Greenko and Adani Named Top Project Developers in India in 2017

Greenko and Adani Named Top Solar Project Developers in India in 2017

Solar installations in 2017 came to 9,629 MW, more than double the 4,313 MW installed in 2016, making 2017 the best year for solar installations in India, according to Mercom ...
2017 India Solar Market Leaders Revealed After a Record Year

2017 India Solar Market Share Leaders Revealed After a Record Year

India emerged as the third largest solar market in the world behind China and the United States after a record 9.6 GW of solar installations in 2017 - more than ...
600 MW of Solar Projects Synchronized to the Grid at Karnataka’s Pavagada Park

600 MW of Solar Projects Synchronized to the Grid at Karnataka’s Pavagada Park

Solar projects aggregating 600 MW have been grid-synchronized at the Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka’s Tumkur district so far, bringing the park one step closer to reaching its full planned ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Growth of Jharkhand’s Solar Sector Hobbled by State Inaction

Growth of Jharkhand’s Solar Sector Hobbled by State Inaction

The progress of Jharkhand’s solar sector is being severely hobbled by inaction and delays on the part of the state’s implementing and nodal agencies. The issue is apparent in the ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Development Status of Pavagada Solar Park and Projects

In-Depth Report: Development Status of 2 GW Pavagada Solar Park and Projects

Mercom recently visited the Pavagada Solar Park, and gained valuable insight into the nuances and challenges of park development. When complete, Pavagada will be the largest solar park in the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Tariffs in DCR Auctions Decline

Solar Tariffs in DCR Auctions Decline by 35 Percent in a Year

The tariff for solar projects developed under India’s domestic content requirement (DCR) category has declined by 35 percent during the past year as aggressive bidding trend continues. Earlier this month, ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Wind Becomes Competitive with Solar

Wind Becomes Competitive with Solar as Tariff Drops to a Record Low ₹2.64/kWh

In India, wind power tariff has dropped below ₹3/kWh for the first time with the lowest winning bid of ₹2.64 (~$0.0413)/kWh quoted in the second 1 GW wind auction conducted ...
/ / Other, Wind
Solar Power Plant

Tata Power and Adani Top the List of India Solar Project Developers

As utility-scale solar in India takes off, two large power conglomerates – Tata Power and Adani – are leading project development activity. Cumulative large-scale solar installations reached ~13.6 GW in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Under DCR Category

NTPC Tenders 241 MW of Solar Under DCR Category

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has tendered another 241 MW of solar in three separate projects under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category to be developed across the states ...
Solar Installations in India to Double

Breaking: Entire 1 GW Kurnool Solar Park to be Grid-Synchronized Tomorrow

The 1 GW Kurnool Solar Park in Andhra Pradesh will be commissioned on July 13, 2017. With the commissioning of Adani’s awarded capacity of 50 MW, the entire proposed 1 ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
kamuthi solar project

TNERC Rejects Petition from the Adani Group

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has rejected petitions from three Adani subsidiaries regarding implementation of must-run status of solar projects in Tamil Nadu. Kamuthi Renewable Energy, Ramnad Solar ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Solar Park

World’s Largest Solar Park in Kurnool on the Cusp of Completion

The Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park of 1,000 MW capacity is on the cusp of completion. The 1 GW Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar park will replace the 648 MW Kamuthi ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Adani-Solar Project

Adani Commissions 50 MW of Grid-Connected Solar in Uttar Pradesh

Adani has commissioned 50 MW of solar projects in Mahoba in Uttar Pradesh. The projects were developed under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). The project was developed with ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Where Are We With GST

Mercom Exclusive: Effects of 5 Percent GST on Solar in India

India’s Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, confirmed a solar goods and services tax (GST) rate of 5 percent at the 15th meeting of the GST Council with the official order to the effect still ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
auction

Appellate Tribunal Directs TNERC to Hear Adani’s Plea Over Curtailment

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has directed the Chairperson of the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) to hear Adani Group's plea over solar power curtailment issues faced by ...
SgurrEnergy Adani

SgurrEnergy India Delivers Detailed Engineering Services for Adani’s 648 MW Solar Project

SgurrEnergy India brings innovation in project design and engineering to world’s largest solar plant SgurrEnergy India Pvt. Ltd. (SgurrEnergy India), a leading solar engineering consultancy in India, is pleased to ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
Kurnool

India to Add 1 GW of Solar By the End of April at Kurnool Solar Park in Andhra Pradesh

350 MW is Operational; 650 MW to be Commissioned The entire Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park of 1,000 MW capacity is expected to be connected to the grid by the ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Tata Power and ReNew Power Top the List of Large-Scale Solar Developers in India

Tata Power and ReNew Power Top the List of Large-Scale Solar Developers in India

Utility scale solar in India has seen exponential growth over the past two years with installations of approximately 9 GW to date, making up about 94 percent of total installations ...
/ / Utility Scale
Adani Commissions 648 MW Solar Project in Tamil Nadu After Evacuation Delays

Adani Commissions 648 MW Solar Project in Tamil Nadu After Evacuation Delays

Adani Green Energy has successfully commissioned a 648 MW solar project in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu. The cost of the project was $679 million (~Rs.45.6 billion) and took eight months to ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
NTPC Auctions 100 MW DCR Category Solar Projects

NTPC Auctions 100 MW DCR Category Solar Projects

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has auctioned 100 MW solar projects under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category at the Pavagada solar park in Tumkur, Karnataka. The winning projects ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Adani Has the Largest Solar Project Pipeline in India, Tata Power Leads with Installed Capacity and Rooftop Installations

Adani Has the Largest Solar Project Pipeline in India, Tata Power Leads with Installed Capacity and Rooftop Installations

According to Mercom Capital Group’s latest report, India Solar Quarterly Market Update, large scale project development in India is largely fragmented but we are starting to see a shift towards ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar