ISA and Birmingham University to Help Farmers Through Solar-Hybrid Cold Chain Technology

ISA and Birmingham University to Help Farmers Through Solar-Hybrid Cold Chain Technology

The University of Birmingham and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) will collaborate to help farmers in countries with abundant and perennial sunshine. The effort is to help farmers capitalize on ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India’s Draft Policy on National Resource Efficiency Focuses on Recycling of Solar Components

India’s Draft Policy on National Resource Efficiency Focuses on Recycling of Solar Components

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has published a draft policy called National Resource Efficiency Policy (Draft) 2019. The ministry has invited comments and suggestions from stakeholders, including ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Issues New Rooftop Solar Guidelines, Incentivizes DISCOMs to Install 18 GW

MNRE Issues New Rooftop Solar Guidelines, Incentivizes DISCOMs to Install 18 GW

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued operational guidelines for the implementation of the second phase of its grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) program. Overall, 22 GW ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Maharashtra Seeks Consultants to Study Potential of Solar Along Nagpur-Mumbai Highway

Maharashtra Seeks Consultants to Study Potential of Solar Along Nagpur-Mumbai Highway

The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), has issued a consulting services tender to assess the potential for the development of 150-200 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects along the ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
Mono PERC Modules are Coming to India; It is Just a Matter of When

Mono PERC Solar Modules are Coming to India; It is Just a Matter of When

With increased acceptance of high-efficiency monocrystalline (mono) technology in solar projects around the world, Chinese cell and module suppliers are swiftly scaling production of these products. This shift is occurring ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Gujarat Invites Bidders to Install 1 MW of Rooftop Solar Across its Tourist Sites

Gujarat Invites Bidders to Install 1 MW of Rooftop Solar Across its Tourist Sites

The Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited (TCGL) has issued a tender for 1 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects along with solar parking and off-grid solar benches. These ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Madhya Pradesh Seeks Consultants for Environmental Assessment of Three Solar Parks

Madhya Pradesh Seeks Consultants for Environmental Assessment of Three Solar Parks

Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for consultancy services for Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of three solar parks in the state ...
North East Tea Planters Demand 90% Subsidy for Solar Projects in Tea Gardens

North East Tea Planters Demand 90% Subsidy for Solar Projects in Tea Gardens

The tea planters of North East India have urged the central government to allow 90% subsidy on the installation of solar projects in the tea industry. The representatives of the ...
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West Bengal Pollution Control Board Floats Tender for 500 kW of Rooftop Solar Projects

West Bengal Pollution Control Board Floats Tender for 500 kW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has floated a tender for setting up 50 rooftop solar photovoltaic (SPV) power systems, each with an array capacity of 10 kW. This ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Punjab Issues Tender for Short Term Procurement of Solar & Non-Solar Power

Punjab Issues Tender for Short Term Procurement of Solar & Non-Solar Power

Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has issued a tender for the short-term power purchase of 185 MW or 405 million units (MUs) from renewable energy projects (non-solar) to meet ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Central Electronics Calls for Domestic Manufacturers to Supply 100,000 Chip Solar Cells

Central Electronics Calls for Domestic Manufacturers to Supply 100,000 Chip Solar Cells

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise of the government of India, has issued a tender to procure 100,000 chip solar cells of 2.97-Watt capacity from domestic manufacturers ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gujarat Commission Allows DISCOMs to Procure Power from Small Solar Projects to Meet RPO

Gujarat Commission Allows DISCOMs to Procure Power from Small Solar Projects to Meet RPO

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has passed an order allowing Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) and the other distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state to procure power from ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
Bosch to Install a 1 MW Solar System at its Factory in Thailand

Bosch to Install a 1 MW Solar System at its Factory in Thailand

Bosch Automotive Technologies (Thailand) and Cleantech Solar have inked a partnership for a 1 MW solar photovoltaic system (SPV) that will be built on-site at Bosch’s first SMART factory in ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ultrathin Solar Cells Reach Nearly 20% Efficiency

Ultrathin Solar Cells Reach Nearly 20% Efficiency

Researchers at the French Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N) have collaborated with researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) and others to efficiently capture the sunlight ...
/ / Solar, Technology
MNRE Invites Proposals for Research and Development in Solar Technology

MNRE Invites Proposals for Research and Development in Solar Technology

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited proposals for research and development (R&D) and demonstration in the field of solar energy. The proposals have been sent to ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Azure’s Revenue Up by 40% in Q1 of 2020 Driven by Newly Operational Solar Projects

Azure’s Revenue Up by 40% in Q1 of Fiscal 2020 Driven by Newly Operational Solar Projects

Azure Power, an independent solar power producer, has announced its consolidated financial results for the first quarter (Q1) of the financial year (FY) 2019-20. The company generated a revenue of ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
TCIL Tenders Engineering Consultancy Services for Solar Projects in Bodoland, Assam

TCIL Issues Tender for Engineering Consultancy Services for Solar Projects in Bodoland, Assam

The Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL), a government of India owned engineering and consultancy company established under the Department of Telecommunications, has issued a tender inviting bidders to provide comprehensive ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Goa Issues Net Metering Regulations for Solar Projects

Goa Issues Net Metering Regulations for Solar Projects

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has finalized the net metering regulations. The new rules have been in effect since July 24, ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Assam Announces Tender to Install 8 MW of Rooftop Solar for Residential Consumers

Assam Announces Tender to Install 8 MW of Rooftop Solar for Residential Consumers

The Assam Energy Development Agency (AEDA) has issued a tender to set up 8 MW of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with the net metering facility. The rooftop solar projects ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Issues Tender for 2 MW of Floating Solar Projects

ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Issues Tender for 2 MW of Floating Solar Projects

ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals (OMPL), a greenfield petrochemicals project promoted by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)and its subsidiary, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL), has invited bids for a grid-interactive ...
BHEL Issues Tender to Procure Module Mounting Structure for a 10 MW Solar Project

BHEL Issues Tender to Procure Module Mounting Structure for a 10 MW Solar Project

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has floated a tender for the procurement of module mounting structures for a 10 MW grid-connected solar project at Charanka in Gujarat’s Patan district for ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions