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, ...
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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
YES Bank to Finance Solar Projects Worth $5 Billion by 2030

YES Bank to Finance Solar Projects Worth $5 Billion by 2030

YES Bank, an Indian private sector bank, is planning to mobilize up to $1 billion (~₹64 billion) to finance  solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the country by 2023 and $5 billion ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Arbitration in India-US Solar DCR Case May Extend Beyond 60 Days

Arbitration in India-US Solar DCR Case May Extend Beyond 60 Days

The ongoing trade rift between India and the United States over the solar Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) category has been referred to arbitration, but the complexity of the case suggests ...
Husk Power Systems Receives $20 Million Investment to Expand Mini-Grid Projects in Asia and Africa

Husk Power Systems Receives $20 Million to Expand Mini-Grid Projects in Asia and Africa

Husk Power Systems, a renewable utility company working towards rural electrification, has received an equity investment worth $20 million to expand the renewable mini-grid business in Africa and Asia. Husk ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
India Rejects U.S. Claims in DCR Case at WTO

India Rejects US Claims in DCR Trade Case at the WTO

The back and forth between India and the U.S. regarding the protectionist Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) program continues. A month after the U.S. argued that India did not abide by ...
ISA Poised to Become a Treaty-Based International Intergovernmental Organization

ISA Poised to Become a Treaty-Based International Intergovernmental Organization

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is poised to become a treaty-based international intergovernmental organization on December 6, 2017, once Guinea ratifies the organization’s framework agreement. Guinea will become the fifteenth ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Enphase Energy Opens Indian R&D Center in Bangalore

Enphase Energy Opens Indian R&D Center in Bangalore

Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company and microinverter supplier, opened its first Indian research and development (R&D) center in Bangalore, Karnataka, on December 3, 2017. “I am pleased to ...
/ / Inverters & BOS, Solar
SgurrEnergy India On Track to Surpass 15 GW of Solar Project Consulting in 2018

SgurrEnergy India On Track to Surpass 15 GW of Solar Project Consulting in 2018

Solar energy consultancy SgurrEnergy India is celebrating 10 years of delivering engineering and consultancy services to solar projects in India. The company has over 100 customers and is involved in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Top India Solar and Power Related Apps for Download

Top India Solar and Power Related Apps for Download

Project developers, policymakers, government officials, manufacturers, and suppliers in the power and renewable energy industry all agree that need for transparency and lack of awareness among consumers is a big ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
Indian Solar Installations Totaled a Record 2.2 GW in Q3

Indian Solar Installations Totaled a Record 2.2 GW in Q3 as Uncertainties Loom

Indian solar installations totaled 2,247 MW in Q3 2017, up 300 MW from Q2 according to the recently released India Solar Market Update by Mercom India Research. However, like in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
ABB India Results

ABB India Sees After-Tax Profits Rise by 18% in Q3 2017

Consistent cost structure improvements helped ABB India boost its after-tax profits by 18 percent year-over-year to ₹830 million (~$12.8 million) in the third quarter of 2017, despite seeing its revenue ...
/ / Other, Press Releases
ABB Developing Solar Charging Stations for E-Rickshaws in Jabalpur

ABB Developing Solar Charging Stations for E-Rickshaws in Jabalpur

ABB is teaming up with transportation officials in the city of Jabalpur to help create a network of solar-powered charging stations that will be used to power e-rickshaws. ABB has ...
india new power generation capacity

Solar and Wind Account for Over 60% of New Power Capacity Additions in India as of 9M 2017

Solar and Wind accounted for majority of new power capacity additions with renewable energy installations accounting for almost 19 percent of the country’s total installed power as of September 30, ...
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Cleantech Solar, responsAbility to Provide Loan for Rooftop Solar Projects in Asia

Cleantech Solar, responsAbility to Provide $20 Million Loan for Rooftop Solar Projects in Asia

Cleantech Solar, a Singapore-based solar energy provider, and responsAbility have joined forces to increase the momentum of rooftop solar energy adoption in South-East Asia and India. A responsAbility-managed climate fund ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Maruti Suzuki and Nissan

Maruti Suzuki and Nissan Prepare to Enter India’s EV Market

Maruti Suzuki and Nissan, two carmakers that many Indians are familiar with are making separate plans to enter the electric vehicle (EV) market in India. According to Press Trust of ...