DGTR Initiates Mid-Term Review for an Exporter of Coated Products Used in Solar Projects

DGTR Initiates Mid-Term Review for an Exporter of Coated Products Used in Solar Projects

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has initiated a mid-term review after a change in the name of an exporter from Korea in the anti-dumping investigation for imports of ...
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West Bengal Set to Release New Regulations for RPOs

West Bengal Set to Release New Regulations for RPOs

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has published amendments to the cogeneration and generation of electricity from renewable sources regulations 2020. The Commission has invited comments and suggestions from ...
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Nigeria Bets on Solar to Create Jobs Post COVID-19 Disruption (1)

Nigeria Bets on Solar to Create Jobs Post COVID-19 Disruption

Nigeria is currently facing one of the most significant economic downturns in its history due to COVID-19. While the country is grappling with a recession, the government has outlined an ...
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Haryana Regulator Asks 50 MW Captive Open Access Solar Project to Supply Power to DISCOM

Haryana Regulator Asks 50 MW Captive Open Access Solar Project to Supply Power to DISCOM

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has approved the Haryana Power Purchase Center’s (HPPC) draft power purchase agreement (PPA) with Amplus Sun Solutions Private Limited. The PPA was signed for ...
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Solar Installations Surged, Wind Fell in Italy During First Half of 2020

Solar Installations Surged, Wind Fell in Italy During First Half of 2020

In the first half of 2020, Italy added 339 MW of new solar, wind, and hydroelectric installations, a dip of 39% compared to the same period in 2019. Solar and ...
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Construction Cost for Solar Projects Fell by 50% in the US During 2013-18

Construction Cost for Solar Projects Fell by 50% in the US During 2013-18

The latest report published the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that the annual capacity-weighted average construction cost for solar and onshore wind decreased considerably between 2013 and 2018. Natural ...
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Karnataka Regulator Reduces Tariff for 60 MW of Adani Green’s Delayed Solar Projects

Karnataka Regulator Reduces Tariff for 60 MW of Adani Green’s Delayed Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has denied Adani Green Energy (UP) Limited’s requests for relief under the force majeure clause of its power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Bangalore ...
Sterling and Wilson Solar’s Profit Falls 63% YoY in Q1 FY 2021

Sterling and Wilson Solar’s Profit Falls 63% YoY in Q1 FY 2021

Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited (SWSL), a solar engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company, reported a 63% fall in profits year over year (YoY) during the quarter ended June 30, ...
Gujarat’s Blueprint to Establish Tariffs for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

Gujarat’s Blueprint to Establish Tariffs for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has invited comments from stakeholders on its discussion paper to start a regulatory process for determining tariffs for wind-solar hybrid projects. The GERC noted ...
Gujarat’s New Land Policy for Solar, Wind Projects to Make Developers More Accountable

Gujarat’s New Land Policy for Solar, Wind Projects to Make Developers More Accountable

The state government of Gujarat has issued amendments to its wasteland allotment policy for wind, solar, and hybrid (wind and solar) power projects. According to the amendments, the renewable power ...
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Shapoorji Pallonji Defers Repayment of Sterling & Wilson Solar’s Loan

Shapoorji Pallonji Defers Repayment of Sterling & Wilson Solar’s Loan

The Shapoorji Pallonji Group has told the subsidiary company, Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited (SWSL), that it would defer the payment of the loan amount of over ₹10 billion (~$135.8 ...
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Greece Likely to Spend $5.9 Billion for Lignite Phase-Out, Set Up a 204 MW Solar Park

Greece Likely to Spend $5.9 Billion for Lignite Phase-Out, Set Up a 204 MW Solar Park

Greece is likely to spend $5.9 billion to neutralize the economic impact of phasing off lignite-based power generation according to a report by Athens News Agency - Macedonian Press Agency ...
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Maharashtra DISCOM and SECI Spar Over Solar Agreement, Dispute on Jurisdiction

Maharashtra DISCOM and SECI Spar Over Solar Agreement, Dispute on Jurisdiction

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) asserted that it was the appropriate commission to adjudicate a dispute between the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the Maharashtra State Electricity ...
ISA, MNRE, and World Bank Get Onboard to Bolster Global Cooperation for Solar Energy

ISA, MNRE, and World Bank Get Onboard to Bolster Global Cooperation for Solar Energy

The International Solar Alliance (ISA), the World Bank, and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement the ‘One Sun One World ...
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Mahindra Renewables Terminates Sale of its Subsidiary to CLP India

Mahindra Renewables Terminates Sale of its Subsidiary to CLP India

Mahindra Renewables Private Limited (MRPL) has terminated the sale of its subsidiary Neo Solren Private Limited (NSPL) to Gujarat-based CLP India Private limited (CLP India). MRPL is a part of ...
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NLC India_ Central Public Sector Unit With Largest Capacity of Solar Installed

NLC India: Central Public Sector Unit With Largest Capacity of Solar Installed

The Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) submitted its annual report for 2019-20, which said that it commissioned 1,421 MW of renewable projects in 2019-20. With the commissioning of the entire 709 ...
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Solar Curtailment Could Rise Globally as PV Penetration Increases

Solar Curtailment Could Rise Globally as PV Penetration Increases

The trend of curtailment of renewable power has started taking shape globally. Power firms in China, Chile, several U.S. markets, including Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Texas, had to curtail at ...
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APGENCO Seeks Approval for a Tariff of ₹3.57_kWh for 400 MW of Solar Projects

APGENCO Seeks Approval for a Tariff of ₹3.57/kWh for 400 MW of Solar Projects

The Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGENCO) has requested the state’s electricity regulatory commission (APERC) to approve the power purchase agreement (PPA) signed with distribution companies (DISCOMs) on July ...
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In 1H 2020, China, the US, Germany, and India Installed 22.3 GW of Solar

In 1H 2020, China, the US, Germany, and India Installed 22.3 GW of Solar

The United States solar installed 3.5 GW of new solar PV capacity in the second quarter (Q2) of 2020, according to the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA). The installations dropped ...
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Buyers Lap Up Solar and Green Power from Indian Energy Exchange’s New Trading Platform

Buyers Lap Up Solar and Green Power from Indian Energy Exchange’s New Trading Platform

Solar power is trading at premiums ranging between ₹0.40 (~$ 0.0054)/kWh and ₹0.60 (~$0.0082)/kWh on the Indian Energy Exchange’s (IEX) recently launched renewable energy platform, an executive told Mercom. “IEX ...
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Solar Developers in Andhra Are Facing Risk of Loan Recall_ FICCI to MNRE

Solar Developers in Andhra Are Facing Risk of Loan Recall: FICCI to MNRE

In a letter addressed to the Secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the Chairman of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), urged ...
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MNRE Clarifies its Subsidy Allocation Plan for KUSUM Solar Pump Program

MNRE Clarifies its Subsidy Allocation Plan for KUSUM Solar Pump Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued new clarifications for the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program. According to the clarifications, for Component ...
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China’s Solar Installations to Reach 28-34 GW in 2020_ AECEA

China’s Solar Installations to Reach 28-34 GW in 2020: AECEA

China’s solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation capacity in the first half of 2020 was relatively flat for several reasons. The latest report by the Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory ...
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Two Indian Institutes to Collaborate Towards Expansion of Solar Energy

Two Indian Institutes to Collaborate Towards Expansion of Solar Energy

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CMERI) and the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bolster the solar ...
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Tamil Nadu’s New Electronics Hardware Manufacturing Policy Includes Subsidies for Solar Cells

Tamil Nadu’s New Electronics Hardware Manufacturing Policy Includes Subsidies for Solar Cells

The state of Tamil Nadu has come out with the ‘Electronics Hardware Manufacturing Policy 2020’ to increase the state’s electronic output to $100 billion (~₹7.3 trillion) by 2025. The government ...
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