West Bengal Invites Developers to Install 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Third Deadline Extension for SECI’s 97.5 MW Rooftop Solar Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has once again extended the bid submission deadline for 97.5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects from April 16 to April 30, 2019 ...
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 ...
Government Proposes Customs Duty Hike on EV Parts to Incentivize Domestic Manufacturing

Government Proposes Customs Duty Hike on EV Parts to Incentivize Domestic Manufacturing

The Indian government recently notified the implementation of ‘Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II)’ with a total budget outlay of ₹100 ...
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, ...
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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
Central Power Research Institute to Soon Get a New Test Lab in Maharashtra’s Nashik District

Central Power Research Institute to Soon Get a New Test Lab in Maharashtra’s Nashik District

The Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) will soon get a regional testing laboratory at Nashik, Maharashtra. The Minister for Power, R.K. Singh, recently laid the foundation for the new center ...
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APERC Approves PPAs for 841.32 MW of Wind

Pakistan Gives Tax Exemption for 5 Years to Solar and Wind Equipment Manufacturing

The Pakistan government has proposed a five-year exemption of taxes for manufacturing of solar and wind energy equipment in its budget bill, reported Reuters. The tax break is expected to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
To Boost Indigenous Manufacturing, Government Reduces Customs Duty on EV Components

To Boost Indigenous Manufacturing, Government Reduces Customs Duty on EV Components

In a move that could significantly influence the pace of EV adoption in the country, the government has reduced the applicable customs duty on parts and components of electric vehicles ...
Upper Tariff Ceiling of ₹3.25/kWh Set for 500 MW Solar Tender in Uttar Pradesh

SECI Announces New Tender for 3 GW of Solar Projects Linked with 1.5 GW Manufacturing

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) has issued a new tender to set up 3 GW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity linked to 1.5 GW of solar ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MIT Research: Driven by Government Policies, Solar Module Prices Fell by 99% in 4 Decades

Is the Indian Solar Market Ready to Make the Transition to Mono PERC Modules?

Consensus in the solar industry is that it is gradually shifting towards monocrystalline cell technology from the more common multicrystalline (also called multicrystalline) cells and modules. The introduction of passivated ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10 GW Solar Tender a Fourth Time

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10 GW Solar Tender a Fourth Time

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline to set up 10 GW of ISTS connected solar PV power projects linked with 3 GW (per annum) ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI’s Mega Solar Manufacturing Tender Gets Third Extension for Bid Submission

SECI’s Mega Solar Manufacturing Tender Gets Third Extension for Bid Submission

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has once again extended the bid submission deadline for setting up of 10 GW of ISTS connected solar PV power projects linked with 3 GW ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
EESL Scraps its Tender for 10,000 EVs Due to Non-Availability of Chargers for Luxury Cars

Uttarakhand EV Policy Aims at Driving Investments for EV Manufacturing into the State

The state cabinet of Uttarakhand has approved a policy to promote the adoption of electric vehicles in the state, while also incentivizing those who want to foray into EV manufacturing ...
Lowest Tariff of 2.79 cents/kWh Quoted in Egypt’s 200 MW Solar Auction

Second Extension for SECI’s Mega Solar Manufacturing Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)  has extended the bid submission deadline yet again for setting up of 10 GW of  ISTS connected solar PV power projects linked with 3 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10 GW Solar Tender with 3 GW Manufacturing

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10 GW Solar Tender with 3 GW Manufacturing

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)  has extended the bid submission deadline for the setting up of 10 GW of  ISTS connected solar PV power projects linked with 3 GW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MAHAGENCO Invites EoI to Set up Solar Manufacturing Unit in Maharashtra

MAHAGENCO Invites EoI to Set up Solar Manufacturing Unit in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has invited an expression of interest (EoI) to set up solar component (modules and cells) manufacturing unit in the state. The deadline to submit ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Reduces Solar Manufacturing Tender Size From 5 GW to 3 GW

SECI Reduces Solar Manufacturing Tender Size From 5 GW to 3 GW

In a significant development, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced that it has reduced the capacity of the manufacturing tender which was introduced by the body a ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Interview: Safeguard Duty Does Not Seem to Safeguard Interests of Project Developers

Interview: Safeguard Duty Does Not Seem to Safeguard Interests of Solar Project Developers

India’s solar sector is currently dealing with a plethora of issues from all sides, while trying to keep pace to meet the 2022 goal of 100 GW it has set ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Land and Transmission Availability May Make or Break India’s Mega Solar Tenders

Land and Transmission Availability May Make or Break India’s Mega Solar Tenders

A plethora of mega tenders have been announced in the domestic solar sector lately. While these huge tender announcements sound exciting and bode well for the country’s ambitious solar target, ...
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SECI Meets Chinese Investors, Asks them to Set up Solar Manufacturing Units in India

SECI Meets Chinese Investors, Asks them to Set up Solar Manufacturing Units in India

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the Indian embassy in China’s capital Beijing recently organized a seminar named “Business Opportunities in Solar Sector in India”. The seminar was ...
Exide and Leclanche form Joint Venture for Li-Ion Battery Manufacturing in India

Exide and Leclanche form Joint Venture for Li-Ion Battery Manufacturing in India

Exide Industries Ltd., an Indian lead acid storage battery manufacturer, and Leclanche, a global energy storage solutions provider, have formed a joint venture (JV) to build lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries and ...
Future Solar Bids to be Coupled with 50 Percent Manufacturing Component_ R.K. Singh

Future Solar Bids to be Coupled with 50 Percent Manufacturing Component: R.K. Singh

Developers of renewable projects will soon be responsible for at least 50 percent of the manufacturing component, news agency PTI reported. "We are going to come out with bigger bids, ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
MNRE Issues Guidelines for Conducting Lab Tests on Solar PV Modules

CEL Invites EoI for Setting Up Solar Module and Cell Manufacturing Units

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise of the government of India, has invited expression of interest (EoI) from interested parties to set up manufacturing facility in the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Raasi Group to Setup Li-Ion Battery Manufacturing Unit in Tamil Nadu

Raasi Group to Set up Li-Ion Battery Manufacturing Unit in Tamil Nadu

The Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI), which comes under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and RAASI Solar Power Pvt Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Agreement ...