India Adds Over 1.2 GW of Rooftop Solar in 9M 2022

India Adds Over 1.2 GW of Rooftop Solar in 9M 2022

India installed over 1.2 GW of rooftop solar capacity in the first nine months (9M) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, a decline of 11% year-over-year (YoY), according to Mercom ...
Mercom’s Clean Energy Meet Expands Awareness on Cost Savings, Increasing Brand Value

Mercom’s Clean Energy Meet Expands Awareness on Cost Savings, Increasing Brand Value

Green energy adoption is indisputably good for businesses despite a less than conducive regulatory environment and the recent spike in the input cost for solar installation, industry experts said at ...
Mercom Brings C&I Consumers Together at the Ahmedabad Clean Energy Meet

Mercom Brings C&I Consumers Together at the Ahmedabad Clean Energy Meet

Mercom India’s C&I Clean Energy Meet 2022 series provides a unique platform for the country’s commercial and industrial (C&I) consumers to interact with renewable energy experts and understand the viability ...
Tender Issued to Install and Maintain Rooftop Solar Systems in West Bengal and Jharkhand

Tender Issued to Install and Maintain Rooftop Solar Systems in West Bengal and Jharkhand

Eastern Coalfields (ECL), a subsidiary of Coal India, has invited bids to design, install, and commission 816 kW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems and also provide operation and maintenance (O&M) ...
MNRE Proposes Group and Virtual Net Metering for Rooftop Solar in Rural Areas

MNRE Proposes Group and Virtual Net Metering for Rooftop Solar in Rural Areas

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited feedback from stakeholders on its draft standard operating procedures for Virtual Net Metering and Group Net Metering to overcome the ...
Modi Launches National Portal for Rooftop Solar, Program to Revamp DISCOMs

Modi Launches National Portal for Rooftop Solar, Program to Revamp DISCOMs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Portal for Rooftop Solar, enabling online tracking of the installation process of rooftop solar plants and the Revamped Distribution Sector Program. The rooftop ...
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Residential Rooftop Solar Systems Above 10 kW Are Eligible for Subsidy of ₹94,822

Residential Rooftop Solar Systems Above 10 kW Are Eligible for Subsidy of ₹94,822

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued new and simplified central financial assistance (CFA) calculations for rooftop solar systems installed by residential consumers. The ministry also launched ...
Karnataka School Saves Up to ₹4,000 on Monthly Bills with Rooftop Solar

Karnataka School Saves Up to ₹4,000 on Monthly Bills with Rooftop Solar

Global technology company Enphase Energy announced the commissioning of its first pilot project for Karnataka Public School, Kudur, Ramanagara District, Karnataka. Under this program, a 4 kW rooftop solar photovoltaic ...
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Switching to Solar Could Halve Electricity Bills of Cold Storage Units

Switching to Solar Could Halve Electricity Bills of Cold Storage Units

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries claims that India produces more than 400 million metric tons of perishables annually. This includes horticultural produce, dairy, meat, poultry, and fish. However, the ...
Tender Issued for 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Gujarat

Tender Issued for 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Gujarat

Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has issued a tender for the survey, installation, testing, and commissioning of 2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects across various health centers, water distribution stations, ...
Bids Invited to Install 10 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings in Maharashtra

Bids Invited to Install 10 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) to discover a tariff to implement 10 MW grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic systems on government buildings at ...
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World Bank Approves $165 Million Funding for Residential Rooftop Solar Projects in India

World Bank Approves $165 Million Funding for Residential Rooftop Solar Projects in India

The World Bank has approved $165 million in additional financing to accelerate the adoption of rooftop solar by residential consumers by making it more affordable. The financing, which includes a ...
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Residential Rooftop Solar Subsidies To be Directly Transferred to the Consumers

Residential Rooftop Solar Subsidies to be Directly Transferred to the Consumers

(The article has been updated after MNRE’s clarification on the memo) The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a simplified procedure for installing residential grid-connected rooftop solar ...
India’s Largest Building-Integrated Rooftop Solar System Commissioned

India’s Largest Building-Integrated Rooftop Solar System Commissioned

Ornate Solar, a distributor of solar panels and inverters, has announced the commissioning of India’s largest building-integrated rooftop solar system in Bhagru, Rajasthan. The project was executed for Canada-based natural ...
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Koovappady Panchayat in Kerala Saves ₹15,000 Every Two Months With a Rooftop Solar System

Koovappady Panchayat in Kerala Saves ₹15,000 Every Two Months With a Rooftop Solar System

A panchayat in Kerala’s Ernakulam district has installed an 8 kW rooftop solar system in its office, hoping to halve its monthly electricity expenses. The Koovappady panchayat will also join ...
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Rooftop Solar for C&I Sector Can Earn a 25-35% Return on Investment Within a Year

Rooftop Solar for C&I Sector Can Earn a 25-35% Return on Investment Within a Year

In the first quarter of 2022, India recorded 456 MW of rooftop solar capacity installations, a 34% year-over-year growth per the Mercom India Rooftop Solar Market Report Q1 2022. The ...
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A 1 kW Residential Rooftop Solar System With Subsidy in J&K to Cost ₹20,559

A 1 kW Residential Rooftop Solar System With Subsidy in J&K to Cost ₹20,559

The Administrative Council (AC) of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has approved the installation of 200 MW of grid-tied rooftop solar systems on 50,000 residential buildings in Jammu under the Solar ...
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Odisha Regulator Allows Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Capacity up to 500 kW

Odisha Regulator Allows Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Capacity up to 500 kW

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has allowed a net metering facility for rooftop solar systems up to 500 kW or up to the sanctioned load, whichever is lower, as ...
France Increases Feed-In Tariffs for Rooftop Solar Installations for Q2 2022

France Increases Feed-in Tariffs for Rooftop Solar Installations for Q2 2022

France’s independent energy regulatory commission, La Commission de Régulation de l'Énergie (CRE), released feed-in tariffs for rooftop solar systems up to 100 kW capacity for the second quarter of 2022 ...
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India’s First Portable Rooftop Solar Systems Installed at Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple

India’s First Portable Rooftop Solar Systems Installed at Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple

Servotech Power Systems, a solar and energy-efficient products manufacturer, has installed India’s first portable solar rooftop systems at the Swaminarayan Akshardham temple complex in Gandhinagar. The installation of the ten ...
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Benchmark Cost of ₹50,000kW Approved for Rooftop Solar Systems of 1 kW to 3 kW in Himachal

Benchmark Cost of ₹50,000/kW Approved for Rooftop Solar Systems of 1 kW to 3 kW in Himachal

The Himachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (HIMURJA) has released the approved benchmark costs for grid-connected residential rooftop solar projects for the financial years 2022-23 and 2023-24. Benchmark costs include the ...
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Empanelment Tender for 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems in Himachal Pradesh

Empanelment Tender for 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems in Himachal Pradesh

The Himachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (HIMURJA) has issued a notice inviting tender for empanelment of vendors to design, supply, erect, and commission 10 MW of residential rooftop solar systems ...
Residential Consumers Can Soon Order a Rooftop Solar System Online

Residential Consumers Can Soon Order a Rooftop Solar System Online

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a simplified procedure for residential consumers to install the rooftop solar system through any vendor of their choice under the ...
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Karnataka Commission Allows Tariff of ₹7.08kWh for a 10 kW Rooftop Solar Project

Karnataka Commission Allows Tariff of ₹7.08/kWh for a 10 kW Rooftop Solar Project

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in a recent order, ruled in favor of a rooftop solar installer and said that the installer had commissioned the project well before the ...
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MNRE Offers Residential Consumers Freedom of Choice to Select Rooftop Solar Installers

MNRE Offers Residential Consumers Freedom of Choice to Select Rooftop Solar Installers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that residential consumers could install rooftop solar systems through vendors of their choice. They can inform the distribution company (DISCOM) ...
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