Price Competition Translates into Technological Competition_ Growatt Interview (1)

Price Competition Translates into Technological Competition: Growatt Interview

For solar project developers in the country, the decision to choose one inverter over the other is becoming increasingly difficult, given the rapid expansion of the segment, and numerous entrants ...
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North-East India Continues to Have the Highest Power Supply Deficit in First Half of FY20

North-East India Continues to Have the Highest Power Supply Deficit in First Half of FY20

India’s power supply deficit stood at 0.5% during the six months between April and September 2019, according to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). During these six months, 683,389 million units ...
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Maharashtra’s Draft Policy Sets Solar RPO Target at 4.5% for 2020-21

Maharashtra’s Draft Policy Sets Solar RPO Target at 4.5% for 2020-21

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued a draft policy announcing its renewable purchase obligation (RPO) from 2020 to 2025. The solar RPO targets mentioned in the policy draft ...
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SECI Raises Tariff Cap for 500 MW Solar Tender to ₹2.93_kWh

SECI Raises Tariff Cap for 500 MW Solar Tender to ₹2.93/kWh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has increased the tariff ceiling for its 500 MW (phase 1) solar tender that it had floated earlier this year by ₹0.08 (~$0.001)/ ...
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Indian Railways to Procure Power from Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

Indian Railways to Procure Power from Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

The Railway Energy Management Company Ltd. (REMCL), a joint venture between the Indian Railways and RITES Limited, has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) to procure power from wind-solar hybrid ...
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APTEL Orders Karnataka DISCOM to Clear Dues of Azure Power for Solar Supply by November End

APTEL Orders Karnataka DISCOM to Clear Dues of Azure Power for Solar Supply by November End

In a case between Azure Power and Gulbarga Electricity Supply Corporation Limited (GESCOM), the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has ordered the distribution company (DISCOM) to pay all of its ...
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Jinko Solar Signs 240 MW Solar Module Supply Deal in Vietnam

LONGi Solar Bags 200 MW Module Supply Deal in Vietnam

LONGi Solar, a Chinese manufacturer of high-efficiency mono-crystalline solar cells and modules, has inked a supply deal with Hexagon Peak, the project development arm of Hexagon Holdings. Under the agreement, ...
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Aditya Birla Group Sets up a 24 MW Solar Power Project in Odisha

Aditya Birla Group Sets up a 24 MW Solar Power Project in Odisha

In a move that highlights the growing importance of solar power, Aditya Aluminium, which is a unit of the Aditya Birla Group, has set up a 24 MW solar power ...
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AAI Floats Tender to Procure Open Access Solar Power for Amritsar Airport

AAI Floats Tender to Procure Open Access Solar Power for Amritsar Airport

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has issued a tender for the procurement of solar power by Amritsar Airport through open access. According to the tender documents, Amritsar Airport is ...
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Madhya Pradesh Orders Solar and Wind Generators to Appoint QCAs Within 2 Months

Madhya Pradesh Orders Solar and Wind Generators to Appoint QCAs Within 2 Months

The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has published the first amendment of its 2018 regulations for forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement mechanism for wind and solar projects. The regulations ...
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BIS Certification for Solar Inverters Gets Deadline Extension of Three Months

BIS Certification for Solar Inverters Gets Deadline Extension of Three Months

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has once again extended the deadline for the self-certification of solar inverters through the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). The deadline has ...
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Polycrystalline Solar Modules Cannot Survive for Long in India_ LONGi Solar Interview

Polycrystalline Solar Modules Cannot Survive for Long in India: LONGi Solar Interview

The introduction of passivated emitter rear contact (PERC) cell technology has markedly increased the efficiency of monocrystalline cells, making them an economically attractive option for many projects. However, the use ...
Karnataka Solar Policy Amended – Bid Security Amount for Group Captive Projects Raised

Karnataka Solar Policy Amended – Bid Security Amount for Group Captive Projects Raised

The Karnataka State Solar Policy 2014-21 has been amended for the third time and addresses three important points – the size limitation of private solar parks, the performance guarantee for ...
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Global Renewable Market Led by Solar Set to Grow by 50% in Next 5 Years_ IEA Report

Global Renewable Market Led by Solar Set to Grow by 50% in Next 5 Years: IEA Report

The global renewable energy sector is growing at a rapid pace, and the installation of solar PV systems at homes, commercial buildings, and industrial facilities are set to rise in ...
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A Solar Cell is Domestically Manufactured only if Made in India with Undiffused Silicon Wafer

A Solar Cell is Domestically Manufactured only if Made in India with Undiffused Silicon Wafer

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification stating that if diffused silicon wafer (blue wafer) is imported and is used as a raw material for ...
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Center Mulls 5-Min Time-Block for Deviation Settlement as Renewable Generation Surges

Center Mulls 5-Min Time-Block for Deviation Settlement as Renewable Generation Surges

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) recently organized a conference “Energizing South” in Tamil Nadu’s capital city of Chennai. The conference’s theme was “India at 75: Forging Ahead: Commercially Smart, ...
Respite for Developers as Andhra Commission Approves Tariff for 1.7 GW of Solar Projects

Respite for Developers as Andhra Commission Approves Tariff for 1.7 GW of Solar Projects

In a respite for renewable developers in the state, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Authority (APERC) has approved the tariff for three solar park projects - 750 MW (Phase - ...
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APTEL Stalls DERC from Imposing Penalty on Tata Power DISCOM for RPO Non-Compliance

APTEL Stalls DERC from Imposing Penalty on Tata Power DISCOM for RPO Non-Compliance

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has provided relief to the Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) after it was penalized by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) for not meeting ...
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Arinsun and ACME Solar Get Relief from CERC for Safeguard Duty Imposition

Arinsun and ACME Solar Get Relief from CERC for Safeguard Duty Imposition

In its recent notification, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ordered compensatory relief to two solar developers from safeguard duty imposition last year. ACME Jaipur Solar Power Private Limited ...
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Rajasthan Regulator to Issue Notices to Companies for Non-Compliance of RPO

Rajasthan Regulator to Issue Notices to Companies for Non-Compliance of RPO

In one of the toughest moves to enforce the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) order, the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has said that nine companies will be issued notices for ...
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NSEFI Urges RK Singh to Bail Out Solar Generators from Andhra’s Ongoing Renewable Feud

NSEFI Urges RK Singh to Bail Out Solar Generators from Andhra’s Ongoing Renewable Feud

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has requested the Union Power Minister R.K. Singh to bail out solar generators from the ongoing renewable energy dispute in Andhra Pradesh ...
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KERC Denies Extension of Commissioning Dates for SunEdison’s 150 MW of Solar Projects

KERC Denies Extension of Commissioning Dates for SunEdison’s 150 MW of Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has ruled against a petition filed by the special purpose vehicles (SPVs) of SunEdison Energy - SEI Aditi Power, SEI Bheem, SEI Suryashakthi, SEI ...
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Our Inverter Factory in Bangalore Almost Ready for Manufacturing_ Sineng Interview

Our Solar PV Inverter Factory in Bangalore Ready for Manufacturing: Sineng Interview

India is on pace to add over 8 GW of solar in 2019, according to the recent Q2 2019 India Solar market update published by Mercom India and is the third-largest solar ...
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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