US Appeals Against WTO Ruling in Solar DCR Trade Case with India

US Appeals Against WTO Ruling in Solar DCR Trade Case with India

The United States’ delegation to the World Trade Organization (WTO) has appealed to the Appellate Body against the verdict in the recently concluded India-U.S. solar case. The U.S. says that ...
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Maharashtra DISCOM’s Request to Adopt Higher Solar Tariff for 1.2 GW of Projects Rejected

Maharashtra DISCOM’s Request to Adopt Higher Solar Tariff for 1.2 GW of Projects Rejected

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has dismissed a petition filed by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) seeking the approval of tariff for 1,170 MW of solar projects to be set ...
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Manufacturers Body Questions Center on Usage of Domestic Solar Cells in KUSUM Program

Manufacturers Body Questions Center on Usage of Domestic Solar Cells in KUSUM Program

The Solar Energy Equipment Manufacturers Association of Telangana (SEEMAT) has written a letter to the Minister of Power R.K. Singh requesting the withdrawal of “the irrational and impractical decision of ...
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JERC Issues Draft Generic Tariff Order for Solar, Wind and Small Hydro Projects in Goa

JERC Issues Draft Generic Tariff Order for Solar, Wind and Small Hydro Projects in Goa

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has issued draft regulations for determining tariffs from renewable sources including solar, wind and small hydro ...
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India Likely to Hike Import Duty on Solar Equipment in the Coming Years

India Likely to Hike Import Duty on Solar Equipment in the Coming Years

The Minister for Power R. K. Singh has announced that the import duty that’s currently being levied on solar equipment will be raised in the coming years. According to a ...
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Corporate Social Responsibility Funds Can be an Effective Tool for Solar Expansion

Corporate Social Responsibility Funds Can be an Effective Tool for Solar Expansion

Economic growth has pulled millions of people out of poverty around the world but has also resulted in severe pollution especially in emerging markets like India and China with harmful ...
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Adani’s Subsidiaries Petition Tamil Nadu Commission Against Solar Power Curtailment

Adani’s Subsidiaries Petition Tamil Nadu Commission Against Solar Power Curtailment

Three of Adani Power’s subsidiaries (Ramnad Solar Power, Kamuthi Renewable Energy, and Adani Green Energy) have filed a petition before the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) against the curtailment ...
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Demand for Solar and Non-Solar RECs Increased in July 2019

Demand for Solar and Non-Solar RECs Increased in July 2019

In July’s renewable energy certificate (REC) trading session, there was a rise in the number of solar and non-solar RECs that were traded. A total of 129,056 solar RECs were ...
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News Highlights from India’s Renewable Energy in July 2019

News Highlights from India’s Renewable Energy Sector in July 2019

The month of July was filled with significant happenings in all segments of the renewable industry. While the biggest event of the month was the introduction of the Budget 2019, ...
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Uphold Must-Run Status of Solar & Wind Projects: High Court to Andhra Pradesh

Stop Curtailing Solar and Wind Power: High Court to Andhra Pradesh

The Amaravati High Court has issued an order asking the state load despatch center (SLDC) and the state’s transmission company (APTRANSCO) to stop the curtailment of power from solar and ...
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Karnataka Sets New Generic Tariff for Solar Projects

Karnataka Sets New Generic Tariff for Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an order setting the generic tariff for solar projects in the state for the period starting April 1, 2019, and ending March ...
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Andhra Allocates ₹5.57 Billion Towards Payment Security Mechanism for Power Purchase

Andhra Allocates ₹5.57 Billion Towards Payment Security Mechanism for Power Purchase

The state government of Andhra Pradesh has set aside a sum of ₹5.57 billion (~$79 million) towards payment security mechanism as notified by the government recently. The amount will be ...
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Telangana Likely to Tender 1 GW of Solar, Enable One Time Settlement of Power Dues

Telangana Likely to Tender 1 GW of Solar, Enable One Time Settlement of Power Dues

The Chief Minister of Telangana, K. Chandrashekar Rao, has proposed that 1 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects be developed in the state to make affordable solar PV power accessible ...
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MNRE Warns States: Honor ‘Must Run’ Status of Solar and Wind Energy

MNRE Warns States: Honor ‘Must Run’ Status of Solar and Wind Energy

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a letter to the chief secretaries of all states and union territories, asking them to ensure that ‘must run’ status ...
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A Recap of Policy Highlights from India’s Renewables and Solar Industry in July 2019

A Recap of Policy Highlights from India’s Renewables and Solar Industry in July 2019

The month of July was filled with announcements on policy amendments and regulations. Some of the important policy announcements included the deviation settlement mechanism (DSM), solar park program, standardization issues, ...
South Korea to Build World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Project

South Korea to Build World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Project

South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy (MOTIE) has announced for the development of a 2.1 GW of floating solar power projects. After its completion, the project will be ...
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Maharashtra Commission Allows Deviation in Bidding Guidelines for Solar Projects

Maharashtra Commission Allows Deviation in Bidding Guidelines for Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the deviation to the competitive bidding guidelines for the procurement of power from solar projects sought by the Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited ...
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Developers Appeal to APTEL Regarding Solar Projects in Andhra Pradesh

Developers Appeal to APTEL Regarding Solar Projects in Andhra Pradesh

Despite the court’s stay order, Andhra Pradesh government decided to withdraw the power purchase agreements (PPAs) signed with 21 wind power projects worth 776.9 MW. In the wake of this ...
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Central Grants to be Repaid with Interest If Solar Parks Are Not Developed on Time

Central Grants to be Repaid with Interest If Solar Parks Are Not Developed on Time

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued new guidelines incorporating changes in the project timelines for the development of solar parks in the country. These guidelines are ...
NSEFI Urges RK Singh to Intervene in Andhra Pradesh’s Ongoing Renewable Feud

NSEFI Urges RK Singh to Intervene in Andhra Pradesh’s Ongoing Renewable Feud

The National Solar Energy Foundation of India (NSEFI) has written a letter to the Minister of Power R.K. Singh, requesting for his immediate intervention in the curtailment of renewable energy ...
RK Singh Apprises Amit Shah on Andhra Pradesh’s Solar and Wind PPA Renegotiations

RK Singh Apprises Amit Shah on Andhra Pradesh’s Solar and Wind PPA Renegotiations

Minister of Power, R.K.Singh, has written a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, apprising him about his correspondence with Y.S.Jaganmohan Reddy, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, asking the ...
Further Reduction in Indian Solar Module Price Unlikely_ Adani Interview

Adani Interview: Further Reduction in Indian Solar Module Price Unlikely

In a recently-released report, Mercom observed that in Q1 2019, the average selling price of domestic solar modules declined by about 3.5% from $0.277 (~₹19)/W to $0.268 (~₹18)/W. Indian modules ...
Lack of Insurance for Solar Modules Holding Back Indian-Made Modules

Lack of Insurance for Solar Modules Holding Back India-Made Modules

Indian manufacturers have made solid inroads supplying to the domestic market after the safeguard duty was imposed on imported modules from China, Malaysia, and Taiwan last year, according to Mercom ...
Andhra High Court Imposes Stay Order on State’s Move to Reduce Solar & Wind Tariffs

Andhra High Court Imposes Stay Order on State’s Move to Reduce Solar & Wind Tariffs

Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company’s (APSPDCL) decision to revise solar and wind tariffs have been dealt another blow. In a significant order that reviewed writ petitions by nine developers, ...
Gujarat Approves Proposal to Tweak Change in Law Clause for Solar Projects

Gujarat Approves Proposal to Tweak Change in Law Clause for Solar Projects

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has approved the proposed deviations to the competitive bidding guidelines for procuring power from grid-connected solar projects by Torrent Power Limited. Torrent Power Limited ...