Aggressive Bids Adversely Affecting the Sector - Rooftop Solar Integrators to MNRE

Aggressive Bids Adversely Affecting the Sector – Rooftop Solar Integrators to MNRE

Solar Parivar, an Uttar Pradesh-based group connected with the solar energy sector, has requested the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to resolve issues faced by rooftop solar integrators ...
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Tamil Nadu Issues New Tariff Order, Plans to Double Its Solar Capacity by 2022

Tamil Nadu Issues New Tariff Order, Plans to Double Its Solar Capacity by 2022

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has proposed to levy 50% of the charges applicable for conventional power for transmission, wheeling, scheduling, and system operation charges for solar power ...
MNRE Stops Processing Concessional Customs Duty Certificates for Solar Projects

MNRE Stops Processing Concessional Customs Duty Certificates for Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has stopped processing all applications seeking concessional customs duty certificates for setting up solar power projects from February 2, 2021. The move ...
Germany’s Solar Installations Rose to 536 MW in January 2021

Germany’s Solar Installations Rose to 536 MW in January 2021

Germany installed 536 MW of new solar capacity in January 2021, a 59.05% increase compared to 337 MW during the same period last year, according to the Federal Network Agency ...
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China’s Demand for Utility-Scale Solar Projects to Reach 60-75 GW in 2021_ AECEA

China’s Demand for Utility-Scale Solar Projected to Reach 60-75 GW in 2021: AECEA

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has released a draft version of its envisaged national unified renewable energy power consumption targets for the upcoming decade. According to the draft, non-hydro power ...
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Uttar Pradesh Commission Allows Part Commissioning of a 20 MW Solar Project

Uttar Pradesh Commission Allows Part Commissioning of a 20 MW Solar Project

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has approved the part commissioning (14 MW) of a 20 MW solar project. It said that separate wheeling and banking agreements should be ...
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US Solar Industry Pushes for Repeal of Safeguard Duty on Imported Bifacial Modules

US Solar Industry Pushes for Repeal of Safeguard Duty on Imported Bifacial Modules

Seventeen U.S. renewable energy companies have urged President Joe Biden to rescind the Trump administration's October 2020 proclamation that increased tariff on solar panels and revoked the exclusion of several ...
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Philippines Promotes Use of Solar Energy in Buildings for Energy Conservation

Philippines Promotes Use of Solar Energy in Buildings for Energy Conservation

Philippines has issued policy guidelines for the adoption of energy-conserving building design and to enhance the demand for energy-efficient materials and technologies. According to the guidelines issued by the Department ...
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Utility-Solar System Costs Fell 82% in the Last Decade in the United States_ Report

Utility-Solar System Costs Fell 82% in the Last Decade in the United States: Report

Residential, commercial-rooftop, and utility-scale solar systems have witnessed a 64%, 69%, and 82% decline in costs since 2010, respectively, in the United States, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has ...
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Australia Is Making it Easier for Residential and C&I Consumers to Go Green

Australia Is Making it Easier for Residential and C&I Consumers to Go Green

The government of the Australian state of New South Wales has simplified the process to install renewable energy systems in strata buildings through the passage of new amendments in the ...
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Solar Developer Loses Bank Guarantee, to Pay Liquidated Damages For Delay

Solar Developer Loses Bank Guarantee, to Pay Liquidated Damages For Delay

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has rejected a developer’s plea to extend the commissioning date of a 100 MW solar project in the state. It has also allowed ...
Africa on Track to Make the Transition to Solar Power: Report

Africa on Track to Make the Transition to Solar Power: Report

The Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) has pointed out the growing popularity of solar in its 'Annual Solar Outlook Report,' which gives an overview of how African countries are faring ...
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KUSUM

Madhya Pradesh Sets Levelized Tariff of ₹3.07/kWh for KUSUM Program’s Solar Projects

The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has set a pre-fixed levelized tariff of ₹3.07 (~$0.042)/kWh under Component A of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM- KUSUM) ...
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Gadkari Urges R K Singh to Reconsider Net Metering Restriction for Rooftop Solar

Gadkari Urges R K Singh to Reconsider Net Metering Restriction for Rooftop Solar

The Minister of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Nitin Gadkari, has brought the attention of the Minister of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), R K Singh, to a representation ...
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Regulator Rules in Favor of Solar Project Developer for Delay in Signing PPA

Regulator Rules in Favor of Solar Project Developer for Delay in Signing PPA

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) not to encash Avaada Energy's bank guarantee for a delay in signing the power ...
Solar Developer's Plea for Extending Project Commissioning Deadline Rejected

Solar Developer’s Plea for Extending Project Commissioning Deadline Rejected

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has rejected a plea by a solar developer seeking an extension of 18 months for commissioning a project citing 'force majeure' events. The ...
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SECI Asked to Compensate Maharashtra DISCOM for Delay in Commissioning Solar Projects

SECI Asked to Compensate Maharashtra DISCOM for Delay in Commissioning Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has asked the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to compensate the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the short supply of ...
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Site-Specific Information Critical in Yield Assessment for Solar Projects_ Report

Site-Specific Information Critical in Yield Assessment for Solar Projects: Report

The International Energy Agency (IEA), in its IEA Photovoltaic Power System (PVPS) Task 13 report, has said that the main challenge in long-term yield assessment for solar energy projects is ...
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Kerala DISCOM to Purchase 300 MW of Solar Power from NTPC at ₹2.51/kWh

Kerala DISCOM to Purchase 300 MW of Solar Power from NTPC at ₹2.51/kWh

In a recent notification, the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) announced its willingness to procure 300 MW of solar power from NTPC Limited at ₹2.51 (~$0.034)/kWh. NTPC had informed the ...
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MNRE Denies Additional Five-Month Commissioning Date Extension for Renewable Projects

MNRE Denies Additional Five-Month Commissioning Date Extension for Renewable Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification denying requests for another five-month extension for commissioning renewable energy projects, stating that these extensions would not be ...
Solar Energy to Equal Coal's Share in India's Power Mix by 2040_ IEA

Solar Energy to Equal Coal’s Share in India’s Power Mix by 2040: IEA

India is expected to see the largest increase in energy demand globally over the next two decades and will overtake European Union as the third-largest energy consumer by 2030, the ...
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CERC Dismisses Solar Developer's Plea to Grant Connectivity to its Subsidiaries

CERC Rejects Solar Developer’s Plea to Transfer Connectivity & LTA to its Subsidiaries

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) dismissed a solar developer's plea to allow utilization of connectivity and long-term access (LTA) to its two wholly-owned subsidiaries and said that it was ...
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Maharashtra Needs Stable Policy to Meet Solar Targets_ Industry Reacts

Maharashtra Needs Stable Policy to Meet Solar Targets: Industry Reacts

The solar industry is optimistic about achieving the Maharashtra government's target of installing 13 GW of solar projects by 2025 and has called for creating an investment-friendly environment and proactive ...
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Solar Generation in Q4 2020 11% Higher from Previous Quarter, Up 26% Annually

Solar Generation in Q4 2020 9% Higher from Previous Quarter, Up 26% Annually

In Q4 2020, the country generated about 14.2 billion units (BU) of solar power compared to 12.9 BU in the previous quarter. The data showed that solar generation was returning ...
No Update on ALMM Extension, Inspection Fee for Solar Manufacturing Enlistment Reduced

No Update on ALMM Extension, Inspection Fee for Solar Manufacturing Enlistment Reduced

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued amendments to the existing provisions for enlistment under the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM). According to the notification, ...
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