MNRE Relaxes Land-Owning Criteria in its Solar Park Program for CPSUs

MNRE Relaxes Land-Owning Criteria in its Solar Park Program for CPSUs

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum modifying certain provisions of its solar park program for the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) units. According to the MNRE, ...
NTPC Invites EPC Vendors to Enlist for Solar Projects Between 10-50 MW

NTPC Invites EPC Vendors to Enlist for Solar Projects Between 10-50 MW

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued tender inviting applications from eligible vendors for the enlistment of engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) bidders to develop floating or ground-mounted solar ...
MNRE Details Role and Responsibilities of DISCOMs Under the 12 GW Solar CPSU Program

MNRE Details Roles and Responsibilities of DISCOMs Under the 12 GW Solar CPSU Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification regarding the modalities and role of distribution companies (DISCOMs) to ensure the smooth implementation of the second phase ...
NTPC Issues EPC Tender for 1 GW of Solar Projects Under Phase-II of CPSU Program

NTPC Issues EPC Tender for 1 GW of Solar Projects Under Phase-II of CPSU Program

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) is on the lookout for engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractors to set up 1 GW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects under Phase-II ...
China Approves Over 20 GW of Subsidy-Free Wind and Solar Projects

NTPC Issues Tender Inviting Government Entities to Procure Power from 1 GW of Solar Projects

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has issued tender inviting government entities to procure power from 1 GW of solar projects. The projects have been tendered under the DCR ...
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for its 2 GW Solar Tender

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for its 2 GW Solar Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended its bid submission deadline for the selection of solar power developers for 2,000 MW of grid-connected solar PV projects in India ...
Green Climate Fund Approves $299 Million for Expansion of Renewable Projects in Africa

News Highlights from India’s Renewable Industry in March 2019

The month of March witnessed some important announcements from the Indian government in the renewable energy and e-mobility sectors. For instance, March witnessed the important announcement that the Union Cabinet ...
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BHEL to Set Up 129 MW of Solar Projects in Telangana for Singareni Collieries

2 GW of Solar Projects Tendered Under Second Phase of Government’s CPSU Program

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for the setting up of 2,000 MW of grid-connected solar PV power projects (Tranche-I) under the ...
Scatec Solar Closes Financing for a 47 MW Project in Malaysia

In a Boost for Domestic Manufactures, President Approves CPSU Program for 12 GW of Solar

The President of India has accorded his approval to implement phase-II of the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) program to set up 12,000 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power ...
Railways Management Company Announces Tender for 140 MW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

SECI Issues Tenders for 1.2 GW of Wind, 1 GW of Solar, and 97.5 MW of Rooftop Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) recently issued three tenders for the expansion of renewable capacity in the country. The first tender is for setting up of 1,200 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttar Pradesh Invites Bids for 200 MW in its Private Sector Owned Solar Park

Public Sector Units to Develop 12 GW of Solar Projects in 4 Years Using Domestic Modules

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the proposal for the implementation of setting up 12,000 MW of grid-connected solar PV power projects under the Central Public Sector ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Amends Guidelines for Selection of Solar Park Developers

MNRE Amends Guidelines for Selection of Solar Park Developers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the selection of solar power park developers (SPPDs) through tariff-based competitive bidding process. The MNRE has amended ...
India Rejects U.S. Claims in DCR Case at WTO

India Rejects US Claims in DCR Trade Case at the WTO

The back and forth between India and the U.S. regarding the protectionist Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) program continues. A month after the U.S. argued that India did not abide by ...
Support for Manufacturing and other Policies Announced in India in December 2017

Support for Manufacturing and Other Policies Announced in India in December 2017

Central and state government agencies across India announced important new policies and made changes to a few existing policies during December. Here are some of the highlights. National The government ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Interview - Government needs to ‘Handhold’ Local Solar Manufacturing for 5 to 10 Years

Interview: Government needs to ‘Handhold’ Local Solar Manufacturing for 5 to 10 Years

India’s domestic solar manufacturing sector is finding it difficult to cope with the falling prices of modules globally. In order to expand their businesses, local manufacturers need the government to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Solar Anti-dumping DGAD Oral Hearing

Both Sides Present Their Arguments at DGAD Hearing on Solar Anti-Dumping Investigation

The Office of the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping (DGAD) held an oral hearing regarding the anti-dumping petition filed by the Indian Manufacturers Association (ISMA) against cells and modules from China, ...
/ / 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
Solar India

Anti-Dumping Tariff, Consistent Tenders Needed to Support Solar Manufacturing in India

The following is from a conversation Mercom India had with Sunil Rathi, director of sales and marketing for Waaree Energies on the current state of Indian solar market. What do ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Auctions Activity

Solar Auction Activity in India Falls of a Cliff in August

In August, solar auctions fell precipitously in India. Compared to the robust auction activity in June, solar auctions by MWs fell by 95% in August with only 76 MW. Solar ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Govt. of India NTPC 5% Stake

Investors Get to Participate in India Solar Story with Government Sale of 5 Percent Stake in NTPC

The Government of India is selling a five percent stake in the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), a state-owned public utility, and the largest power utility in India, for $1.03 ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup from August 2017

Government agencies were busy in the month of August with two anti-dumping cases decided against Chinese companies for solar glass and castings for wind turbines. The Ministry of New and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Websol Solar Cell Module manufacturing

Websol To Scale Up Solar Cell and Module Manufacturing Capacity in India

Websol Energy System Limited has received board approval to scale up its solar cell and module manufacturing capacity in India. According to a Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) filing, Websol’s board ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
Indian Domestic Manufacturers

7.5 GW CPSU Program Could Be a Game Changer for Indian Domestic Solar Manufacturers

Mercom recently broke the news that the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has proposed developing 7.5 GW of solar by 2022 using domestically manufactured solar cells and modules ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
DCR Tender SECI Coal India

After Lull, DCR Tendering Begins in India

After a long lull, DCR tendering activity has picked up in India’s solar sector. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) tendered a 200 MW solar project under domestic content ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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 ...