Petition Questions SECI's Annuity Method for Dispensing Solar GST Claims

Petition Questions SECI’s Annuity Method for Dispensing Solar GST Claims

A recent petition filed by ACME Jodhpur Solar Power Private Limited before the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) sought clarification regarding the Goods and Services Tax (GST) compensation for the ...
Highlights from DGTR Hearing on Continued Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports

Highlights from DGTR Hearing on Continued Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports

The Director-General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) conducted an oral hearing where domestic and international industry representatives put forth their representations about the continued imposition of safeguard duty (SGD) on the ...
India-China Border Tension Begins Affecting Domestic Solar Projects Adversely

India-China Border Tension Begins Affecting Domestic Solar Projects Adversely

The latest border dispute between India and China is starting to affect the Indian solar industry directly. The disruption in releasing the consignments at the ports has started to hurt ...
ALMM Will Apply to Solar Auctions 30 Days After the Order is Implemented

ALMM Will Apply to Solar Auctions 30 Days After the Order is Implemented

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notice stating that it is setting up a committee to review the issues with the ‘Approved Lists of Models ...
Gujarat MSMEs With Third-Party Solar Power Sale May Attract Normal Open Access Charges

Gujarat MSMEs With Third-Party Solar Power Sale May Attract Normal Open Access Charges

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has issued a draft order to implement changes to the tariff framework to procure power from distributed solar power projects in the state. The ...
ArcelorMittal Looks for IPPs to Set up Solar Projects at 6 Locations Across South Africa

ArcelorMittal Looks for IPPs to Set up Solar Projects at 6 Locations Across South Africa

ArcelorMittal South Africa, a steel producer, has issued a request for information to recruit independent power producers (IPP) to set up solar power projects at six locations in South Africa ...
MNRE Clarifies Lockdown Period to be Considered for Renewable Project Extensions

MNRE Clarifies Lockdown Period to be Considered for Renewable Project Extensions

In an important clarification, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that the period of nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 will be considered from March 25, 2020, ...
Solar Renewable Energy Certificates Trading Spikes in June

Solar Renewable Energy Certificates’ Trading Spikes in June

There was a surge in the trading of solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) in June 2020 compared to the previous month despite the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the subsequent lockdown ...
Three SECI Solar Tenders Get Yet Another Bidding Extension

Three SECI Solar Tenders Get Yet Another Bidding Extension

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline for three of its recent solar tenders that have already seen several extensions. The deadlines have been ...
Adani Green to Get Refund of ₹1.2 Million for Another 20 MW Solar Project in Karnataka

Adani Green to Get Refund of ₹1.2 Million for Another 20 MW Solar Project in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an order directing the Mangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (MESCOM) to refund a penalty of ₹1.2 million (~$15,950) to Adani Green Energy ...
Hearing on Continued Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports Rescheduled

Hearing on Continued Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports Rescheduled

The Director-General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has rescheduled the oral hearing to discuss the continued imposition of safeguard duty (SGD) on the import of solar cells and modules to India ...
Sterling and Wilson Solar Reports Slump in Revenues and Profits in FY 2020

Sterling and Wilson Solar Reports Slump in Revenues and Profits in FY 2020

Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited, a solar engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company, has reported lower revenue, profit, and earnings before income, tax, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) for the year ...
MNRE To Allow Installation of Innovative Solar Pump Technologies In Test Mode

MNRE To Allow Installation of Innovative Solar Pump Technologies In Test Mode

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines for installing innovative standalone solar pumps to promote technological innovation in the sector. These guidelines pertain to solar pump ...
Andhra Pradesh Approves Greenko’s 1000 MW Solar, 550 MW Wind, and 1200 MW Storage Project

Andhra Pradesh Approves Greenko’s 1 GW Solar, 550 MW Wind, and 1.2 GW Pumped Storage Project

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has approved the establishment of an integrated renewable energy project (IREP) at Pinnapuram village in Kurnool district by Greenko Energies Private Limited. As part of ...
ReNew Power to be Compensated for Impact of Safeguard Duty on its 250 MW Solar Project

ReNew Power to be Compensated for Impact of Safeguard Duty on its 250 MW Solar Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ruled that ReNew Solar Power Private Limited is eligible for claiming compensation for the additional expenses incurred due to the imposition of safeguard ...
Anti-Dumping Duty Imposed on Coated Flat Products Used in Solar Mounting Structures

Anti-Dumping Duty Imposed on Coated Flat Products Used in Solar Mounting Structures

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has imposed an anti-dumping duty on aluminum and zinc coated flat products from China PR, Vietnam, and Korea RP to protect the domestic industry. These ...
Developer Allowed to Invoke Force Majeure for Delayed Solar Project Due to COVID-19

Developer Allowed to Invoke Force Majeure for Delayed Solar Project Due to COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has exempted ACME Heergarh Powertech Private Limited from its contractual obligations under force majeure provision of its power purchase agreement ...
Haryana to Install 466 Grid-Connected DC Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

Haryana to Install 466 Grid-Connected DC Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Haryana Development Renewable Agency (HAREDA) has invited bids for 466 grid-connected DC solar pumping systems. The last date for the submission of bids is July 20, 2020. The contract ...
Himachal Pradesh Issues Order on RPO Targets and Open Access Charges

Himachal Pradesh Issues Order on RPO Targets and Open Access Charges

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has issued an order for distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state regarding their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) backlogs up to the financial year ...
Andhra Pradesh Issues Guidelines for 10 GW of Solar Projects for State’s Farmers

Andhra Pradesh Issues Guidelines for 10 GW of Solar Projects for State’s Farmers

The Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) has issued an order with guidelines to implement its 10 GW solar power project program for farmers in the state. The program aims to provide nine ...
With New Solar Projects Commissioned, Azure Power’s Revenue Rises 29% in Q4 FY 2020

With New Solar Projects Commissioned, Azure Power’s Revenue Rises 29% in Q4 FY 2020

Azure Power has announced its consolidated results for the fourth quarter (Q4) of the financial year (FY) 2020. The company stated that its revenues stood at ₹3.67 billion (~$48.75 million), ...
China’s Draft Solar Manufacturing Guidelines May Lead to Consolidation

China’s Draft Solar Manufacturing Guidelines May Lead to Consolidation

The share of installed renewable power generation capacity in China amounted to 40% (hydro 17.7%, wind 10.4%, solar 10.2%, and biomass 1.5%) for the calendar year (CY) 2019. According to ...
Andhra Pradesh Addresses Concerns on DSM Amendment for Solar and Wind

Andhra Pradesh Addresses Concerns on DSM Amendment for Solar and Wind

Several renewable energy companies have put forward their suggestions and objections to the proposed amendments for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement regulations put in place by the Andhra Pradesh ...
Solar Installations Helping Nigerian Health Centers Fight COVID-19 Outbreak

Solar Installations Helping Nigerian Health Centers Fight COVID-19 Outbreak

All On, an independent impact investment company, has announced the completion of the first phase of nationwide solar installations at emergency health facilities related to the COVID-19 pandemic response. The ...
Industry Asks SECIto Issue ClarificationsBefore Calling Bids for 2 GW of Solar Projects

Industry Asks SECI to Issue Clarifications Before Calling Bids for 2 GW of Solar Projects

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has written a letter to the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) asking it to extend the bid submission deadline of a ...