India conceded the second position due to investor concerns on its domestic market, the report noted

EY Report: India Slips to Fourth Position on Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index

India has fallen from second to fourth position on the Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) compiled by global consultancy firm EY. The report cited investor concerns as the main reason ...
IFC to Invest $8 Million in Lithium Urban Technologies

IFC to Invest $8 Million in Lithium Urban Technologies

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, plans to invest $8 million in Lithium Urban Technologies Private Limited, a corporate employee transportation (CET) aggregator in ...
India Enters Bilateral Agreements with Morocco and Guyana to Grow Renewables

India Enters Bilateral Agreements with Morocco and Guyana to Grow Renewables

India has signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with Morocco and Guyana under which the participant countries have agreed to cooperate for the expansion of renewable energy. These bilateral agreements ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
India’s Safeguard Duty Investigation Draws Criticism at WTO

India’s Safeguard Duty Investigation Draws Criticism at WTO

The recommendation to impose safeguard duty on solar imports to India and the ongoing investigation faced criticism at the recently-held meeting of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) safeguard committee. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Sungrow Enters Indian Market with 3 GW Inverter Manufacturing Facility in Bengaluru

Sungrow Enters Indian Market with 3 GW Inverter Manufacturing Facility in Bengaluru

Sungrow, a global inverter manufacturer and supplier, is going to strengthen its global delivery capability by establishing a new factory in Karnataka’s capital city of Bengaluru. The new manufacturing facility ...
UN Report: India Ranked Fourth for New Investments in Renewable Energy in 2017

UN Report: India Ranked Fourth for New Investments in Renewable Energy in 2017

Developing countries increased their renewable energy investments by more than $74.3 billion to $177.1 billion in 2017, according to a new report by UN Environment in collaboration with the Frankfurt ...
DGAD Initiates Anti-Dumping Investigation into Solar EVA Sheet Imports

DGAD Initiates Anti-Dumping Investigation into Solar Imports of EVA Sheets

The office of Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) has initiated an investigation on import of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) sheets for solar modules imported from China PR, Malaysia, ...
Smart meter Tender EESL

EESL Issues Tender to Procure 5 Million Smart Meters

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of the public-sector units of the Ministry of Power and the Government of India, has issued a tender to procure 5 million ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
Top Four Indian Solar States

Four States Accounted for 75 Percent of India’s Utility-Scale Solar Installations in 2017

With the addition of 9.6 GW of new solar capacity, 2017 was a banner year for solar in India. At the end of the year, India’s cumulative solar installations stood ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
At ISA Conference, India Pledges $1.4 Billion for Solar Projects in Developing Countries

At ISA Conference, India Pledges $1.4 Billion for Solar Projects in Developing Countries

At the inaugural conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) held in New Delhi this weekend, the Government of India pledged $1.4 billion to fund the development of solar projects ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
February 2018 Highlights_ Major Developments in India’s Renewable Energy and Solar Sector

February 2018 Highlights: Major Developments in India’s Renewable Energy and Solar Sector

After a busy month of January, the month of February was relatively quiet and the uncertainties plaguing the sector around trade issues continued. Even the highly anticipated budget turned out ...
WTO Agrees to Set Up Compliance Panel in the Ongoing India-US Solar Trade Dispute

WTO Agrees to Set Up Compliance Panel for the Ongoing India-US Solar Trade Dispute

In a relief for India, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has agreed to set up a panel to look into the ongoing trade conflict ...
Policy Roundup_ Important Solar Announcements by Government Agencies in February 2018

Policy Roundup: Important Solar Announcements by Government Agencies in February 2018

During the month of February, several important announcements were made by the government to facilitate the country’s transition toward a more sustainable future. The following are some of the key ...
Almost 10 GW of Solar Tendered and 6 GW Auctioned in India in 2017

Almost 10 GW of Solar Tendered and 6 GW Auctioned in India in 2017

Indian government agencies announced tenders for more than 9.5 GW and auctions for 6 GW in 2017, according to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker. The year began on a high ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE Removes DCR Clause from 5 GW Viability Gap Funding Program

MNRE Removes DCR Clause from 5 GW Viability Gap Funding Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the implementation of Viability Gap Funding (VGF) program to develop 5 GW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Cleantech Solar to Develop 27 MW Rooftop Solar PV Projects in Asia

Cleantech Solar to Develop 27 MW Rooftop Solar PV Projects in Asia

Cleantech Solar, a Singapore-based solar project developer, has announced that it will develop rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects aggregating 27 MW in three Asian countries. The company recently inked Power ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
U.S. Objects to India’s Request for a Compliance Panel to Resolve the Solar DCR Dispute

US Objects to India’s Request for a Compliance Panel to Resolve Solar DCR Dispute

The solar trade dispute between the U.S. and India hit another roadblock recently after the U.S. objected to India’s request to establish a compliance panel to resolve the deadlock.  India ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
IEEFA Report: Tamil Nadu Should Focus on Lower Cost Wind and Solar Instead of Coal

IEEFA Report: Tamil Nadu Should Focus on Low-Cost Wind and Solar Instead of Coal

The southern state of Tamil Nadu could become a model for low-cost renewable energy generation in India, according to a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial ...
Only $15.82 Million in Funding for India’s Solar Cities Program Approved Since 2014

Only $15.82 Million Funding Approved for India’s Solar Cities Program Since 2014

The government has only approved ₹1,016.4 million (~$15.82 million) for the Solar Cities Program in the past four years. For context, the funding amount would be enough to build a ...
Solar Power Generation in India Jumped 86 Percent in 2017

Solar Power Generation in India Jumped 86 Percent in 2017

India’s increasing efforts towards expansion of renewable energy have led to a substantial increase in solar power generation over the past year. In the calendar year 2017, the total solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Seeks Establishment of Compliance Panel to Resolve Solar DCR Dispute with U.S.

India Seeks Establishment of Compliance Panel to Resolve Solar DCR Dispute with US

The ongoing trade dispute between the United States and India has taken a new turn. New Delhi has now sought the establishment of a compliance panel to resolve the stalemate ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Reaches 20 GW in Cumulative Installed Solar Capacity

India Reaches 20 GW in Cumulative Installed Solar Capacity

India has achieved a milestone 20 GW in cumulative solar installations to date, reports Mercom India Research based on recent figures. 20 GW was the initial goal set up for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Indian Modules Exempt from U.S. Anti-Dumping Duty on Solar Imports

Indian Modules Exempt from US Anti-Dumping Duty on Solar Imports

The United States has exempted India from the levy of a 30 percent anti-dumping duty on its solar imports. India is one among the hundred countries including Brazil, South Africa, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
saubhagya scheme launched in assam

SAUBHAGYA Household Electrification Program Launches in Assam

Assam has become the latest state to become a participant of the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna (SAUBHAGYA) program, which aims to provide last-mile connectivity to all willing ...
President Trump Imposes 30 Percent Tariff on Solar Cells and Modules, Now It’s India’s Turn

President Trump Imposes 30 Percent Tariff on Solar Cells and Modules, Now It’s India’s Turn

President Trump today revealed the much-anticipated anti-dumping tariffs on imported solar cells and modules at 30 percent for the first year, which will gradually decline in five percent increments over a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar