Piyush Goyal

MNRE: Cumulative Solar Installations in India Crosses 10 GW

Cumulative solar installations have crossed 10 GW in India according to The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). Mercom’s India Quarterly Market Update with detailed installations figures, forecasts, pipeline ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Domestic Solar Manufacturers

No Incentive Packages for Domestic Solar Manufacturers So Far

The incentive program that was being considered by MNRE to support the Indian domestic solar manufacturers will not be moving forward. With the solar sector in India largely dependent on ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Solar canal bank

24 MW of Solar Installed Under the Canal Bank and Canal Top Program

So far, solar canal bank and canal top projects aggregating 24 MW have been commissioned in India. These projects are part of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy's (MNRE’s) ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
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 ...
Ambala Solar Project

Military Engineer Services Tenders 1 MW of Solar in Ambala

The Military Engineer Services has tendered a 1 MW solar project to be constructed in Ambala. Bid-submission deadline is March 27, 2017. This is a lump-sum contract and the estimated ...
Solar Park

NTPC Commissions Another 45 MW of Solar at Bhadla; Crosses a Milestone of 500 MW

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has commissioned projects aggregating 45 MW at the Bhadla Solar Power Project being developed in Rajasthan. The NTPC, announced the commissioning of another 45 ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Rooftop

Northeast Frontier Railway Tenders 1 MW of Rooftop Solar

The Northeast Frontier Railway has tendered a 1 MW rooftop solar project in Bongaigaon, Assam. The project will be constructed at the Carriage & Wagon Workshop, Northeast Frontier Railway. The ...
GST

India Generated 9.4 Billion Units of Solar Power in the Nine Month Period from April to December 2016, an 81% Increase Over the Same Period in 2015

Solar in India accounted for ~9,378 million units of electricity produced in the country during the nine-month period from April to December, 2016, an 81 percent increase over the same ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Railway Station

Vivaan Solar to Develop 1.5 MW Solar Rooftop Project at Jhansi Railway Station

Vivaan Solar will develop the 1.5 MW solar rooftop system at the Jhansi Railway Station. The company quoted a tariff of Rs.5.64 (~$0.0844)/kWh and the project is expected to be ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Solar Tariff

Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission Proposes New Benchmark Solar Tariff of Rs.4.51 (~$0.066)/kWh for Utility-Scale Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatorcy Commission (KERC) has proposed a new benchmark tariff of Rs.4.51 (~$0.066)/kWh for solar PV projects starting April 1, 2017, 31 percent lower than the current benchmark ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
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
Ciel et Terre Opens Floating Solar Manufacturing Unit in India

Neyveli Lignite Corporation Invites Expression of Interest for 5 MW Floating Solar Project

The Neyveli Lignite Corporation has proposed to develop a 5 MW floating solar power project in Andaman & Nicobar. The company has invited an expression of Interest from companies with ...
Solar Park

SECI Cancels 150 MW Bhadla Solar Park Tender Under Domestic Content Category

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has cancelled the projects tendered under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category in Bhadla Solar Park, Rajasthan; these projects fell under the National ...
auction

India Sees 750 MW of Solar Auctioned and 71 MW of Solar Tendered in February 2017

In February 2017, just 70.8 MW of solar was tendered in India, compared to 931 MW in January 2017. Rooftop solar accounted for most of the capacity tendered in February ...
Rooftop

Telangana to Announce Equated Monthly Installment (EMI)-Based Rooftop Installation Program

An Equated Monthly Installment (EMI)-based rooftop installation program for individual consumers is on the charts in Telangana. The state government of Telangana held discussions with banks to tie up for ...
/ / Rooftop, 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
rooftop solar

Andaman & Nicobar Electricity Department Tenders 2 MW of Rooftop Solar

The electricity department of Andaman & Nicobar has tendered 2 MW of rooftop solar in the union territory. The bid-submission deadline is March 20, 2017. The electricity department has regulated ...
1 MW Solar

Numaligarh Refinery Tenders 1 MW Solar Project in Assam

Numaligarh Refinery, a group company of Bharat Petroleum Corporation, has tendered a 1 MW solar project to be developed at the Numaligarh Refinery facility located in Golaghat, Assam. The bid-submission ...
Solar PV

MNRE Reduces Solar Tariffs for Defense VGF Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has proposed amendments to the guidelines for the implementation of Defense Viability Gap Funding (VGF) Program. The fixed tariff for these projects ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Tata Power Telangana

Tata Power Renewable Energy Begins Commercial Operation of 15 MW Solar Project in Telangana

Tata Power Renewable Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has begun commercial operation of a 15 MW solar project in Telangana. The company announced the synchronization of its ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
20 MW Solar

India Power Green Utility and Punj Lloyd to Co-Develop 20 MW of Solar in Uttarakhand

India Power Green Utility Private Limited (IPGUPL), a wholly owned subsidiary of India Power Corporation Limited, will co-develop 20 MW of solar in Uttarakhand in partnership with Punj Lloyd. The ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal Proposes 600 MW Solar Farm in Karnataka

ArcelorMittal is planning to construct a 600 MW solar farm in Karnataka. ArcelorMittal had planned constructing a six-million-ton steel plant with a captive 750 MW power project in Karnataka and ...
/ / Off-grid, 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