Solar Wind Hybrid Project of the Year: CleanMax Solar’s Project in Karnataka

Solar Wind Hybrid Project of the Year: CleanMax Solar’s Project in Karnataka

Indian rooftop solar developer, CleanMax Solar, was adjudged the winner in the ‘Best Hybrid Project’ category, during the recently held Mercom India Solar Summit 2021. CleanMax developed a wind-solar hybrid project for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
SECI Invites Bids for 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Wind Hybrid Projects

SECI Invites Bids for 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Wind Hybrid Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids for setting up 1,200 MW interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind-solar hybrid power projects (Tranche-IV) on a build, own, operate basis ...
SECI to Tender 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Wind Hybrid Projects Soon

SECI to Tender 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Wind Hybrid Projects Soon

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has informed that it will issue a request for selection (RfS) for setting up 1,200 MW of inter-state transmission system-connected (ISTS) solar wind ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Amendments to Solar, Wind, and Hybrid Policies in Andhra Pradesh

Amendments to Solar, Wind, and Hybrid Policies in Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh Energy Department has clarified that the amendments made to policies on the wind, solar, and wind-solar hybrid projects will apply to projects commissioned after November 18, 2019 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Adani Green Secures $1.35 Billion Debt Financing For Its Renewable Energy Portfolio

Adani Green Secures $1.35 Billion Debt Financing For Its Renewable Energy Portfolio

In an important development, Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) has raised a $1.35 billion (~₹97.93 billion) debt package for its under-construction renewable asset portfolio, according to a press release. The ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Karnataka’s Renewable Energy Policy for 2021-2026 Aims at Adding 2 GW of Rooftop Solar

Karnataka’s Renewable Energy Policy for 2021-2026 Aims at Adding 2 GW of Rooftop Solar

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has issued the ‘Draft Karnataka Renewable Energy Policy 2021-2026” aimed at developing 20 GW of renewable energy projects with and without energy storage. According ...
Unsigned Power Sale Agreements – A Major Hurdle for Growth in the Solar Sector

Unsigned Power Sale Agreements – A Major Hurdle for Growth in the Solar Sector

The Indian solar industry added just 3.2 GW of solar in 2020 as the market slumped by 56% due to COVID-related disruptions. However, Mercom expects 2021 and 2022 to be ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar-Wind Hybrid Auction Gets Lowest Tariff of ₹2.41/kWh

SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar-Wind Hybrid Auction Gets Lowest Tariff of ₹2.41/kWh

Three companies won 1.2 GW of solar-wind hybrid projects quoting a tariff of ₹2.41 (~$0.0326)/kWh – the lowest-ever for solar-wind hybrid projects, according to Mercom’s sources. The tariff was discovered ...
Karnataka Allocates Over $3 Billion for Setting up EV Base, Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects

Karnataka Allocates Over $3 Billion for Setting up EV Base, Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects

The Karnataka government has approved ₹224.19 billion (~$3.03 billion) to establish an electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing base in the state. It also approved ₹42.40 billion (~$574 million) for two wind-solar ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Major Developments in India's Wind Sector in 2020

Major Developments in India’s Wind Sector in 2020

Project development slowed down to a crawl in the wind sector for most of the year as supply chain issues, transportation restrictions, and workforce shortages weighed down the sector due ...
Mumbai Municipality Issues Tender for a 100 MW Floating Solar-Hydropower Hybrid Project

Mumbai Municipality Issues Tender for a 100 MW Floating Solar-Hydropower Hybrid Project

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has floated a tender to develop 100 MW of floating solar-hydropower hybrid power projects at the Middle Vaitarna Dam in the state. Of ...
Tender to Empanel Firms For Supply of Grid-Tied, Off-Grid, Hybrid Solar Inverters

Tender to Empanel Firms For Supply of Grid-Tied, Off-Grid, Hybrid Solar Inverters

The Center for Development of Imaging Technology (C-DIT) has floated an empanelment tender seeking agencies to supply grid-tied, off-grid, and hybrid solar inverters for its solar projects in Kerala. The ...
CSIR Floats Tender for Experimental Solar-Geothermal Hybrid Building in Roorkee

CSIR Floats Tender for Experimental Solar-Geothermal Hybrid Building in Roorkee

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has issued a notice inviting tender (NIT) for constructing an experimental net-zero energy solar-geothermal hybridized building at its Central Building Research Institute ...
Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects will Stand Canceled if SECI Fails to Sign PSA within Six Months

Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects will Stand Canceled if SECI Fails to Sign PSA within Six Months

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued tariff-based competitive bidding guidelines for power procurement from grid-connected solar-wind hybrid projects. The guidelines stated that the Solar Energy Corporation ...
Gujarat Seeks Consultants for a 3.3 GW Wind and Solar Hybrid Park at Rann of Kutch

Gujarat Seeks Consultants for a 3.3 GW Wind and Solar Hybrid Park at Rann of Kutch

The Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has invited bids to appoint a consultant for a 3.3 GW wind, solar, and hybrid park at Rann of Kutch area in Gujarat ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Second Phase of FAME India Program for Electric Vehicles Gets New Extension

Second Phase of FAME India Program for Electric Vehicles Gets New Extension

The government has extended the validity of the second phase of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME)-II program for all approved electric vehicle models. The validity has ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Gujarat’s Blueprint to Establish Tariffs for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

Gujarat’s Blueprint to Establish Tariffs for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has invited comments from stakeholders on its discussion paper to start a regulatory process for determining tariffs for wind-solar hybrid projects. The GERC noted ...
No ISTS Charges on Solar and Wind Projects Until June 30, 2023

No ISTS Charges on Solar and Wind Projects Commissioned Before June 30, 2023

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has waived interstate transmission system (ISTS) charges and losses on all solar and wind projects commissioned before June 30, 2023. This would apply to solar, ...
Tata Power Green Receives Letter of Award fora 225 MW Solar-Wind Hybrid Project

Tata Power Green Receives Letter of Award for a 225 MW Solar-Wind Hybrid Project

Tata Power announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tata Power Green Energy Limited (TPGEL), received a letter of award (LoA) to develop a 225 MW hybrid renewable power project. The LoA ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
SECI’s 2 GW Wind Tender Increased by 500 MW, to be Complemented with Solar Power

SECI’s 2 GW Wind Tender Increased by 500 MW, to be Complemented with Solar Power

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued amendments to its recent tender for 2 GW of Interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected wind projects (Tranche IX). The capacity of ...
/ / Other, Wind
Power Finance Corporation to Fund 225 MW Hydro Project in Madhya Pradesh

Power Finance Corporation to Fund 225 MW Hydro Project in Madhya Pradesh

Government-owned Power Finance Corporation (PFC), a non-banking finance company (NBFC), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Narmada Basin Projects Company Ltd (NBPCL) to fund 225 MW of hydroelectric ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
SECI Announces RfS for 1.2 GW Wind-Solar Hybrid Tender

SECI Announces RfS for 1.2 GW Wind-Solar Hybrid Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued the request for selection (RfS) for setting up 1,200 MW of interstate transmission-connected wind-solar hybrid power projects in the country under ...
SECI Invites Solar, Wind Energy Generators to Supply Power Through Open Access

SECI Invites Solar, Wind Energy Generators to Supply Power Through Open Access

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) from interested renewable energy generators for the supply of power through open access. The EoI is for ...
MERC Permits Adani to Renegotiate Tariff for 700 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Power

MERC Permits Adani to Renegotiate Tariff for 700 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Power

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulator Commission (MERC) has allowed Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited (AEML) to renegotiate a lower tariff for 700 MW of grid-connected solar-wind hybrid power. The Mumbai-based private power ...
Oil India Limited Announces 55 MW EPC Tender for Hybrid Solar and Wind Projects

Oil India Limited Announces 55 MW EPC Tender for Hybrid Solar and Wind Projects

The Oil India Limited (OIL), a Navaratna enterprise, has issued a tender inviting bids for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts for a hybrid project consisting of 41 MW (±5%) ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions