Wind Power Installed in India FY2016-17

India Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: April 2017

Renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of April 2017: There are 27 member states and union territories now participating in the ...
Rooftop Tender

SECI Reduces Levelized Ceiling Tariff for 500 MW Rooftop Solar Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has reduced the levelized ceiling tariff for the amended 500 MW rooftop solar tender; the new tariff for general category states and union ...
solar PV

TNERC Sets New Benchmark Tariff of Rs.4.50 (~$0.069)/kWh for Solar PV Projects in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has set Rs.4.50 (~$0.066)/kWh as the new benchmark tariff for solar PV projects and Rs.10.19 (~$0.157)/kWh for solar thermal projects without accelerated depreciation ...
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KERC Sets New Benchmark Tariff of Rs.4.36 (~$0.064)/kWh for Grid Connected Large-Scale Solar Projects for FY2017-18

KERC Sets New Benchmark Tariff of Rs.4.36 (~$0.064)/kWh for Grid Connected Large-Scale Solar Projects for FY2017-18

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has set Rs.4.36 (~$0.064)/kWh as the benchmark tariff for grid-connected large-scale solar projects for financial year (FY) 2017-18. The new benchmark tariff will be ...
Policy Roundup

India Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: March 2017

Here is a renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of March 2017. After the low tariffs recorded in the Rewa auction, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Interest Costs of DISCOMs Reduced by Rs.119.89 Billion (~$1.83 Billion) Under UDAY Program

Interest Costs of DISCOMs Reduced by Rs.119.89 Billion (~$1.83 Billion) Under UDAY Program

In the first nine months of India’s current financial year (FY) 2016-2017, the interest costs of states and union territory DISCOMs that have joined the Ujwal DISCOM (distribution company) Assurance ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Government of India Developing Solar Energy Program for Power Loom Sector

Government of India Developing Solar Energy Program for Power Loom Sector

To help support the power loom sector, the Government of India is formulating a solar energy program for decentralized power loom units in the country. The program will provide financial ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
GST

Delhi Government Releases Solar Policy 2016-2020

The state government of Delhi has released the Delhi Solar Policy 2016, which is applicable for the four-year period 2016-2020. This policy will be applicable for any solar energy generating ...
Import and Export

India Solar Imports Grow by 41 Percent, Exports Decline 49 Percent in the First Nine Months of Financial Year 2016-2017

In the nine months from April to December in financial year (FY) 2016-2017, export and import activity totaling $1.9 billion (~Rs.127 billion) was registered in the Indian solar sector. This ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE

MNRE Releases Competitive Bidding Draft Guidelines for Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released draft guidelines for tariff-based competitive bidding process for solar projects. Here are some key points from the draft proposal - ...
rupees

CERC Reduces Floor Price of Solar RECs to Rs.1,000/MWh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued new forbearance and floor prices for Renewable Energy Certificates (REC). The CERC has announced that the forbearance price of solar RECs will ...
Policy Roundup

India Solar Policy Roundup: February 2017

Here is a renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of February 2017. Solar Park Capacity Doubled to 40 GW The increase ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
TNERC

Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission Proposes New Benchmark Solar Tariff for FY 2017-18

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has proposed a new benchmark solar tariff of Rs.4.50 ($0.0673)/kWh with accelerated depreciation and a tariff of Rs.4.41 (~$0.0659)/kWh without accelerated depreciation for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Panel

Mercom Exclusive: Can Domestic Manufacturers Capture a Larger Piece of the Growing Indian Solar Market?

Solar installations in India reached 4 GW in 2016, and are expected to surpass 9 GW in 2017, an incredible pace of growth considering India installed just 883 MW in ...
REC Group to Supply 45 MW of Panels for Rooftop Solar Projects in India

Jammu & Kashmir Approves Solar Rooftop Policy to Install 450 MW by 2022

The state cabinet of Jammu & Kashmir has approved the 2016 draft policy for grid-connected rooftop power projects with net-metering. Under the policy, rooftop solar projects aggregating 450 MW are to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Policy Roundup

Policy Roundup: January 2017

Here is a renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of January 2017. Telangana and Assam Join UDAY Program The Indian states ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bonds

2017-18 Budget a Disappointment for the Indian Renewable Energy Sector

Overall, India’s 2017-18 budget is a disappointment for renewable energy sector. There were no major subsidies or incentives announced. There had been hope that reduction in accelerated depreciation and the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
Karnataka Solar Policy: State Revises Solar Installation Target to 6,000 MW by March 2021

Karnataka Solar Policy: State Revises Solar Installation Target to 6,000 MW by March 2021

The government of Karnataka has announced amendments to the Karnataka State Solar Policy 2014-21. The estimated solar energy potential of the state has been updated from 20 GW to 24.7 GW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Import and Export

Solar Imports Grew by 40 Percent Year-over-Year, Exports Declined 22 Percent in the First Seven Months of Financial Year

In the seven months from April to October in financial year (FY) 2016-17, export and import activity totaling $1.22 billion (~Rs.83.22 billion) was registered in the Indian solar sector. This ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
25 Indian States Fall Behind Solar RPO Targets

25 Indian States Fall Behind Solar RPO Targets

Twenty-five states in India have fallen behind their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets. The state-wise installation targets set by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) have not been ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Indian Solar Rooftop

Will New MNRE Incentives for DISCOMs Spur Solar Rooftop Growth in India?

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced financial assistance in the form of grants to distribution companies (DISCOMs) of up to Rs.3.75 million (~$55,000)/MW for rooftop solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Policy Roundup

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: December 2016

Here is a renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of December 2016. To Avoid Grid Congestion, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in December 2016

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in December 2016

Under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) issued tenders for electrification of 1,058 villages in Arunachal Pradesh. (read more) The Central Electricity Authority stated ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Central Electricity Authority Releases Draft National Electricity Plan for 2017-2022

Central Electricity Authority Releases Draft National Electricity Plan for 2017-2022

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has released the draft National Electricity Plan (NEP) for the five-year period starting 2017 and ending 2022. The plan forecasts incremental energy savings through improved ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
RE Share

India’s Expanding Renewable Energy Share

India has bold plans of expanding renewable energy capacity to fulfil its growing energy demands and reducing carbon footprint. Currently, India is the world’s fourth largest wind power and solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar