MNRE Extends Commissioning Date of Solar Projects Affected by GST

MNRE Extends Commissioning Date of Solar Projects Affected by GST

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an order extending the commissioning date (COD) of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects that were affected after the imposition of Goods ...
MNRE Amends VGF Program Guidelines for Solar Projects

MNRE Amends VGF Program Guidelines for Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the implementation of the viability gap funding (VGF) program for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects under National Solar ...
Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Power Procurement from Solar Projects Amended

Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Power Procurement from Solar Projects Amended

The Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India, has amended the competitive bidding guidelines for the procurement of power from grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. Amendments The MoP has increased ...
MNRE Announces 30 GW Offshore Wind Target by 2030

MNRE Announces 30 GW Offshore Wind Target by 2030

To give confidence to the country’s wind industry, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has now announced the medium and long-term target for offshore wind power capacity additions ...
/ / Other, Wind
Ministry of Power Sets Solar RPO for FY 2019-20 at 7.25 Percent

Ministry of Power Sets Solar RPO for FY 2019-20 at 7.25 Percent

The Ministry for Power, Government of India, has set solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) for financial year (FY) 2019-2020 at 7.25 percent. The non-solar RPO for FY 2019-2020 has been ...
India’s Rooftop Solar in Dire Need of Innovative Financing Solutions

India’s Rooftop Solar in Dire Need of Innovative Financing Solutions

Four years ago, under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, India set a target to install 175 GW of renewable capacity by the year 2022. Of the targeted capacity, 100 ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
UPNEDA’s 1 GW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 870 MW

UPNEDA’s 1 GW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 870 MW

The 1 GW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) tender issued by Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has been oversubscribed by 870 MW. Initially, the 1 GW capacity ...
Solar Companies Still Waiting for GST Clarity and Refunds

Solar Companies Still Waiting for GST Clarity and Refunds

India introduced its Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1, 2017, hailing the new tax mechanism as the most efficient way to curb rising tax evasion in the country ...
Month in a Minute_ Important Headlines from Indian Solar Industry in May 2018

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines from Indian Solar Industry in May 2018

Here is a recap of all the important headlines from India’s solar and other renewables from May 2018 - Solar and non-solar REC trading witnessed a spike in May 2018 ...
Uttar Pradesh Issues Tender for Development of 100 MW of Canal Top Solar PV Projects

Uttar Pradesh Issues Tender for Development of 100 MW of Canal Top Solar PV Projects

The Irrigation and Water Resource Department (IWRD) in the state of Uttar Pradesh has issued a tender for the development of 100 MW of grid-connected canal top solar photovoltaic (PV) ...
NISE Issues Tender for Setting up Ignitability Test Facilities for Solar PV Modules

NISE Issues Tender for Setting up Ignitability Test Facilities for Solar PV Modules

The National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), an autonomous body formed under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), has issued a tender to set up ignitability test facilities ...
Major Policy Announcements in May 2018 for India’s Renewable Sector, Especially Solar

Major Policy Announcements in May 2018 for India’s Renewable Sector, Especially Solar

The month of May was a busy time for the domestic renewable energy sector as it witnessed some important policy announcements from the central as well as the state governments. Below ...
MNRE Introduces Battery Energy Storage System in its Quality Control Order 2017

MNRE Introduces Battery Energy Storage System in its Quality Control Order 2017

In line with the changing dynamics of the Indian solar sector, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has now brought battery energy storage system (BESS) under the ambit ...
India to Not Levy Provisional Safeguard Duty of 70 Percent on Solar Imports for Now

India to Not Levy ‘Provisional’ Safeguard Duty of 70 Percent on Solar Imports for Now

Module suppliers can heave a sigh of relief for now as they will not have to pay the 'provisional' Safeguard Duty of 70 percent for a period of 200 days ...
Ministry of Power Launches PRAAPTI App to Bring Transparency in Electricity Payments

Ministry of Power Launches PRAAPTI App to Bring Transparency in Electricity Payments

The Ministry of Power has launched a web portal and an app called PRAAPTI (Payment Ratification and Analysis in Power procurement for bringing Transparency in Invoicing of generators) in an ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Tata Power and CleanMax Emerged as Top Rooftoop Solar Installers in India in 2017

Tata Power and CleanMax Emerged as Top Rooftoop Solar Installers in India in 2017

With increasing demand from government, commercial and industrial sectors, the rooftop solar sector is witnessing steady growth despite a lack of policy support and incentives. The growth trajectory of the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Program to Set Up 2.5 GW ISTS-Connected Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects Approved

MNRE’s Program to Set Up 2.5 GW ISTS-Connected Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects Approved

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that the President has approved the proposed program to set up 2.5 GW of inter-state transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind and ...
MNRE Extends Deadline for 1 GW of Offshore Wind Projects in Gujarat

MNRE Extends EoI Deadline for 1 GW of Offshore Wind Projects in Gujarat

The National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has extended the deadline for the submission of Expression of Interest (EoI) for 1 GW of offshore wind projects which are to be developed ...
/ / Other, Wind
MNRE Creates an RPO Compliance Cell to Meet India’s Solar and Wind Energy Targets

MNRE Creates RPO Compliance Cell to Meet India’s Solar and Wind Energy Targets

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has created a compliance cell for renewable purchase obligations (RPOs). The cell will coordinate with states, the central electricity regulatory commission (CERC) ...
Rooftop Solar Installers Seek Extension to Complete Projects Without Losing Subsidies

Rooftop Solar Installers Seek Extension to Complete Projects Without Losing Subsidies

Rooftop solar installers in the country who had won bids to build rooftop projects on government buildings have now sought more time from the power ministry for the completion of ...
MNRE Amends Guidelines for Selection of Solar Park Developers

MNRE Amends Guidelines for Selection of Solar Park Developers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the selection of solar power park developers (SPPDs) through tariff-based competitive bidding process. The MNRE has amended ...
MNRE Extends Implementation Timeline for Distributed Solar Projects on Two Islands

MNRE Extends Implementation Timeline for Distributed Solar Projects on Two Islands

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the implementation timeline of 40 MW of distributed grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects in Andaman & Nicobar, and Lakshadweep ...
Lack of ISTS Connectivity Results in Postponement of 4 GW of Solar Tenders

Lack of ISTS Connectivity Results in Delay of 7 GW of Solar Auctions

The lack of inter-state transmission system (ISTS) connectivity is hampering the growth of renewables, especially solar in India. In the past few days, the implementing agencies have postponed bid-submission deadlines ...
Suzlon Generates Revenues of ₹82.92 Billion, Net Loss of ₹3.84 Billion During FY 2018

MNRE Announces New Policy for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced the new wind solar hybrid policy which aims at providing a framework for the expansion of grid-connected wind-solar photovoltaics (PV) ...
Indian Solar Developers Urge MNRE to Postpone Auctions Due to Transmission Issues

Indian Solar Developers Urge MNRE to Postpone Auctions Due to Transmission Issues

The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) has written to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), seeking postponement of scheduled auctions for projects, considering the ongoing transmission issues. The project ...