Punjab Issues Draft Regulations for Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar and Net Metering

Punjab Issues Draft Regulations for Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar and Net Metering

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has issued the draft Grid-Interactive Rooftop Solar Regulations, 2021. The regulations will come into force from the date of publication in the official ...
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Government Approves Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Up to 500 kW Capacity

Government Approves Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Up to 500 kW Capacity

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has finally issued the much-awaited amendment to the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) 2020 Rules concerning net metering for rooftop solar installations. The amendment permits net ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Growing Demand for Rooftop Solar Expected to Offset Adverse Impact of Cap on Net Metering

Growing Demand for Rooftop Solar Expected to Offset Adverse Impact of Cap on Net Metering

Net metering, one of the vital policy drivers for rooftop solar adoption, has witnessed a series of revisions in India in the past few months. Net metering for rooftop solar ...
Rooftop Solar Cannot Thrive in a Restrictive Policy Environment

Rooftop Solar Cannot Thrive in a Restrictive Policy Environment

Rooftop solar has immense growth potential in India. However, the rooftop segment has been slow to get off the ground, thanks to inconsistent and restrictive government policy. A total of ...
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Jharkhand Issues Empanelment Tender for 25 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

Jharkhand Issues Empanelment Tender for 25 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

The Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) has invited bids to empanel agencies to develop 25 MW of residential rooftop solar power projects under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) ...
No Net Metering Facility for Open Access Solar Consumers in Haryana

No Net Metering Facility for Open Access Solar Consumers in Haryana

Open access solar consumers will not have the net metering facility in Haryana, according to the regulations for net and gross metering in the state proposed by the Haryana Electricity ...
Gadkari Urges R K Singh to Reconsider Net Metering Restriction for Rooftop Solar

Gadkari Urges R K Singh to Reconsider Net Metering Restriction for Rooftop Solar

The Minister of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Nitin Gadkari, has brought the attention of the Minister of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), R K Singh, to a representation ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ministry of Power To Review Net Metering Restriction for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW

Ministry of Power to Review Net Metering Restriction for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has assured stakeholders from the rooftop solar segment that the government will review its stance on gross metering for installations over 10 kW capacity. Representations ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
West Bengal Mandates Gross Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Above 5 kW

West Bengal Mandates Gross Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Above 5 kW

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has issued amendments to the Cogeneration and Electricity Generation from Renewable Sources Regulations 2013. A significant amendment is the mandate of a gross ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Top Developments That Influenced the Rooftop Solar Sector in 2020

Top Developments That Influenced the Rooftop Solar Segment in 2020

Rooftop solar is still one of the easiest ways for consumers to go solar. Compared to utility-scale solar, the rooftop solar segment was especially hard hit from COVID-19 this year, ...
Consumers Seeking Additional Rooftop Solar Capacity Must Shift to Gross Metering

Consumers Seeking Additional Rooftop Solar Capacity Must Shift to Gross Metering

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has rejected a request by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) for adopting the solar net feed-in (gross metering) methodology for ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Andhra DISCOMs Want Net Metering Out and Gross Metering In for Rooftop Solar Systems

Andhra DISCOMs Want Net Metering Out and Gross Metering In for Rooftop Solar Systems

Andhra Pradesh’s distribution companies (DISCOMs) have requested the state’s electricity regulatory commission (APERC) to only allow gross metering for rooftop solar systems in the state. In gross metering, a consumer ...
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Andhra Pradesh DISCOMs Set to Amend Rooftop Solar Policy

Andhra Pradesh DISCOMs Set to Amend Rooftop Solar Policy

Andhra Pradesh’s distribution companies (DISCOMs) have proposed an amendment to the existing rooftop solar policy. The proposal states that the applicable tariff for solar rooftop projects for either net or ...
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Solar Developers’ Rift with Maharashtra’s Draft Order on Net Metering Intensifies

Solar Developers’ Rift with Maharashtra’s Draft Order on Net Metering Intensifies

The tussle between the rooftop solar industry and the distribution companies (DISCOMs) has intensified in Maharashtra, with both sides adamant on not ceding their ground. Now, the Maharashtra Solar Sangathan ...
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Consumers Should be Given the Option to Choose Net Metering_ Nitin Gadkari to RK Singh

Consumers Should be Given the Option to Choose Net Metering: Nitin Gadkari to RK Singh

The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, has requested the Minister of Power R.K. Singh to consider the opinion of the Maharashtra Solar Manufacturers Association (MSMA) for ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
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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Maharashtra’s Solar Developers Apprehensive About Net Metering Rollback

Maharashtra’s Solar Developers Apprehensive About Net Metering Rollback

Solar installers in the state are vehemently opposed to the recently released Maharashtra Electricity Regulation Commission’s (MERC) draft regulation that said the state could go back to gross metering, rolling ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Requests MERC to Discard Draft Regulations on Net-Metering

Maharashtra Minister Requests Regulator to Discard Draft Regulations on Net Metering

Chandrasekhar Bawankule, Maharashtra energy minister, has requested the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), to discard the proposed draft regulations on rolling back net-metering in the state and continue with the ...
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JERC Issues Draft Generic Tariff Order for Solar, Wind and Small Hydro Projects in Goa

JERC Issues Draft Generic Tariff Order for Solar, Wind and Small Hydro Projects in Goa

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has issued draft regulations for determining tariffs from renewable sources including solar, wind and small hydro ...
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Telangana Floats RESCO Tender for 1 to 1,000 kW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Telangana Floats RESCO Tender for 1 to 1,000 kW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Limited (TSREDCO) has floated a tender for 1-1,000 kW of grid-connected rooftop solar power projects. The projects are to be installed at multiple ...
Salem Smart City Invites Bids for Rooftop Solar Projects

Maharashtra to Consult Public on Proposed Amendments to Net-Metering Regulations

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued an order saying that it will initiate a public consultative process to amend the net-metering regulations and frame new ones for dealing ...
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Uttar Pradesh Raises Upper Cap for Net-Metered Rooftop Solar Installations from 1 to 2 MW

Uttar Pradesh Raises Upper Cap for Net-Metered Rooftop Solar Installations from 1 to 2 MW

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has finalized the proposed regulations related to net-metering provisions for rooftop solar projects in the state. The commission had proposed the draft RSPV ...
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Report Finds Municipalities Could Boost Rooftop Solar Adoption Using Bonds

Uttar Pradesh Releases New Draft Regulations for Net Metering of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has issued new regulations for net metering provisions for rooftop solar projects in the state. The regulations, called RSPV Regulations 2019, will come ...
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Madhya Pradesh Announces First of its Kind Tender for 33 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Net Metering Policy Continues to be a Drag on India’s Rooftop Solar Sector

Net metering was introduced in India as a measure to make distributed renewable energy more accessible and economical for electricity consumers across the country. Net metering works by calculating the ...
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MERC Rejects MSEDCL’s Proposal to Levy Surcharge on Rooftop Solar

MERC Rejects MSEDCL’s Proposal to Levy Surcharge on Rooftop Solar

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has rejected the proposal made by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to approve the levy of additional surcharge (wheeling charges) for rooftop ...
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