Wind PPA Honor MNRE SERC

Tariff a Bone of Contention Between Indian Wind Stakeholders and Government Agencies

India’s wind energy sector has come a long way since the introduction of reverse auctions. In 2016, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) carried out the first-ever wind auction in ...
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Jharkhand Adopts E-Mobility Program in Partnership With EESL

10 Drivers of EV Market in India

The Indian government launched the National E-Mobility Program in March 2018 to achieve 100 percent e-mobility by . Since then, the country has taken several policy initiatives to propel the growth ...
Australia Approves 200 MW Wind-Solar Hybrid Project with Storage

India and Denmark to Work Together in the Offshore Wind Sector

The Union Cabinet has approved a cooperation agreement between the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of India (MNRE) and Denmark’s Ministry for Energy, Utilities, and Climate in offshore wind ...
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All India Peak Demand Increased 5% Year-over-Year Touching 169 GW in March 2019

One Reason for Lower Power Demand – UJALA Which Has Cut Down Peak Power Demand by 9 GW

Reduced power demand has been an issue for some time in India and it has been blamed largely on financially challenged DISCOMs (utility companies). One of the most overlooked reasons ...
SECI Issues Tender for 3 MW of Solar Projects with Battery Energy Storage System

Ongoing General Elections Delay Land Allotment for 7.5 GW of Solar Projects in Leh and Kargil

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) officials recently met with the additional deputy commissioner (ADC) of Leh to arrange a visit to assess the land for the upcoming ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Industrial and Commercial Consumers to Pay for Solar Pumps for Farmers in Maharashtra

MNRE Issues Blueprint for Testing Solar Pump Controllers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft specifications and testing procedures for universal solar pump controllers (USPC). The draft is up for comments up to April ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Haryana Commission Approves Power Purchase Agreement for 3 MW Biomass with Deviations

Haryana Commission Approves Power Purchase Agreement for 3 MW Biomass with Deviations

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued an order approving the power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 3 MW of biomass procurement by Haryana Power Purchase Center (HPPC). HPPC had petitioned ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
MNRE Issues Draft Guidelines for Grouping Solar PV Inverters for Testing in Labs

MNRE Issues Draft Guidelines for Grouping Solar PV Inverters for Testing in Labs

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines for series approval (grouping) of solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters to conduct testing in labs for Implementation of “Quality ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
PTC India FInancial and USICEF Partner to Finance Distributed Solar Projects in India

PTC India Financial and USICEF Partner to Finance Distributed Solar Projects in India

Indian infrastructure finance company, PTC India Financial Services (PFS), has partnered with the U.S.-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF) to mobilize debt financing for distributed solar energy in India. This is ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
MNRE Issues Testing Guidelines for Battery Storage

MNRE Issues Testing Guidelines for Battery Storage

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines for performance testing of batteries (lead-acid and nickel-based chemistry type) series approval for mandatory registration with the Bureau ...
MNRE Suggests Mandatory Recycling of Solar Panel Glass Containing Antimony

MNRE Suggests Mandatory Recycling of Solar Panel Glass Containing Antimony

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a blueprint for the utilization, manufacture, disposal, and import of solar photovoltaic (PV) module and glass containing Antimony. Antimony is ...
Punjab’s Akal University Installs a 1.2 MW Project to Fuel its Energy Needs

Punjab’s Akal University Installs a 1.2 MW Solar Project to Fuel its Energy Needs

Akal University in Punjab’s Bhatinda is the latest entrant in a rapidly evolving league of educational institutions that have chosen to harness solar power to take care of their electricity ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
MNRE to Hold the Third Edition of RE-INVEST in October 2019

MNRE to Hold the Third Edition of RE-INVEST in October 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a new circular which states that the third edition of global renewable energy investors’ meet and expo will be held ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
A Roundup of Major Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Updates from March 2019

A Roundup of Major Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Updates from March 2019

March witnessed some big announcements in the Indian renewable industry. Several states issued a flurry of orders on relevant issues like RPO compliance and net-metering policies, which have helped the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Green Climate Fund Approves $299 Million for Expansion of Renewable Projects in Africa

News Highlights from India’s Renewable Industry in March 2019

The month of March witnessed some important announcements from the Indian government in the renewable energy and e-mobility sectors. For instance, March witnessed the important announcement that the Union Cabinet ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Modules with Bypass Diodes Exempt From 7.5 Percent Port Duty in India

MNRE Takes a Tough Stand Against Two Defaulting Chinese Solar Module Suppliers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an advisory asking the stakeholders to beware of two Chinese companies - CSUN Trading (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd. and CEEG ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
MNRE Implements Quality Control Measures to Address Low Quality Solar Equipment

To Curb Sub-Standard Products, MNRE Drafts Quality Control Order for Solar Thermal Systems

To address the lack of quality certification in solar components which has become a common concern in the sector, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Introduces Battery Energy Storage System in its Quality Control Order 2017

New MNRE Guidelines for Solar Manufacturers to Keep Project Quality in Check

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a set of guidelines to be followed by solar manufacturers for models of modules that will be utilized in government-owned projects ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Amends Regulations for Open Access in Interstate Transmission

Cross-Border Power Trading Can be the New Frontier for Solar Growth

In the last month of 2018, the Ministry of Power (MoP) issued new guidelines for the import and export of electricity and power trading with neighboring countries, replacing its previous guidelines issued ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
BHEL to Set Up 129 MW of Solar Projects in Telangana for Singareni Collieries

2 GW of Solar Projects Tendered Under Second Phase of Government’s CPSU Program

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for the setting up of 2,000 MW of grid-connected solar PV power projects (Tranche-I) under the ...
CERC Gives its Go-Ahead to Solar and Non-Solar REC Trading

Rajasthan Amends Regulations to Determine Tariffs for Solar and Wind Projects

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has finalized new regulations to amend its terms and conditions for the determination of tariff for renewable energy sources - wind and solar energy ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Airports Authority of India Seeks EPC Contractors for a 4 MW Solar Project in Odisha

After January’s Slump, Solar Auctions Gather Speed in February 2019

The shortest month of February proved to be a busy one for the solar sector with auction activity increasing exponentially. In February, about 2.7 GW of solar capacity was auctioned in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Second Phase of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Program Approved

Second Phase of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Program Approved

The President of India has approved the launch of the second phase of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) program in India. The program aims to help achieve the target of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Extends Implementation Timeline for 40 GW of Solar Parks in India

MNRE Addresses Land, Power Evacuation Issues in its Modification of Solar Park Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum proposing modifications to the guidelines issued for its “Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Park Program, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gujarat to Provide Farmers with Solar Panels to Produce their Own Power

Coming Soon: Program for Farmers to Set Up Solar Pumps and Grid-Connected Solar Projects

With an eye on the distressed agricultural sector of the country, the central government has now approved the launch of the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) program for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar