EPC Pricing is Slowly Normalizing to Sustainable Levels_ Rays Power Interview

EPC Pricing is Slowly Normalizing to Sustainable Levels: Rays Power Interview

As the solar industry has grown in India, the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services have evolved with increased competition. Most of the EPC players have been forced to cut ...
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Coronavirus to be Covered Under Force Majeure Clause, Says Ministry of Finance

Coronavirus to be Covered Under Force Majeure Clause, Says Ministry of Finance

Amid the increasing doubt on the supply chains due to the spread of deadly coronavirus in China, the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure Procurement Policy Division) has issued a ...
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Kerala Orders DISCOMs to Give Net Metering to Prosumers on a First Come, First Serve Basis

Kerala Orders DISCOMs to Give Net Metering to Prosumers on a First Come, First Serve Basis

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has issued new regulations called the ‘Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Renewable Energy and Net Metering) Regulations, 2020’ in which the state has ...
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94% of Surveyed Households Reported Better Quality of Life with Solar Systems

94% of Surveyed Households Reported Better Quality of Life with Solar Systems

According to a new study published by GOGLA (Global Off-grid Lighting Association), nearly 94% of the households surveyed reported an improvement in their quality of life after buying a solar ...
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Andhra Pradesh to Install and Supply 10 GW of Free Solar Power to Farmers

Andhra Pradesh to Install and Supply 10 GW of Free Solar Power to Farmers

The Andhra Pradesh government has announced that it is planning to develop 10 GW of solar power projects as a permanent solution to supply free power to farmers in the ...
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Concerns Over Maharashtra’s Plan to Impose Grid Support Charges on Rooftop Solar

Concerns Over Maharashtra’s Plan to Impose Grid Support Charges on Rooftop Solar

The Maha Solar Sangathan (MSS) raising concerns over the proposed grid support charges (GSC), requested the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) to ask the state DISCOM (MSEDCL) to explain that ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Rooftop
BIS Certification Can Clean the Solar Market of Small, Weak Players_ Growatt Interview

BIS Certification Can Clean the Solar Market of Small, Weak Players: Growatt Interview

The extension of BIS standards certification for solar inverters was met with mixed responses. Some believe that it was essential because it gave them more time to go through the ...
Gujarat May Charge ₹0.5 Million_MW for Solar Projects to Build Evacuation Facility

Gujarat May Charge ₹0.5 Million/MW for Solar Projects to Build Evacuation Facility

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has invited public opinion on a draft paper discussing issues in establishing tariff for solar power procurement by distribution licensees. The last date for ...
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Tamil Nadu Lays Out Details for Procuring Solar Power by Distribution Licensees

Tamil Nadu Lays Out Details for Procuring Solar Power by Distribution Licensees

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued a consultative paper for procuring solar power by distribution licensees and has asked all the stakeholders to submit their comments and ...
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MNRE Asks Solar Manufacturers to List Items for Basic Customs Duty Exemption

MNRE Asks Solar Manufacturers to List Items for Basic Customs Duty Exemption

Amid ongoing confusion in the solar industry over the imposition of basic customs duty, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification asking solar PV manufacturers ...
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Karnataka Electricity Regulator Reduces Tariff for a Delayed 10 MW Solar Project

Karnataka Electricity Regulator Reduces Tariff for a Delayed 10 MW Solar Project

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has dismissed a petition by Shorapur Solar Power Limited that argued its 10 MW solar project was delayed due to force majeure (unforeseeable) events ...
TNB Signs PPAs to Develop 180 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects in Malaysia

Assam: Solar RPO of 1% Applicable to Captive Power Projects Commissioned Before 2016

The Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC) has notified that for captive power projects (CPPs) which were commissioned before April 1, 2016, the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) will be 1% for ...
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Haryana to Hold Pre-bid Meeting for Solarization of 466 Pumps Under KUSUM Program

Haryana to Hold Pre-bid Meeting for Solarization of 466 Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has invited bidders for a pre-bid meeting for the solarization of 466 grid-connected solar pump sets on two selected feeders at Biana in ...
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Maharashtra DISCOM Does Not Want to be Penalized for Non-Compliance of RPO’s

Maharashtra DISCOM Does Not Want to be Penalized for Non-Compliance of RPOs

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has filed a petition before the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) against its new Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) regulation. In the petition, ...
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Reimburse Cost Incurred by Solar Developer due to Safeguard Duty Imposition_ CERC to NTPC

Reimburse Costs Incurred by Solar Developer Due to Safeguard Duty Imposition: CERC to NTPC

Responding to a recent petition, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) declared that the imposition of Safeguard Duty (SGD) in July 2018 was covered under the “Change in Law” clause ...
MNRE Calls for Innovative Business Models to Solarize Agriculture Under KUSUM Program

MNRE Calls for Innovative Business Models to Solarize Agriculture Under KUSUM Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable energy (MNRE) has asked states to prepare innovative business models for implementing Pradhan Mantri-Kisan Urja Suraksha Evan Utthan Mahaabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program. Citing the example ...
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NTPC to Provide Consultancy Services for Solar Projects in Togo

NTPC to Provide Consultancy Services for Solar Projects in Togo

The Ministry of Power announced that the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) had been awarded the letter of engagement as the project management consultant (PMC) for the development of 300 ...
Inverter Companies Facing Strong Downward Pricing Trends_ Sineng Interview

Solar Inverter Companies Facing Strong Downward Pricing Trends: Sineng Interview

India has significant potential to generate solar energy, thanks to high solar irradiation in most parts of the country. The hurdles mostly lie in the market and policy environment. These ...
Large Manufacturers with Multiple Products Could Pay Hefty Application Fee for ALMM

Large Solar Module Manufacturers with Multiple Products Could Pay a Hefty Fee for ALMM

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification regarding the compulsory requirements of registration for solar manufacturers under the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) ...
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CERC Asks SECI to Compensate Azure Power for Cost Incurred Due to Safeguard Duty

CERC Asks SECI to Compensate Azure Power for Cost Incurred Due to Safeguard Duty

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ruled in favor of Azure Power in its petition against the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) that sought to invoke the ‘Change ...
Solar Power Generation Up by 12% in the Fourth Quarter of 2019

Solar Power Generation Up by 12% in the Fourth Quarter of 2019

The solar power generation increased by 12% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) in the last quarter of the calendar year (CY) 2019, totaling 11,750 MUs, according to the data released by the Central ...
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Chennai Metro to Buy Solar, Wind & Hybrid Power from Group Captive Projects

Chennai Metro to Buy Solar, Wind & Hybrid Power from Group Captive Projects

The Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has issued a request for a proposal (RfP) to select contractors for supplying renewable power from group captive open access projects. The deadline for ...
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Solar REC Trading Rises in January 2020

Solar REC Trading Rises in January 2020

Entities rushed to buy renewable energy certificates (RECs) to meet their renewable purchase obligations (RPOs) in January 2020. A cumulative sum of 76,220 solar RECs was traded on the Indian ...
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Adani Green Registers 11% YoY Revenue Growth in Q3 of FY 2020

Adani Green Registers 11% YoY Revenue Growth in Q3 of FY 2020

Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL), a part of the Adani Group, has announced its financial results for the nine months (9M) and quarter ending December 31, 2019. The total revenue ...
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Component Manufacturers in Renewable Industry Need More Support

Component Manufacturers in Renewable Industry Need More Support: Sungrow Interview

Solar inverter manufacturers have not had the easiest of times in the Indian market lately, given an uncertain policy environment and rising competition from foreign players. The ambiguity of the ...