MNRE Asks Solar Manufacturers for List of Goods for Exemption from Basic Customs Duty

MNRE Asks Solar Manufacturers for List of Goods for Exemption from Basic Customs Duty

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification asking solar PV manufacturers and associations to provide the list of machinery and capital goods required for the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Paid ₹4.6 Billion to Solar and Wind Developers in August 2020

SECI Paid ₹4.6 Billion to Solar and Wind Developers in August 2020

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) paid nearly ₹4.6 billion (~$62.4 million) to solar and wind developers in August 2020, which amounted to almost 84% of the total amount ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Invites bids to Install 50 Innovative Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

MNRE Invites Bids to Install 50 Innovative Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) invited innovators, manufacturers, service providers to submit an expression of interest (EoI) for the installation of innovative solar pumps. MNRE will shortlist ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
MNRE Invites Bids for Evaluation of Off-Grid and Decentralized Solar Applications Program

MNRE Invites Bids for Evaluation of Off-Grid and Decentralized Solar Applications Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited bids for evaluating the third phase of its off-grid and decentralized solar PV applications program. The evaluation study will cover ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
India to Set up a Task Force to Establish Power Equipment Manufacturing Zones_ RK Singh

India to Set up a Task Force to Establish Power Equipment Manufacturing Zones: RK Singh

The Union Minister of Power, R.K. Singh, cautioned domestic manufacturers against importing necessary equipment from ‘countries of concern.’ Singh spoke at a webinar- Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers Association (IEEMA) ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Power Sale Agreement for 16.8 GW of Renewable Projects Yet to be Signed_ RK Singh

Power Sale Agreement for 16.8 GW of Renewable Projects Yet to be Signed: RK Singh

The Minister of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), R.K. Singh, told the Lok Sabha that power supply agreements (PSAs) for 16.8 GW of renewable energy projects are yet to be ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
MNRE Proposes Centralized Tendering for 450,000 Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

MNRE Proposes Centralized Tendering for 450,000 Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has proposed initiating a centralized tendering process for the current year's target of 450,000 standalone solar pumps under Component B of the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tender Issued for Augmenting Transmissio Infrastructure in Andhra’s Solar Parks

Tender Issued for Augmenting Transmission Infrastructure in Andhra’s Solar Parks

The Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (APTRANSCO) has invited bids for increasing the capacity of interconnecting transformers in the state’s solar parks. The augmentation of the interconnecting transformers’ capacity will ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Nearly 300,000 Households Electrified Through Off-Grid Solar Solutions_ RK Singh

Nearly 300,000 Households Electrified Through Off-Grid Solar Solutions: RK Singh

Over 300,000 households have been electrified through solar-based standalone systems, the Minister of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) R.K. Singh said in Lok Sabha recently. In October 2017, the SAUBHAGYA ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
5.1 GW of Coal-Based Capacity to be Shut Down as Part of India’s Phase-Out Plan

5.1 GW of Coal-Based Capacity to be Shut Down as Part of India’s Phase-Out Plan

Power companies have retired almost 14 GW of coal-based generation capacities over the last 18 years; power minister R.K. Singh informed the Lok Sabha. Some 164 thermal power generating units ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Gujarat’s New Land Policy for Solar, Wind Projects to Make Developers More Accountable

Gujarat’s New Land Policy for Solar, Wind Projects to Make Developers More Accountable

The state government of Gujarat has issued amendments to its wasteland allotment policy for wind, solar, and hybrid (wind and solar) power projects. According to the amendments, the renewable power ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
China's FDI in India's Non-Conventional Energy Space Shrunk in 2019-20

China’s FDI in India’s Non-Conventional Energy Space Shrunk in 2019-20

China's foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Indian non-conventional energy segment was just 3.14% of the total Chinese FDI over the last five years, indicated minister of state for finance, ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Railways’ 1 GW Solar Tender Gets Another Bidding Deadline Extension

Railways’ 1 GW Solar Tender Gets Another Bidding Deadline Extension

RITES Limited, an engineering consultancy company, specializing in transport infrastructure, has extended the bid submission deadline for setting up 1 GW of land-based solar power projects on various zonal railways ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
ISA, MNRE, and World Bank Get Onboard to Bolster Global Cooperation for Solar Energy

ISA, MNRE, and World Bank Get Onboard to Bolster Global Cooperation for Solar Energy

The International Solar Alliance (ISA), the World Bank, and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement the ‘One Sun One World ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NHPC Seeks Bidders for a Detailed Project Report for a 100 MW Floating Solar Project

NHPC Seeks Bidders for a Detailed Project Report for a 100 MW Floating Solar Project

NHPC Limited issued a notice inviting tender (NIT) for hiring consultants for technical assistance and preparation of a detailed project report for a 100 MW floating solar project at the ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar
Solar Developers in Andhra Are Facing Risk of Loan Recall_ FICCI to MNRE

Solar Developers in Andhra Are Facing Risk of Loan Recall: FICCI to MNRE

In a letter addressed to the Secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the Chairman of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), urged ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Clarifies its Subsidy Allocation Plan for KUSUM Solar Pump Program

MNRE Clarifies its Subsidy Allocation Plan for KUSUM Solar Pump Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued new clarifications for the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program. According to the clarifications, for Component ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Two Indian Institutes to Collaborate Towards Expansion of Solar Energy

Two Indian Institutes to Collaborate Towards Expansion of Solar Energy

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CMERI) and the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bolster the solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tamil Nadu Proposes Levelized Tariff of ₹2.09_kWh for KUSUM-C Solar Program

Tamil Nadu Proposes Levelized Tariff of ₹2.09/kWh for KUSUM-C Solar Program

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued a consultative paper for establishing tariffs to purchase power from solar energy generated under Component C of the Pradhan Mantri-Kisan Urja ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
LOUs from IREDA, PFC, REC to Serve as Bank Guarantees for Solar Tenders

LoU from IREDA, PFC, REC to Serve as Bank Guarantees for Solar Tenders

Union Power Minister R.K. Singh has approved the proposal to accept letters of undertaking (LoU) from three non-banking financial institutions that can be used like bank guarantees in renewable tenders ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CEL Invites Bids for 1,707 Solar Pumps Under PM KUSUM Program in Rajasthan

CEL Invites Bids for 1,707 Solar Pumps Under PM KUSUM Program in Rajasthan

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has invited bids for 1,707 grid-connected solar pumps under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) program’s component C. The solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE’s Biomass-Based Cogeneration Program Extended by a Year

MNRE’s Biomass-Based Cogeneration Program Extended by a Year

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the validity of its biomass-based cogeneration program. The program has been extended until March 31, 2021, or until the recommendations ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
The Central Electricity Regulator Will Not Hear Any Petitions in September

The Central Electricity Regulator Will Not Hear Any Petitions in September

In a significant development, the Supreme Court of India has asked two Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) members to go on leave until the Commission appoints a member of law ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
After Rajasthan and Gujarat, Ladakh to Become the Next Major Hub for Renewables in India

After Rajasthan and Gujarat, Ladakh to Become the Next Major Hub for Renewables in India

Mercom India held a webinar on September 1, 2020, to discuss and analyze the latest developments in India’s solar sector over the quarter. The webinar put the spotlight on the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
R K Singh Proposes Round-the-Clock Renewable Energy to fulfill RPO

R K Singh Proposes Round-the-Clock Renewable Energy to fulfill RPO

The Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy, R.K. Singh, recently launched the website and telephone directory of the Association of Renewable Energy Agencies of States (AREAS). AREAS ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy