Land is Still the Biggest Impediment for Large-Scale Solar and Development

Land is Still the Biggest Impediment for Large-Scale Solar Development

The Indian solar energy market has come a long way, from about 3 GW of installed capacity in 2014 to over 30 GW in 2019. The solar industry has been ...
Lowest Bid of ₹2.54/kWh Against Ceiling Tariff of ₹2.65/kWh Wins SECI’S 1.2 GW Solar Tender

Lowest Bid of ₹2.54/kWh Against Ceiling Tariff of ₹2.65/kWh Wins SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) has successfully concluded the auction for 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar projects to be developed across India. SECI had ...
Hero Future, Vikram Solar and ACME go to Court Against DGTR Opposing Safeguard Duty

SECI’s 750 MW Rajasthan Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 350 MW

A 750 MW solar tender floated by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has been oversubscribed by 350 MW today. A SECI official confirmed the closing of bid submissions ...
Karnataka Floats Tender for Solar-Powered Lights and Fans in 900 Anganawadi Buildings

SECI and Haryana Sign Power Sale Agreement for 400 MW of Solar at ₹2.44/kWh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and Haryana Power Purchase Centre (HPPC) have entered a power sale agreement (PSA) for the trade of power from 400 MW of solar ...
SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 900 MW

SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 900 MW

The tender floated by the Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) to set up 1.2 GW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects across India has been ...
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Engie’s ₹2.79/kWh Emerges as the Lowest Tariff in SECI’s 480 MW Wind Auction

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has auctioned 480 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind power projects. This was part of the 1,200 MW tender that was floated ...
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Adani Quotes Lowest Tariff of ₹2.69/kWh in SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar-Wind Hybrid Auction

SECI’s Solar-Wind Hybrid Tender for 1.2 GW of Projects Left Undersubscribed by 300 MW

The tender issued by Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) to set up 1,200 MW of ISTS-connected solar-wind hybrid power projects (tranche-II) has been undersubscribed by 300 MW. According ...
SECI Invites EoIs to Develop 160 MW Solar Wind Hybrid Project with Energy Storage

SECI Extends Two Tenders: 1.2 GW Hybrid and 3 GW with 1.5 GW Manufacturing Component

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s solar PV tender coupled with manufacturing component has been extended for the third time. The new bid submission deadline is May 14, 2019 ...
Tie Up with At Least Three Manufacturers Before Bidding_ Gujarat Tells Wind Developers

SECI’s 1.2 GW Wind Tender Undersubscribed by 50% Owing to Tariff Cap and Land Woes

The Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) tender for 1,200 MW of ISTS-connected wind power projects on a pan-India basis under tranche-VII has been undersubscribed by 50%. SECI had tendered ...
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SECI’s 3 GW Solar Tender with Manufacturing Gets Another Bid Deadline Extension

SECI’s 3 GW Solar Tender with Manufacturing Gets Another Bid Deadline Extension

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s solar PV tender coupled with manufacturing component has been extended yet again. The agency has now extended the bid submission deadline to April ...
MNRE Creates an RPO Compliance Cell to Meet India’s Solar and Wind Energy Targets

No Transmission Charges for the Use of ISTS Network by Solar and Wind Projects for 25 Years

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a notification for an amendment in the regulation for sharing of the inter-state transmission system (ISTS) charges and losses. The regulation was ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ayana, EverSource, and NIIF to Invest $330 Million into India’s Renewable Projects

Another Bid Deadline Extension for SECI’s 3 GW Solar Tender with Manufacturing

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s solar PV tender coupled with manufacturing component has been extended again.  The agency has now extended the bid submission deadline to April 4, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra’s 1 GW Solar Tender Gets Enthusiastic Response, Oversubscribed by 400 MW

SECI Amends Change in Law Clause in RfS for 3 GW Solar with 1.5 GW Manufacturing Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has amended the provision for “Change in Law” in the Request for Selection (RfS) for the 3 GW interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Amends RfS for 3 GW Solar with 1.5 GW Solar Manufacturing Linked Tender

SECI Amends RfS for 3 GW Solar Tender Linked with 1.5 GW Manufacturing

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) has amended the detailed Request for Selection (RfS) for the tender for 3 GW of the interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Railways Management Company Announces Tender for 140 MW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

SECI Issues Tenders for 1.2 GW Solar, 1.2 GW Hybrid, and 1.2 GW of Solar with Storage

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) recently issued three tenders for the expansion of renewable capacity in the country. One for solar, one for solar with storage, and ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Lowest Tariff of ₹2.55/kWh Wins SECI’s 1.2 GW ISTS Solar Auction

Lowest Tariff of ₹2.55/kWh Wins SECI’s 1.2 GW ISTS Solar Auction

ReNew Power has emerged as the L1 bidder by quoting the lowest tariff of ₹2.55 (~$0.035)/kWh to develop 300 MW in the recent auction conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Railways Management Company Announces Tender for 140 MW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

SECI Issues Tenders for 1.2 GW of Wind, 1 GW of Solar, and 97.5 MW of Rooftop Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) recently issued three tenders for the expansion of renewable capacity in the country. The first tender is for setting up of 1,200 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Provides Relief to Solar Developers in the Matter of GST Compensation

CERC Provides Relief to Solar Developers in Matter of GST Compensation

In a positive development for the domestic renewable industry, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has provided relief to solar project developers with regards to the effect of goods and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Centre Advises Andhra Pradesh Government Against Revisiting Solar, Wind PPAs

2019 Begins with a Sharp Decline in Solar Auction Activity

Auction activity was extremely anemic in January with only 135 MW of solar capacity auctioned, a steep decline compared to over 2 GW of capacity that was auctioned in the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
KERC Asks DISCOMs to Stick to Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Projects

SECI’s 1.2 GW Wind Tender Garners Huge Response, Oversubscribed by 1,125 MW

The recent wind tender issued by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for 1,200 MW of projects have been oversubscribed by 1,125 MW. These ISTS-connected wind projects were issued ...
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MSEDCL Retenders 1 GW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects to Meet its RPO

SECI’s New 1,200 MW ISTS-Connected Solar Tender Comes with Tariff Ceiling of ₹2.65/kWh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed across the country. The ...
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Tirupati Smart City Invites Tender for 6 MW of Solar Projects

2018 Ends with a Bang with Solar Tenders of Over 13 GW Announced in December

After a lull, the month of December 2018 witnessed a huge surge in tender announcements, nearly nine times more than the 1.4 GW tendered in November 2018. This was also ...
How Low Did It Go_ 5 Lowest Solar Tariffs Quoted in 2018

UPDATED – How Low Did It Go: 5 Lowest Solar Tariffs Quoted in 2018

In 2018, over 13 GW of solar capacity was auctioned through the year with the lowest discovered tariff in these auctions recorded at ₹2.44 (~$0.0355)/kWh, which has quoted four times ...
MNRE Creates an RPO Compliance Cell to Meet India’s Solar and Wind Energy Targets

SECI Tenders 1.2 GW Solar, 1.2 GW Wind, 1.2 GW Hybrid, and 4 GW of Solar with Manufacturing

On the last day of the year 2018, the Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) has issued four tenders. One for solar, one for wind, one hybrid, and one ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Funding into the Global Solar Sector Falls to $2 Billion in Q1 2018

Indian Renewable Energy Sector Received $3.2 Billion in FDI During 2015-2018: DIPP

The Indian renewable energy sector received approximately $3.2 billion in the form of foreign direct investment (FDI) from April 2015 to June 2018, says data released by the Department of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy