Bosch to Install a 1 MW Solar System at its Factory in Thailand

Bosch to Install a 1 MW Solar System at its Factory in Thailand

Bosch Automotive Technologies (Thailand) and Cleantech Solar have inked a partnership for a 1 MW solar photovoltaic system (SPV) that will be built on-site at Bosch’s first SMART factory in ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
EESL Issues Tender To Procure 5 Million Smart Meters to be Installed Across India

EESL Issues Tender To Procure 5 Million Smart Meters to be Installed Across India

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has issued a tender for the procurement of five million smart meters to be installed across India. India has applied for financing from the ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
SECI Floats 1.5 GW Solar Tender Under Second Phase of CPSU Program

SECI Floats a 1.5 GW Solar Tender Under Second Phase of CPSU Program

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for the selection of solar power developers to develop of 1,500 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects under the ...
Maharashtra Announces Tender for 137 MW of Solar Projects Across Three Districts

Maharashtra Announces Tender for 137 MW of Solar Projects Across Three Districts

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Corporation (MAHGENCO) has issued a notice inviting bids for the development of 137 MW (AC) of solar projects in three districts. The scope of work ...
Lack of Insurance for Solar Modules Holding Back Indian-Made Modules

Lack of Insurance for Solar Modules Holding Back India-Made Modules

Indian manufacturers have made solid inroads supplying to the domestic market after the safeguard duty was imposed on imported modules from China, Malaysia, and Taiwan last year, according to Mercom ...
Low Tariffs Pushing Developers to Cut Costs and Quality of Solar Mounting Structures

Low Tariffs Pushing Developers to Cut Costs and Quality of Solar Mounting Structures

Module mounting structures are the backbone of any solar photovoltaic (PV) energy project. Good quality mounting structures on a ground-mounted or rooftop solar project not only helps maintain the optimum ...
Off-Grid Solar

Easy Access to Finance in India’s Solar Off-Grid Market: PAYGo Report

Off-grid solar markets are instrumental in creating energy access to more than half a billion people around the world. According to the latest Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) Market Attractiveness Index (MAI), India ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Is Group Captive the Next Attractive Solar Market in 2019?

Is Group Captive the Next Attractive Solar Market in 2019?

On paper, the open access solar is an attractive source of power for large consumers (with a connected load of more than 1 MW). It allows them to procure solar ...
Power Finance Corporation Raises $300 Million Through Syndicated Loan

Power Finance Corporation Raises $300 Million Through Syndicated Loan

The Power Finance Corporation (PFC) has announced that it has raised $300 million through a three-year syndicated loan from the State Bank of India, Honk Kong and MUFG Bank, Singapore ...
Three Small Solar Tenders Totaling 620 kW Issued by Government Enterprises

Three Small Solar Tenders Totaling 620 kW Issued by Government Enterprises

Over the past week, three small tenders of totaling 620 kW were issued by various public sector undertakings (PSU) of the government across different regions in India. Following are the ...
WTO Sides with India in its Solar DCR Trade Tiff with US

WTO Rules in Favor of India in its Solar DCR Trade Tiff with US

After over two years of filing a case against the United States for incentivizing domestic content in solar projects in eight states, India has now won the case at the ...
Harsh Penalties for Deviation Settlement is Playing Havoc with Solar, Wind Projects

Harsh Penalties for Deviation Settlement is Playing Havoc with Solar, Wind Projects

India is one of the leading markets for renewable energy generation in the world. It was the third largest solar photovoltaic (PV) market in the first quarter of 2019 behind ...
Gujarat Invites Bids for 950 MW of Projects to be Developed Across Two of its Solar Parks

Gujarat Invites Bids for 950 MW of Projects to be Developed Across Two of its Solar Parks

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has floated two solar tenders for a total capacity of 950 MW. Both the tenders are for projects to be developed in the ...
Budgetary Allocation for Solar Increased by 1% While Coal Gets a 48% Boost in 2019-20

India Remained the Third Largest Solar Market After China and the US in Q1 2019

India remained the third largest solar photovoltaic (PV) market in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019. For the second quarter in a row, the United States was the second largest ...
Uttar Pradesh DISCOM Gets Approval to Call for Bids to Procure 400 MW of Hydropower

Uttar Pradesh DISCOM Gets Approval to Call for Bids to Procure 400 MW of Hydropower

In a recent petition, the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) had asked the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) to allow some modifications in the power purchase agreements (PPA) ...
/ / Other, Water
CERC Dismisses Adani Green’s Petition Against Power Grid Corporation

CERC Dismisses Adani Green’s Petition Against Power Grid Corporation

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission has announced its ruling in a case that involved Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) and Power Grid Corporation Limited (PGCIL). The case was about three ...
Solar Project Developer KPI Global Acquires a New Special Purpose Vehicle

Solar Project Developer KPI Global Acquires a New Special Purpose Vehicle

In a filing to the Indian stock exchanges, Gujarat-based KPI Global Infrastructure (KPI Global) has announced the acquisition of KPIG Energia Private Limited, a newly-formed special purpose vehicle registered on ...
Average Power Purchase Cost for Open Access Solar and Wind Projects Set At ₹3.60/kWh

Average Power Purchase Cost for Open Access Solar and Wind Projects Set At ₹3.60/kWh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved the new national average power purchase cost (APPC) of ₹3.60 (~$0.051)/kWh for open access for FY 2019-20. In May 2019, the CERC ...
Madhya Pradesh Proposes EV Charging Tariff of ₹6 and ₹5.90 for LT and HT consumers

Madhya Pradesh Proposes EV Charging Tariff of ₹6 and ₹5.90 for LT and HT consumers

The Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Limited (MPPMCL) has proposed the tariff for electric vehicle (EV) and electric rickshaw charging infrastructure in the state. This has been passed in a ...
Tirupati Smart City Invites Tender for 6 MW of Solar Projects

ISA Invites Member Countries to Endorse Organizations for Developing Solar Projects

In a letter to member countries, the International Solar Alliance (ISA) has invited government owned/public sector companies which have an operating solar capacity greater than 250 MW to submit proposals ...
MNRE Asks Developers to Use Robotics for Efficient Use of Water in Solar Projects

MNRE Asks Developers to Use Robotics for Efficient Use of Water in Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a letter recommending efficient utilization of water for cleaning utility-scale solar projects. The ministry has said that project developers are ...
Mitsui to Acquire 49% Stake in Mahindra Group’s Cleantech Arm

Mitsui to Acquire 49% Stake in Mahindra Group’s Cleantech Arm

Japanese trading and investment company Mitsui & CO Limited (Mitsui) has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Indian engineering, procurement, and construction company (EPC), Mahindra Susten, to ...
Tariff for EV Charging in Chandigarh Set at ₹4/kWh

Tariff for EV Charging in Chandigarh Set at ₹4/kWh

In a bid to encourage the adoption of intelligent mobility among residents, the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission has set the tariff for electric vehicle (EV) charging in Chandigarh. The commission ...
Court Upholds Deviation Settlement Mechanism Order Passed by Rajasthan Commission

Court Upholds Deviation Settlement Mechanism Order Passed by Rajasthan Commission

Recently, a petition filed by the Indian Wind Power Association (IWPA) had challenged the validity of the deviation settlement mechanism (DSM) regulations passed by the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) ...
India the Lowest Cost Producer of Solar Power_ IRENA

India the Lowest Cost Producer of Solar Power: IRENA

According to a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the cost of renewable energy sources fell to record lows again in 2018. The report finds that costs from ...