Rajasthan Invites Applications to Lease Land for Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program

Rajasthan Invites Applications to Lease Land for Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RREC) has invited applications from interested entities to set up solar projects on their own or offer their land on lease under the Component-A of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Over 12 GW of Wind Capacity Awarded as of October 2019_ MNRE

Over 12 GW of Wind Capacity Awarded as of October 2019: MNRE

According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), wind power projects with the capacity of over 12 GW have been awarded across the country against 15.1 GW of ...
/ / Wind
Government has Released Nearly ₹85 Billion on Solar Programs Since 2016_ RK Singh

Government has Released Nearly ₹85 Billion on Solar Programs Since 2016: RK Singh

Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Union Power Minister R.K Singh explained the state of solar generation in the country, highlighting the key facts, progress made towards targets, funding provided, and ...
Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables from November 2019

Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables from November 2019

The month of November witnessed some key policy announcements and modifications in the domestic renewable industry, especially solar. During the course of the month, the central and state government agencies ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Seeks Bidders for an Evaluation Study of its Biogas and Thermal Energy Program

MNRE Seeks Bidders for an Evaluation Study of its Biogas and Thermal Energy Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) for an independent third-party evaluation study of its biogas-based power generation (off-grid) and thermal energy ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
RK Singh Sheds Light on Center’s Dispute with Andhra Pradesh over Solar, Wind Tariffs

RK Singh Sheds Light on Center’s Dispute with Andhra Pradesh over Solar, Wind Tariffs

In response to a question raised in the Lok Sabha, Union Power Minister R.K. Singh has shed light on the ongoing renewable energy dispute between Andhra Pradesh government and the ...
Uttarakhand Seeks Interested Bidders for 10 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Uttarakhand Seeks Interested Bidders for 10 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) has floated a tender inviting expression of interest (EoI) for the rate contract and empanelment of vendors for grid-connected rooftop solar power projects between ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tamil Nadu Likely to Set Solar RPO for FY 2020 at 6%

Tamil Nadu Likely to Set Solar RPO for FY 2020 at 6%

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has invited suggestions and comments on the proposed amendments to its Renewable Energy Purchase Obligations (RPOs). The commission has been mandated to set ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Entities Can Choose Proportion of Wind and Solar Sources in Hybrid Projects to Meet RPO

Entities Can Choose Proportion of Wind and Solar Sources in Hybrid Projects to Meet RPO

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has revised its National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy to state that the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) contribution of obligated entities that consume energy ...
Solar Developers Can Install DC Capacity Higher than the Project’s Contracted AC Capacity

Solar Developers Can Install DC Capacity Higher than the Project’s Contracted AC Capacity

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an advisory that clarifies that as long as a solar PV project is in accordance with the contracted alternating current ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Month in a Minute_ News Highlights from India’s Renewable Sector in October 2019

Month in a Minute: News Highlights from India’s Renewable Sector in October 2019

Compared to the previous month, there was a lull in India’s renewable energy sector mainly due to the long festive season in October. However, there were some important highlights and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
MNRE Writes to SECI About Extensions for Wind Projects Affected by Land Policy Changes

MNRE Writes to SECI About Extensions for Wind Projects Affected by Land Policy Changes

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has written to the Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) about granting an extension to wind projects (tranches 1 to V) ...
/ / Wind
Policy Highlights for Solar and Other Renewable Sources from October 2019

Policy Highlights for Solar and Other Renewable Sources from October 2019

The month of October witnessed several important renewable energy policy announcements, especially in the solar sector. One of the most important announcements of the month was a clarification issued by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Seeks Consultants to Evaluate its 5 GW VGF Program for Solar Projects

MNRE Seeks Consultants to Evaluate its 5 GW VGF Program for Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited an Expression of Interest (EoI)  for the evaluation of its 5,000 MW Viability Gap Funding (VGF) program for solar projects ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
BIS Certification for Solar Inverters Gets Deadline Extension of Three Months

BIS Certification for Solar Inverters Gets Deadline Extension of Three Months

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has once again extended the deadline for the self-certification of solar inverters through the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). The deadline has ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
A Solar Cell is Domestically Manufactured only if Made in India with Undiffused Silicon Wafer

A Solar Cell is Domestically Manufactured only if Made in India with Undiffused Silicon Wafer

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification stating that if diffused silicon wafer (blue wafer) is imported and is used as a raw material for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NISE Writes to Concentrated Solar Thermal Manufacturers for Mandatory Testing

NISE Writes to Concentrated Solar Thermal Manufacturers for Mandatory Testing

The National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) has written a letter to domestic manufacturers, state nodal agencies, and concerned stakeholders regarding the mandatory testing of concentrated solar thermal (CST) products ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Clarifies Target Date for Achieving 175 GW Renewable Power

MNRE Clarifies Target Date for Achieving 175 GW Renewable Power

The Government of India (GoI) has clarified that the target date for achieving the cumulative 175 GW renewable power installed capacity is December 31, 2022. According to the letter issued ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar and Other Renewable Policy Roundup_ Key Announcements From September 2019

Solar and Other Renewable Policy Roundup: Key Announcements From September 2019

Central and state government agencies made several key policy announcements in September aimed at removing the bottlenecks in the solar industry. The most important announcement of the month was made ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra Pradesh DISCOM Issues Empanelment Tender for Rooftop Solar With Net-Metering

Andhra Pradesh DISCOM Issues Empanelment Tender for Rooftop Solar With Net Metering

The Eastern Power Distribution Company of AP Limited (APEPDCL), a power distribution company (DISCOM) of Andhra Pradesh, has issued a request for selection (RfS) for empanelment of agencies for 1 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE Readies Blueprint for Developing Decentralized Solar Projects

MNRE Readies Blueprint for Developing Decentralized Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines for the development of decentralized solar power projects. The MNRE has called for comments, suggestions, and opinions from ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Proposes Basic Customs Duty on Imported Solar Cells and Modules

MNRE Proposes Basic Customs Duty on Imported Solar Cells and Modules

The Minister of Power R.K. Singh has proposed that basic customs duty (BCD) be imposed on imported solar cells and modules from April 2021 in a letter to the finance ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Haryana DISCOM Calls for Empanelment of Agencies for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Haryana DISCOM Calls for Empanelment of Agencies for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (UHBVN), a Haryana power distribution company, has issued an expression of interest (EoI) to empanel agencies to install grid-connected rooftop solar systems between 1kW-500 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Third Edition of Global RE-INVEST Meet and Expo Postponed Indefinitely

Third Edition of Global RE-INVEST Meet and Expo Postponed to 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has postponed the third edition of its global Renewable Energy Investors’ meet and expo (3rd RE-INVEST), citing “unavoidable reasons”. The 3rd RE-INVEST ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Is Unconditional Letter of Credit the Answer to Solar, Wind Payment Issues_

Is Unconditional Letter of Credit the Answer to Solar, Wind Payment Issues?

Cases of payment delays to renewable generators have become common and on the rise. However, the Ministry of Power has given these developers a shot in the arm by introducing ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other