Solar: a Game Changer for India’s Agricultural Sector

Maharashtra Floats Tender for 100 MW of Solar Projects for Agricultural Feeders

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has issued two tenders (50 MW each) for 100 MW of grid-connected solar projects to be developed in the western region of the ...
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Airports Authority of India Floats Tender for 1 MW Solar Project at Vijayawada Airport

Airports Authority of India Floats Tender for Electrical Work of 1 MW Solar Project at Vijayawada Airport

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is on the lookout for a contractor to do the electrical work for a 1 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project at Vijayawada Airport. The bid-submission ...
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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 ...
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Jammu & Kashmir to get 23 GW of Solar Projects Starting With 2.5 GW in Kargil and 5 GW in Leh

Jammu & Kashmir to get 23 GW of Solar Projects Starting With 2.5 GW in Kargil and 5 GW in Leh

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has launched a plan for the implementation of 23 GW of ultra mega solar projects in the Leh and Ladakh regions of ...
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Gujarat Decides to Implement Solar Agricultural Feeder Program on Pilot Basis

Andhra Pradesh: Solar Projects Get ₹3/kWh Tariff After a 20-Month Delay in Commissioning

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has set ₹3 (~$0.042)/kWh as the tariff for three grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the state, aggregating 82 MW. The APERC was ...
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Tariff Disputes Threaten to Stall 970 MW of Solar Projects in Karnataka

200 MW of Solar Projects to be Developed in Kerala under IPP Mode

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has approved the petition filed by the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) seeking its nod for 200 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects ...
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Uttar Pradesh’s 550 MW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 245 MW

Uttar Pradesh’s 550 MW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 245 MW

Eight bidders have submitted bids aggregating 795 MW in response to Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA)’s 550 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) tender. The capacity, which ...
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Airports Authority of India Tenders 8 MW Solar Project at Karnataka’s Hubballi Airport

Airports Authority of India Tenders 8 MW Solar Project at Karnataka’s Hubballi Airport

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is on the lookout for an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor to develop an 8 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project at Hubballi airport. The ...
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Sukhbir Agro Quotes ₹3.25/kWh to Win 10 MW Solar Auction for Noida Metro

Sukhbir Agro Quotes ₹3.25/kWh to Win 10 MW Solar Auction for Noida Metro

Lowest tariff of ₹3.25 (~$0.04471)/kWh emerged as the winning bid in the auction conducted by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for 10 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects ...
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Government May Increase the Duration of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports_ Panel Discussion

NTPC Floats Tender for 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Projects

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has tendered 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in the western region of the country. The bid-submission deadline ...
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Tariff Disputes Threaten to Stall 970 MW of Solar Projects in Karnataka

APTEL Intervenes in Ongoing Solar Tariff Dispute for 970 MW of Projects in Karnataka

 In Karnataka, which is also India’s top solar state, 970 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects have been embroiled in a tariff dispute. This situation arose after the procurers ...
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L1 Tariff of ₹2.91/kWh Quoted in 550 MW KREDL Grid-Connected Solar Project Auction

Giriraj Renewables Wins Auction for 150 MW of Solar at Pavagada Quoting ₹2.92/kWh

Giriraj Renewables has won the auction to develop 150 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the Pavagada Solar Park in Tumkur district of Karnataka. Karnataka Renewable Energy Development ...
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Aditya Birla Quotes Lowest Tariff of ₹2.44/kWh in GUVNL’s 500 MW Solar Auction

Asian Fab Tec to Develop 100 MW of Solar Projects in Karnataka at a Tariff of ₹2.89/kWh

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has awarded 100 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed across five talukas of the state. The capacity awarded is part ...
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Pakistan’s Power Regulator to Review Tariffs for 100 MW of Solar Projects

Pakistan’s Power Regulator to Review Tariffs for 100 MW of Solar Projects

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) of Pakistan has said that it will review the tariff petitions for two grid-connected solar projects, each of 50 MW capacity. Per NEPRA, ...
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Solar Developers Win Four Project Commissioning Delay Cases in Telangana

Solar Developers Win Four Project Commissioning Delay Cases in Telangana

Project commissioning delays in India are handled strictly by government agencies often resulting in the encashment of performance bank guarantees. The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) however has provided relief to ...
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Maharashtra Approves 200 MW of Bagasse-Based Projects

Maharashtra Approves 200 MW of Bagasse-Based Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited’s (MSEDCL) proposal to procure long-term bagasse-based cogeneration power through competitive bidding. This paves the way for ...
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Key Government Policy Announcements for India’s Renewable Sector in September 2018

Kazakhstan Auctions 202 MW of Solar Projects

Kazakhstan has auctioned 202 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in two separate auctions. To begin with, the Kazakhstan electricity and power market operator (JSC KOREM) has auctioned 30 ...
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Solar Modules

Zimbabwe to Soon Begin the Development of its Largest 22 MW Solar Project

Zimbabwe will soon begin the construction of its largest independent power producer (IPP) solar PV project. SOVENTIX South Africa, a subsidiary of solar project developer SOVENTIX GmbH has been awarded ...
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Maharashtra Floats a 50 MW Solar Tender Across 30 Districts

Solar Projects Facing Land Challenges in Rajasthan’s Bhadla Park

Solar projects aggregating 750 MW under development in Rajasthan’s Bhadla Solar Park are facing delays due to land procurement issues. According to Mercom’s India Solar PV Project Tracker, the entire ...
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Oman Calls for Proposals for Technical Consultancy for its Third Large-Scale Solar Project

Oman Calls for Proposals for Technical Consultancy for its Third Large-Scale Solar Project

Oman is planning to develop another large-scale grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV)project. The project is slated to have a capacity between 500 MW and 1,000 MW. The Oman Power and Water ...
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Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited Issues 1,500 MW Solar Tender

Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited Issues 1,500 MW Solar Tender

Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMS) has tendered a total of 1,500 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects which will be developed across three solar parks in the state ...
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Lowest Tariffs Drops to ₹1.38/kWh in Madhya Pradesh’s 8.6 MW Rooftop Solar Auction

Lowest Tariff Drops to ₹1.38/kWh in Madhya Pradesh’s 8.6 MW Rooftop Solar Auction

The Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has auctioned 8.6 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar under RESCO II model. The projects will be developed at more than 13 locations ...
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Gujarat Floats Tender for 700 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects

Gujarat Floats Tender for 700 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has tendered 700 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects to be set up under Phase III of Raghanesda Solar Park located ...
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Lowest Tariff of 2.79 cents/kWh Quoted in Egypt’s 200 MW Solar Auction

Why MPUVNL’s 35 MW Rooftop Solar Tender Saw Steep Dip in Tariffs

The rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) auction for the development of 35 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar under RESCO model by Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) yielded unexpectedly low ...
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CLP India and Suzlon to Partner for 70 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

CLP India and Suzlon to Partner for 70 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

CLP India, one of the largest foreign investors in the Indian power sector and domestic renewable energy project developer Suzlon have entered a partnership to develop 70 MW of grid-connected ...
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