Asian Development Bank to Provide $18.7 Million for 15 MW of Solar Projects in Mongolia

Asian Development Bank to Provide $18.7 Million for 15 MW of Solar Projects in Mongolia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB)) and Asia’s Private Infrastructure Fund (LEAP) have signed an agreement to provide an $18.7 million loan to develop 15 MW of solar power project in ...
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Sri Lanka Tenders 90 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV

Sri Lanka to Construct 100 MW of Floating Solar Projects in Maduru Oya Reservoir

The Sri Lankan government has approved the project for constructing 100 MW of floating solar power projects in Maduru Oya reservoir in Mahaweli Economic Zone. The floating solar power project ...
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CEL Issues Tender for Supply of 100 MW of Grid-Tied Central Solar Inverter

Mizoram Announces Tender for 2,300 Solar Inverter Chargers

The Mizoram Power Plant Development Corporation (MPPDC) has issued a tender for the procurement of 2,300 solar inverter chargers. The chargers will be used to charge the batteries of existing ...
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Karnataka is the Top Solar State in India with 5 GW in Cumulative Installed Capacity

India Emerged as the Third Largest Solar Market in 2018 Behind China and US

India was the third largest solar market behind China and the United States with 8.3 GW of solar PV capacity installed in 2018. Japan and Germany were the fourth and ...
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Maharashtra Floats Tender for 50,000 Solar Water Pumping Systems

Power Generated by Solar Pumps to Account Towards RPO Fulfilment in Maharashtra

In a recent order, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has stated that the power generated by off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) water pumps will be counted towards meeting the renewable ...
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Maharashtra Prepares Draft Amendments to Distribution Open Access Regulations

Maharashtra Prepares Draft Amendments to Distribution Open Access Regulations

Following the recently announced draft first amendment to the regulations dealing with transmission of open access in the state by the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), it has done the ...
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Adani Seeks Bidders to Purchase 700 MW of Solar Power, With 350 MW under Greenshoe Option

Kuwait-Saudi Consortium Wins 500 MW Solar Project in Oman

A consortium of Kuwait and Saudi Arabian companies has won the bid to develop 500 MW of large utility-scale solar independent power projects (IPP) located at Ibri in Oman, according ...
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EXIM Bank Approves $83 Million Loan for Financing of 35 MW of Solar Projects in Congo

EXIM Bank Approves $83 Million Loan for Financing of 35 MW of Solar Projects in Congo

The Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) has approved $83.11 million financing for the installation of three solar projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with a total capacity ...
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Solar Rooftop Startup ZunRoof Raises ₹16.6 Million in Second Round of Angel Funding

MERC Rejects Plea to Allow Open Access Facility and Banking of Power from a Solar Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has rejected a petition filed by Shree Cement requesting amendments to Distribution Open Access Regulations, 2016 and allowing the use of open access facility ...
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MNRE Creates an RPO Compliance Cell to Meet India’s Solar and Wind Energy Targets

Maharashtra Exempts Agencies from Scheduling and Forecasting Charges for Solar and Wind

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has exempted renewable energy qualified coordinating agencies (QCAs) for meter reading, data collection, and communication from paying scheduling and forecasting charges. However, the initial ...
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Open Access Consumers in Gujarat to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.44/kWh

Karnataka Court Quashes KERC Order Increasing Wheeling Charges for Open Access Power

The Karnataka High Court has quashed an order issued by the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) relating to an increase in wheeling charges for open access power consumers in the ...
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Sri Lanka to Develop 28 Small Solar Power Projects

Sri Lanka to Develop 28 Small Solar Power Projects

Sri Lanka will develop 28 small solar power projects in its north-central and eastern regions. The proposal was recently approved by the Cabinet of Ministers who gave consent to the development ...
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CERC Amends Regulations for Open Access in Interstate Transmission

Cross-Border Power Trading Can be the New Frontier for Solar Growth

In the last month of 2018, the Ministry of Power (MoP) issued new guidelines for the import and export of electricity and power trading with neighboring countries, replacing its previous guidelines issued ...
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Ayana, EverSource, and NIIF to Invest $330 Million into India’s Renewable Projects

Another Bid Deadline Extension for SECI’s 3 GW Solar Tender with Manufacturing

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s solar PV tender coupled with manufacturing component has been extended again.  The agency has now extended the bid submission deadline to April 4, ...
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600 MW of Solar Projects Synchronized to the Grid at Karnataka’s Pavagada Park

NTPC Issues O&M Tender for Power Evacuation System of Solar Projects in Madhya Pradesh

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued a tender for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of power evacuation system of Rajgarh solar project for two years. The Rajgarh solar ...
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KERC Mulls Setting Generic Rooftop Solar Tariff Under RESCO model

Himachal Pradesh Issues Draft Order on Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has issued a draft order for rooftop solar grid-interactive systems based on net metering. The Order is called the Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission ...
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CERC Gives its Go-Ahead to Solar and Non-Solar REC Trading

Rajasthan Amends Regulations to Determine Tariffs for Solar and Wind Projects

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has finalized new regulations to amend its terms and conditions for the determination of tariff for renewable energy sources - wind and solar energy ...
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Airports Authority of India Seeks EPC Contractors for a 4 MW Solar Project in Odisha

After January’s Slump, Solar Auctions Gather Speed in February 2019

The shortest month of February proved to be a busy one for the solar sector with auction activity increasing exponentially. In February, about 2.7 GW of solar capacity was auctioned in ...
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2019 Begins with a Sharp Decline in Solar Auction Activity While 6.5 GW of solar capa

70 MW Open Access Solar Project to be Developed in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh will soon have a 70 MW open access solar photovoltaic (PV) project. The project, which falls under Uttar Pradesh’s Open Access Program, will be developed by SunSource Energy ...
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Lucknow’s Sanjay Gandhi Medical Institute Installs 1.1 MW of Solar

Lucknow’s Sanjay Gandhi Medical Institute Installs 1.1 MW of Solar

Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) in Lucknow has installed 1.1 MW of solar projects which will help the institute save approximately ₹6 million (~$85,646.99) annually in ...
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Gujarat Has a New Policy for Small-Scale Distributed Solar PV Projects

Gujarat Has a New Policy for Small-Scale Distributed Solar PV Projects

The government of Gujarat has approved a policy that aims to develop the state’s small-scale distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) sector. According to a Gujarat government official, “The policy aims to ...
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Second Phase of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Program Approved

Second Phase of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Program Approved

The President of India has approved the launch of the second phase of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) program in India. The program aims to help achieve the target of ...
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Maharashtra’s 1 GW Solar Tender Gets Enthusiastic Response, Oversubscribed by 400 MW

SECI Amends Change in Law Clause in RfS for 3 GW Solar with 1.5 GW Manufacturing Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has amended the provision for “Change in Law” in the Request for Selection (RfS) for the 3 GW interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar ...
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Power Sale Agreement Between SECI and Tata Power for 300 MW of Solar Gets Approval

Power Sale Agreement Between SECI and Tata Power for 300 MW of Solar Gets Approval

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has approved a power sale agreement (PSA) between the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) for procuring ...
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MNRE Extends Implementation Timeline for 40 GW of Solar Parks in India

MNRE Addresses Land, Power Evacuation Issues in its Modification of Solar Park Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum proposing modifications to the guidelines issued for its “Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Park Program, ...
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