Jinko Solar Signs 240 MW Solar Module Supply Deal in Vietnam

NSEFI Requests Uttar Pradesh to Honor Tariff Discovered in Recent Solar Auction

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has written to the energy minister of Uttar Pradesh to honor the tariffs discovered in the recently concluded 1,000 MW solar photovoltaic ...
Over 30 GW of Solar Tendered in the First Half of 2018 in India

Over 30 GW of Solar Tendered in the First Half of 2018 in India

Over 30 GW of solar projects have been tendered in the first half of calendar year. Auction activity lagged tender announcements in the first half by a large margin. Auctions ...
China Ends Wind Feed-In Tariffs and Opts for Auctions

China Ends Wind Feed-In Tariffs and Opts for Auctions

China’s renewable story is going through a transformation in 2018.  After many years of growth in renewable energy, the country is beginning to change its policies that will influence its ...
/ / Other, Wind
Lack of ISTS Connectivity Results in Postponement of 4 GW of Solar Tenders

Lack of ISTS Connectivity Results in Delay of 7 GW of Solar Auctions

The lack of inter-state transmission system (ISTS) connectivity is hampering the growth of renewables, especially solar in India. In the past few days, the implementing agencies have postponed bid-submission deadlines ...
Indian Solar Developers Urge MNRE to Postpone Auctions Due to Transmission Issues

Indian Solar Developers Urge MNRE to Postpone Auctions Due to Transmission Issues

The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) has written to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), seeking postponement of scheduled auctions for projects, considering the ongoing transmission issues. The project ...
Approximately 1.3 GW of Solar Tendered and 40 MW Auctioned in India During April 2018

Approximately 1.3 GW of Solar Tendered and 40 MW Auctioned in India During April 2018

In April 2018, approximately 1.3 GW of new solar projects were tendered, over 1.6 GW was retendered, and only 40 MW of solar was auctioned across the country, according to Mercom’s ...
Over 80% of Recent Solar Auctions in India Won by Larger Solar Developers

Over 80% of Recent Solar Auctions in India Won by Larger Solar Developers

The solar sector in India is rapidly expanding with increasing participation from a mix of domestic and foreign developers. However, a detailed analysis of the winners of major solar auctions ...
GUVNL Cancels Recently Held 500 MW Solar Auction Citing High Tariffs

GUVNL Cancels Recently Held 500 MW Solar Auction Citing High Tariffs

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has scrapped the recently conducted auction for the development of  500 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the state. According to ...
Over 3 GW of Solar Tendered and 1 GW Auctioned in March 2018

Over 3 GW of Solar Tendered and 1 GW Auctioned in March 2018

In March 2018, more than 3 GW of solar projects were tendered but just 1 GW of solar projects were auctioned across India according to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker ...
Days after GUVNL 500 MW Solar Auction, Project Capacities Yet to be Awarded

High GUVNL Auction Tariffs Need Board Approval Before Projects are Awarded

The individual project capacities in the recently concluded 500 MW grid-connected solar PV auction held by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) have not been awarded yet as higher tariffs ...
BREAKING: ReNew, Avaada and Azure Win Bids to Develop 550 MW of Solar Projects in Pavagada

ReNew, Avaada and Azure Win Bids to Develop 550 MW of Solar Projects in Pavagada

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has auctioned 550 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed at the Pavagada Solar Park in Tumkur district of the state ...
West Bengal 5 MW Floating Tender Auction

BREAKING: West Bengal Auctions 5 MW of Floating Solar PV

The West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) has successfully auctioned a 5 MW, grid-connected floating solar photovoltaic (PV) project to be developed in the district of Murshidabad. When contacted ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar
PPAs for 655 MW Solar Projects in Karnataka to be Signed by March 28, 2018

PPAs for 655 MW Solar Projects in Karnataka to be Signed by March 28, 2018

The deadline for signing the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for 655 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the state of Karnataka has been extended to March 28, 2018 ...
Maharashtra Auctions 500 MW of Wind Projects to be Developed Across the State

BREAKING: Winning Bids of ₹2.85-2.87/kWh Quoted in MSEDCL’s 500 MW Wind Auction

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has auctioned 500 MW of grid-connected wind projects to meet its non-solar Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO). The lowest quoted (L1) tariff in ...
After January Surge, Solar Tender Activity Slowed in February

After January Surge, Solar Tender Activity Slowed in February

After an unprecedented volume of tenders issued in January, implementing agencies could not maintain the momentum in February as bidders became reluctant in the face of potential new tariffs. Tender ...
February 2018 Highlights_ Major Developments in India’s Renewable Energy and Solar Sector

February 2018 Highlights: Major Developments in India’s Renewable Energy and Solar Sector

After a busy month of January, the month of February was relatively quiet and the uncertainties plaguing the sector around trade issues continued. Even the highly anticipated budget turned out ...
Over 2 GW of Solar Tenders Postponed Due to Uncertainty Around Safeguard Duty

Over 2 GW of Solar Tenders Postponed Due to Uncertainty Around Safeguard Duty

More than 2 GW of planned solar tenders have been postponed across three Indian states recently as bidders have been deterred by the ongoing uncertainty around proposed duties on critical ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gujarat Tenders 500 MW of Wind Projects to be Developed Across the State

Gujarat Tenders 500 MW of Wind Projects to be Developed Across the State

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has tendered 500 MW of wind projects to be developed across the state. The bid-submission deadline is April 2, 2018. Under this global tender, ...
/ / Other, Wind
Almost 10 GW of Solar Tendered and 6 GW Auctioned in India in 2017

Almost 10 GW of Solar Tendered and 6 GW Auctioned in India in 2017

Indian government agencies announced tenders for more than 9.5 GW and auctions for 6 GW in 2017, according to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker. The year began on a high ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Karnataka High Court Puts Stay on KREDL’s 860 MW Solar Auction

Karnataka High Court Puts Stay on KREDL’s 860 MW Solar Auction

The Karnataka High Court has put a stay on the 860 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project tender auctioned by Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL). The High Court’s order ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
NLC India Scraps 20 MW Solar With Battery Energy Storage System Auction

NLC India Scraps 20 MW Solar With Battery Energy Storage System Auction

Neyvveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) India has scrapped the auction of 20 MW solar with battery energy storage system (BESS) that was conducted by it in October 2017. When contacted after ...
Solar Tenders in India Surpassed 5.5 GW While Auction Activity Fizzled in January

Solar Tenders in India Surpassed 5.5 GW While Auction Activity Fizzled in January

India’s solar sector logged unprecedented tender activity in January, with more than 5.5 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects tendered during the month. The capacity tendered was more than double ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
KREDL Auctions 760 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV to be Developed Across Karnataka

KREDL Auctions 760 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV to be Developed Across Karnataka

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has auctioned 760 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed across 38 taluks in the state. While the lower limit ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Azure Power to Develop Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects for 152 Indian Schools

Azure Power to Develop Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects for 152 Schools

Azure Power, an independent solar power producer, is all set to develop a total of 11.35 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects for various schools across the country ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Economic Survey 2018 Calls for Review of Subsidies for India’s Green Energy Sector

Economic Survey 2018 Calls for Review of Subsidies for India’s Green Energy Sector

Concerns about tumbling tariffs and frequent Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) renegotiations were just a few of the items highlighted by the Economic Survey 2018, which was tabled in Parliament by ...