MNRE Amends Policy for Biomass-Based Cogeneration Projects in India

MNRE Amends Policy for Biomass-Based Cogeneration Projects in India

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended two clauses in the policy to support the promotion of biomass-based cogeneration projects in sugar mills and other industries in ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Tata Power Signs PPA with GE for Installation of Rooftop Solar Projects

West Bengal Issues Tender for 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) has tendered 2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects to be developed on customers’ premises in residential, institutional, and social sectors. WBREDA ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SunSource Energy developed the project and will sell the power at a tariff of ₹3.39/kWh

Delhi’s Jamia Milia Islamia University Installs a 2.25 MW Rooftop Solar Project

Jamia Millia Islamia University has joined the long list of educational institutes that have turned to solar power to light up their classrooms. Recently, the university commissioned a 2.25 MW ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Solar Power Generation Jumps by 58% in Q3 of CY 2018

Solar Power Generation Jumps by 58% in Q3 of CY 2018

Solar power generation in India has increased substantially over the past few years. However, there was a decline in solar power generation rate quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) due to seasonal changes. This ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
MNRE Extends Implementation Timeline for 40 GW of Solar Parks in India

Delay in Setting up Transmission System for Solar Projects will Now Attract a Penalty

According to the latest notification issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), any delay in the scheduled commissioning date of solar projects due to unavailability of internal ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Targets 118 MW Under Phase-III of Decentralized Solar Program

MNRE Targets 118 MW Under Phase-III of Decentralized Solar Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is targeting the installation of 118 MW of solar power capacity by March 31, 2020 through off grid solar photovoltaic (PV) applications ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
In Light of Water Shortage, Solar Can be a Game-Changer in India

Solar Pumps Can Help India Reach its 40 GW Distributed Solar Target: Study

If net-metered solar pumps are installed across all states for complete agricultural energy consumption, India would surpass its distributed solar goal of 40 GW by a wide margin, according to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Approves Program on Energy from Urban, Industrial and Agricultural Wastes

MNRE Approves Program on Energy from Urban, Industrial and Agricultural Wastes

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has approved a program called “Energy from Urban, Industrial and Agricultural Waste/Residue” with modified terms and conditions from 2017-18 to 2019-20. The ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
A Total of 96,376 Solar Pumps Approved in FY 2017-18: R.K. Singh

A Total of 96,376 Solar Pumps Approved in FY 2017-18: R.K. Singh

The government is focusing on solar pumps as a way to battle irrigation issues as well as reduce carbon emissions. Talking about the initiatives undertaken by the government in this ...
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 ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
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 ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Indian Public Sector Banks Issued More Loans to Coal than Renewables

Indian Public Sector Banks Issued More Loans to Coal than Renewables

Public sector banks in the country funded more coal projects than renewable projects in 2017, according to the latest report issued by the Center for Financial Accountability (CFA), a financial ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Cabinet Approves Program to Provide 300,000 Solar Street Lights Across India

Cabinet Approves Program to Provide 300,000 Solar Street Lights Across India

The Union Cabinet has approved phase three of the Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV Application Program. The program, approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
MNRE Asks Implementing Agencies to Adhere to Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Guidelines

MNRE Asks Implementing Agencies to Adhere to Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Guidelines

In a new notification, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has asked all the implementing agencies in the country to adhere to the grid-connected rooftop (GCRT) solar guidelines ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NREDCAP Issues Empanelment Tender for 35 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

NREDCAP Issues Empanelment Tender for 35 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has issued an empanelment tender for rooftop solar installers in the state. The tender covers rooftop solar projects with ...
MNRE Amends CFA Guidelines for Utilities Developing Solar Park Evacuation Infrastructure

MNRE Amends CFA Guidelines for Utilities Developing Solar Park Evacuation Infrastructure

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the payment guidelines for the Central Financial Assistance (CFA) received by the state/central transmission utilities (STU/CTU) involved in the development ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Small Hydro Projects Gain Momentum in India

Small Hydro Projects Gain Momentum in India, over 4 GW Installed

As India walks towards a greener future, small hydro power projects are gradually gaining traction in the country. As of November 2017, small hydro projects totaling 4,399.35 MW have been ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Haryana Issues Financial Assistance Guidelines for Rooftops

Haryana Issues Financial Assistance Guidelines for Rooftop Solar Projects

The Renewable Energy Department of Haryana has issued new guidelines for the installation of rooftop solar projects in the state. The guidelines will apply to all rooftop solar projects with ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
India Goes All In to Support Domestic Solar Manufacturing with a Bevy of Subsidy Proposals

India Goes All In to Support Domestic Solar Manufacturing with a Bevy of Subsidy Proposals

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a concept note of a proposal to build out India’s manufacturing supply chain, including polysilicon, wafers/ingots, cells and modules. MNRE ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
Indian railways REMCL Rooftop Tenders

Railway Energy Management Company Tenders 32 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL) tendered a total of 32 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed at offices, buildings, railway stations of zonal ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
RREC Tenders Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects in Rajasthan

RREC Tenders 18 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects in Rajasthan

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RREC) has tendered 18 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects under the RREC’s rooftop power generation program for 2017-18. The projects will be developed in ...
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Rooftop Solar

MNRE Gives De-Empaneled Solar Rooftop Installers a Two-Day Lifeline

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has provided a two-day window for de-empaneled rooftop solar installers to upload data pertaining to project progress on the SPIN portal and ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Small Hydro CFA MNRE

Financial Assistance Maybe at Risk for Small Hydro Developers Due to Lack of Reporting

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an advisory to developers of small hydro projects stating that central financial assistance (CFA) may be at risk due to ...
/ / Other, Water
Rooftop Solar Project

Madhya Pradesh Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Tenders 10 MW of Rooftop Solar

The Madhya Pradesh Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran (MPMKVVCL) has tendered 10 MW of rooftop solar to be developed in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The rooftop solar projects will be ...
Solar Park

Mercom Exclusive: Solar Park Costs on the Rise in India

Solar parks are a vital piece to India’s solar future and were designed to reduce bottlenecks and bring down large-scale project development costs by allocating land and providing transmission infrastructure, ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale