Germany and India Sign a €200 Million Loan Agreement to Fund Renewable Projects

Delhi’s Residential Solar Program Offers Guaranteed Payment Security to Installers

The Delhi government recently approved the Mukhyamantri Solar Power Program to give the necessary and required impetus to solar power and its adoption in Delhi. This program will apply to ...
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Madhya Pradesh’s 35 MW Solar Rooftop Tender Sets Historic Lowest Tariff of ₹1.58/kWh

Greater Chennai Corporation’s 662 Buildings to Get Solar Panels Under Smart City Program

The Greater Chennai Corporation has planned to install solar panels on 662 of its buildings. These buildings would include government offices, schools, and hospitals and these together are expected to ...
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Can Solar Kits Propel the Growth of Residential Rooftop Market in India?

Philippines Government Working on Rooftop Solar Policy Proposal

The Senate of The Philippines has announced that a proposal to reduce the cost of electricity for households and businesses through the adoption of rooftop solar, is currently under scrutiny ...
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Power Grid Corporation to Install 5 MWp Rooftop Solar across 50 of its Premises

Himachal Pradesh Gives Out Consent Letters to 150 Prospective Rooftop Solar Installers

In an effort to expand the reach of rooftop solar in the state, Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPREC) has issued a notification that allows consumers to install rooftop ...
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SunSource Energy developed the project and will sell the power at a tariff of ₹3.39/kWh

Delhi’s Jamia Milia Islamia University Installs a 2.25 MW Rooftop Solar Project

Jamia Millia Islamia University has joined the long list of educational institutes that have turned to solar power to light up their classrooms. Recently, the university commissioned a 2.25 MW ...
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Power Grid Corporation to Install 5 MWp Rooftop Solar across 50 of its Premises

Goa to Launch Single Window Portal for Seamless Installation of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has prepared a user manual for an online single window clearance portal that would facilitate the seamless implementation of rooftop solar projects in the ...
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Schools and Colleges are Going Solar and Leading India’s Energy Transformation

Schools and Colleges are Going Solar and Leading India’s Energy Transformation

Solar – not black coal – is beginning to power classrooms, dormitories and canteens of multitudes of educational institutions across the country. Solar power is heating water, helping run laboratories, ...
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Uttar Pradesh Allows Net-Metering for a 3.34 MW University Rooftop Solar Project

Uttar Pradesh Allows Net Metering for a 3.34 MW University Rooftop Solar Project

In a landmark order, the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has allowed net metering for a 3.34 MW rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Greater NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh. The ...
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Can Solar Kits Propel the Growth of Residential Rooftop Market in India?

Can Solar Kits Propel the Growth of Residential Rooftop Market in India?

India has installed over 25 GW  of solar to date. Out of the installed capacity, rooftop solar accounts for just over 2.5 GW. The residential segment accounts for just one ...
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World Bank Launches Solar Revolving Fund for Expansion of Rooftop Solar in Gaza

World Bank Launches Solar Revolving Fund for Expansion of Rooftop Solar in Gaza

On October 10th, the World Bank officially launched Gaza Solar Revolving Fund, a pilot project with the Palestinian Energy Authority to install rooftop solar in Gaza for residential consumers, businesses, and ...
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Jharkhand Announces Additional 20 Percent Subsidy for Schools Opting for Rooftop Solar

Residential Segment Made Up 60% of the 1,000 Solar Rooftop Installations by BSES Delhi

BSES, Delhi’s major distribution company (DISCOM), announced that it has installed more than 1,000 solar rooftop connections with a sanctioned solar load of over 40 MW. According to BSES, the ...
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Madhya Pradesh Announces First of its Kind Tender for 33 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Net Metering Policy Continues to be a Drag on India’s Rooftop Solar Sector

Net metering was introduced in India as a measure to make distributed renewable energy more accessible and economical for electricity consumers across the country. Net metering works by calculating the ...
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Tata Power Signs PPA with GE for Installation of Rooftop Solar Projects

Savitribai Phule Pune University Turns to Solar Power

Adding to a long list of educational institutes that have turned to solar, Savitribai Phule Pune University recently announced that it will now use solar to cut down power costs ...
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REIL Retenders 50 MW of Rooftop Solar to be installed on Government Buildings

AMP Solar Quotes Lowest Tariff in Madhya Pradesh’s 35 MW Solar Rooftop Auction

AMP Solar India quoted the lowest tariff (L1) of ₹1.58 (~$ 0.022)/kWh at the recently concluded auction held by Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) for the development of ...
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Karnataka Exempts Rooftop Solar Projects below 1 MW from CEIG Clearance

Karnataka Exempts Rooftop Solar Projects below 1 MW from CEIG Clearance

In a notification issued by the Karnataka Government, it has been clarified that solar rooftop installations below 1 MW are not mandated to be inspected by the electrical inspector. Previously, ...
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REC Group to Supply 45 MW of Panels for Rooftop Solar Projects in India

REC Group to Supply 45 MW of Panels for Rooftop Solar Projects in India

REC Group, a solar photovoltaic (PV) panels manufacturer, will supply 45 MW of solar panels for the development of rooftop solar projects in India. According to the company, it has ...
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Interview: Safeguard Duty Cost Impact on Rooftop Solar Could be as much as 20%

Interview: Safeguard Duty Cost Impact on Rooftop Solar Could be as much as 20%

India’s rooftop solar sector has installed approximately 2 GW so far. Without a conducive environment and a variety of supportive policy initiatives for it to truly take off, it will ...
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Power Grid Corporation to Install 5 MWp Rooftop Solar across 50 of its Premises

Power Grid Corporation to Install 5 MWp Rooftop Solar across 50 of its Premises

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) is installing 5 MWp rooftop solar PV systems at more than 50 locations of the company across the country, reported PTI. Currently, ...
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Indian Railways Continues its Efforts to Go Green with Solar Panels on More Trains

Indian Railways Continues its Efforts to Go Green with Solar Panels on More Trains

Continuing its efforts to solarize the railway lines of the country, the government has now announced that it has installed solar panels on various trains for their electricity requirements. The ...
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Delhi to Launch Solar Rooftop Demand Aggregation Program for Domestic Consumers

Delhi to Launch Solar Rooftop Demand Aggregation Program for Domestic Consumers

In line with the first ‘Green Budget’ for Delhi announced this year, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government now plans to launch a Solar Rooftop Demand Aggregation Program ...
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Interview: Utilities Need to Enable Prosumers for Rooftop Solar to Flourish

Interview: Utilities Need to Enable Prosumers for Rooftop Solar to Flourish

Rooftop installations in India are well behind utility-scale installations. Only 2 GW of rooftop solar has been installed as of Q1 2018 out of the 40 GW by 2022 target set ...
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Madhya Pradesh Announces First of its Kind Tender for 33 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Uttar Pradesh Announces an Additional ₹15,000 in Residential Rooftop Solar Subsidies

Installing rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for residential consumers will become more affordable in Uttar Pradesh. An official at the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) told ...
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Walmart India Sets 100% Renewable Energy Goal for Country Store Operations

Walmart India Installs Rooftop Solar in 17 Stores

Walmart India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Walmart Inc, is planning to incorporate sustainable sources such as solar energy, water harvesting, and recycling to run its stores in the country ...
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Himachal Pradesh to Provide 10% Subsidy for Rooftop Solar Installations

Himachal Pradesh to Provide 10% Subsidy for Rooftop Solar Installations

Installing rooftop solar systems just got cheaper in Himachal Pradesh. “The state government of Himachal Pradesh has decided to provide a state subsidy of 10 percent of cost or ₹4,000/kW ...
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Rooftop Solar Net Metering Only Available for Projects Under 1 MW in Maharashtra

Rooftop Solar Net Metering Only Available for Projects Under 1 MW in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has passed a ruling stating that the benefits of net metering are limited to rooftop solar installations of up to 1 MW. MERC was responding ...
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