Low Demand and Financial Health of State DISCOM Forces MAHAGENCO to Shut Down Power Projects - Solar Not Affected

Low Demand and Financial Health of State DISCOM Forces MAHAGENCO to Shut Down Power Projects – Solar Not Affected

Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has been forced to shut down four of its thermal power projects in the state due to poor offtake by the state power distribution ...
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Madhya Pradesh Announces Decentralized Renewable Energy Policy with a Focus on Rooftop Solar

Madhya Pradesh Announces Decentralized Renewable Energy Policy with a Focus on Rooftop Solar

Madhya Pradesh has released its “Renewable Energy Policy for Decentralized Renewable Energy Systems, 2016” after receiving cabinet approval in Bhopal on Friday, September 23. The policy is expected to drive ...
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Azure Power Sets Terms for IPO on NYSE

Azure Power Sets Terms for IPO on NYSE

Azure Power, an Indian solar project developer, has set terms for its initial public offering (IPO) in New York. The IPO will comprise of 6.82 million shares priced between $21 ...
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APERC Proposes New RPO Targets

APERC Proposes New RPO Targets

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has proposed a new renewable purchase obligation (RPO) target for the next five years. The commission has proposed an extremely aggressive RPO target ...
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TNERC Tariff Order of Rs.7.01/kWh Appealed by Energy Watchdog

TNERC Tariff Order of Rs.7.01/kWh Appealed by Energy Watchdog

Energy Watchdog, an NGO, has filed a petition against Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) and Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) for extending the control period for solar ...
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With Low Demand and Cheaper Power on Exchanges, DISCOMs Flouting Solar's ‘Must Run' Status

With Low Demand and Cheaper Power on Exchanges, DISCOMs Flouting Solar’s ‘Must Run’ Status

According to Mercom Capital Group’s latest report, India Solar Quarterly Market Update, the power deficit numbers in India do not paint the full picture. Though low power deficit and even ...
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India Loses WTO Solar Appeal but May Find Other Ways to Subsidize Domestic Manufacturers

India Loses WTO Solar Appeal but May Find Other Ways to Subsidize Domestic Manufacturers

The World Trade Organization (WTO) upheld its earlier ruling and has rejected India’s appeal against Domestic Content Requirements (DCR) for manufacturing solar cells and modules and agreed that India’s localization ...
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September Snapshot of The India Solar Sector from Developers and Bankers

September Snapshot of The India Solar Sector from Developers and Bankers

What Developers are saying Delays in state government projects are common. Land acquisitions are a big problem in states. Grid connection and evacuation is a big issue that needs to ...
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Adani Has the Largest Solar Project Pipeline in India, Tata Power Leads with Installed Capacity and Rooftop Installations

Adani Has the Largest Solar Project Pipeline in India, Tata Power Leads with Installed Capacity and Rooftop Installations

According to Mercom Capital Group’s latest report, India Solar Quarterly Market Update, large scale project development in India is largely fragmented but we are starting to see a shift towards ...
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Solar Installations in India to Reach 4.8 GW in 2016 with a 21 GW Development Pipeline

Solar Installations in India to Reach 4.8 GW in 2016 with a 21 GW Development Pipeline

Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and research firm, today released its quarterly update on the Indian solar market. According to the report, India has reached 2.8 GW ...
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Indian Solar Market Ready to Takeoff

Indian Solar Market Ready to Takeoff Says Mercom Capital Group Raising Solar Installation Forecast to 2.5 GW for 2015

Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and research firm, today released its quarterly update on the Indian solar market. Mercom’s forecast for solar installations in India for calendar ...
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Installations

Mercom Capital Group Raises Indian Solar Forecast to Over 2 GW for 2015

Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and research firm, today released its quarterly update on the Indian solar market. Mercom’s forecast for solar installations in India for CY ...
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Solar

Indian Solar Installations Totaled 883 MW in 2014; Breakout Year Ahead After 3 Years of Stagnant Growth

Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, today released its quarterly update on the Indian solar market. Indian solar installations in calendar year 2014 totaled 883 ...
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New Solar Policy Announcements by the NDA Administration in India

New Solar Policy Announcements by the NDA Administration in India

There have been a slew of official and unofficial solar policy announcements coming out of India recently. Though most of these are still preliminary, the new announcements by the NDA ...
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Mercom Capital Group Projects Strong Finish to 2014 with Global Solar Installations Forecast at Approximately 48 GW

Mercom Capital Group Projects Strong Finish to 2014 with Global Solar Installations Forecast at Approximately 48 GW

The first half of 2014 was not spectacular for solar installations globally, but with recent policy adjustments being implemented, especially in China, another strong year is forecasted  with installations of ...
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India Solar Market Quarterly Update: With Anti-Dumping Case Behind it, Indian Solar Industry Looks To Refocus on Growth

India Solar Market Quarterly Update: With Anti-Dumping Case Behind it, Indian Solar Industry Looks To Refocus on Growth

Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its quarterly market update and revised its Indian solar installation forecast for 2014 to approximately 900 MW. Major ...
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Both Commercial and Residential Respondents Show Strong Support For Solar Subsidies Compared to Fossil Fuels, Mercom Capital Group's India Consumer Survey Reveals

Both Commercial and Residential Respondents Show Strong Support For Solar Subsidies Compared to Fossil Fuels, Mercom Capital Group’s India Consumer Survey Reveals

The “India Consumer Perceptions on Renewable Energy Survey,” conducted by Mercom Communications India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global communications and consulting firm, focused on gauging ...
Both Commercial and Residential Respondents Favor Solar Power, Mercom Capital Group's India Consumer Survey Reveals

Both Commercial and Residential Respondents Favor Solar Power, Mercom Capital Group’s India Consumer Survey Reveals

The “India Consumer Perceptions on Renewable Energy Survey,” conducted by Mercom Communications India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global communications and consulting firm, focused on gauging ...
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Anti Dumping

Indian Ministry of Trade and Commerce Recommends Anti-Dumping Duty on Solar Cells Imported From China, US, Malaysia, and Taiwan

The Indian Ministry of Trade and Commerce has concluded its solar anti-dumping investigations and has recommended imposition of anti-dumping duties on solar cell imports from China, the United States, Malaysia, ...
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India Solar 2014

Mercom Capital Group Cautiously Reiterates India Solar Installation Forecast, All Eyes on India’s New Government to Get the Industry Back on Track

Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, today announced that it is cautiously reiterating its Indian solar installation forecast at approximately 1,000 MW in 2014. There ...
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Military Engineering Solar Tender

Non-Protectionist Solar Policies Will Help Attract Foreign Investments into India

The fundamentals of the solar sector have shifted. After years of panel price drops, module prices have gone up this year by about 10 percent, while the rupee has fallen ...
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Solar Rooftop

Solar Policy Experiments Continue in India

Current cumulative solar installations in India stand at 1,761 MW with about 557 MW installed so far in 2013. With most of the CSP projects that were due to be ...
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Solar Anti Dumping

With Chronic Power Shortages and 400 Million Without Power, India Losing Sight of Big Picture with Solar Anti-Dumping Case

Before examining the reasons surrounding India’s solar manufacturing anti-dumping investigation, one overarching point must be made clear: India needs power. It is estimated that there are roughly 400 million Indians ...
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Month in a Minute

Solar Installations in India Reached 980 MW in 2012

For a Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission Fact Sheet: Click Here India installed 980 MW of solar in 2012, slightly lower than our forecast of 1,090 MW. This was largely due ...
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India solar 2012

The Next Phase – Indian Solar Market Update for 3rd Quarter 2012

There was not a lot of movement in terms of solar installations in India in Q3 2012. Cumulative solar installations stood at 1,045 MW as of November 1, 2012, but ...
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