Solar Modules are Getting Cleared through Customs With Some Delays

Solar Modules are Getting Cleared through Customs With Some Delays

Following the escalated border tension between India and China, the security checks at the ports are going on in full swing. Imported equipment and parts are being checked for malware, ...
Industry Says Lockdown + 30-Days Extension for Stranded Solar Projects Not Enough

Industry Says Lockdown + 30-Days Extension for Stranded Solar Projects Not Enough

In April, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) came up with a blanket commissioning time extension for all renewable energy projects under construction in the country because of ...
Railways Issues Tender Mandating Made in India Cells & Modules for 1 GW of Solar Projects

Railways Issues Tender Mandating Made in India Cells & Modules for 1 GW of Solar Projects

The Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL), a joint venture company of the Ministry of Railways and RITES Limited, has announced a tender for setting up 1 GW of solar ...
NITI Aayog Introduces New Program to Decarbonize India’s Transport System

NITI Aayog Introduces New Program to Decarbonize India’s Transport System

The National Institute of Transforming India (NITI) Aayog and the International Transport Forum (ITF) of Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), have jointly launched a project aimed at decarbonizing ...
India and Bhutan Form First-Ever Joint Venture for a 600 MW Hydro Project

India and Bhutan Form First-Ever Joint Venture for a 600 MW Hydro Project

India and Bhutan have formed their first-ever joint venture to develop a hydropower project. The 600 MW project will be located on the Kholongchhu river in Trashiyangtse district of eastern ...
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NTPC Plans to Procure Over 2 GW of Solar Modules in Bulk, Asks Global Vendors to Enlist

NTPC Plans to Procure Over 2 GW of Solar Modules in Bulk, Asks Global Vendors to Enlist

NTPC Limited has invited applications globally to enlist vendors to procure solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. The tentative capacity for the procurement of solar PV modules in the current financial year ...
EESL Announces Tender for 250 Electric Cars to be Deployed Pan-India

EESL Announces Tender for 250 Electric Cars to be Deployed Pan-India

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has invited bids for the procurement of 250 electric cars. These electric cars will come with three years of warranty and a comprehensive annual ...
Indian Railways' 400 MW Solar Tender Comes With Domestic Content Requirement

Indian Railways’ 400 MW Solar Tender Comes With Domestic Content Requirement

The Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL), a joint venture of the Indian Railways and RITES Limited, has published the details of the tender for 400 MW of grid-connected solar ...
Sri Lanka Receives $100 Million Loan from India for Installing Rooftop Solar Systems

Sri Lanka Receives $100 Million Loan from India for Installing Rooftop Solar Systems

Sri Lanka announced that it had received a $100 million (~₹7.56 billion) loan from the Government of India for installing solar rooftop systems on government buildings. These funds will also ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
What Value Will ALMM Listing Add to the Solar Industry_

What Value Will ALMM Listing Add to the Solar Industry?

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) proposal to implement its ‘Approved Lists of Models and Manufacturers’ (ALMM) order has raised more questions than it has answered. Why has ...
PowerGrid Corporation to Separate its Transmission Business

PowerGrid Corporation to Separate its Transmission Business

The PowerGrid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has announced its plans to separate its power transmission business to form a 100% subsidiary that will carry out transmission-related functions, as per ...
/ / Grid, T&D
China, the United States, and India Added 8.7 GW of Solar Capacity in Q1 2020

China, the United States, and India Added 8.7 GW of Solar Capacity in Q1 2020

The United States installed 3.6 GW of new solar capacity in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020, according to the latest report published by the Solar energy Industries Association (SEIA) ...
India’s Solar Imports Nosedive in Q1 2020 Amid Lockdown Due to COVID-19

India’s Solar Imports Nosedive in Q1 2020 Amid Lockdown Due to COVID-19

India’s solar imports fell by 77% year-over-year (YoY) in the first quarter (Q1) of the calendar year (CY) 2020 with $151 million (~₹10.8 billion) compared to $650 million (₹45.8 billion) ...
UK’s Asset Management Fund to Foray into India’s Energy Efficiency Market

UK’s Asset Management Fund to Foray into India’s Energy Efficiency Market

EnergyPro Asset Management Limited (EPAM), a U.K.-based company, is set to raise £2 million (~$2.5 million) in equity funding to bridge energy transitions in the U.K. and India through technology ...
India Overtakes Japan as the Fifth Largest Hydropower Generator in the World_ IHA Report

India Overtakes Japan as the Fifth Largest Hydropower Generator in the World: IHA Report

The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has released its 2020 Hydropower Status Report, which notes that India overtook Japan as the fifth largest hydropower generator in the world with an installed ...
India and Denmark Sign Pact to Work Towards Renewable Capacity Expansion

India and Denmark Sign Pact to Work Towards Renewable Capacity Expansion

The Danish Energy Agency has announced that India’s Ministry of Power (MoP) and the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy, and Utilities, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to help India work ...
Impact of Basic Customs Duty on Solar Manufacturers Located in India’s SEZs

Impact of Basic Customs Duty on Solar Manufacturers Located in India’s SEZs

The Indian government has introduced several protectionist policies in the recent past to boost domestic manufacturing in the solar sector. Some of these measures include the anti-dumping duty, safeguard duty, ...
NHPC Diversifies into Solar Power Business

NHPC Diversifies into Solar Power Business

NHPC Limited (Formerly National Hydroelectric Power Corporation), announced that its board of directors had approved a proposal to diversify the company’s business to include solar power projects. The hydropower generator ...
India on Pace to Install 65 GW of Solar by 2022, Far Off the 100 GW Goal

India on Pace to Install 65 GW of Solar by 2022, Far Off the 100 GW Goal

The Indian government’s goal of installing 100 GW of solar by the year 2022 is becoming tougher by the day, especially after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The country ...
ONGC and NTPC to Set up a Joint Venture for Developing Renewable Projects

ONGC and NTPC to Set up a Joint Venture for Developing Renewable Projects

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has announced its plans to set up a renewable joint venture (JV) company with NTPC Limited, and it has signed a memorandum of ...
Renewable Energy Generation More Resilient to COVID-19 Challenges than Others_ Report

Renewable Energy Generation More Resilient to COVID-19 Challenges than Others: Report

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has said that global renewable installations might fall for the first time in 20 years due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Still, it can pick ...
Sterling and Wilson Solar Secures EPC Contracts in India and Australia

Sterling and Wilson Solar Secures EPC Contracts in India and Australia

Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited (SWSL), a solar engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company, announced that it signed an EPC contract in Australia worth AUD 525 million (~₹25.29 billion). It ...
European Commission and India to Cooperate on Integrated Local Energy System Solutions

European Commission and India to Cooperate on Integrated Local Energy System Solutions

The European Commission’s (EC) Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) and the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST) have called for proposals that make use of existing local energy ...
Waaree, Adani, Risen Largest Suppliers of Solar Modules in CY 2019

Waaree, Adani, Risen Largest Suppliers of Solar Modules in CY 2019

Waaree Energies, Adani Solar, and Risen Energy emerged as the top three suppliers of solar modules in India in terms of shipments in the calendar year (CY) 2019. These three ...
India Unlikely to Achieve its Wind Target Without Regulatory Reforms_ Report

India Unlikely to Achieve its Wind Target Without Regulatory Reforms: Report

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and MEC+ (MEC Intelligence) have come up with a report which says that India’s wind capacity can only reach 50 GW by 2022. The ...
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