Over 1 GW of Solar Tenders Floated But No Auctions in July 2019

Over 1 GW of Solar Tenders Floated But No Auctions in July 2019

After witnessing a huge surge in tender announcements in June 2019, the tender and auction activity slowed down in July. Nearly 800 MW of solar projects were tendered, 300 MW ...
Solar Continues to Shine, Makes Up 8.7% of India’s Total Power Capacity in June 2019

Solar Continues to Shine, Makes Up 8.7% of India’s Total Power Capacity as of June 2019

Renewable energy capacity additions crossed 120 GW mark (including large hydro) and accounted for nearly 35.4% of India’s capacity mix at the end of June 2019. The share of solar ...
Southern and Western Regions of India Recorded Zero Power Supply Deficit in Q1_ CEA

Southern and Western Regions of India Recorded Zero Power Supply Deficit in Q1: CEA

During the first quarter (Q1) of the financial year (FY) 2019-20, India’s power supply increased slightly with the power deficit declining to 0.4% from the 0.6% recorded during the Q1 ...
13 GW of Solar Projects Tendered in June as Procurement Activity Surges Post Elections

13 GW of Solar Projects Tendered in June as Procurement Activity Surges Post Elections

The month of June 2019 witnessed a big surge in tender announcements, compared to just 119 MW tendered in May 2019. Solar project auction activity also increased slightly in the ...
Important News Snippets from India’s Renewable Industry in June 2019

Important News Snippets from India’s Renewable Industry in June 2019

In the month of June 2019, the most important news development in India’s renewable industry came from the United States with President Trump ending India’s designation as a beneficiary developing ...
India’s Solar Imports Declined by 40% in Q1 2019

India’s Solar Imports Declined by 40% in Q1 2019

India’s solar imports witnessed significant decline year-over-year (YOY) in the first quarter (Q1) of the calendar year (CY) 2019, according to the latest trade data. Solar modules and cells of ...
India’s Solar Sector Attracts $2.8 Billion in Investments in Q1 2019

India’s Solar Sector Attracts $2.8 Billion in Investments in Q1 2019

In the first quarter (Q1) of the calendar year (CY) 2019, the Indian solar sector received investments totaling $2.8 billion (~₹195.4 billion), according to Mercom’s Q1 2019 India Solar Market ...
India’s Top Rooftop Solar Installers in 2018

India’s Top Rooftop Solar Installers in 2018

With the help of growing demand from the government, commercial, and industrial sectors, the rooftop solar sector has been witnessing consistent growth in India. However, the share of rooftop solar ...
Znshine Solar Was the Top Module Supplier to India in 2018

Znshine Solar Was the Top Module Supplier to India in 2018

Znshine Solar, a Chinese PV module manufacturer, emerged as the top module supplier to the Indian solar market in the calendar year (CY) 2018, having supplied more than a gigawatt ...
ABB, Sungrow, and Huawei Were Top Solar Inverter Suppliers in 2018

ABB, Sungrow, and Huawei Were Top Solar Inverter Suppliers in 2018

ABB was the top supplier of solar inverters to the Indian market for calendar year (CY) 2018 as well as cumulatively, according to Mercom’s India 2019 Solar Market Leaderboard. The ...
Uttar Pradesh’s 500 MW Solar Tender Receives Bids from Only Two Developers Totaling 90 MW

After April’s Lull, India Auctions 1.7 GW of Solar Capacity in May 2019

The auction activity picked up in May after the conclusion of the general elections which saw the beginning of NDA government’s second term under the leadership of PM Modi. During ...
India Added 1.7 GW of Solar PV in Q1 2019, Rooftop Installations Declined

India Added 1.7 GW of Solar PV in Q1 2019, Rooftop Installations Declined

Solar installations in India in Q1 2019 increased slightly at 1,737 MW, 4% growth compared to 1,638 MW installed in Q4 2018. Installations were down by 49% year-over-year (YoY) compared ...
Pennar Was the Leading Solar Mounting Structure Supplier in 2018 Followed by SNS and Ganges

Pennar Was the Leading Solar Mounting Structure Supplier in 2018 Followed by SNS and Ganges

Pennar Industries was the top supplier of solar mounting structures in India, both in cumulative terms and in 2018, according to Mercom’s India 2019 Solar Market Leaderboard. SNS Corporation and ...
ACME, Adani, Essel Were the Top Solar Project Developers in India in 2018

ACME, Adani, Essel Were the Top Solar Project Developers in India in 2018

In 2018, ACME, Adani, and Essel were the top three developers of utility-scale solar projects in India in terms of installed capacity and accounted for 27% of installations in the ...
Maharashtra’s 1 GW Solar Tender Gets Enthusiastic Response, Oversubscribed by 400 MW

Solar Power Generation in India Increased by 34% Year-over-Year in Q1 2019

Solar power generation in India has increased substantially over the past few years. According to the data released by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), solar power accounted for over 11.4 ...
India’s Solar Capacity Reaches 30 GW Milestone

India’s Solar Capacity Reaches 30 GW Milestone

Solar installations in India have reached 30 GW according to preliminary figures from Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker. The share of solar capacity grew from 6.6% as of March 2018 ...
Average Peak Power Supply Deficit Rose to 2% Across India During FY 2017-18

India’s Peak Power Deficit During FY 2018-19 Was 0.6%

India’s power supply deficit stood at 0.6% during the financial year (FY) 2018-19, just 0.1% down from the figures reported during FY 2017-18. During FY 2018-19, 1,267,209 million units (MUs) ...
Here are the 2018 Market Leaders in India’s Solar Industry

Here are the 2018 Market Leaders in India’s Solar Industry

In 2018, India was again the third largest solar market behind China and the United States with 8.3 GW of solar PV capacity installed in the year. Mercom’s newly released ...
India Installs 8.3 GW of Solar in 2018

India Installs 8.3 GW of Solar in 2018

The Indian solar market installed 8,263 MW in 2018, down 15.5 percent compared to 9,782 MW in 2017 as the safeguard duty, GST issues, and land and transmission issues took ...
Indian Solar Cell and Module Imports Decline by 37% Year-over-Year in CY 2018

Indian Solar Cell and Module Imports Decline by 37% Year-over-Year in CY 2018

In calendar year (CY) 2018, the Indian solar sector imported solar modules and cells totaling nearly $2.59 billion (~₹184.57 billion), a 37 percent decline from the $4.12 billion (~₹269 billion) ...
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SECI Issues Clarification on its 150 MW Rihand Dam Floating Solar Tender

Solar Power Generation in India Recorded Highest Production in Q4 2018

Solar power generation in India continues to increase as more solar is added to the grid every day. According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, solar accounted for around 27.9 ...
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Madhya Pradesh Electricity Commission Condemns Payment Delay by DISCOM to Adani Green

Solar’s Share in India’s Total Installed Capacity Rises to 7.9% at the End of 2018

Renewable energy capacity additions continue to increase at a significant pace in India, accounting for approximately 22 percent of India’s power capacity mix at the end of December 2018. India’s ...
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According to a Central Electricity Authority (CEA) provisional report, India recorded a power supply deficit of 0.6 percent in the nine-month period between April and December 2018.

India’s Power Supply Deficit Stood at 0.6% During April-December 2018

According to a Central Electricity Authority's (CEA) provisional report, India recorded a power supply deficit of 0.6 percent in the nine-month period between April and December 2018. During this period, ...
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Solar Auctions in 2018: Who Had the Biggest Share of the Pie?

Solar Auctions in 2018: Who Had the Biggest Share of the Pie?

India's solar market is on a roll with over 24 GW of large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed in the country as of December 2018. According to Mercom India Research, ...
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India’s Solar Market Share Leaders for First Half of 2018 Revealed

A Snapshot of India’s Giga Solar Tenders from 2018

India saw a significant increase in new large-scale solar PV tenders announced with over 22 GW of mega solar tenders announced in the year 2018. According to Mercom’s India Solar ...
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