Energy Consumption from Rooftop Solar Systems to Grow Nine Times by 2031-32: CEA

Energy Consumption from Rooftop Solar Systems to Grow Nine Times by 2031-32: CEA

Energy consumption from rooftop solar installations is estimated to reach 55.8 billion units (BU) by the year 2031-32, a nine-fold jump from 6 BU in 2021-22, the latest Electric Power ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Developer's Plea for Commissioning Deadline Extension Rejected

Solar Developer’s Plea for Commissioning Deadline Extension Rejected

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) recently rejected a solar developer's plea seeking an extension of the commissioning deadline on the grounds of 'force majeure' events and said that ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Commissioning Date Extended for a 300 MW Solar Project on the Grounds of 'Force Majeure'

Commissioning Date Extended for a 300 MW Solar Project on the Grounds of ‘Force Majeure’

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) recently extended the commissioning date of ACME Heergarh Powertech's 300 MW solar project in Rajasthan to April 19, 2022, on the ground of 'force ...
vWind Developers Get An Additional Three-Month Extension to Commission Projects

Wind Developers Get an Additional Three-Month Extension to Commission Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an order granting an additional time extension of up to three months in the scheduled commissioning date for wind power ...
/ / Other, Wind
India's Solar Industry is Betting BIG on 2022

India’s Solar Industry is Betting BIG on 2022

[playht_player width="100%" height="90px" voice="en-US-AriaNeural"] The challenges during the year notwithstanding, 2021 turned out to be one of the better years for the Indian solar industry. The outlook for 2022 looks ...
A Bounce Back year: Key Events that Shaped the Solar Sector in 2021

A Bounce Back Year: Key Events that Shaped the Solar Sector in 2021

While solar installation activity picked up the pace in 2021, the growth could have been stronger if not for the challenges the industry faced during the year. India added 2,835 ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
India Installed 1.3 GW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in 9M 2021

India Installed 1.3 GW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in 9M 2021

India added 448 MW of rooftop solar capacity, registering a 14% drop quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) in the third quarter (Q3) of the calendar year (CY) 2021, compared to 521 MW in ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
India’s Installed Renewable Energy Capacity Including Hydro Crosses 150 GW MNRE

India’s Installed Renewable Energy Capacity Including Hydro Crosses 150 GW: MNRE

India has crossed the 150 GW milestone of installed renewable energy capacity, including hydro, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has said in a tweet. In August this ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Projects to be Commissioned Before April 1, 2022, May Get Timeline Extension

Solar Projects to be Commissioned Before April 1, 2022, May Get Timeline Extension

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has empowered the Dispute Resolution Committee to examine if additional time extension can be given for solar projects scheduled to be commissioned ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Rooftop Solar Segment on a Path to Recovery Despite Challenges

Rooftop Solar Segment on a Path to Recovery Despite Challenges

India installed 521 MW of rooftop solar capacity in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2021, an increase of 53% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ), the highest for any quarter, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Asian Development Bank Increases its Climate Financing Target to $100 Billion by 2030

Asian Development Bank Increases its Climate Financing Target to $100 Billion by 2030

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it had raised its climate financing targets for developing member countries to $100 billion from $80 billion for 2019- 2030. The expanded climate ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
India Installs 521 MW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in Q2 2021, the Highest in a Quarter

India Installs 521 MW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in Q2 2021, the Highest in a Quarter

India marked a 53% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) increase in rooftop solar installations in the second quarter (Q2) of 2021, the highest for any quarter, with 521 MW installations compared to 341 ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
The Critical Role of Solar EPCs in Delivering Quality Projects Amidst Challenges

The Critical Role of Solar EPCs in Delivering Quality Projects Amidst Challenges

India’s solar sector continues to expand and is forecasted to be one of the top solar markets globally for the foreseeable future. Based on the preliminary numbers, solar installations in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Peak Power Demand in India Exceeds 200 GW for the First Time

Peak Power Demand in India Exceeds 200 GW for the First Time

Peak power demand reached an all-time high of over 200 GW on July 7, 2021, said R.K. Singh, Union Power Minister, on Twitter. It surpassed the previous all-time high of ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Renewable Projects Under Construction Get 75-Day Extension Amid Covid-19 Crisis

Renewable Projects Under Construction Get 75-Day Extension Amid Covid-19 Crisis

In a move to provide the much-needed relief to renewable developers amid the second surge of Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), in its latest notification, ...
Three-Month Extension Granted to Power Transmission Projects Affected by Covid-19

Three-Month Extension Granted to Power Transmission Projects Affected by Covid-19

In an important announcement, the Ministry of Power (MoP) has granted an extension of three months to all interstate transmission projects under construction, with the scheduled commercial operation date (SCOD) ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Month in a Minute Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in May 2021

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in May 2021

Here is a recap of some of the most important headlines from May 2021: In the first quarter (Q1) of the calendar year (CY) 2021, India generated about 17.5 BU ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Punjab Reduces Retail Residential Power Tariffs in the Wake of Covid-19

Punjab Reduces Retail Residential Power Tariffs in the Wake of Covid-19

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has issued the tariff order for the financial year (FY) 2021-22. The new tariffs will be applicable from June 1, 2021, and will ...
Maharashtra Allows Twice a Month Revisions in Contract Demand for C&l Customers

Maharashtra Allows Twice a Month Revisions in Contract Demand for C&l Customers

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent order, allowed for revisions in contract demand up to two occasions for high-tension (HT) commercial and industrial (C&I) consumers and up ...
Covid-19 Raises Project Sub-Contracting Costs for Sterling & Wilson Solar

Covid-19 Raises Project Sub-Contracting Costs for Sterling & Wilson Solar

Leading solar engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services provider, Sterling & Wilson Solar, an associate of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, updated the Bombay Stock Exchange on several issues it is ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
Huge Employment Opportunity in Rooftop Solar

Huge Employment Opportunity in Rooftop Solar

In an interesting finding, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has learned that for every million dollars the state’s utility proposed on spending on rooftop solar, it would create 30 times ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
MNRE Allows Digital Invoices for Renewable Generators Amid Covid-19 Resurgence

MNRE Allows Digital Invoices for Renewable Generators Amid Covid-19 Resurgence

In the wake of the disruptive second wave of the Covid-19 across the country, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that for renewable energy projects that ...
MNRE Declares Commissioning Date Extension for Renewable Projects, Conditions Apply

MNRE Declares Commissioning Date Extension for Renewable Projects, Conditions Apply

Giving relief to solar developers amid the Covid-19 crisis, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), in its latest notification, has stated that the renewable energy projects having their ...
Covid-19 How the Solar Industry is Handling the Second Wave

Covid-19: How the Solar Industry is Handling the Second Wave

The second Covid-19 surge is wreaking havoc in India, with cases surpassing six figures daily. Although India has not declared a nationwide lockdown, several states where the cases have peaked ...
Rooftop Solar - Saving Operating Cost for Businesses Hit by the Pandemic

Rooftop Solar – Saving Operating Cost for Businesses Hit by the Pandemic

Rooftop solar is among the cheapest sources of power, with nearly 50% lower tariffs than grid charges in many states. The segment's cost benefits make it an attractive energy option ...