Engie Set to Acquire Solar Solutions Provider Mobisol to Expand its Footprint in Africa

Engie Set to Acquire Solar Solutions Provider Mobisol to Expand its Footprint in Africa

The French multinational energy conglomerate Engie has decided to expand its operations in Africa through the acquisition of Mobisol, an off-grid solar solutions company. With the acquisition of Mobisol, Engie ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Evolution II Fund Secures Another $87.75 Million for Clean Energy Access in Africa

Evolution II Fund Secures Another $87.75 Million for Clean Energy Access in Africa

Inspired Evolution, an Africa-focused investment advisory firm that specializes in providing clean energy access, has secured another $87.75 million, reaching a total capital of $216 million at the final closing ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Australian Research Team Achieves 21.6% Efficiency in Perovskite Solar Cells

Australian Research Team Achieves 21.6% Efficiency in Perovskite Solar Cells

A team of research scientists from the Australian National University (ANU) has had a breakthrough in the efficiency of solar cells, an outcome multiple entities around the world are incessantly ...
/ / Solar, Technology
AAI Issues Tender for a 1 MW Solar Project at Begumpet Airport in Andhra Pradesh

AAI Issues Tender for a 1 MW Solar Project at Begumpet Airport in Telangana

The Airports Authority of India has issued a tender for 1 MW of grid-connected solar projects at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad. The project will follow the Standard International Trade Classification ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
NLC India, Solar Energy, Tamil Nadu, Tangedco, Renewable Energy, Tender, Commissioned

NLC India Commissions a 95 MW Solar Project, Exceeds 1 GW of Renewable Capacity

The state-owned Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) India has reached another milestone with the latest commissioning of a solar project in Tamil Nadu. In a filing on the Bombay Stock Exchange, ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
REIL Issues 3 Tenders to Procure Solar Cells and Module Mounting Structures

REIL Issues 3 Tenders to Procure Solar Cells and Module Mounting Structures

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), the government-owned manufacturer of electronic products, has issued three separate notices inviting tenders for rate contracts for the procurement of 4.5 watts (W) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Commission Approves a Tariff of ₹3.10_kWh for 7 MW of Solar Projects

Maharashtra Commission Approves a Tariff of ₹3.10/kWh for 7 MW of Solar Projects

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MSPGCL) and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) recently approached the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) seeking its approval for the adoption ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Centre for Science and Environment Takes Solar to Schools in Himachal Pradesh

Centre for Science and Environment Takes Solar to Schools in Himachal Pradesh

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a New Delhi-based research body, recently launched an initiative called ‘Solar in Schools,’ in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. To highlight the importance of solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Another Extension to Submit Bids for SECI’s 6 GW Solar Tender with 2 GW Manufacturing

Another Extension to Submit Bids for SECI’s 6 GW Solar Tender with 2 GW Manufacturing

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission date for its tender for 6 GW of the interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar projects linked with setting ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Indian Railways Floats Tender for 2 MW of Solar Systems To be Installed on Coaches

Indian Railways Floats Tender for 2 MW of Solar Systems To be Installed on Coaches

The Indian Railways Organization for Alternate Fuels (IROAF) has issued a tender for 2 MW of rooftop solar systems which will be installed on the roof of each trailer coach ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Rajasthan to Develop 113.5 MW of Solar Projects Across 10 Clusters

Rajasthan to Develop 113.5 MW of Solar Projects Across 10 Clusters

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) has floated a tender inviting interested bidders to develop 113.5 MW (AC) of decentralized solar projects spread across various clusters of the state ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
IAN Fund Invests ₹124 Million in a Startup Providing Solar Panel Cleaning Solutions

IAN Fund Invests ₹124 Million in a Startup Providing Solar Panel Cleaning Solutions

The IAN Fund, a seed fund, has led an investment worth ₹124 million (~$1.7 million) in Pune-based Nocca Robotics. The investment also saw participation from prominent angel investors from Indian ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Third Edition of Global RE-INVEST Meet and Expo Postponed Indefinitely

Third Edition of Global RE-INVEST Meet and Expo Postponed to 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has postponed the third edition of its global Renewable Energy Investors’ meet and expo (3rd RE-INVEST), citing “unavoidable reasons”. The 3rd RE-INVEST ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
JERC Sets Generic Tariffs for Solar and Other Renewable Projects for 2019-20 in Goa

JERC Sets Generic Tariffs for Solar and Other Renewable Projects for 2019-20 in Goa

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has issued an order for generic tariff applicable to the renewable projects for the financial year ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttar Pradesh Proposes 6% Banking Charges for Solar and Wind Energy

Uttar Pradesh Proposes 6% Banking Charges for Solar and Wind Energy

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has issued draft regulations for captive and renewable energy generating projects in the state. These regulations will be effective beginning April 1, 2019, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
BHEL Seeks Vendors to Supply Floatation Platform for a 100 MW Floating Solar Project

BHEL Seeks Vendors to Supply Floatation Platform for a 100 MW Floating Solar Project

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a public sector undertaking, has issued a tender for the design and supply of a complete floatation platform for 100 MW of grid-connected floating solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Himachal Pradesh Launches Program to Deploy 28 MW of Solar Projects

Himachal Pradesh Launches Program to Deploy 28 MW of Solar Projects

The Himachal Pradesh nodal agency, HIMURJA, has announced a program to develop 28 MW of solar projects in the state. The state has invited applicants from within Himachal Pradesh to ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Is Unconditional Letter of Credit the Answer to Solar, Wind Payment Issues_

Is Unconditional Letter of Credit the Answer to Solar, Wind Payment Issues?

Cases of payment delays to renewable generators have become common and on the rise. However, the Ministry of Power has given these developers a shot in the arm by introducing ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Invites Bids for 12.2 MW of Solar Projects for 9 Municipal Councils

Maharashtra Invites Bids for 12.2 MW of Solar Projects for 9 Municipal Councils

The Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) has floated nine tenders for solar projects in nine municipal councils totaling 12.2 MW. The projects have been tendered under the Atal Mission for ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for Two Solar Tenders Totaling 2.7 GW

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for Two Solar Tenders Totaling 2.7 GW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission dates for two tenders. The first extension is for the 1,500 MW of solar projects under the second ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Maharashtra DISCOM Issues Tender for 80 MW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Projects

Maharashtra DISCOM Issues Tender for 80 MW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Projects

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a tender for the procurement of hybrid renewable power to meet its renewable purchase obligation (RPO). The tender also aims ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE Alerts Stakeholders to Comply with the ALMM Order for Government Solar Projects

MNRE Alerts Stakeholders to Comply with the ALMM Order for Government Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification shedding light on its earlier order regarding the compulsory registration under the Approved Models and Manufacturers of Solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Researchers Develop Tool to Identify Rooftop’s Potential for Solar System

Researchers Develop Tool to Identify Rooftop’s Potential for Solar Systems

A research team from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, U.S., has proposed a new, data-driven approach that uses machine learning techniques and widely available satellite images to identify roofs that ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
IIT Kharagpur to Install 1,100 kW of Solar Systems at its Campus

IIT Kharagpur to Install 1,100 kW of Solar Systems at its Campus

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IITKGP) is looking to install grid-connected solar energy projects totaling 1,100 kW at its campus. The institution has issued a tender for the design, ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Rooftop Solar Subsidies Should be Transferred to Beneficiaries, Not System Integrators

Rooftop Solar Subsidies Should be Transferred to Beneficiaries, Not System Integrators

The Uttar Pradesh Solar Energy Developer Association (UPSEDA) has written a letter to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the additional secretary of the cabinet secretariat highlighting ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar