Equity Lock-in Period Should be Removed to Boost Foreign Direct Investments in Solar

Equity Lock-in Period Should be Removed to Boost Foreign Direct Investments in Solar

Removing the one-year lock-in period for controlling shareholding could help increase investment flow into the solar market in India, which sorely needs it. A 'controlling shareholding' is the ownership (directly ...
File Timeframe to Clear Dues of Solar and Wind Generators - Andhra High Court to DISCOMs

File Timeframe to Clear Dues of Solar and Wind Generators – Andhra High Court to DISCOMs

The High Court of Andhra Pradesh has directed the Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (APSPDCL) and Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL) to file an affidavit by March 31, 2021, with ...
SECI Payouts to Solar, Wind Developers Stood at ₹4.25 Billion in January 2021

SECI Payouts to Solar, Wind Developers Stood at ₹4.25 Billion in January 2021

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) paid about ₹4.25 billion (~$58.6 million) to solar and wind developers in January 2021, according to data released by the agency. These expenses ...
SECI Payouts to Solar, Wind Developers up Slightly at ₹3.85 Billion in November 2020

SECI Payouts to Solar, Wind Developers up Slightly at ₹3.85 Billion in November 2020

The Solar energy Corporation of India (SECI) paid nearly ₹3.85 billion (~$52.6 million) to solar and wind developers in November 2020, which amounted to over 60% of the total amount ...
Mercom India's Most Read News Stories from 2020

Mercom India’s Most Read News Stories from 2020

2020 is almost behind us. The year threw unique challenges at us while some interesting developments took shape in the renewable industry. Mercom revisits announcements and policy developments that interested ...
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Developers Prefer String Inverters for Bifacial Modules With Trackers_ Mercom Webinar

Developers Prefer String Inverters for Bifacial Modules With Trackers: Mercom Webinar

Mercom hosted a webinar to discuss how solar inverter technologies impact project performance. The webinar shed light on the technological trends pushing the market and how Indian developers decide which ...
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NTPC Seeks Consultant for Technical Due Diligence of Operational Solar Assets

NTPC Seeks Consultant for Technical Due Diligence of Operational Solar Assets

NTPC Limited has invited bids for a consultant's appointment for technical due-diligence of operational solar assets of target companies received through a global request for proposal (RFP) process. The last ...
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SECI Released Over ₹4.5 Billion to Clear Dues of Solar and Wind Developers in September

SECI Released Over ₹4.5 Billion to Clear Dues of Solar and Wind Developers in September

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) paid out nearly ₹4.53 billion (~$61.6 million) for solar and wind power purchases in September 2020, according to the latest data. This amounted ...
MNRE Directs All Stakeholders to Comply with the ALMM Order for Solar Cells and Modules

MNRE Directs All Stakeholders to Comply with the ALMM Order for Solar Cells and Modules

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has reiterated that all stakeholders, including solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and module manufacturers, renewable developers, procurers, and implementing agencies, should align their ...
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At Over ₹844 Million, DISCOM Dues to Power Generators in October up 54% YoY

At Over ₹844 Billion, DISCOM Dues to Power Generators in October up 54% YoY

Outstanding dues to power generators from distribution companies (DISCOMs) at the end of October 2019 stood at ₹844.45 billion (~$11.83 billion), up by ₹297.76 billion (~$4.17 billion) or 54% from ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Azure Power and Tata Power Top the Rooftop Solar Installer Leaderboard in 1H 2019

Azure Power and Tata Power Top the Rooftop Solar Installer Leaderboard in 1H 2019

Approximately  3.8 GW of rooftop solar projects have been installed cumulatively across India as of the end of first half (1H) of 2019. During 1H 2019, approximately 555 MW of ...
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RK Singh Sheds Light on Center’s Dispute with Andhra Pradesh over Solar, Wind Tariffs

RK Singh Sheds Light on Center’s Dispute with Andhra Pradesh over Solar, Wind Tariffs

In response to a question raised in the Lok Sabha, Union Power Minister R.K. Singh has shed light on the ongoing renewable energy dispute between Andhra Pradesh government and the ...
Accurate Forecasting of Renewable Generation a Tough Task for Solar & Wind Developers

Accurate Forecasting of Renewable Generation a Tough Task for Solar & Wind Developers

With India’s target to install 175 GW of renewables by 2022, the share of renewables is only going to grow, making the grid integration of these intermittent renewable resources into ...
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South Africa Eyeing Old Solar, Wind Projects to Reduce Tariffs

South Africa Eyeing Old Solar, Wind Projects to Reduce Tariffs

The government of South Africa recently held discussions with power producers to procure cheaper electricity from older renewable energy projects. Although the government has not made any formal proposal to ...
/ / Markets & Policy
Respite for Developers as Andhra Commission Approves Tariff for 1.7 GW of Solar Projects

Respite for Developers as Andhra Commission Approves Tariff for 1.7 GW of Solar Projects

In a respite for renewable developers in the state, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Authority (APERC) has approved the tariff for three solar park projects - 750 MW (Phase - ...
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Military Engineering Solar Tender

Non-Protectionist Solar Policies Will Help Attract Foreign Investments into India

The fundamentals of the solar sector have shifted. After years of panel price drops, module prices have gone up this year by about 10 percent, while the rupee has fallen ...
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