Kerala DISCOM Seeks Regulatory Approval to Purchase Solar Power from SECI at ₹2.66/kWh

Kerala DISCOM Seeks Regulatory Approval to Purchase Solar Power from SECI at ₹2.66/kWh

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has directed the Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEB) and the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to proceed with the procurement of ...
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Uttar Pradesh Approves Tariffs for 72 MW of Solar Projects by Sukhbir Agro and NTPC

Uttar Pradesh Approves Tariffs for 72 MW of Solar Projects by Sukhbir Agro and NTPC

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has adopted a tariff of ₹3.02 (~$0.040)/kWh for NTPC’s two solar projects of 20 MW each. These two projects are located at Itawah ...
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Solar Developers Seek Center's Help for Payment Release by Andhra DISCOMs

Solar Developers Seek Center’s Help for Payment Release by Andhra DISCOMs

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has requested the Union Power Minister, R.K. Singh, for the release of payments by the Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and REC Limited ...
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After a Successful Start, Uzbekistan Plans Another 500 MW of Solar Projects

After a Successful Start, Uzbekistan Plans Another 500 MW of Solar Projects

Uzbekistan's Ministry of Energy has announced the third batch of solar photovoltaic public-private partnership (PPP) projects under the Uzbek Solar program in the first quarter of 2021. The project is ...
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US Extends 26% Solar Investment Tax Credit Until 2022

US Extends 26% Solar Investment Tax Credit Until 2022

The United States Congress has passed a bill providing a two-year extension on its solar investment tax credit (ITC) facility, allowing solar power projects across the residential, commercial, industrial, and utility-scale segments ...
Insurance Premium in The US Solar Market Up by 400% in the Last Two Years

Insurance Premium in the US Solar Market Up by 400% in the Last Two Years

Property and casualty insurance premiums have increased by nearly 400% in the solar market over the last two years in the United States, and some types of coverage may not ...
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Maharashtra Allows DISCOM to Float Open Tenders Under State's Solar Program

Maharashtra Allows DISCOM to Float Open Tenders Under State’s Solar Program

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued an order allowing the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to float open tenders for its solar projects under the Mukhyamantri ...
Germany Allocates Over 664 MW of Wind and Solar Projects in Auction

Germany Allocates Over 664 MW of Wind and Solar Projects in Auction

German Federal Network Agency Bundesnetzagentur has announced the auction results for solar and onshore wind projects. The agency received a total of 45 bids aggregating 264.15 MW of solar projects ...
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Developers Prefer String Inverters for Bifacial Modules With Trackers_ Mercom Webinar

Developers Prefer String Inverters for Bifacial Modules With Trackers: Mercom Webinar

Mercom hosted a webinar to discuss how solar inverter technologies impact project performance. The webinar shed light on the technological trends pushing the market and how Indian developers decide which ...
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Uttar Pradesh Starts India's First Blockchain-Enabled Rooftop Solar Trading Platform

Uttar Pradesh Starts India’s First Blockchain-Enabled Rooftop Solar Trading Platform

Uttar Pradesh has launched India and South-Asia's first blockchain-enabled 'peer to peer' (P2P) trading platform for rooftop solar power. The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL), Madhyanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited ...
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Mercom's Webinar to Discuss the Impact of Solar Inverters on Project Performance

Mercom’s Webinar to Discuss the Impact of Solar Inverters on Project Performance

Technological innovations in the field of solar have been pivotal in its rising popularity and expansion globally. Besides advancements in solar PV technology, innovations in solar inverters also affect the ...
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Solar Installations Gather Lost Speed in the US With 3.8 GW Installed in Q3

Solar Installations Gather Lost Speed in the US With 3.8 GW Installed in Q3

The United States installed 3.8 GW of new solar capacity in the third quarter (Q3) of 2020, a 9% increase from the second quarter (Q2), according to The Solar Energy ...
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Solar Park Developer Asked Not to Stop Generators from Feeding Excess Energy to the Grid

Solar Park Developer Asked Not to Stop Generators from Feeding Excess Energy to the Grid

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) directed a solar park developer in the state to not obstruct solar power generators from evacuating the generated solar power up to 110% of ...
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Shopping Platform Myntra’s Two Warehouses Are Now Solar-Powered

Shopping Platform Myntra’s Two Warehouses Are Now Solar-Powered

India’s leading fashion and lifestyle platform, Myntra, has installed rooftop solar systems at two of its largest fulfillment centers. The solar panels at the two facilities located in Bhiwandi, near ...
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NTPC Seeks Consultant for Technical Due Diligence of Operational Solar Assets

NTPC Seeks Consultant for Technical Due Diligence of Operational Solar Assets

NTPC Limited has invited bids for a consultant's appointment for technical due-diligence of operational solar assets of target companies received through a global request for proposal (RFP) process. The last ...
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Mitsui India’s BIS Accredited Solar Testing Lab in Gujarat Kickstarts Operations

Mitsui India’s BIS Accredited Solar Testing Lab in Gujarat Kickstarts Operations

Japan-based Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated has started at its brand-new solar testing facility and certification laboratory in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The lab, which is a Bureau of Indian Standards accredited (BIS) testing ...
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After Kazakhstan, US Imposes 47.54% Duty on Silicon from Bosnia-Herzegovina & Iceland

After Kazakhstan, US Imposes 47.54% Duty on Silicon from Bosnia-Herzegovina & Iceland

The U.S. Department of Commerce decided to impose preliminary duties of 47.54% on all silicon metal imports from Iceland, Bosnia, and Herzegovina. The announcement is the latest development in the ...
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MNRE’s Clarifications on the Dispute Resolution Mechanism for Solar & Wind Developers

MNRE’s Clarifications on the Dispute Resolution Mechanism for Solar & Wind Developers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued clarifications regarding the dispute resolution mechanism to address the unforeseen disputes between solar and wind developers and the Solar Energy ...
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Tripura Sets ₹3.31_kWh as Levelized Tariff for Decentralized Solar Projects Under KUSUM

Tripura Sets ₹3.31/kWh as Levelized Tariff for Decentralized Solar Projects Under KUSUM

The Tripura State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has set ₹3.31 (~$0.045)/kWh as the levelized tariff for power from decentralized solar projects under component-A of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evem ...
Tamil Nadu DISCOM Asked to Pay Late Payment Surcharge to Wind Generator

Daily News Wrap-Up: McDonald’s to Purchase 326 MW of Wind Power from Apex Clean Energy

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Apex Clean Energy announced two power purchase agreements (PPA) executed with McDonald’s totaling 326 MW of wind ...
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New Guidelines for Feeder Level Solarization of Pumps Under KUSUM Program

New Guidelines for Feeder Level Solarization of Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has decided to include feeder level solarization under Component-C of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program. Last month, ...
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Centralized Databases Help Countries Track Distributed Solar Projects

Centralized Databases Help Countries Track Distributed Solar Projects

The past few years have seen rapid growth in the distributed energy resources (DER), and this has also brought to fore the challenges in power system management. In its latest ...
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IEX Launches Daily and Weekly Contracts on its Green Term-Ahead Trading Platform

IEX Launches Daily and Weekly Contracts on its Green Term-Ahead Trading Platform

The Indian Energy Exchange Limited (IEX) said it launched green daily and green weekly contracts on its green market trading platform. The contracts will be available for both solar and ...
The Netherlands Asked to Pay €659 Million for Not Imposing Duties on Solar Imports

The Netherlands Asked to Pay €659 Million for Not Imposing Duties on Solar Imports

The European Commission (EC) has asked the Netherlands to pay €659 million (~$798.6 million) to the European Union for not imposing anti-dumping and countervailing duties on solar panels imported from ...
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Reduced Lock-In Period for Solar Projects Could Spur Foreign Investments and Liquidity

Reduced Lock-In Period for Solar Projects Could Spur Foreign Investments and Liquidity

In October 2020, the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) released a series of amendments related to the tariff-based competitive bidding process to procure power from grid-connected solar projects ...
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