Kerala Defers Execution of Generation-Based Incentives for Off-Grid Captive Solar

Kerala Defers Execution of Generation-Based Incentives for Off-Grid Captive Solar

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has directed Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEB) to submit a detailed proposal on providing a generation-based incentive (GBI) for off-grid captive solar ...
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LONGi Solar Posts 50.6% YoY Revenue Growth in Q1 2020

LONGi Solar Posts 50.6% YoY Revenue Growth in Q1 2020

Chinese module supplier, LONGi Solar, has released its financial results for the year 2019 and Q1 2020. In 2019, the company’s revenue from operations increased by 49.62% annually to reach ¥32.89 ...
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MNRE Directs All Stakeholders to Comply with the ALMM Order for Solar Cells and Modules

MNRE Directs All Stakeholders to Comply with the ALMM Order for Solar Cells and Modules

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has reiterated that all stakeholders, including solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and module manufacturers, renewable developers, procurers, and implementing agencies, should align their ...
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COVID-19 Impact_ Solar Module Manufacturer SunPower Halts Production Temporarily

COVID-19 Impact: Solar Module Manufacturer SunPower Halts Production Temporarily

Companies across the globe are trying hard to tackle the unprecedented economic crisis caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In one such case, a U.S. solar panel maker, SunPower Corp, ...
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Renewable Industry Attracts $1.27 Billion in FDI During Nine Months of FY 2019-20

Renewable Industry Attracts $1.27 Billion in FDI During Nine Months of FY 2019-20

Foreign direct investments (FDI) in India’s renewable sector stood at $1.27 billion (~₹96.96 billion)  for the first nine months of the financial year (FY) 2019-20. The sector received $1.45 billion ...
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US Revokes Exemptions on Bifacial Solar Panels for the Second Time

US Revokes Exemptions on Bifacial Solar Panels for the Second Time

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has withdrawn the exclusion of bifacial solar panels from safeguard measures, applicable on imported panels. The revocation will be effective, starting ...
Treat Solar Power Project Contracts as Sacrosanct_ MNRE Tells Haryana Government

Treat Solar Power Project Contracts as Sacrosanct: MNRE Tells Haryana Government

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has directed the state government of Haryana to honor all the allocations made to the solar power projects and solar parks and ...
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To Ensure Liquidity During COVID-19 Lockdown, RBI Reduces Reverse Repo Rate to 3.75%

To Ensure Liquidity During COVID-19 Lockdown, RBI Reduces Reverse Repo Rate to 3.75%

As the country fights against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak by staying home, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced the second round of monetary measures to help boost the ...
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Implications of the Coronavirus Outbreak on the Indian Solar Industry and Outlook

Implications of the Coronavirus Outbreak on the Indian Solar Industry and Outlook

There is a lot of uncertainty around the implications of the Coronavirus pandemic on the Indian solar industry with new announcements and orders coming out every day. The outlook is ...
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AleaSoft Collaborates with India’s PGCIL to Provide Solar, Wind Power Demand Forecasts

AleaSoft Collaborates with India’s PGCIL to Provide Solar, Wind Power Demand Forecasts

AleaSoft, an energy forecasting solutions company, announced that it has collaborated with the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) as a provider of solar and wind energy forecasting. The ...
NTPC Extends Bid Submission Deadline for its 1.2 GW Solar Tender

NTPC Extends Bid Submission Deadline for its 1.2 GW Solar Tender

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has extended the last date to submit bids for the selection of solar power developers to set up 1.2 GW of Interstate Transmission ...
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IREDA Replaces SECI As the Implementing Agency for VGF-Based Solar Projects

IREDA Replaces SECI as the Implementing Agency for VGF-Based Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued amendments regarding the setting up of 12 GW of solar projects with Viability Gap funding Support (VGF) by Central Public ...
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As Solar Industry Faces COVID-19 Challenge, ALMM Deadline Extended to September 30, 2020

As Solar Industry Faces COVID-19 Challenge, ALMM Deadline Extended to September 30, 2020

Due to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the prevalent situation because of the subsequent lockdown, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) with the approval of ...
Days After Invoking Force Majeure, Punjab Allows Solar Developer to Supply Power

Days After Invoking Force Majeure, Punjab Allows Solar Developer to Supply Power

In the latest development, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has allowed Prayatna Developers Pvt. Ltd, to inject solar power into the grid with immediate effect. The PSPCL had ...
Additional Costs Borne by Solar Developers Due to GST Imposition to be Reimbursed

Additional Costs Borne by Solar Developers Due to GST Imposition to be Reimbursed

In a recent order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission declared that the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) fell within the scope of the “Change in Law” clause for ...
SECI to Reimburse Additional Charges Incurred by Hero Solar Due to GST Enactment

SECI to Reimburse Additional Charges Incurred by Hero Solar Due to GST Enactment

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has said that the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) falls under the scope of the “Change in Law” clause of power ...
Manufacturers Need Extension for ALMM as Solar Industry Copes with Coronavirus

Manufacturers Need Extension for ALMM as Solar Industry Copes with Coronavirus

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) decision to mandate the implementation of the approved list of models and manufacturers (ALMM) for government projects starting March 31, 2020, may ...
China Could Install 23-31 GW of Solar in 2020_ Report

China Could Install 23-31 GW of Solar in 2020: Report

According to the data released by China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), the country had nearly 204 GW of installed solar generation capacity by the end of 2019, which included 141.67 ...
MNRE to Encourage Innovative Solar Pump Technologies Under KUSUM

MNRE to Encourage Innovative Solar Pump Technologies Under KUSUM

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines for the installation of innovative standalone solar pumps and has invited comments and suggestions from stakeholders. The last ...
SECI and NTPC to Pay GST Compensation to Adani Solar’s SPVs

SECI and NTPC to Pay GST Compensation to Adani Solar’s SPVs

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently passed an order asking Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to pay the requested compensation to Wardha ...
SECI Asks DISCOMs to Allow Digital Invoices Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

SECI Asks DISCOMs to Allow Digital Invoices Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

With the country under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has requested all state distribution companies (DISCOMs) and agencies to allow submission of ...
Gujarat_ Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers Up to ₹0.37_kWh from ₹0.10_kWh

Gujarat: Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers Up to ₹0.37/kWh from ₹0.10/kWh

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has worked out an additional surcharge of ₹0.37 (~$0.0049)/kWh for the period of April 01, 2020, to September 30, 2020, for consumers utilizing power ...
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India Will Not Levy Late Fee on Bills of Entry of Imported Cargo Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

India Will Not Levy Late Fee on Bills of Entry of Imported Cargo Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the office of the Principal Commissioner of Customs (ACC-Import), has issued a pubic notice to clear imported cargo. According to the notice, late fee ...
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Staff at Renewable Generating Stations Allowed to Work During COVID-19 Lockdown

Staff at Renewable Generating Stations Allowed to Work During COVID-19 Lockdown

According to the order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, all offices of the government of India, its autonomous and subordinate offices, and pubic corporations will remain closed except ...
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Pay GST, Safeguard Duty Compensation to Solar Developers in 60 Days_ MNRE to SECI and NTPC

Pay GST, Safeguard Duty Compensation to Solar Developers in 60 Days: MNRE to SECI and NTPC

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a circular stating that Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Safeguard Duty (SGD) compensation to solar project developers should be ...
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