Petition for Solar Project Delay Can be Filed Only After Commissioning, Says KERC

Petition for Solar Project Delay Can be Filed Only After Commissioning, Says KERC

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) set aside the petition filed by Tepsol Photovoltaic Power Ventures Private Limited, requesting it to declare the disruption caused by COVID-19 pandemic as a ...
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The Government of India (GOI) has approved a relaxation for Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) that have been tasked with managing the liquidity crisis of the distribution companies.

PFC and REC Get Relaxation on Loan Disbursal for DISCOMs under UDAY Program

The Government of India (GOI) has approved a relaxation for Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) that have been tasked with managing the liquidity crisis of the ...
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MNRE Lists Lithium Battery Specifications for Off-Grid Solar Applications

MNRE Lists Lithium Battery Specifications for Off-Grid Solar Applications

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a draft notification detailing the specifications of lithium batteries that can be used for off-grid solar applications like solar street ...
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Regulator Dismisses Solar Developer’s Plea for Respite Under Force Majeure

Regulator Dismisses Solar Developer’s Plea for Respite Under Force Majeure

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) dismissed Adani Green Energy (UP) Limited’s plea for relief under the force majeure clause in its power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Gulbarga Electricity ...
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Solar Developer Seeks Commissioning Deadline Extension from UPERC

Solar Developer Seeks Commissioning Deadline Extension from UPERC

Eden Renewable Jasmin Private Limited, a subsidiary of solar project developer Eden Renewables, has filed a petition with the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) seeking an extension for the ...
Azure Power Posts 16% Revenue Increase in Q1 2021

Azure Power Posts 16% Revenue Increase in FY Q1 2021

Azure Power has announced the consolidated results for the first quarter (Q1) of the financial year (FY) 2021. According to the financial statement released by the company, the company registered ...
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Weekly News Wrap-Up_ Jinko’sSolar Cell Efficiency at 24.79%, Sungrow Launches New ESS

Weekly News Wrap-Up: Jinko’s Solar Cell Efficiency at 24.79%, Sungrow Launches New ESS

Here are some noteworthy cleantech news and announcements from the around the world week: Jinko Solar announced the launch of its new generation of 610W Tiger Pro High-efficiency monocrystalline transparent ...
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Solar Module Manufacturers ZNShine and Trina to Expand Production Capacity

Solar Module Manufacturers ZNShine and Trina to Expand Production Capacity

Two solar cell and module manufacturers have announced expansion plans for their production units. Solar module manufacturer ZNShine Solar announced its plans to expand its production capacity to 10 GW ...
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BEL Provides Solar-Powered Classrooms to 122 Schools in Karnataka (1)

BEL Provides Solar-Powered Classrooms to 122 Schools in Karnataka

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) announced that it had provided solar-powered smart class facilities to 122 government high schools at Yadgir, Karnataka, as a part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) ...
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European Union Extends Levy of Countervailing Duty on Solar Glass Imports from China

European Union Extends Levy of Countervailing Duty on Solar Glass Imports from China

The European Union (EU) has announced that the imposition of countervailing duty on solar glass imports from China will continue. Countervailing duties are anti-subsidy duties levied on imports to balance out ...
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Gujarat’s New Industrial Policy Incentivizes MSMEs Going Solar

Gujarat’s New Industrial Policy Incentivizes MSMEs Going Solar

The state government of Gujarat has come up with a new industrial policy after the earlier framework came to an end on December 31, 2019. The average annual outlay for ...
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‘Interested Parties’ in Anti-Subsidy Investigation on Malaysian Solar Glass Imports

‘Interested Parties’ in Anti-Subsidy Investigation on Malaysian Solar Glass Imports

The Director-General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has published a list of parties interested in its anti-subsidy investigation concerning the import of textured (tempered) glass from Malaysia. This glass is used ...
EESL to Empanel Consultants for Solar Projects in Eastern and Northeastern States

EESL to Empanel Consultants for Solar Projects in Eastern and Northeastern States

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has invited bids to empanel consultants for a detailed project report (DPR) for solar power projects in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, and northeastern states ...
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Andhra Pradesh Waives Stamp Duty, Reduces Registration Fee for 10 GW of Solar Projects

Andhra Pradesh Waives Stamp Duty, Reduces Registration Fee for 10 GW of Solar Projects

The government of Andhra Pradesh has issued an order allowing the exemption of stamp duty and reduction in the registration fee for lands for the development of solar projects. The ...
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CERC Approves Tariffs of ₹2.53_kWh and ₹2.65_kWh for 480 MW of Solar Projects

CERC Approves Tariffs of ₹2.53/kWh and ₹2.65/kWh for 480 MW of Solar Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved tariffs for 480 MW of solar projects discovered by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) in its auction for 1.2 GW ...
No ISTS Charges on Solar and Wind Projects Until June 30, 2023

No ISTS Charges on Solar and Wind Projects Commissioned Before June 30, 2023

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has waived interstate transmission system (ISTS) charges and losses on all solar and wind projects commissioned before June 30, 2023. This would apply to solar, ...
Long-Term Basic Customs Duty Crucial for India’s Solar Sector_ Roundtable

Long-Term Basic Customs Duty Crucial for India’s Solar Sector: Roundtable

Mercom India held a webinar on August 4, 2020, to discuss the pressing issues and opportunities in the Indian renewable energy sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The roundtable discussed the ...
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India’s Solar Generation Increased by 26% in Q2 2020

India’s Solar Generation Increased by 26% in Q2 2020

Between April and June 2020 (Q2), nearly 15.7 billion units (BU) of electricity was generated from solar-based sources, according to data from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). This was a ...
SECI Disbursed ₹4.4 Billion to Solar and Wind Power Generators in June 2020

SECI Disbursed ₹4.4 Billion to Solar and Wind Power Generators in June 2020

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) paid nearly ₹4.4 billion (~$58.8 million) to developers for the purchase of solar and wind power in June 2020. This represented about ...
China Adds 11.5 GW of Solar Capacity in the First Half of 2020

China Adds 11.5 GW of Solar Capacity in the First Half of 2020

According to the latest data released by the National Energy Administration (NEA), 11.52 GW of solar capacity was installed in China during the first half (1H) of 2020. Large-scale solar ...
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Madhya Pradesh Seeks Interested Parties to Purchase Solar from RESCO Rooftop Systems

Madhya Pradesh Seeks Interested Parties to Purchase Solar from RESCO Rooftop Systems

The Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) to purchase power from solar rooftop projects installed with ‘zero upfront investment’ through the RESCO ...
Funding and M&A Roundup_ Tokyo Gas Acquires 514 MW Solar Project, Northvolt Raises $1.6B

Funding and M&A Roundup: Tokyo Gas Acquires 514 MW Solar Project, Northvolt Raises $1.6B

Here are some important funding and m&a updates from the global renewable energy industry from the past week: Northvolt, a lithium-ion battery manufacturer, announced the signing of a $1.6 billion ...
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Ministry of Renewable Energy Includes NHPC in its Dispute Resolution Committee

Ministry of Renewable Energy Includes NHPC in its Dispute Resolution Committee

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) announced that it had added NHPC Limited under the purview of its Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) and Dispute Resolution Mechanism (DSM). The MNRE said ...
Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Mix Inched Up to 9.9% During Q2 2020

Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Mix Inched Up to 9.9% During Q2 2020

Renewable energy’s share (including large hydro projects) inched up to 36.3% during the second quarter of 2020 (Q2 2020), up about 0.1% from the previous quarter, according to the data ...
Experts from IREDA, ReNew Power, Fimer, RenewSys to Analyze Shifts in the Solar Industry

Experts from IREDA, ReNew Power, Fimer, RenewSys to Analyze Shifts in the Solar Industry

Mercom India will host another webinar session on August 4, 2020, to help the solar industry get a clearer perspective on the most pressing issues and opportunities in the Indian ...