Gujarat Decides to Implement Solar Agricultural Feeder Program on Pilot Basis

MNRE Amends VGF Guidelines for 2 GW of Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the implementation of its program under which the government aims to develop 2 GW of solar photovoltaic ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Confusion Around BIS Certification for Inverters

Confusion Around BIS Certification for Solar Inverters

The Indian solar market has expanded impressively over the past few years and as the market has grown the government has begun to pay attention to quality issues. The concern ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Safeguard and Other Major Important Announcements Governmentin Announcements for Solar and Other Renewables in India’s Renewables Sector in Julyne 2018

To Meet India’s 2022 Solar Target, MNRE Plans to Tender 60 GW of Projects by March 2020

With the goal to accelerate the expansion of solar and wind power to replace fossil fuel-based power and meet its 2022 target, India has now declared a trajectory that aims ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Azure Power and Maheswari Mining Win APDCL Tender for 85 MW of Solar Projects in Assam

MNRE Amends VGF Program Guidelines for Solar Projects Yet Again

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the implementation of its scheme under which the government aims to develop 5 GW of solar projects ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Amends Policy for Biomass-Based Cogeneration Projects in India

MNRE Amends Policy for Biomass-Based Cogeneration Projects in India

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended two clauses in the policy to support the promotion of biomass-based cogeneration projects in sugar mills and other industries in ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Brookfield Negotiates with ReneSola for its Distributed Solar Assets in China

Solar Tender and Auction Activity Declined in November with 1.4 GW and 61 MW Respectively

Over 1.4 GW of solar projects were tendered in the month of November, which is nearly half the capacity compared to October, according to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker. This ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Uttar Pradesh Invites Bids for 200 MW in its Private Sector Owned Solar Park

GST Compensation for Solar Projects and Other Policy Highlights from November 2018

The month of November witnessed a series of orders in the renewable energy sector, especially from the State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERC). One of the important orders that made headlines ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Dispute Over One Day Commissioning Delay Causes 30% Solar Tariff Reduction in Karnataka

MNRE Asks Lenders to Insist on BIS Certification of Solar Modules Rather than Tier-1 List

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum concerning the importance of following BIS certification when it comes to quality of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules.  According to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tata Power Signs PPA with GE for Installation of Rooftop Solar Projects

West Bengal Issues Tender for 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) has tendered 2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects to be developed on customers’ premises in residential, institutional, and social sectors. WBREDA ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Jammu & Kashmir to get 23 GW of Solar Projects Starting With 2.5 GW in Kargil and 5 GW in Leh

Jammu & Kashmir to get 23 GW of Solar Projects Starting With 2.5 GW in Kargil and 5 GW in Leh

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has launched a plan for the implementation of 23 GW of ultra mega solar projects in the Leh and Ladakh regions of ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
New Guidelines for Distributed Solar Projects in Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep

New Guidelines for Distributed Solar Projects in Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the implementation timeline of distributed grid-connected solar power projects in Andaman & Nicobar, and Lakshadweep islands. In order to allow ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttar Pradesh Invites Bids for 200 MW in its Private Sector Owned Solar Park

Uttar Pradesh Invites Bids to Set Up 200 MW Solar Park

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has invited bids from a selection of solar park developers to develop 200 MW solar park in the state through ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Upper Tariff Ceiling of ₹3.25/kWh Set for 500 MW Solar Tender in Uttar Pradesh

Solar Curtailment Still an Issue for Power Developers in India

Solar project developers in the country continue to face curtailment issues and when it comes to states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, among others, the issue of curtailment is ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Power Grid Corporation to Install 5 MWp Rooftop Solar across 50 of its Premises

Goa to Launch Single Window Portal for Seamless Installation of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has prepared a user manual for an online single window clearance portal that would facilitate the seamless implementation of rooftop solar projects in the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
: Wind, Reverse Auctions, PPA, SECI, ISTS

MNRE Issues Draft Certification Program & Guidelines for Wind Turbines in India

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has prepared a draft certification program complete with quality guidelines. The guidelines have been made in consultation with National Institute of Wind ...
/ / Other, Wind
MNRE Continues Custom Duty Concession for Non-Conventional Power Projects

MNRE Continues Custom Duty Concession for Non-Conventional Power Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum regarding continuation of issue of concessional custom duty certificate (CCDC) to set up projects for generation of power ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Key Government Policy Announcements for India’s Renewable Sector in October 2018

Key Government Policy Announcements for India’s Renewable Sector in October 2018

The month of October witnessed a series of orders in the renewable energy sectors, especially from the different State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERC). One of the important orders came from ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Broadens the Definition of ‘Storage’ in its Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy

Bid-Submission Deadline for 1,200 MW Solar-Wind Hybrid Tender Extended for the 5th Time

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid-submission deadline for 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind and solar hybrid projects tender for the fifth time ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE Extends Implementation Timeline for 40 GW of Solar Parks in India

Delay in Setting up Transmission System for Solar Projects will Now Attract a Penalty

According to the latest notification issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), any delay in the scheduled commissioning date of solar projects due to unavailability of internal ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Industry Sees Many Challenges With BIS Certification Guidelines for Solar Modules

MNRE Withdraws Recent Order on Registration Requirements for Solar Manufacturers

In a major U-turn, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has temporarily withdrawn its latest order which specified the requirements for compulsory registration of solar module manufacturers in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Issues Requirements for Compulsory Registration of Solar Manufacturers

MNRE Issues Requirements for Compulsory Registration of Solar Manufacturers

Taking a step ahead after the recent quality control order, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has now issued another order which specifies the requirements for compulsory registration ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CEA Charts Transmission Infrastructure Plan for 4,950 MW of Wind Projects

Levelized Fixed Cost for Bagasse-based Projects in Telangana to be ₹2.23/kWh

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has passed an order regarding the determination of generic tariff for bagasse-based power plants in Telangana for the control period 2018-2020. The commission ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CERC Gives Relief to Solar Project Developers by Accepting GST as ‘Change in Law’

CERC Gives Relief to Solar Project Developers by Accepting GST as ‘Change in Law’

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order to compensate solar power developers (SPD) by giving them an upfront lumpsum payment, which they would have incurred as an ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Deadline for Self-Certification of Solar Modules Extended Again to January 1, 2019

Deadline for Self-Certification of Solar Modules Extended Again to January 1, 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification to extend the date of self-certification of six solar products from September 20, 2018 to January 1, 2019. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Industry Sees Many Challenges with BIS Certification Guidelines for Solar Modules

Industry Sees Many Challenges with BIS Certification Guidelines for Solar Modules

The rapid pace of solar installations in India has brought the concern for quality of equipment to the forefront. Recognizing the issue at hand, the Ministry of New and Renewable ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar