Ministry of Power Proposes Allowing Net Metering for Rooftop Solar up to 500 kW

Ministry of Power Proposes Allowing Net Metering for Rooftop Solar up to 500 kW

The Ministry of Power has issued a draft amendment to Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020, which allows net metering for rooftop solar systems of loads up to 500 kW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
PLI Program_ Higher the Efficiency of Solar Modules, Higher the Incentive

PLI Program: Higher the Efficiency of Solar Modules, Higher the Incentive

The Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent nationwide lockdown capped off a turbulent 2020 for the Indian solar sector. The pandemic affected the solar supply chain and brought the solar industry ...
NTPC Subsidiary Invites Bids for a 1 MW Rooftop Solar Project at IIT Jodhpur

NTPC Subsidiary Invites Bids for a 1 MW Rooftop Solar Project at IIT Jodhpur

NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, has invited bids for the design, engineering, construction, and commissioning of 1 MW rooftop solar power projects at the ...
Solar Project Development in India_ A Long Road Towards an Ambitious Target

Solar Project Development in India: A Long Road Towards an Ambitious Target

India's cumulative installations breached the 40 GW mark, according to Mercom India Research. The total installations comprised 34.9 MW of utility-scale solar installations, and the rooftop segment accounted for 5.1 ...
MNRE: No Commissioning Date Extension Beyond Six Months for Renewable Energy Projects

MNRE: No Commissioning Date Extension Beyond Six Months for Renewable Energy Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has clarified that the extension provided by implementing agencies on account of the Covid-19 pandemic should in no case be more than ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
KUSUM

Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.10/kWh Set for Small Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has approved several deviations in the request for selection (RfS) and power purchase agreement (PPA) for procurement of power from the small capacity ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Letter of Credit Order Ignored, Andhra DISCOMs Allowed to Buy Power from Spot Market

Letter of Credit Order Ignored, Andhra DISCOMs Allowed to Buy Power from Spot Market

The Andhra Pradesh High Court, in a recent order, has allowed the distribution companies (DISCOMs) of the state to operate through power exchanges and to secure power through open access ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
ALMM

MNRE Issues First Batch of ALMM Applicable to Solar Bids After April 10, 2021

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued the list of models and module manufacturers under the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) order. As per the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Basic Customs Duty of 25% on Solar Cells and 40% on Modules to Take Effect from April 2022

Basic Customs Duty of 25% on Solar Cells and 40% on Modules to Take Effect from April 2022

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced the basic customs duty (BCD) on imported solar cells and modules starting April 1, 2022. The BCD on solar modules ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Committee on Energy Asks For Single Window Clearance for Rooftop Solar Projects

Committee on Energy Asks For Single Window Clearance for Rooftop Solar Projects

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy has said that the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will find it difficult to install 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Projects Totaling 90 MW Citing 'Force Majeure' Get Extension for Commissioning

Solar Projects Totaling 90 MW Citing ‘Force Majeure’ Get Extension for Commissioning

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has extended the commissioning date of three solar power projects of 90 MW cumulative capacity and ruled that no compensation would be payable to ...
Telangana Solar Developers Write to Chief Minister About Piling Dues from DISCOMs

Telangana Solar Developers Write to Chief Minister About Piling Dues from DISCOMs

The Telangana Solar Power Developers' Association has urged the state Chief Minister to advise the Telangana State Power Coordination Committee and Telangana state distribution companies (DISCOMs) to clear at least ...
Month in a Minute_ Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in February 2021

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in February 2021

Here is a recap of some of the most important headlines from February 2021: Total Eren and EDF Renewables announced that EDEN Renewables India has successfully secured financial closure for ...
Aggressive Bids Adversely Affecting the Sector - Rooftop Solar Integrators to MNRE

Aggressive Bids Adversely Affecting the Sector – Rooftop Solar Integrators to MNRE

Solar Parivar, an Uttar Pradesh-based group connected with the solar energy sector, has requested the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to resolve issues faced by rooftop solar integrators ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Stops Processing Concessional Customs Duty Certificates for Solar Projects

MNRE Stops Processing Concessional Customs Duty Certificates for Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has stopped processing all applications seeking concessional customs duty certificates for setting up solar power projects from February 2, 2021. The move ...
Clarity Still Lacking in BIS Certification Process for Solar PV Inverters

Clarity Still Lacking in BIS Certification Process for Solar PV Inverters

India has been a thriving market for solar components, and the demand for inverters is set to grow. The government has begun to paying attention to quality issues considering the ...
/ / Inverters & BOS, Solar
MNRE Incentives Restricted to Rooftop Solar Systems Connected to the Grid

MNRE Incentives Restricted to Rooftop Solar Systems Connected to the Grid

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued amendments to the guidelines for the Phase II of the rooftop solar program. In the new guidelines, the Ministry has ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
United Nations Invites Bids to Set Up Biomethanation Projects in India

United Nations Invites Bids to Set Up Biomethanation Projects in India

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has invited bids from companies or consortiums of companies to set up biomethanation projects showcasing specific developments in one or more areas of ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Bagasse-Based Cogeneration Plant Exempted from Cross-Subsidy, Additional Surcharge

Bagasse-Based Cogeneration Plant Exempted from Cross-Subsidy, Additional Surcharge

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC), in a recent ruling, exempted a bagasse-based cogeneration project owner from paying cross-subsidy surcharge and additional surcharge and quashed the recovery notice issued by ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
KUSUM

Madhya Pradesh Sets Levelized Tariff of ₹3.07/kWh for KUSUM Program’s Solar Projects

The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has set a pre-fixed levelized tariff of ₹3.07 (~$0.042)/kWh under Component A of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM- KUSUM) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gadkari Urges R K Singh to Reconsider Net Metering Restriction for Rooftop Solar

Gadkari Urges R K Singh to Reconsider Net Metering Restriction for Rooftop Solar

The Minister of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Nitin Gadkari, has brought the attention of the Minister of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), R K Singh, to a representation ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bids Invited to Solarize Agricultural Pumps Under KUSUM Program in Kerala

Bids Invited to Solarize Agricultural Pumps Under KUSUM Program in Kerala

The Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) has invited bids for a rate contract to solarize 500 HP of grid-connected agricultural pumps under Component C of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
ITI Seeks Business Associates to Install 191,000 Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

ITI Seeks Business Associates to Install 191,000 Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

ITI Limited, a government of India undertaking, has invited bids to select business associates to install 191,000 off-grid solar pumping systems under Component B of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Asked to Compensate Maharashtra DISCOM for Delay in Commissioning Solar Projects

SECI Asked to Compensate Maharashtra DISCOM for Delay in Commissioning Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has asked the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to compensate the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the short supply of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Inverter, Import Duty, Customs Duty, MNRE, Solar Modules, PV

Is Customs Duty Hike Sufficient to Incentivize Domestic Manufacture of Solar Inverters?

In the Budget 2021, the Finance Minister proposed to raise the customs duty on solar inverters from 5% to 20% and on solar lanterns from 5% to 15% to encourage ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other