West Bengal Tops List of States Buying 'Dirty' Coal-Based Power

West Bengal Tops List of States Buying ‘Dirty’ Coal-Based Power

West Bengal tops the list of states buying 'dirty' coal power, according to the latest coal power procurement assessment conducted by the Centre of Science and Environment (CSE). The assessment ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
2020 A Look Back_ Developments that Shaped the Solar Sector

2020 A Look Back: Developments that Shaped the Solar Sector

2020 took off with high expectations, with Mercom projecting over 8 GW in solar installations for the year right before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. After the lockdown in March, development ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Top Five Solar Tenders of 2020 [Infographics]

Top Five Solar Tenders of 2020 [Infographics]

According to Mercom India Research, nearly 36.2 GW of solar tenders were floated during the year – a testament to the sector's resilience amid the COVID-19 crisis even as other ...
China and India Poised to Lead Global Electricity Demand in 2021_ IEA Report

China and India Poised to Lead Global Electricity Demand in 2021: IEA Report

After experiencing its most significant decline in decades, global electricity demand is expected to rebound modestly next year, led by China, India, and other emerging economies, according to a new ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
NTPC Invites Bids for the Solarization of 47 ISA Member Countries

NTPC Invites Bids for the Solarization of 47 ISA Member Countries

NTPC Limited has invited expressions of interest (EoI) for the solarization of 47 least developed countries (LDC) and small island developing states (SIDS) member countries of the International Solar Alliance ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Where Does India’s Rooftop Solar Market Stand Since COVID-19 Lockdown_

Where Does India’s Rooftop Solar Market Stand Since COVID-19 Lockdown?

India's rooftop solar industry has started recovering steadily from the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the country returning to normalcy following the easing of lockdown restrictions in phases ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Mercom India Research Releases White Paper at The Smarter E India 2020 Conference

Mercom India Research Releases White Paper at The Smarter E India 2020 Conference

Mercom India Research, the research arm of Mercom India, has released an exclusive whitepaper, in partnership with ‘The Smarter E India 2020’. The conference will be hosted virtually from December 9 ...
CEL Floats Two Tender for 1,430,000 Solar Cells

CEL Floats Two Tenders for 1,430,000 Solar Cells

Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise under the Government of India’s Ministry of Science and Technology, has floated two tenders for 1,430,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) cells. The first ...
Singapore’s Solar Developer BlueLeaf Enters India with Majority Stake in Vibrant Energy

Singapore’s Solar Developer BlueLeaf Enters India with Majority Stake in Vibrant Energy

Blueleaf Energy, a Singapore-based renewable energy company, announced that it acquired a majority stake in an Indian clean energy solutions provider, Vibrate Energy Holdings, from ATN International. Blueleaf Energy specializes ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
France and India Have A Crucial Partnership in Renewables_ Mercom RE-Invest Session

France and India Have A Crucial Partnership in Renewables: Mercom RE-Invest Session

The third global RE-Invest 2020, a three-day summit organized by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 26, 2020. The ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Installations in India Picked Up Speed With 438 MW Added in Q3 2020

Solar Installations in India Picked Up Speed With 438 MW Added in Q3 2020

India added 438 MW of solar in the third quarter of 2020 (Q3 2020), a 114% rise over last quarter's 205 MW, according to Mercom India Research's newly released Q3 2020 ...
GIZ Floats Tender for Solar-Powered Cold Storage Units To Help Farmers

GIZ Floats Tender for Solar-Powered Cold Storage Units To Help Farmers

The Indian wing of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a Germany-based development agency, has floated a tender for ten solar-powered cold storage units for its projects in Karnataka and ...
Solar Power Generation in Q3 2020 Down 17% from Previous Quarter

Solar Power Generation in Q3 2020 Down 17% from Previous Quarter

India generated nearly 13 billion units (BU) of electricity from solar-based sources between July and September 2020 (Q3 2020), according to data from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). This represented ...
Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Stalls at 9.9% at the End of Q3

Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Stalls at 9.9% at the End of Q3

India’s share of renewable energy (including large hydropower projects) crawled to 36.4% in the third quarter of 2020 (Q3 2020) from 36.3% in the previous quarter, according to the data ...
E-Tendering Portals Show Digitalization is the Future for India’s Solar Industry

E-Tendering Portals Show Digitalization is the Future for India’s Solar Industry

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has accentuated the need to automate and digitalize practices and processes in the renewable energy sector. There is enormous potential for the industry to adopt smarter ...
India’s Power Supply Deficit Shrunk to 0.3% in the First Half of FY 2020_ CEA

India’s Power Supply Deficit Shrunk to 0.3% in the First Half of FY 2020: CEA

India’s power supply deficit narrowed down to 0.3% in the first half (1H) of the financial year (FY) 2020-2021, according to data from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). This was ...
Solar at the Centerstage, India's Power demand Outpaces other Regions by 2030_ IEA Report

Solar at the Centerstage, India’s Power Demand Outpaces other Regions by 2030: IEA Report

Solar is likely to be the new king in the world's electricity market, and India could be a leading market for utility-scale battery storage, says International Energy Agency's latest World ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Here is How Much Money Rooftop Solar Systems Can Save Households (1)

Here is How Much Money Rooftop Solar Systems Can Save for Households

This is the second article in a series that explains all you need to know before installing a solar system on your rooftop. The first article focused on the specifics ...
/ / Consumers, Solar
Bihar Issues Empanelment Tender for 20 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Bihar Issues Empanelment Tender for 20 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

The North Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited (NBPDCL) has invited a Request for Proposal to empanel vendors to install 20 MW of residential rooftop solar systems in the state. Interested ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Siemens and WUN H2 to Build a CO2 Free Hydrogen Production Facility

Daily News Wrap-Up: Siemens and WUN H2 to Build a CO2 Free Hydrogen Production Facility

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and the Prime Minister of Denmark, Mette Frederiksen, have agreed ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
DGTR Initiates Mid-Term Review for an Exporter of Coated Products Used in Solar Projects

DGTR Initiates Mid-Term Review for an Exporter of Coated Products Used in Solar Projects

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has initiated a mid-term review after a change in the name of an exporter from Korea in the anti-dumping investigation for imports of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Nearly 300,000 Households Electrified Through Off-Grid Solar Solutions_ RK Singh

Nearly 300,000 Households Electrified Through Off-Grid Solar Solutions: RK Singh

Over 300,000 households have been electrified through solar-based standalone systems, the Minister of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) R.K. Singh said in Lok Sabha recently. In October 2017, the SAUBHAGYA ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
China's FDI in India's Non-Conventional Energy Space Shrunk in 2019-20

China’s FDI in India’s Non-Conventional Energy Space Shrunk in 2019-20

China's foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Indian non-conventional energy segment was just 3.14% of the total Chinese FDI over the last five years, indicated minister of state for finance, ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
In 1H 2020, China, the US, Germany, and India Installed 22.3 GW of Solar

In 1H 2020, China, the US, Germany, and India Installed 22.3 GW of Solar

The United States solar installed 3.5 GW of new solar PV capacity in the second quarter (Q2) of 2020, according to the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA). The installations dropped ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
EV Startup Ultraviolette Automotive Secures ₹300 Million from TVS Motors

EV Startup Ultraviolette Automotive Secures ₹300 Million from TVS Motors

Ultraviolette Automotive Private Limited, a Bangalore-based electric vehicle (EVs) startup, announced that it had secured ₹300 million (~$4.08 million) from TVS Motor Company in a Series B funding round. TVS ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other