Tamil Nadu Regulator Rejects Plea to Increase Tariff for Solar KUSUM Program

Tamil Nadu Regulator Rejects Plea to Increase Tariff for Solar KUSUM Program

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has rejected a petition filed by Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) to approve a revised benchmark tariff of ₹2.97 (~$0.040)/kWh for solar energy ...
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APTEL Asks DISCOM to Consider Carrying Cost With Solar Safeguard Duty Refund

APTEL Asks DISCOM to Consider Carrying Cost With Solar Safeguard Duty Refund

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) recently set aside an order of the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) restricting compensation to two solar developers under the 'Change in Law' clause ...
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DISCOM Directed to Synchronize a 3 MW Solar Project in Telangana

DISCOM Directed to Synchronize a 3 MW Solar Project in Telangana

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has ruled in favor of a solar developer and directed the Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana Limited (TSSPDCL) to synchronize the developer's ...
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Detailed Rules on Bundling Renewables With Thermal & Hydropower Under Existing PPAs

Detailed Rules on Bundling Renewables With Thermal & Hydropower Under Existing PPAs

The Ministry of Power has outlined a detailed mechanism allowing the bundling of thermal and hydropower projects with standalone renewable energy projects or renewable energy projects with battery storage systems ...
US Court Revokes Trump's Decision to Reimpose Tariffs on Imported Bifacial Solar Panels

US Court Revokes Trump’s Decision to Reimpose Tariffs on Imported Bifacial Solar Panels

In a development that could have significant implications for the solar industry, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) has overturned the Trump administration's decision to allow the reimposition of ...
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Kerala DISCOM Gets Regulatory Approval to Buy 300 MW of Solar Power from SECI

Kerala DISCOM Gets Regulatory Approval to Buy 300 MW of Solar Power from SECI

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) recently allowed the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) to procure 300 MW of solar power from the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) ...
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Ministry Allows Bundling Renewables To Replace Thermal Power Under Existing PPAs

Ministry Allows Bundling Renewables To Replace Thermal Power Under Existing PPAs

The Ministry of Power (MoP) and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) have issued revised guidelines for thermal power generation companies to either set up renewable energy generation capacities ...
Solar Developer Allowed GST Compensation on Change in Law Grounds

Solar Developer Allowed GST Compensation on ‘Change in Law’ Grounds

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently directed Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Limited (MPPMCL) and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to compensate a solar developer for the additional cost ...
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Haryana Sets Levelized Tariff of ₹2.86/kWh for a 50 MW Solar Project

Haryana Sets Levelized Tariff of ₹2.86/kWh for a 50 MW Solar Project

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has set a levelized tariff of ₹2.86 (~$0.038)/kWh for a 50 MW solar project in Haryana's Sirsa district. Avaada Green HN Project Private, a ...
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US Commerce Department Rejects Anonymous Petition for Tariffs on Asian Solar Imports

US Commerce Department Rejects Anonymous Petition for Tariffs on Asian Solar Imports

The US Department of Commerce has rejected a circumvention petition filed by an anonymous group of domestic solar manufacturers known as American Solar Manufacturers Against Chinese Circumvention, or A-SMACC, seeking ...
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Andhra DISCOMs Get Regulatory Approval to Procure 7 GW of Solar Power from SECI

Andhra DISCOMs Get Regulatory Approval to Procure 7 GW of Solar Power from SECI

In a significant development, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has approved the proposal of Andhra Pradesh distribution companies (DISCOMs) to procure 7,000 MW of solar power from the ...
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Fund Allocation for Solar PLI Program to be Increased to ₹240 Billion – RK Singh

Fund Allocation for Solar PLI Program to be Increased to ₹240 Billion – RK Singh

The government will soon increase the funding allocation for the production linked incentive (PLI) program for manufacturing domestic solar cells and modules to ₹240 billion (~$3.22 billion) from the existing ...
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APTEL Directs State Commission to Hear Solar Developer’s ‘Change in Law’ Claims Afresh

APTEL Directs State Commission to Hear Solar Developer’s ‘Change in Law’ Claims Afresh

The Appellate Tribunal of Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, set aside an order of the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) rejecting compensation claimed by Azure Power Thirty Four Private ...
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Two Solar Projects Citing ‘Force Majeure’ Get Commissioning Deadline Extension

Two Solar Projects Citing ‘Force Majeure’ Get Commissioning Deadline Extension

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) recently condoned the delay in commissioning two solar projects of 20 MW each. It extended the scheduled commercial operation dates for both the projects ...
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Tamil Nadu Sets Generic Tariff of ₹3.61/kWh for Rooftop Solar Systems Up to 10 kW

Tamil Nadu Sets Generic Tariff of ₹3.61/kWh for Rooftop Solar Systems Up to 10 kW

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has set a generic tariff of ₹3.61 (~$0.049)/kWh for grid-connected solar power projects for capacity ranging from 1kW to 10 kW, ₹3.37 (~$0.045)/kWh ...
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LONGi, Jinko and Adani – Top Solar Module Suppliers Capture 50% of the Market in 1H 2021

LONGi, Jinko and Adani – Top Solar Module Suppliers Capture 50% of the Market in 1H 2021

 LONGi Solar, Jinko Solar, and Adani Solar were the leading module suppliers to the Indian solar market in the first half (1H) of the calendar year (CY) 2021. The market ...
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Commission Upholds Force Majeure Plea, Grants Extension to a 10 MW Solar Project

Commission Upholds Force Majeure Plea, Grants Extension to a 10 MW Solar Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) allowed the scheduled commissioning date of a 10 MW solar project in Maharashtra to be extended to the actual commissioning date due to the ...
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Australia has Highest Solar Per Capita with 810 WPerson Report

Australia has Highest Solar Per Capita with 810 W/Person: Report

Australia leads the world in solar per capita with 810 W per person, the Australian PV Institute has said in a recent report. Germany with 650 W per person is ...
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Potential of Solar PV and Hybrids to Provide Ancillary Services: IEA Report

Potential of Solar PV and Hybrids to Provide Ancillary Services: IEA Report

Photovoltaic (PV) systems and hybrids need to take over more system responsibility by providing ancillary services since PV penetration is continuously growing, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said in ...
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Solar Projects to be Commissioned Before April 1, 2022, May Get Timeline Extension

Solar Projects to be Commissioned Before April 1, 2022, May Get Timeline Extension

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has empowered the Dispute Resolution Committee to examine if additional time extension can be given for solar projects scheduled to be commissioned ...
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Punjab Goes the Andhra Way, Mulls Legislation to Renegotiate Renewable Energy Tariffs

Punjab Goes the Andhra Way, Mulls Legislation to Renegotiate Renewable Energy Tariffs

In a move that could set another bad precedent, the Punjab Government is contemplating bringing legislation to reduce the tariffs for renewable energy projects approved by the electricity regulatory commission ...
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GRIDCO Allowed to Relinquish Solar Bundled Thermal Power from NTPC’s Projects

GRIDCO Allowed to Relinquish Solar Bundled Thermal Power from NTPC’s Projects

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has allowed Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO) to relinquish the state’s share of power from NTPC’s Farraka and Kahalgaon thermal power stations. The Commission ...
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Non-fossil Fuel Based Co-Generation Project Affected by Covid-19 Gets Extension

Non-fossil Fuel Based Co-Generation Project Affected by Covid-19 Gets Extension

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has awarded Indian Sucrose Limited an extension until February 28, 2022, to Commission its 40 MW non-fossil fuel-based co-generation project. Indian Sucrose Limited ...
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Power Sale Agreement Between SECI and GRIDCO for 270 MW of Solar Approved

Power Sale Agreement Between SECI and GRIDCO for 270 MW of Solar Approved

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has approved the power sale agreement (PSA) executed between the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO). The PSA ...
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Solar Project Stuck in a Limbo Amidst Delay in Tariff Adoption

Solar Project Stuck in a Limbo Amidst Delay in Tariff Adoption

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently heard a solar developer's plea for extending the time for commissioning the project considering the delay in the adoption of tariff by the ...
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