Storms Affect Solar Assets in North Indian States

Storms Affect Solar Assets in North Indian States

North Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and adjoining regions have seen an unusual spate of dust storms recently. In an unfortunate event that cost many lives, the recent ...
January 2018 Policy Wrap-up: Key Announcements Made by Government for Solar Sector

January 2018 Policy Wrap-Up: Key Government Announcements for the Solar Sector

Government agencies unveiled a slew of new policies for India’s solar sector in January. While some of the announcements were welcomed by the key industry players, there were a few ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Haryana Issues Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Deviation Charges

Haryana Issues Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Deviation Charges

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has released draft regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement of solar and wind power generation. The regulations state that the HERC would ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Hareda Rooftop Solar Tender

HAREDA Tenders 50 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has tendered 50 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects to be developed across the state. The bid-submission deadline is January 30, 2018. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Haryana Issues Financial Assistance Guidelines for Rooftops

Haryana Issues Financial Assistance Guidelines for Rooftop Solar Projects

The Renewable Energy Department of Haryana has issued new guidelines for the installation of rooftop solar projects in the state. The guidelines will apply to all rooftop solar projects with ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Haryana to Install Solar Hybrid System in All Government Schools

Haryana to Install Solar Hybrid Systems in All Government Schools

Soon, all government-run schools in Haryana will have access to an uninterrupted power supply. Taking a step forward toward promoting decentralized renewable power, the state has planned to install solar ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
HAREDA Tenders Over 1 MW of Off-Grid Solar Projects for Health Centers

HAREDA Tenders Over 1 MW of Off-Grid Solar Projects for Health Centers

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has tendered over 1 MW of off-grid solar projects for health centers across the state. The bid submission deadline is January 2, 2018 ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
APTEL Directs Haryana Power Agencies to Procure Power from a Disputed Solar Project

APTEL Directs Haryana Power Agencies to Procure Power from a Disputed 1 MW Solar Project

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has issued an order directing the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) and the Haryana Power Purchase Centre (HPPC) to allow injection of electricity generated ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
L&T Wins EESL Contract to Supply Smart Meters

Larsen & Toubro Wins EESL Contract to Supply Smart Meters

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has won contract to supply 2.5 million smart meters to Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Joint Venture company of Public Sector Units of Ministry of ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
loan to DISCOMs

Haryana DISCOMs to Get Rs.7.5 Billion (~$116 Million) Under UDAY Program

The Haryana government will provide Rs.7.5 billion (~$116.38 million) loan to distribution companies (DISCOMs) in Haryana at a concessional rate of interest (about 3 percent lower than the market rate) ...
HAREDA to Tender 30 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar

HAREDA to Tender 30 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) plans to tender 30 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar to be installed atop buildings across the state of Haryana. This is a rate ...
POWER

India Expects Power Surplus of 8.8 Percent and Peak Surplus of 6.8 Percent in FY2017-18

According to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) 2017 Load Generation Balance Report, a study on the anticipated power supply position for financial year (FY) 2017-18, India is expecting a power ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Solar tender

Military Engineering Services Tenders a 2 MW Solar Project in Haryana

The Military Engineering Services (MES) tendered a 2 MW solar project to be developed at Chandimandir in Haryana. The bid-submission deadline is June 28, 2017. The estimated project cost is ...
Solar Equipment

State Government of Haryana Exempts Solar Material from Value Added Tax

The state government of Haryana has exempted solar materials and equipment from value added tax (VAT) in the state. The order was issued by the Excise and Taxation department, Government ...
Sugar Mills

Meham Sugar Mills Tenders 20 MW Solar Project in Haryana

Meham Sugar Mills has tendered a 20 MW solar project to be developed on a build, own, operate and transfer basis. The co-operative sugar mill will provide 80 acres of ...
25 Indian States Fall Behind Solar RPO Targets

25 Indian States Fall Behind Solar RPO Targets

Twenty-five states in India have fallen behind their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets. The state-wise installation targets set by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) have not been ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Indian Solar Rooftop

Will New MNRE Incentives for DISCOMs Spur Solar Rooftop Growth in India?

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced financial assistance in the form of grants to distribution companies (DISCOMs) of up to Rs.3.75 million (~$55,000)/MW for rooftop solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
rooftop installer

Top Rooftop Installers in India

In India, the rooftop solar sector is beginning to show some growth. Within the past two years, cumulative rooftop solar installations have reached 605 MW, according to Mercom’s Solar India Quarterly Update ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Incomplete Solar Park Infrastructure Affecting Large-Scale Project Development in India

Mercom Exclusive: Incomplete Solar Park Infrastructure Affecting Large-Scale Project Development in India

India is targeting 100 GW of solar by 2022, out of which 20 GW has been allocated to solar parks. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is considering ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
10 MW Solar Project Commissioned at Panipat Thermal Power Station in Haryana

10 MW Solar Project Commissioned at Panipat Thermal Power Station in Haryana

Haryana Power Generation Corporation (HPGCL) has commissioned a 10 MW solar project at the premises of Panipat Thermal Power Station (PTPS) in Panipat. The project was set up by Sterling ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: September 2016

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: September 2016

Here is a policy roundup from central, state and government agencies from the month of September covering renewable energy in India. HERC Quadruples Incentives Provided to Rooftop Solar in Haryana ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
HERC Quadruples Incentives Provided for Rooftop Solar in Haryana

HERC Quadruples Incentives Provided for Rooftop Solar in Haryana

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has raised the incentive offered by the state government for rooftop solar systems. Starting August 2016 through the end of the current financial year, ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
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