Gujarat’s New Industrial Policy Incentivizes MSMEs Going Solar

Gujarat’s New Industrial Policy Incentivizes MSMEs Going Solar

The state government of Gujarat has come up with a new industrial policy after the earlier framework came to an end on December 31, 2019. The average annual outlay for ...
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‘Interested Parties’ in Anti-Subsidy Investigation on Malaysian Solar Glass Imports

‘Interested Parties’ in Anti-Subsidy Investigation on Malaysian Solar Glass Imports

The Director-General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has published a list of parties interested in its anti-subsidy investigation concerning the import of textured (tempered) glass from Malaysia. This glass is used ...
EESL to Empanel Consultants for Solar Projects in Eastern and Northeastern States

EESL to Empanel Consultants for Solar Projects in Eastern and Northeastern States

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has invited bids to empanel consultants for a detailed project report (DPR) for solar power projects in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, and northeastern states ...
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Andhra Pradesh Waives Stamp Duty, Reduces Registration Fee for 10 GW of Solar Projects

Andhra Pradesh Waives Stamp Duty, Reduces Registration Fee for 10 GW of Solar Projects

The government of Andhra Pradesh has issued an order allowing the exemption of stamp duty and reduction in the registration fee for lands for the development of solar projects. The ...
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CERC Approves Tariffs of ₹2.53_kWh and ₹2.65_kWh for 480 MW of Solar Projects

CERC Approves Tariffs of ₹2.53/kWh and ₹2.65/kWh for 480 MW of Solar Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved tariffs for 480 MW of solar projects discovered by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) in its auction for 1.2 GW ...
No ISTS Charges on Solar and Wind Projects Until June 30, 2023

No ISTS Charges on Solar and Wind Projects Commissioned Before June 30, 2023

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has waived interstate transmission system (ISTS) charges and losses on all solar and wind projects commissioned before June 30, 2023. This would apply to solar, ...
Long-Term Basic Customs Duty Crucial for India’s Solar Sector_ Roundtable

Long-Term Basic Customs Duty Crucial for India’s Solar Sector: Roundtable

Mercom India held a webinar on August 4, 2020, to discuss the pressing issues and opportunities in the Indian renewable energy sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The roundtable discussed the ...
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India’s Solar Generation Increased by 26% in Q2 2020

India’s Solar Generation Increased by 26% in Q2 2020

Between April and June 2020 (Q2), nearly 15.7 billion units (BU) of electricity was generated from solar-based sources, according to data from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). This was a ...
SECI Disbursed ₹4.4 Billion to Solar and Wind Power Generators in June 2020

SECI Disbursed ₹4.4 Billion to Solar and Wind Power Generators in June 2020

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) paid nearly ₹4.4 billion (~$58.8 million) to developers for the purchase of solar and wind power in June 2020. This represented about ...
China Adds 11.5 GW of Solar Capacity in the First Half of 2020

China Adds 11.5 GW of Solar Capacity in the First Half of 2020

According to the latest data released by the National Energy Administration (NEA), 11.52 GW of solar capacity was installed in China during the first half (1H) of 2020. Large-scale solar ...
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Madhya Pradesh Seeks Interested Parties to Purchase Solar from RESCO Rooftop Systems

Madhya Pradesh Seeks Interested Parties to Purchase Solar from RESCO Rooftop Systems

The Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) to purchase power from solar rooftop projects installed with ‘zero upfront investment’ through the RESCO ...
Funding and M&A Roundup_ Tokyo Gas Acquires 514 MW Solar Project, Northvolt Raises $1.6B

Funding and M&A Roundup: Tokyo Gas Acquires 514 MW Solar Project, Northvolt Raises $1.6B

Here are some important funding and m&a updates from the global renewable energy industry from the past week: Northvolt, a lithium-ion battery manufacturer, announced the signing of a $1.6 billion ...
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Ministry of Renewable Energy Includes NHPC in its Dispute Resolution Committee

Ministry of Renewable Energy Includes NHPC in its Dispute Resolution Committee

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) announced that it had added NHPC Limited under the purview of its Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) and Dispute Resolution Mechanism (DSM). The MNRE said ...
Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Mix Inched Up to 9.9% During Q2 2020

Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Mix Inched Up to 9.9% During Q2 2020

Renewable energy’s share (including large hydro projects) inched up to 36.3% during the second quarter of 2020 (Q2 2020), up about 0.1% from the previous quarter, according to the data ...
Experts from IREDA, ReNew Power, Fimer, RenewSys to Analyze Shifts in the Solar Industry

Experts from IREDA, ReNew Power, Fimer, RenewSys to Analyze Shifts in the Solar Industry

Mercom India will host another webinar session on August 4, 2020, to help the solar industry get a clearer perspective on the most pressing issues and opportunities in the Indian ...
Karnataka Commission Reduces Tariff for a 20 MW Solar Project for Commissioning Delay

Karnataka Regulator Reduces Tariff for a 20 MW Solar Project for Commissioning Delay

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) dismissed Adani Green Energy (UP) Limited’s (Adani Green) plea for relief on the grounds of the ‘force majeure’ clause for its 20 MW solar ...
India Extends Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports by Another Year

India Extends Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports by Another Year

The Department of Revenue under the Ministry of Finance (MoF) has issued a notification imposing safeguard duty (SGD) on the import of solar cells and modules to India for another ...
SECI Lowers Tariff Cap in its Tender for 10 MW of Solar Projects

SECI Lowers Tariff Cap in its Tender for 10 MW of Solar Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has issued amendments to its tender for setting up 10 MW of solar power projects at Bagru in Jaipur district of Rajasthan ...
MNRE Allows System Integrators to Bid for Component C of KUSUM Solar Pump Program

MNRE Allows System Integrators to Bid for Component C of KUSUM Solar Pump Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released amendments to the guidelines for the implementation of Component C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyaan ...
Solar Developers to Be Compensated for Per Unit Impact of Safeguard Duty Imposition

Solar Developers to be Compensated for Per Unit Impact of Safeguard Duty Imposition

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) approved two solar developers’ claims for compensation on account of safeguard duty imposition. The developers sought relief under the ‘Change in Law’ provision for ...
Guidelines Released for Round-the-Clock Procurement of Renewables with Thermal Power

Guidelines Released for Round-the-Clock Procurement of Renewables with Thermal Power

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued guidelines for the procurement of round-the-clock (RTC) power from grid-connected renewable projects complemented with power from thermal power projects. According to the notification, ...
Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended to December 31, 2020

Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended to December 31, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the deadline for the self-certification of solar inverters to December 31, 2020. The earlier deadline was June 30, 2020. The ...
Azure Power Awarded 2 GW of Solar Projects Along With 500 MW of Manufacturing Capacity

Azure Power Receives LoA for 2 GW of Solar Projects With 500 MW of Manufacturing Capacity

Azure Power announced that it has received a letter of award (LoA) for 2 GW of interstate transmission system (ISTS) solar projects under the greenshoe option in the Solar Energy ...
CERC Orders Issue of RECs to Renewable Developer That Was Denied Due to Procedural Delays

CERC Orders Issue of RECs to Renewable Developer That Was Denied Due to Procedural Delays

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has directed the National Load Despatch Center (NLDC) to issue renewable energy certificates (RECs) due to a renewable generator. The certificates were not issued ...
Polysilicon Prices Likely to Rise Following Explosions at a Chinese Production Facility

Polysilicon Prices Likely to Rise Following Explosions at a Chinese Production Facility

Prices of polysilicon, an essential raw material for solar photovoltaics (PV) cells, are expected to climb higher spiked following an explosion at GCL’s Xinjiang production facility. The prices, according to ...