SECI Not a Nodal Agency for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects Anymore

SECI Not a Nodal Agency for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects Anymore

According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) newly introduced amendments to the competitive bidding process guidelines for grid-connected wind-solar hybrid projects, the Solar Energy Corporation of India ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up: Sembcorp and PUB Unveil 60 MW Floating Solar Project in Singapore

Daily News Wrap-Up: Sembcorp and PUB Unveil 60 MW Floating Solar Project in Singapore

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:  Sembcorp Floating Solar Singapore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, and the island state's national water agency ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tata Power and Azure Power Winners in MSEDCL’s 500 MW Wind-Solar Hybrid Auction

Tata Power and Azure Power Win MSEDCL’s 500 MW Wind-Solar Hybrid Auction

Tata Power and Azure Power were declared winners in the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited’s (MSEDCL) auction to procure power from 500 MW of from grid-connected interstate and intrastate ...
Solar Tender Activity up Year-over-Year in Q2 While Auctions Slowed

Solar Tender Activity Up Year-over-Year in Q2 While Auctions Slowed

According to Mercom India Research, government agencies announced tenders for 8.5 GW of solar projects in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2021, a 19% decrease compared to ...
Race Between Declining Costs of Wind, Solar Power, and Falling Market Value

Race Between Declining Costs of Wind, Solar Power, and Falling Market Value

The world is steadily embracing renewable energy, with wind and solar energy making up a large share of power generation. With the supply of these resources increasing, the value of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Bids Invited from Project Consultants for a 2,375 MW Renewable Energy Park in Gujarat

Bids Invited from Project Consultants for a 2,375 MW Renewable Energy Park in Gujarat

The Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited (GIPCL) has invited bids from project consultants to develop a 2,375 MW solar, wind, and hybrid renewable energy park at the Great Rann of ...
SECI Issues Tender for 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects

SECI Issues Tender for 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for setting up of 1,200 MW interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind power projects (Tranche-XI) in the country. The last ...
/ / Other, Wind
JSW Energy Signs PPA with SECI for 540 MW of Blended Wind Power Projects

JSW Energy Signs PPA with SECI for 540 MW of Blended Wind Power Projects

JSW Renew Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JSW Future Energy, announced that it has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) to ...
NTPC Invites Bids for 600 MW of ISTS-Connected Wind -Solar Hybrid Projects

NTPC Invites Bids for 600 MW of ISTS-Connected Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

NTPC Limited has invited bids to develop interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind-solar hybrid projects of capacity up to 600 MW anywhere in India. NTPC will develop the hybrid power projects ...
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