Dispute Over One Day Commissioning Delay Causes 30% Solar Tariff Reduction in Karnataka

Iron Ore Company in Karnataka Announces Tender for a 5 MW Captive Solar Project

Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited (KIOCL), a government of India enterprise, has invited a tender for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a 5 MW captive solar power project ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Auctions 200 MW of Solar Projects to be Developed in Karnataka’s Pavagada

Tender Issued for 50 MW of Projects at Karnataka’s Pavagada Solar Park

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has issued a tender for the selection of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for developing 50 MW (10 MW x 2 blocks ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bihar Sets Solar PV Generic Tariff at ₹4.17/kWh for FY 2018-19

Project Commissioning Delay Causes Solar Developer to Pay for Damages in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has passed an order stating that Welspun Renewables Energy Private Limited is entitled to a tariff of ₹7.01 (~$0.098)/kWh for its 16 MW solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10 GW Solar Tender with 3 GW Manufacturing

Solar Power Developer Penalized for Delay in Project Commissioning

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an order dismissing the petition filed by Marakka Solar Power Project LL.P stating that it is not entitled to any of the reliefs ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Signs MoU with IEA to Enhance Innovation for Clean Energy Transition

NTPC Issues Tender for 60 MW Solar and 130 MW Wind Hybrid Project in Karnataka

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids for the development of wind-solar hybrid power project at NTPC, located in Kudgi, Karnataka. The tender is for 60 MW (minimum) ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Developers who have projects under development need to use the pass through option due to safeguard duty that was imposed recently on solar imports

Azure Power Secures $58 Million for its 100 MW Solar Project at Pavagada

Leading renewable energy project developer Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE), has achieved the financial closure of a deal worth ₹4 billion (~$58 million) for its 100 MW solar power project in ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
ONGC Commissions 10 MW Solar Project at Hazira in Gujarat

Uttarakhand AAR Says Solar Modules and Components to Attract 5% GST, Others Disagree

The Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) for the state of Uttarakhand has ruled that the supply of solar inverter, controller, battery, and solar panels fall under the definition of ‘solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Companies Flock to Bangalore

Solar Companies Flock to Bangalore

Looking at the rapid pace of solar energy installations across India, one wonders what it would take for a city to be at the heart of it all. Is there ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Karnataka Exempts Rooftop Solar Projects below 1 MW from CEIG Clearance

Karnataka Exempts Rooftop Solar Projects below 1 MW from CEIG Clearance

In a notification issued by the Karnataka Government, it has been clarified that solar rooftop installations below 1 MW are not mandated to be inspected by the electrical inspector. Previously, ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
African Consortium Signs PPA to Develop of a 60 MW Solar Project in Chad

KREDL Issues Tender for 150 MW of Solar Projects at Pavagada

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has issued a tender for the development of 150 MW (50 MW x 3 blocks) of grid connected solar projects at Pavagada Solar ...
MNRE Asks SECI to Set Upper Ceiling for Solar Tariff at ₹2.50/kWh Without Safeguard Duty

MNRE Concerned Over Land Approval Delays for Solar Projects in Karnataka

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has written to the Karnataka government expressing its concern over delays in granting land approval for various solar projects, affecting the country’s ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Developers who have projects under development need to use the pass through option due to safeguard duty that was imposed recently on solar imports

Tata Power to Develop 250 MW of Solar Projects at Pavagada Solar Park

Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has received a Letter of Award from Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) to develop 250 MW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
juwi Group Completes a 135 MW Solar Project in Karnataka

juwi Group Completes a 135 MW Solar Project in Karnataka

The juwi Group, a German developer and engineering procurement & construction (EPC) company, has built a 135 MW DC utility-scale solar power project for Energon Soleq Ravi India Power Resources Pvt ...
Karnataka Budget 2018-19: What’s in it for the Renewable Sector

Karnataka Budget 2018-19: What’s in it for Renewables, Solar

The Chief Minister of Karnataka, H.D. Kumaraswamy, presented the state budget for financial year (FY) 2018-19. The budget seems to have paid little heed to the expansion of renewable energy ...
Fortum and Tata Power Win 500 MW of Solar Projects in Pavagada at L1 Tariff of ₹2.85

Fortum and Tata Power Win 500 MW of Solar Projects in Pavagada at a Tariff of ₹2.85/kWh

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd (KREDL), the nodal agency for implementing renewable policies in Karnataka, has awarded 250 MW of solar projects each to Fortum Corporation and Tata Power Renewable ...
Infosys Sources Over 43% of its Electricity Needs From Renewable Energy

Infosys Sources Over 43% of its Electricity Needs From Renewable Energy

Infosys, India’s software multinational giant, recently announced that it has developed a total capacity of 46.1 MW of rooftop and ground-mounted solar projects across the country. The figures were released ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Karnataka Invites Expression of Interest to Install Three Floating Solar Projects

Karnataka Invites Expression of Interest to Install Three Floating Solar Projects

The Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board has invited expression of interest (EoI) to set up floating solar power projects over reservoirs in Manvi, Sirguppa, and Ballari City. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Supply of Goods and Services for Solar Projects Cannot have Flat GST Rate of 5%: Karnataka

Supply of Goods and Services for Solar Projects Cannot have Flat GST Rate of 5%: Karnataka

In another order aimed at reducing the ambiguities of the GST rate implementation on solar projects, the Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) in Karnataka concluded that a turnkey engineering, procurement ...
KREDL Extends Commissioning Timeframe for 650 MW of Solar Projects in Karnataka

KREDL Extends Commissioning Timeframe for 650 MW of Solar Projects in Karnataka

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has amended the bidding guidelines for 650 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in the Pavagada Solar Park located in the ...
NTPC’s 2 GW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by Over Three Times

Enphase Energy to Develop Its Biggest Microinverter-Based Solar Project in Karnataka

Solar microinverter supplier Enphase Energy and solar module manufacturer Waaree Energies Ltd. have announced their 4.5 MW solar project installation in Hosapet, Karnataka. The project will be the largest Enphase ...
Karnataka’s New Utility-Scale Solar Benchmark Tariff is 30% Less at ₹3.05/kWh

Karnataka’s New Utility-Scale Solar Benchmark Tariff is 30% Less at ₹3.05/kWh

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has fixed generic tariffs for renewable energy projects developed across the state. Generic Tariff for Solar Projects: For grid connected MW-scale solar projects of ...
Wheeling Charges in Karnataka Increase Five-Fold

Wheeling Charges in Karnataka Increase Five-Fold

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) recently levied 25 percent of the normal transmission charges as wheeling charges for open access consumers in the state. The current wheeling charges being ...
/ / Grid, T&D
SECI Auctions 200 MW of Solar Projects to be Developed in Karnataka’s Pavagada

SoftBank Wins SECI Auction to Develop 200 MW of Solar Projects Quoting ₹2.82/kWh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has auctioned 200 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed at the Pavagada solar park located in Tumkur district of ...
Solar Projects Totaling 127 MW Commissioned in a Week

Solar Projects Totaling 127 MW Commissioned This Week

Utility scale solar projects totaling 127 MW have been commissioned across three Indian states by three large-scale project developers during the third week of May. The projects are located in ...
SECI on the Lookout for EPC Contractor to Develop 10 MW Solar Project in Karnataka

SECI Invites Bids for a 10 MW Solar Project in Karnataka, Annuls 5 MW Tender in Tamil Nadu

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is on the lookout for an engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractor to develop a 10 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the ...