Uttarakhand Extends Validity of Levelized Tariff for Solar Projects to September 30

Uttarakhand Extends Validity of Levelized Tariff for Solar Projects to September 30

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has issued an order stating that the benchmark capital cost and levelized generic tariff, issued in June 2019, will continue to be applicable until ...
Gujarat Commission Releases Details for Solar Power Procurement by Distribution Licensees

Gujarat Commission Releases Details for Solar Power Procurement by Distribution Licensees

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has issued the tariff framework for the procurement of solar power by distribution licensees in the state. The Commission had invited suggestions from all ...
EESL Installs 1.2 Million Smart Meters, Helps DISCOMs in Billing During COVID-19 Crisis

EESL Installs 1.2 Million Smart Meters, Helps DISCOMs in Billing During COVID-19 Crisis

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) announced that it has installed over 1.2 million smart meters in India to date under the Ministry of Power’s (MoP) Smart Meter National Program ...
CEL Issues EoI for Empanelling Balance of Systems Vendors for Solar Power Packs

CEL Issues EoI for Empaneling Balance of Systems Vendors for Solar Power Packs

The government-owned Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has issued a notice inviting expressions of interest (EoI) for empaneling vendors or suppliers for the balance of systems (BoS) to be used for ...
CERC Lists Conditions for Waiver of Bank Guarantee for Long-Term Access Applicants

CERC Lists Conditions for Waiver of Bank Guarantee for Long-Term Access Applicants

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) filed an instant application requesting the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) to provide clarity on the exemption of construction phase bank guarantee (BG) ...
Share of Solar & Wind Rose Despite Depressed Global Power Demand Amid Pandemic_ IEA

Share of Solar & Wind Rose Despite Depressed Global Power Demand Amid Pandemic: IEA

Until mid-April 2020, countries that were under complete lockdown due to coronavirus experienced a decline of 25% in energy demand per week. Whereas, in countries that were under partial lockdown, ...
CERC Issues Guidelines for Inter-State Transmission Charges for Solar and Wind Projects

CERC Issues Guidelines for Inter-State Transmission Charges for Solar and Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued new guidelines for inter-state transmission charges and losses. The guidelines shed light on the responsibilities of the nodal agencies and the calculation ...
Technology and Financing Could Unlock Underserved SMEs in Rooftop Solar_ Interview

Technology and Financing Could Unlock Underserved SMEs in Rooftop Solar: Interview

After five consecutive years of growth, the rooftop solar market in India had a rough year in 2019 with installations totaling 1.1 GW, which was a 33% decline year-over-year. Now ...
CEL Extends Bidding Deadline for Empaneling EPC Contactors for Upcoming Solar Projects

CEL Extends Bidding Deadline for Empaneling EPC Contactors for Upcoming Solar Projects

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has extended the bid submission deadline for the expression of interest (EoI) for the empanelment of engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors for its upcoming ...
Mozambique Seeks Consultants for Feasibility Study of 11 Solar Mini-Grid Projects

Mozambique Seeks Consultants for Feasibility Study of 11 Solar Mini-Grid Projects

The Fundo de Energia (FUNAE), a public institution to promote the conservation, rational and sustainable management of power resources in Mozambique, has issued a request for expression of interest (EoI) ...
Despite COVID-19 Slowdown, SolarEdge Reports 59% Rise in Revenue YoY in Q1 2020

Despite COVID-19 Slowdown, SolarEdge Reports 59% Rise in Revenue YoY in Q1 2020

SolarEdge Technologies Incorporated (SolarEdge), an Israel-based solar solutions provider, registered a revenue of $431.2 million (~₹32.41 billion) in the quarter ending March 31, 2020, a 59% increase from $271.9 million ...
Karnataka Mulls Wheeling and Banking Charges for Captive Solar Projects

Karnataka Mulls Removal of Banking Facility for Grid-Connected Renewable Projects

The Government of Karnataka has held a meeting to discuss the banking and wheeling charges for grid-connected renewable projects in the state. In the meeting, the government decided that for ...
Deadline Extended for Evaluation Study of Components A and C of KUSUM Program

Deadline Extended for Evaluation Study of Components A and C of KUSUM Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the deadline for submitting expressions of interest (EOI) for evaluating Components A and C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja ...
Bidding Deadline for Balance of System Package for Nokh Solar Project Extended Again

Bidding Deadline for Balance of System Package for Nokh Solar Project Extended Again

NTPC has once again extended the deadline for the submission of bids to June 02, 2020, for the balance of system (BOS) package for the 735 (3×245) MW Nokh solar ...
Improving Rural Healthcare Amid COVID-19 Crisis by Installing Solar on Clinics

Improving Rural Healthcare Amid COVID-19 Crisis by Installing Solar on Clinics

Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, nearly 20 leaders from research groups, think tanks, renewable energy companies, and health care services, have demanded to solarize all unelectrified healthcare sub-centers in rural ...
Newly Operational Projects Take Adani Green’s Revenue Up by 24% in FY 2020

Newly Operational Projects Take Adani Green’s Revenue Up by 24% in FY 2020

Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL), the green energy wing of the Adani Group, announced that its revenue rose 24% to ₹25.49 billion (~$339.8 million) in the financial year (FY) 2020, ...
Solar and Non-Solar REC Trading Plummets in April

Solar and Non-Solar REC Trading Plummets in April

Due to the lockdown caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there was a significant decrease in the trade volume of both solar and non-solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) in April ...
International Solar Alliance Aims to Develop 20 GW of Solar Parks

International Solar Alliance Aims to Develop 20 GW of Solar Parks

The Union Power Minister and the President of International Solar Alliance (ISA), R.K. Singh, announced the launch of eight new and innovative initiatives at a meeting of the members of ...
Deadline Extended for the Review Investigation of Continued Solar Safeguard Duty

Deadline Extended for the Review Investigation of Continued Solar Safeguard Duty

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has announced an extension for filing responses to the questionnaire regarding the review investigation for the continued imposition of safeguard duty on solar ...
Solar Inverter Supplier Sungrow Reports 25.4% Rise in Revenue in 2019

Solar Inverter Supplier Sungrow Reports 25.4% Rise in Revenue in 2019

Sungrow, a China-based solar inverter manufacturer, has reported that its revenue increase by 25.4% to $1.864 billion (~₹140.43 billion) in the fiscal year 2019, up from $1.572 billion (~₹118.44 billion) ...
Chhattisgarh Approves Power Sale Agreement for 400 MW Solar-Wind Hybrid Power

Chhattisgarh Approves Power Sale Agreement for 400 MW Solar-Wind Hybrid Power

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has approved the power sale agreement (PSA) signed between the Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Co.Ltd (CSPDCL) and Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd ...
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Vietnam Set to Make Aquaculture Farming Sustainable with Solar Energy

Vietnam Set to Make Aquaculture Farming Sustainable with Solar Energy

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the German research institute, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), have signed an agreement together with other partners from the private ...
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CERC Extends Validity of Expiring Solar and Non-Solar RECs to October 31, 2020

CERC Extends Validity of Expiring Solar and Non-Solar RECs to October 31, 2020

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has passed an order extending the validity of renewable energy certificates (RECs) to avoid demand-supply imbalances in the REC market. It extended the validity ...
The Third Phase of Off-Grid Solar Program Extended to March 31, 2021

The Third Phase of Off-Grid Solar Program Extended to March 31, 2021

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the third phase of the off-grid and decentralized solar PV applications program until March 31, 2021. The extension follows the ...
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Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi Takes Over as the New Secretary of MNRE

Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi Takes Over as the New Secretary of MNRE

In a recent shuffle of top bureaucrats of India, the central government has appointed Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi as the new secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) ...
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