreement was signed ...
Chhattisgarh Issues Draft Copy of Regulations for Distributed Solar

Chhattisgarh Issues Draft Copy of Regulations for Distributed Solar

To facilitate the growth of distributed renewable energy generation systems in the state, the Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has issued draft regulations for grid-interactive distributed renewable sources. The ...
Uttar Pradesh Proposes Solar RPO at 2% for 2019-20

Uttar Pradesh Proposes Solar RPO at 2% for 2019-20

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has proposed amendments to its Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) Regulations. The regulations were issued in 2010 to facilitate the growth of renewable energy ...
The United States Exempts Bifacial Solar Modules from Safeguard Duty of 25%

The United States Exempts Bifacial Solar Modules from Safeguard Duty of 25%

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has issued an order exempting bifacial and a few other types of solar panels from the levy of newly-imposed safeguard duty ...
Industrial and Commercial Consumers to Pay for Solar Pumps for Farmers in Maharashtra

Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider Oorja Wins $100,000 for Installing Solar Pumps

Oorja Development Solutions has won the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge for its community solar pumping systems implemented in rural India through the pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) business models. The cash prize ...
Oberoi and Trident Hotels in Gurgaon to Run on Solar Power

Oberoi and Trident Hotels in Gurgaon to Run on Solar Power

In a move reflective of the nation’s shift towards renewable energy sources, Oberoi and Trident hotels in Gurgaon have switched to solar power to fulfill their energy demands. This will ...
Land is Still the Biggest Impediment for Large-Scale Solar and Development

Land is Still the Biggest Impediment for Large-Scale Solar Development

The Indian solar energy market has come a long way, from about 3 GW of installed capacity in 2014 to over 30 GW in 2019. The solar industry has been ...
Gross Tariff of ₹4.49/kWh to Apply for Solar PV Projects in Uttarakhand

Gross Tariff of ₹4.49/kWh to Apply for Solar PV Projects in Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has issued benchmark tariffs and capital costs for solar power projects in the state. The commission had issued draft regulations in December 2018 and ...
Newly Commissioned Solar Projects Drive Azure’s Revenue Up 26% to $41 Million in Q4 2019

Newly Commissioned Solar Projects Drive Azure’s Revenue Up 26% to $41 Million in Q4 2019

Independent solar power producer Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE) has announced its consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter of the financial year (FY) ending March 31, 2019. The company generated ...
RK Singh Rallies for Removal of Priority Sector Lending Limit for Renewable Projects

RK Singh Rallies for Removal of Priority Sector Lending Limit for Renewable Projects

Union Power Minister R.K. Singh held a meeting recently in the national capital to review the issues affecting the renewable energy sector. The meeting was attended by various stakeholders including ...
China’s Cumulative Installed Solar Capacity Stands at Nearly 180 GW_ NEA

China’s Cumulative Installed Solar Capacity Stands at Nearly 180 GW: NEA

The National Energy Association’s (NEA) figures suggest that at the end of March 2019, China’s solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation reached 179.7 GW, an increase of 28% year-on-year, with the ...
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Tamil Nadu Launches Procedure for Deviation Settlement of Wind and Solar Projects

Tamil Nadu Launches Procedure for Deviation Settlement of Wind and Solar Projects

Tamil Nadu State Load Dispatch Centre (TNSLDC) and Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory (TNERC) have issued the procedure for forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement mechanism of wind and solar generation. The ...
Centre Advises Andhra Pradesh Government Against Revisiting Solar, Wind PPAs

Centre Advises Andhra Pradesh Government Against Revisiting Solar, Wind PPAs

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has written a letter to the chief secretary of the government of Andhra Pradesh LV Subramanyam, expressing its serious concerns over the ...
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Solar Project Developer KPI Global Acquires a New Special Purpose Vehicle

Solar Project Developer KPI Global Acquires a New Special Purpose Vehicle

In a filing to the Indian stock exchanges, Gujarat-based KPI Global Infrastructure (KPI Global) has announced the acquisition of KPIG Energia Private Limited, a newly-formed special purpose vehicle registered on ...
Average Power Purchase Cost for Open Access Solar and Wind Projects Set At ₹3.60/kWh

Average Power Purchase Cost for Open Access Solar and Wind Projects Set At ₹3.60/kWh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved the new national average power purchase cost (APPC) of ₹3.60 (~$0.051)/kWh for open access for FY 2019-20. In May 2019, the CERC ...
Tirupati Smart City Invites Tender for 6 MW of Solar Projects

ISA Invites Member Countries to Endorse Organizations for Developing Solar Projects

In a letter to member countries, the International Solar Alliance (ISA) has invited government owned/public sector companies which have an operating solar capacity greater than 250 MW to submit proposals ...
Solar and Wind Energy Policy Roundup from May 2019

Solar and Wind Energy Policy Roundup from May 2019

Some of the notable policy highlights in May were regarding provisions related to the generic tariff, net-metering, deviation settlement, and clarification on wheeling charges. This update highlights the key policy ...
Karnataka Floats Tender for Solar-Powered Lights and Fans in 900 Anganawadi Buildings

Wheeling & Banking Agreement Mandatory to Receive Compensation for Solar Power Supplied

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has ruled against providing any relief to Amplus Power Solutions, the developer of a 34.3 MW solar power project in a solar park located ...