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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Madhya Pradesh Clarifies the Impact of Solar Safeguard Duty on 30 MW Rooftop Tender

India’s Rooftop Solar in Dire Need of Innovative Financing Solutions

Four years ago, under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, India set a target to install 175 GW of renewable capacity by the year 2022. Of the targeted capacity, 100 ...
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Amazon to Install Rooftop Solar Projects at Seven Facilities in India

Amazon to Install Rooftop Solar Projects at Seven Facilities in India

Amazon India, a global e-commerce giant, will set up 8,000 kW of rooftop solar installations by the end of this year at its fulfilment centres and sorting facilities across the ...
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Tata Power and CGPL Join Hands to Install Rooftop Solar in all Households of Tunda, Gujarat

Tata Power and CGPL Join Hands to Install Rooftop Solar in all Households of Tunda, Gujarat

Tata Power Community Development Trust (TPCDT) has partnered with Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL) for a project called Suryoday. The program aims to power all the households in Tunda village ...
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Quality of Rooftop Solar Projects Suffer Due to Lack of Standards and Intense Competition

Quality of Rooftop Solar Projects Suffer Due to Lack of Standards and Intense Competition

The rooftop is the Achilles' heel of India’s solar story. The lack of regulations for product quality certification, intense competition, and absence of requisite awareness have only emboldened the problem ...
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31 Companies Submit Bids for 35 MW Solar Rooftop Tender by Madhya Pradesh

MNRE Invites Suggestions on Setting Standards for Rooftop and Off-Grid Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited suggestions on construction standards for civil, mechanical, and electrical works for rooftop solar and off-grid solar PV systems. The ministry ...
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Tata Power and CleanMax Emerged as Top Rooftoop Solar Installers in India in 2017

Tata Power and CleanMax Emerged as Top Rooftoop Solar Installers in India in 2017

With increasing demand from government, commercial and industrial sectors, the rooftop solar sector is witnessing steady growth despite a lack of policy support and incentives. The growth trajectory of the ...
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SDMC Earns ₹0.96 Million by Selling Surplus Rooftop Solar Power

SDMC Earns ₹0.96 Million by Selling Surplus Rooftop Solar Power

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has announced that it has become country’s first civic body to generate solar power through rooftop solar installations atop 55 of its buildings, earning ...
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RRECL Issues Counter Offer to Develop 18 MW of Rooftop Solar PV

RRECL Issues Counter Offer to Develop 18 MW of Rooftop Solar PV

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Ltd. (RRECL) has issued a counter offer order for the installation of 18 MW of grid‑connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects across the state. The ...
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Karnataka Smart Cities Issue Rooftop Solar Tenders for Government Buildings

Karnataka Smart Cities Issue Rooftop Solar Tenders for Government Buildings

Karnataka’s Mangaluru Smart City Limited (MSCL) has issued a tender that calls for the installation of 1,288 kW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects on the city’s government buildings ...
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