Villages Reap Benefits from Punjab's First Solar-Based Water Supply Projects

Villages Reap Benefits from Punjab’s First Solar-Based Water Supply Projects

The Punjab Water Supply and Sanitation Department has set up the first-of-its-kind solar-based water supply projects at Jagrawan-Muradpur and Talwara villages of Jalandhar district under the 'Har Ghar Paani, Har ...
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GreenCell Joins Hands with PMI Electro to Deploy 350 Electric Buses Across Uttar Pradesh

GreenCell Joins Hands with PMI Electro to Deploy 350 Electric Buses Across Uttar Pradesh

GreenCell Mobility, an electric mobility-as-a-service (eMaaS) platform, has announced that it is investing ₹4 billion (~$55.09 million) in a consortium run by PMI Electro Mobility Solutions to deploy 350 electric ...
Goa Announces Electric Mobility Initiatives

Goa Announces Electric Mobility Initiatives

Goa's Minister of Power, Environment, and New & Renewable Energy Nilesh Cabral emphasized the importance of ushering in electric two-wheelers in Goa. He also highlighted other electric mobility initiatives as ...
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Hyderabad Metro Rail Goes Solar

Daily News Wrap-Up: Hyderabad Metro Rail Goes Solar

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Amp Energy India has commissioned a behind-the-meter solar project for L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited, a public-private ...
Developers Write to Prime Minister’ Office on the Gujarat Solar Auction Fiasco

Developers Write to Prime Minister’ Office on the Gujarat Solar Auction Fiasco

The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) has written to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), against the delays in signing the power purchase agreements (PPA) by the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam ...
IEX’s Green Term-Ahead Market Trades 24 Million Units of Solar Power in January

IEX’s Green Term-Ahead Market Trades 24 Million Units of Solar Power in January

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) announced that its real-time electricity market (RTM) witnessed a trading volume of 1,233 million units (MU) in January 2021, a 9.2% monthly increase. This was ...
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CERC Rejects Petition to Exempt Projects in Solar Parks from ISTS Charges

CERC Rejects Petition to Exempt Projects in Solar Parks from ISTS Charges

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has rejected a petition to declare an inter-state transmission system (ISTS) transmission network connecting the solar park with the national grid as a ‘project ...
Amara Raja Power Wins Bid to Install Balance of Systems at NTPC’s 90 MW Solar Project

Amara Raja Power Wins Bid to Install Balance of Systems at NTPC’s 90 MW Solar Project

Power control equipment manufacturer and power project developer Amara Raja Power Systems (part of the Amara Raja Group of companies) has won the reverse auction conducted by NTPC for a ...
SC Allows CERC to Pronounce Orders in Reserved Matters Until New Member of Law Joins

SC Allows CERC to Pronounce Orders in Reserved Matters Until New Member of Law Joins

In a new development regarding the appointment of Member (Law) at the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), the supreme court has allowed pronouncement of judgments in some reserved matters until ...
Corporate Funding for Battery Energy Storage Companies Was Up 136% at $6.6 Billion in 2020

Corporate Funding for Battery Energy Storage Companies Was Up 136% at $6.6 Billion in 2020

Total corporate funding (including venture capital funding, public market, and debt financing) for the battery storage, smart grid, and energy efficiency sectors in 2020 was up 112% at $8.1 billion ...
SECI Payouts to Solar, Wind Developers up Slightly at ₹3.85 Billion in November 2020

SECI Payouts to Solar, Wind Developers up Slightly at ₹3.85 Billion in November 2020

The Solar energy Corporation of India (SECI) paid nearly ₹3.85 billion (~$52.6 million) to solar and wind developers in November 2020, which amounted to over 60% of the total amount ...
Month in a Minute_ Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in June 2020

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in June 2020

June was an eventful month as the global economy slowly tried to get back on its feet amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Indian renewable industry saw quite a few ...
180 Million Off-Grid Solar Units Sold Worldwide Since 2010

180 Million Off-Grid Solar Units Sold Worldwide Since 2010

A new report published by the World Bank and GOGLA (Global Off-Grid Lighting Association) shows that the off-grid solar (OGS) industry has been showing robust growth and has grown into ...
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CEL Floats Tender for Supply of 3 MW of Multi-Crystalline Solar Modules

CEL Floats Tender for Supply of 3 MW of Multicrystalline Solar Modules

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise, has floated a tender for 3 MW of multicrystalline solar modules. Each of these modules must be rated for a minimum ...
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US Solar Industry Created Nearly 250,000 Jobs in 2019

US Solar Industry Created Nearly 250,000 Jobs in 2019

Solar Jobs in 2019 rose across the United States after two straight years of decline, according to the latest reports from The Solar Foundation, a U.S.-based non-profit educational and research organization ...
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SECI’s 750 MW Rajasthan Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 350 MW

NTPC to Sell 600 MW of Solar Power to Bihar and Punjab at a Tariff of ₹2.60/kWh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved a tariff of ₹2.60 (~$0.036)/kWh adopted by the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to sell 600 MW of solar power allocated to ...
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Kerala Approves Tariff of ₹2.83_kWh to Procure 200 MW of Wind Power from SECI

Kerala Approves Tariff of ₹2.83/kWh to Procure 200 MW of Wind Power from SECI

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has approved a tariff of ₹2.83 (~$0.04)/kWh to procure 200 MW of wind power. While the tariff of ₹2.83 (~$0.04)/kWh would be applicable ...
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Mumbai’s BEST Issues Tender for 340 Electric Buses

Mumbai’s BEST Issues Tender for 340 Electric Buses

The Brihan-Mumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for the supply and operation of 140 standard AC electric buses and 200 midi AC ...
BHEL Seeks Module Cleaning System Supplier for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

BHEL Seeks Module Cleaning System Supplier for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

The Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has issued a tender for the supply of module cleaning systems for 50 MW of solar projects in the state of Maharashtra. The projects ...
Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Set to Acquire a Minority Stake in India’s Hero Future Energies

Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Set to Acquire a Minority Stake in India’s Hero Future Energies

Masdar (or Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) is set to acquire a minority stake in Hero Future Energies Global Ltd. (HFE UK), and Hero Future Energies Private Ltd (HFE India) according to ...
Bangladesh to Develop 50 MW of Solar Power Projects

Bangladesh to Develop 50 MW of Solar Power Projects

A consortium of ib vogt and AG Agro Industries have won a contract to develop a 50 MW grid-tied solar project in the Chittagong district of Bangladesh. The company is ...
Lender Can Substitute Promoter in Case of Solar Generator Default_ Amended Guidelines

Lender Can Substitute Promoter in Case of Solar Generator Default: Amended Guidelines

The Ministry of Power has amended the competitive bidding guidelines for the procurement of power from grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. This is the third time these guidelines have been amended. The ...
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Newly Commissioned Solar Projects Drive Azure’s Revenue Up 26% to $41 Million in Q4 2019

Newly Commissioned Solar Projects Drive Azure’s Revenue Up 26% to $41 Million in Q4 2019

Independent solar power producer Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE) has announced its consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter of the financial year (FY) ending March 31, 2019. The company generated ...
MNRE Cancels Proposal for Central Financial Assistance to 53 Small Hydro Projects

MNRE Cancels Proposal for Central Financial Assistance to 53 Small Hydro Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification announcing the cancellation of 53 proposals submitted to the Ministry for central financial assistance (CFA) for small hydropower ...
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Azure’s Petition before MERC Seeking Declaration of GST as Change in Law Dismissed

Gujarat Reissues Tender for 700 MW of Solar After Scrapping the Auction Citing High Tariff

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has issued a revised Request for Selection (RfS) for 700 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects to be set up under ...