Adani Asked to Compensate for Delay in Land Possession for a 20 MW Solar Project

Adani Asked to Compensate for Delay in Land Possession for a 20 MW Solar Project

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has dismissed Adani Green Energy Limited’s (AGEL) request to approve the date on which the supplemental power purchase agreement (PPA) was signed to be ...
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China Added Over 30 GW of Solar Capacity in 2019

China Added Over 30 GW of Solar Capacity in 2019

China added 30.11 GW of new solar capacity in 2019. Large-scale projects made up 17.91 GW and 12.2 GW of installations was through distributed projects, according to the official statistics ...
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APTEL Rules in Favor of Solar Developer, Sets Aside KERC Order Reducing COD Extension

APTEL Rules in Favor of Solar Developer, Sets Aside KERC Order Reducing COD Extension

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has allowed an appeal by Azure Sunrise Private Limited (ASPL) (subsidiary of Azure Power Global Limited) and has set aside an order passed by ...
Rajasthan Captive Solar Projects to Pay 50% of Standard Transmission & Wheeling Charges

Rajasthan Captive Solar Projects to Pay 50% of Standard Transmission & Wheeling Charges

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has come out with a suo-motu order regarding the directives issued by the state government for the banking of power, transmission and wheeling charges, ...
MNRE Mulls Alternatives for EMD & PBG to Ease Liquidity in the Solar Sector

MNRE Mulls Alternatives for EMD & PBG to Ease Liquidity in the Solar Sector

MNRE is considering alternative arrangements for earnest money deposits (EMDs) and performance guarantees (PBGs) submitted by developers to Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the National Thermal Power Corporation ...
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No More Tariff Caps for Solar and Wind Tenders

No More Tariff Caps for Solar and Wind Tenders

In an important and positive announcement for the domestic renewable industry, the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) said that upper ceiling tariffs or tariff caps will no longer ...
DGTR To Review Continued Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Cells and Modules Imports

DGTR To Review Continued Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Cells and Modules Imports

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) is initiating a review investigation, for examining the need for the continued imposition of safeguard duty on the import of solar cells and ...
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Solar Tender and Auction Announcements Declined Sharply in February

Solar Tender and Auction Announcements Declined Sharply in February

Tender announcements in February 2020 fell nearly 58% from the previous month, with only about 1.7 GW of solar projects announced, according to Mercom India’s Solar Tender Tracker. This is a ...
Southern Railways to get Net Metering for a 4 MW Rooftop Solar Project

Southern Railways to get Net Metering for a 4 MW Rooftop Solar Project

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued an order directing the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) to provide the Southern Railway with low-tension and high-tension metering ...
CERC Approves Tariff of ₹2.54_kWh to Procure 100 MW of Solar Power from SECI

CERC Approves Tariff of ₹2.54/kWh to Procure 100 MW of Solar Power from SECI

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved a tariff of ₹2.54 (~$0.035)/kWh as requested by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) to procure 100 MW of solar power from ...
The Indira Gandhi National Open University’s Delhi Campus to go Solar

The Indira Gandhi National Open University’s Delhi Campus to go Solar

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with HMF Solar Power Limited for the installation of a 500 kW grid-connected rooftop solar power ...
SECI to Sell 840 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Power to Haryana and Chhattisgarh

SECI to Sell 840 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Power to Haryana and Chhattisgarh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved a tariff of ₹2.67 (~$0.036)/kWh for SBE Renewable and ₹2.69 (~$0.037)/kWh for Mahoba Solar for the 840 MW of wind-solar hybrid power ...
Important Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in February 2020

Important Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in February 2020

February was a busy month for the domestic renewable sector, with many important events and announcements making the headlines. There were several important announcements in the month, including the Union ...
Anti-Dumping Duty Likely on Coated Flat Products Used in Solar Mounting Structures

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

Under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has recommended the imposition of anti-dumping duty on aluminum and zinc coated flat ...
AAI’s New Tender Seeks Engineering Consultancy for a 5 MW Solar Project at Calicut Airport

Solar REC Trading Soars in February 2020

There was a significant increase in the trade volume of both solar and non-solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) in February. A cumulative sum of 1,299,737 solar RECs was traded on ...
Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from April 2019

Policy Highlights for Solar and Other Renewables From February 2020

The month of February witnessed a slew of announcements, both at the center and the state level. The two most critical policy announcements were related to Coronavirus and the basic ...
IFC to Help Burkina Faso Assess Economic Benefits of Solar Energy Storage Systems

IFC to Help Burkina Faso Assess Economic Benefits of Solar Energy Storage Systems

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the financial wing of the World Bank Group, has signed an agreement with Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Energy to assess the economic benefits of private ...
AfDB to Provide $20 Million for Mini-Grid Solar Projects in Congo

Gujarat Budget Allocates ₹9.12 Billion for Solar Rooftop, ₹1.25 Billion for KUSUM Program

Gujarat’s Finance Minister Nitinbhai Patel presented the state budget for the financial year 2020-21, which included a ₹9.12 billion (~$127.19 million) provision for a subsidy for solar rooftop projects and ...
HPPC Asked to Study Commercial Viability of its Solar Project with Battery Storage

SECI Gets Approval to Sell 600 MW of Solar Power to Haryana and Bihar at ₹2.44/kWh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved a tariff of ₹2.44 (~$0.034)/kWh adopted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to sell 600 MW of solar power allocated ...
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Andhra Pradesh Approves ₹28.94 Billion for DISCOMs to Clear Solar & Wind Power Dues

Andhra Pradesh Approves ₹28.94 Billion for DISCOMs to Clear Solar & Wind Power Dues

The Andhra Pradesh government has approved ₹29.84 billion (~$415.67 million) to distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state towards the payment of 25% of their losses, allowing them to clear their ...
Restrictive Policies a Hindrance for Rooftop Solar_ Amplus Interview

Restrictive Policies a Hindrance for Rooftop Solar: Amplus Interview

The ongoing economic slowdown, uncertainties in policies, and regulatory hurdles have slowed down the pace of rooftop installations. Rooftop installations currently account for nearly 12% of total solar installations in ...
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Haryana to Procure 250 MW of Solar Power Through SECI at ₹2.54_kWh

Haryana to Procure 250 MW of Solar Power Through SECI at ₹2.54/kWh

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has approved the petition to procure 250 MW of solar power from the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). The Haryana Power Purchase Center ...
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Rajasthan Sets ₹3.14_kWh as Levelized Tariff for Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program

Rajasthan Sets ₹3.14/kWh as Levelized Tariff for Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has set the pre-fixed levelized tariff for Component-A of the Pradhan Mantri-Kisan Urja Suraksha Evan Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) program at ₹3.14 (~$0.044)/kWh. The Commission ...
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Rajasthan Commission Approves Tariff of ₹2.50_kWh for 680 MW of Solar Projects

Rajasthan Commission Approves Tariff of ₹2.50/kWh for 680 MW of Solar Projects

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) issued an order approving the tariff rate for 680 MW of solar projects issued by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). In July ...
To Curb Misuse, MNRE to Take Action Against Those Importing Solar Cells for DCR Projects

To Curb Misuse, MNRE to Take Action Against Those Importing Solar Cells for DCR Projects

The Ministry of new and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has decided that strict action will be taken against those solar project developers that are using imported solar cells and modules to ...
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