Huge Employment Opportunity in Rooftop Solar

Huge Employment Opportunity in Rooftop Solar

In an interesting finding, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has learned that for every million dollars the state’s utility proposed on spending on rooftop solar, it would create 30 times ...
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Off-Grid Project of the Year_ Orb Energy's Rooftop Solar Project in Karnataka

C&I Project (Rooftop) of the Year: Orb Energy’s Rooftop Solar Project in Karnataka

Orb Energy, a solar energy solutions company, won the award for the 'Best C&I Project (Rooftop)' at the recently-held Mercom India Solar Summit 2021. There were seven award categories in ...
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Rooftop Solar Cannot Thrive in a Restrictive Policy Environment

Rooftop Solar Cannot Thrive in a Restrictive Policy Environment

Rooftop solar has immense growth potential in India. However, the rooftop segment has been slow to get off the ground, thanks to inconsistent and restrictive government policy. A total of ...
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Australia Added 2.8 GW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in 2020

Australia Added 2.8 GW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in 2020

Australia installed 2.8 GW of rooftop solar capacity in 2020, a 33% increase compared to 2.1 GW in 2019, according to data released by the country’s Clean Energy Regulator (CER) ...
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Rajasthan Extends Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Until June 30, 2021

Rajasthan Extends Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Until June 30, 2021

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has clarified that the net metering facilities for rooftop and small grid-connected solar systems will be valid up to June 30, 2021. Under the ...
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USAID, DFC to Provide $41 Million Loan for Financing Rooftop Solar By SMEs

USAID, DFC to Provide $41 Million Loan for Financing Rooftop Solar By SMEs

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) announced a $41 million loan guarantee program to finance investment in renewable energy solutions, ...
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Empanelment Tenders Floated for 18 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects on Government Buildings (1)

Empanelment Tenders Floated for 18 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects on Government Buildings

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has floated tenders to empanel agencies for 18 MW of captive grid-interactive rooftop solar projects to be set up at government ...
Five Haryana Universities Sign PPA for 3.75 MW of Rooftop Solar at ₹3.33/kWh

Five Haryana Universities Sign PPA for 3.75 MW of Rooftop Solar at ₹3.33/kWh

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA), has facilitated power purchase agreements (PPA) for 3.75 MW of rooftop solar projects with five universities in Haryana at a tariff of ₹3.33 ...
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Malaysian Utility to Acquire 39% Stake in Sunseap's Rooftop Solar Projects in Vietnam

Malaysian Utility to Acquire 39% Stake in Sunseap’s Rooftop Solar Projects in Vietnam

TNB Renewables, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysian utility company Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), will buy a 39% stake in five rooftop solar projects developed by Singapore-based Sunseap Group in Vietnam ...
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Residential Welfare Association Takes Auction Route to Select Rooftop Solar Installer

Residential Welfare Association Takes Auction Route to Select Rooftop Solar Installer

Solar developer and EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) service provider, U-Solar, emerged as the winner in the auction held by the Westend Heights Condominium Apartment Owners' Welfare Association (WHCAOWA) in ...
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Cost of Large-Scale, Rooftop Solar Systems Rise Slightly in Q4 2020

Cost of Large-Scale, Rooftop Solar Systems Rise Slightly in Q4 2020

The average cost of large-scale solar projects stood at about ₹35.3 million (~$488,255)/MW as of the fourth quarter of 2020 (Q4 2020), according to Mercom's recently released 2020 Q4 & Annual ...
MNRE Incentives Restricted to Rooftop Solar Systems Connected to the Grid

MNRE Incentives Restricted to Rooftop Solar Systems Connected to the Grid

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued amendments to the guidelines for the Phase II of the rooftop solar program. In the new guidelines, the Ministry has ...
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Over 3,000 Rooftop Solar Systems with Net Metering Totaling 106 MW Installed in Delhi

Over 3,000 Rooftop Solar Systems with Net Metering Totaling 106 MW Installed in Delhi

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) in Delhi have installed 3,140 rooftop solar installations with a connected load of 106 MW in the national capital. These systems are saving ₹680 million ($9.35 million) ...
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Kerala Regulator Allows Net Metering for a 100 kW Solar System at a Housing Society

Kerala Regulator Allows Net Metering for a 100 kW Solar System at a Housing Society

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC), in a recent ruling, has ruled that distribution licensees should allow group housing societies to avail supply at low tension (LT) voltage levels ...
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Gross Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW Proposed in Karnataka

Gross Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW Proposed in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has proposed allowing net metering for rooftop solar projects between 1 kW and 10 kW and gross metering for capacity over 10 kW. The ...
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There is a Lot of Pent-Up Demand for Rooftop Solar: Interview

There is a Lot of Pent-Up Demand for Rooftop Solar: Interview

Rooftop solar systems remain one of the cheapest ways to go solar. The global COVID-19 pandemic helped commercial and industrial (C&I) businesses realize that going solar is one of the best ...
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Australia Added 249 MW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in November 2020

Australia Added 249 MW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in November 2020

Australia installed 249 MW of rooftop solar capacity in November 2020, a 7.32% increase compared to 232 MW in the same period last year, according to data released by the ...
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Punjab Proposes Net Metering Rules to Restrict Rooftop Solar Installations

Punjab Proposes Net Metering Rules to Restrict Rooftop Solar Installations

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has said that it will come up with a staff paper suggesting amendments to the net metering regulations, 2015. It said that the ...
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Chandigarh Invites Bids for 2 MW Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects

Chandigarh Invites Bids for 2 MW Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects

The Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) has invited bids for setting up 2 MW (varying from 2kW to 100 kW) of grid-connected rooftop solar systems ...
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Jharkhand Commission Approves Net Metering Facility for a 2 MW Rooftop Solar Project

Jharkhand Commission Approves Net Metering Facility for a 2 MW Rooftop Solar Project

The Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) has approved the net metering connectivity requested by Shree Cement for a captive rooftop solar power project of 1.99 MW at 132 kV ...
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Tata and SIDBI to Give Collateral-Free Loans to MSMEs to Set Up Rooftop Solar Systems

Tata and SIDBI to Give Collateral-Free Loans to MSMEs to Set Up Rooftop Solar Systems

Tata Power has joined hands with the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to provide affordable financing for rooftop solar installations by the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) ...
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West Bengal Mandates Gross Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Above 5 kW

West Bengal Mandates Gross Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Above 5 kW

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has issued amendments to the Cogeneration and Electricity Generation from Renewable Sources Regulations 2013. A significant amendment is the mandate of a gross ...
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Telangana Releases Final Cost of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems With Net Metering

Telangana Releases Final Cost of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems With Net Metering

The Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TSREDCO) has finalized the pricing for 1-500 kW grid-connected rooftop solar systems with net metering. It also released the list of 65 suppliers ...
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US Non-Residential Rooftop Solar System Installation Prices Fell 4% in 2019

US Non-Residential Rooftop Solar System Installation Prices Fell 4% in 2019

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has released the 'Tracking the Sun' report 2019, which summarizes installation prices and other trends among grid-connected, distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the ...
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TNERC Clarifies Single_Three Phase Inverter Usage in Rooftop Solar Systems up to 4 kW

TNERC Clarifies Single/Three-Phase Inverter Usage in Rooftop Solar Systems up to 4 kW

Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) heard a petition filed by the Solar Energy Developers Association, Salem, seeking clarification on 'Low Tension (LT) Connectivity' covered in the 'Order on Rooftop ...
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