NISE Writes to Concentrated Solar Thermal Manufacturers for Mandatory Testing

NISE Writes to Concentrated Solar Thermal Manufacturers for Mandatory Testing

The National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) has written a letter to domestic manufacturers, state nodal agencies, and concerned stakeholders regarding the mandatory testing of concentrated solar thermal (CST) products ...
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MNRE’s New Guidelines Shed Light on Bidding Process for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

MNRE’s New Guidelines Shed Light on Bidding Process for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued its draft guidelines for the tariff-based competitive bidding process for the procurement of power from grid-connected wind-solar hybrid projects. The ...
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Rajasthan RE Generators to Pay 50% of Deviation Settlement Charges from Oct ‘19-March 2020

Rajasthan RE Generators to Pay 50% of Deviation Settlement Charges from Oct ‘19-March 2020

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued its amended regulations for Forecasting, Scheduling, Deviation Settlement of Solar and Wind Generation Sources Regulations, 2017. The commission was responding to a ...
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Uttarakhand DISCOM Allowed to Use Surplus Non-Solar RPO to Meet its Solar RPO Deficits

Uttarakhand DISCOM Allowed to Use Surplus Non-Solar RPO to Meet its Solar RPO Deficits

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has allowed Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) to carry forward the surplus non-solar renewable purchase obligations (RPO) of the financial year (FY) 2019-20 to ...
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Uttar Pradesh and SECI Finalize PSA for 750 MW of Solar at a Tariff of ₹2.55_kWh

Uttar Pradesh and SECI Finalize PSA for 750 MW of Solar at a Tariff of ₹2.55/kWh

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) recently approved the power sale agreements (PSA) between Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) at a ...
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CERC Rules in Favor of Solar Developer ACME, Asks PGCIL To Grant Medium-Term Open Access

CERC Rules in Favor of Solar Developer ACME, Asks PGCIL To Grant Medium-Term Open Access

In response to a petition by ACME Holding, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has asked Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) to notify ACME the date of operationalization ...
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Punjab Renewable Policy Targets 3 GW of Solar Capacity by 2030

Punjab Renewable Policy Targets 3 GW of Solar Capacity by 2030

The Punjab Government has launched a draft version of its renewable energy policy, which aims to meet 21% of its power requirement through renewable energy by the year 2030. Punjab ...
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Four Solar Developers Get Safeguard Duty Relief from CERC

Four Solar Developers Get Safeguard Duty Relief from CERC

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has passed an order that will give compensation relief from the safeguard duty to four developers after they petitioned the commission citing the Change ...
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Trump Administration Withdraws Tariff Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules

Trump Administration Withdraws Tariff Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has withdrawn the exclusion of bifacial modules from the ambit of safeguard measures that was applicable on imported solar equipment. The ...
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Indian Army’s 1 MW Solar Project That Exceeded 50% of its Contract Demand Gets Approved

Indian Army’s 1 MW Solar Project That Exceeded 50% of its Contract Demand Gets Approved

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has allowed Garrison Engineer (Army) Makarpura Road, Vadodara to commission a 1 MW solar project which exceeded 50% of its contract demand. The respondent, ...
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Industry Organization Recommends Modifications to KUSUM Solar Program

Industry Organization Recommends Modifications to KUSUM Solar Program

The recent launch of the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) program to solarize India’s agriculture industry has been met with mixed responses. While some are lauding the government’s ...
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Solar and Other Renewable Policy Roundup_ Key Announcements From September 2019

Solar and Other Renewable Policy Roundup: Key Announcements From September 2019

Central and state government agencies made several key policy announcements in September aimed at removing the bottlenecks in the solar industry. The most important announcement of the month was made ...
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Solar REC Price Spikes to a Record ₹2,250 in September 2019

Solar REC Price Spikes to a Record ₹2,250 in September 2019

In September’s renewable energy certificate (REC) trading session, there was an increase in the number of solar and non-solar RECs that were traded when compared to trading activity in August ...
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Quality Consciousness in Indian Solar Projects is a Mixed Bag_ DuPont Interview

Quality Consciousness in Indian Solar Projects a Mixed Bag: DuPont Interview

The quality of photovoltaic modules goes a long way in ensuring the longevity of solar projects. In the quest to maximize profits, there has been a tendency to compromise on ...
Important Headlines from India’s Renewable Industry in September 2019

Important Headlines from India’s Renewable Industry in September 2019

The month of September was a busy one for the Indian solar industry with the annual REI Expo held in the national capital between September 18 and 20, 2019. Besides ...
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UPERC Approves Tariffs for 550 MW of Solar Projects Ranging Between ₹3.02-3.08_kWh

UPERC Approves Tariffs for 550 MW of Solar Projects Ranging Between ₹3.02-3.08/kWh

In a recent petition, the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulator Commission (UPERC) was requested to adopt tariffs for 550 MW of solar projects and accept the slight delay in signing of ...
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Solar Quality Tests a Good Move at an Exorbitant Cost_ Fronius India Interview

Solar Quality Tests a Good Move at an Exorbitant Cost: Fronius India Interview

After rapid expansion in the Indian rooftop solar sector, installations have slowed down this year, and there is certainly room for improvement in the form of government support, quality issues ...
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Haryana Approves Program to Install 468 Solar Pumps for Farmers

Haryana Approves Program to Install 468 Solar Pumps for Farmers

Through the approval of a petition filed by Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (UHBVNL) and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN), the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has given ...
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Chhattisgarh Finalizes its Regulations for Distributed Solar Projects

Chhattisgarh Finalizes its Regulations for Distributed Solar Projects

To facilitate the growth of renewable energy generation systems in the state, the Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has approved the regulations for distributed renewable sources. These regulations would ...
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Assam Draft Policy Sets Solar RPO Target at 7.25% for FY 2019-20

Assam Draft Policy Sets Solar RPO Target at 7.25% for FY 2019-20

The Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC) has issued a draft policy announcing its renewable purchase obligation (RPO) from 2019 to 2022. The draft policy has also amended certain sections of ...
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MNRE Readies Blueprint for Developing Decentralized Solar Projects

MNRE Readies Blueprint for Developing Decentralized Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines for the development of decentralized solar power projects. The MNRE has called for comments, suggestions, and opinions from ...
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State Should Not Revisit Solar, Wind PPAs Based on ‘Apprehensions’_ RK Singh to Andhra CM

State Should Not Revisit Solar, Wind PPAs Based on ‘Apprehensions’: RK Singh to Andhra CM

In yet another letter to the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, Power Minister R.K. Singh has urged Jaganmohan Reddy not to revisit power purchase agreements (PPA) for solar and wind ...
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Andhra Court Quashes Government Order Asking Solar and Wind Developers to Reduce Tariff

Andhra Court Quashes Government Order Asking Solar and Wind Developers to Reduce Tariff

In a much-needed relief for the renewable developers, the Andhra High Court has quashed the state government’s order and letter issued to renewable developers to reduce their quoted tariffs. Considering ...
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Bharat Electronics Seeks Bidders to Procure Monocrystalline Solar Cells

Bharat Electronics Seeks Bidders to Procure Monocrystalline Solar Cells

The government-owned electronics manufacturer and supplier, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has issued a request for quotation (RfQ) for the procurement of 798,430 monocrystalline silicon solar cells. The government undertaking has ...
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Bihar Asks Developers to Reduce Tariff for 250 MW of Solar Projects

Bihar Asks Developers to Reduce Tariff for 250 MW of Solar Projects

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has rejected a petition filed by Bihar State Power Holding Company (BSPHCL) on behalf of North Bihar Power Distribution Company (NBPDCL), and South Bihar ...
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