December 2017 Wrap-up_ New Developments in India’s Solar and Renewable Energy Sector

December 2017 Wrap-up: New Developments in India’s Solar and Renewable Energy Sector

A rundown of notable news covering everything from auctions and deals to tax developments from the month of December December proved to be a crucial month for India’s renewable energy ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Module Misclassification Issue at Ports Only Partially Resolved

Update: Solar Module Misclassification Issue at Ports Only Partially Resolved

The solar module misclassification issue at ports is not fully resolved yet according to Mercom findings. The 7.5 percent (plus cess) duty has still not been eliminated but the government ...
Sterling & Wilson Wins Bid to Develop 9.9 MW Grid-Connected Solar at Cochin Airport

Sterling & Wilson Wins Bid to Develop 9.9 MW Grid-Connected Solar at Cochin Airport

Sterling & Wilson, an Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) company has won the bid to develop 9.9 MW of grid-connected solar project for CIAL Infrastructures Ltd. CIAL Infrastructures is a ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Market Forces Should Determine Solar Growth in India Without Subsidies

Interview: Market Forces Should Determine Solar Growth in India Without Subsidies

In line with the government’s ambitious renewable energy targets, India has seen an impressive increase in the rate at which these energy sources are being tapped for utilization. But given ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
L&T Interview_ Government Should Focus More on Decentralized Solar

L&T Interview: Government Should Focus More on Decentralized Solar

The Indian solar sector has witnessed exponential growth in the past few years, thanks to supportive policies and the increasing experience of implementing agencies. The country has set an impressive ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
GIPCL Tenders Grid-Connected Solar

GIPCL Tenders 150 MW of Grid-Connected Solar

The Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited (GIPCL) has tendered 150 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in Gujarat Solar Park, Charanka Village. The bid-submission deadline is ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Oriano Commissions 40 MW Project for First Solar in Karnataka

Oriano Commissions 40 MW Project for First Solar in Karnataka

Oriano Solar, a Mumbai-based Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) firm, has completed two solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 40 MW in the state of Karnataka. The projects have been installed in ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Grid-Connected Solar PV Project Tendered in Bangladesh

7.6 MW Grid-Connected Solar PV Project Tendered in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s North-West Power Generation Company Limited has tendered a 7.6 MW grid‑connected solar photo voltaic (PV) project to be developed in Soydabad, near the capital city of Dhaka. The bid ...
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Solar PV Project Pakistan

50 MW Solar PV Project Tendered in Pakistan

A 50 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project has been tendered in Pakistan by Kulachi Solar Power Project Private Limited. The project will be developed near Kulachi, District D. I. Khan ...
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NSPCL Tenders Solar Project in West Bengal

NSPCL Tenders a 25 MW Solar Project in West Bengal

NTPC SAIL Power Company Limited (NSPCL), a joint venture of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), tendered a 25 MW solar photovoltaic power project ...
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NTPC Tenders Solar Projects

NTPC Tenders 22 MW of Solar Projects

In two separate tenders, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) tendered 22 MW of solar projects. The NTPC-SAIL Power Company Limited (NSPCL), a joint venture of NTPC and SAIL (Steel ...
Mercom Interview with NEXTracker

India’s Solar O&M is Drawing in Large Global Players like NEXTracker

The more than 15 GW of solar capacity installed in India will require quality operation and maintenance (O&M) services, paving way for large global players to enter the market. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Charanka Solar Park in Gujarat

Vikram Solar Commissions 80 MW of Solar at Charanka Solar Park in Gujarat

Vikram Solar commissioned 80 MW of solar at Gujarat’s Charanka Solar Park for Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited (GIPCL). The capacity comprises two projects of 40 MW each. These projects ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Tata Power Solar 2017 Earnings

Tata Power Solar Sales Jump 52 Percent, Profits Triple

Tata Power Solar said its net sales in fiscal year 2017 increased by 52 percent against the year‑earlier period to ₹2,262 crores. By comparison, net sales of ₹1,490 crores were ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
India Solar Tenders MES IOCl NREDCAP

10 MW of Solar Tendered by Government Agencies

The government of India is looking to add another 10 MW of solar to its pipeline by issuing five tenders through the Indian Oil Corporation, Military Engineering Services, and the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SOLAR PROJECT IN KANPUR

SECI Tenders a 5 MW Solar Project in Kanpur under Defence VGF Program

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) tendered a 5 MW solar project to be developed at the Ordnance Factory in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The bid-submission deadline is August 16, ...
Rooftop.

MPUVNL Issues Tender to Standardize Rates for Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Uraja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has issued a tender for standardization of rates and selection of contractors for grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects from 1 kW to maximum ...
ONGC

ONGC Tenders 5 MW Grid-Connected Solar Project

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has tendered a 5 MW grid-connected solar project to be developed at ONGC’s Vagra site. The bid-submission deadline is August 16, 2017. This ...
KREDL Tender

KREDL Tenders 200 MW Solar At Pavagada Solar Park

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL), the renewable energy implementing agency in Karnataka, tendered 200 MW of solar to be developed at Pavagada Solar Park. The bid-submission deadline is September ...
photovoltaic

India GST UPDATE: 5 Percent GST on Solar Modules, All Other Components at 18 Percent or Higher

India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates for solar components have been finalized, government agency sources told Mercom, with GST rates expected to be 18 percent or more for some ...
/ / Modules, Solar
150MW solar

MAHAGENCO Tenders 150 MW of Solar in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Co. Ltd. (MAHAGENCO) has tendered 150 MW of solar to be developed across Maharashtra. The bid-submission deadline is August 21, 2017. Out of the tendered ...
BHEL

BHEL Issues O&M Tender for 20 MW Solar in West Bengal

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has issued operation & maintenance (O&M) tenders for two solar projects of 10 MW each in West Bengal. The bid-submission deadline is August 4, 2017 ...
SPV Project

Hutti Gold Mines Tenders a 14 MW Solar Project on EPC Basis

The Hutti Gold Mines Company Limited, a Government of Karnataka enterprise, tendered a 14 MW solar project to be developed at Hutti Gold Mines premises in Raichur, Karnataka. This is ...
SBI World Band Rooftop Solar India

NALCO Tenders 50 MW Solar Project

The National Aluminum Company Limited (NALCO) tendered a 50 MW solar project on Engineering Procurement and Construction basis (EPC) to be developed in any state in India. The bid-submission deadline ...
Solar Project

BHEL to Develop 15 MW Solar Project for GACL at Charanka in Gujarat

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) will develop a 15 MW solar project for Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (GACL) at Charanka in Gujarat. The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) order was ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale