MNRE SECI Wind 2 GW ISTS Program

Breaking: To Leverage Dip in Tariff, SECI to Tender 2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects in December 2017

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) will be tendering 2,000 MW of inter-state transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind projects to be developed across the windy states in December 2017. The ...
/ Other, Wind
PI Berlin Creates Indian Subsidiary

German Module Inspector PI Berlin Creates Indian Subsidiary

The Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin (PI Berlin) has created an Indian subsidiary based in New Delhi that will enable it to provide services to the Indian market from a local base of ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Amendment_ Solar Projects Under State Specific Bundling Program

MNRE Amendment: Solar Projects Under State Specific Bundling Program Can Sell Power to Other States

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the state specific bundling program under which 3,000 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects are to ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Top India Solar and Power Related Apps for Download

Top India Solar and Power Related Apps for Download

Project developers, policymakers, government officials, manufacturers, and suppliers in the power and renewable energy industry all agree that need for transparency and lack of awareness among consumers is a big ...
/ Grid, Smart Grid
Indian Solar Installations Totaled a Record 2.2 GW in Q3

Indian Solar Installations Totaled a Record 2.2 GW in Q3 as Uncertainties Loom

Indian solar installations totaled 2,247 MW in Q3 2017, up 300 MW from Q2 according to the recently released India Solar Market Update by Mercom India Research. However, like in ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Implements Quality Control Measures to Address Low Quality Solar Equipment

MNRE Implements Quality Control Measures to Address Low Quality Solar Equipment

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has begun implementing a quality control order that requires manufacturers to register with the Bureau of Indian Standards for the use of ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Saubhagya Web Portal Launched to Monitor Household Electrification in India

Saubhagya Web Portal Launched to Monitor Household Electrification in India

The Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya) a web portal designed to monitor the progress of household electrification in India has been launched. When fully operational, the progress of India’s ...
/ Grid, Smart Grid
Winning Bid Without VGF Quoted in SECI’s Solar Auction

Winning Bid of ₹4.18 (~$0.064)/kWh Without VGF Quoted in SECI’s 5 MW Solar Auction

A winning bid of ₹4.18/kWh without viability gap funding (VGF) was quoted in a 5 MW grid-connected solar PV project auction conducted by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), under ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Projects Delayed as Indian Ports Withhold the Release of Solar Panels

Solar Projects Delayed as Indian Ports Withhold the Release of Solar Panels

The misclassification of solar modules by port authorities has created confusion and delays in the Indian solar sector besieged by challenges. Ports and port authorities across the country have begun ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Vestas Wind Order from Atria Power

Vestas Receives 40 MW Wind Order in Karnataka from Atria Power

Atria Brindavan Power Private Limited has placed a 40 MW order with Vestas for the second phase of the Basavane Bagewadi Wind Project in the Bijapur district of Karnataka state ...
/ Other, Wind
india new power generation capacity

Solar and Wind Account for Over 60% of New Power Capacity Additions in India as of 9M 2017

Solar and Wind accounted for majority of new power capacity additions with renewable energy installations accounting for almost 19 percent of the country’s total installed power as of September 30, ...
/ Uncategorized
RE-INVEST 2017 Conference Postponed

RE-INVEST 2017 Conference to be Held in New Delhi from December 7th Has Been Postponed

The second edition of the Global Renewable Energy Investors Meet & Expo, RE-INVEST 2017, that was scheduled to be held December 7-9, 2017 at the India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Issues Tender to Facilitate Interstate Solar and Wind Power Trading

SECI Issues Tender to Facilitate Interstate Solar and Wind Power Trading

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited trading licensees to participate in a tender for providing support services to facilitate the trading of power at SECI, New Delhi ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
India Renewable October policy

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup for October 2017

There were some interesting policy developments in India during October announced by various state and central government agencies. National The Supreme Court extended the validity of solar and non-solar Renewable ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
EESL GEF

EESL and GEF Partner to Launch $454 Million Energy Efficiency Fund

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have partnered to launch a $454 million project called the “Creating and Sustaining Markets for Energy Efficiency” with ...
/ Energy Efficiency, Other
PSPCL Grid-Connected Solar Project

Punjab State Power Corporation Tenders a 100 MW Grid-Connected Solar Project

The Punjab State Power Corporation (PSPCL) tendered a 100 MW grid-connected solar project to be developed at the premises of Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant (GNDTP) in Bathinda, Punjab. The ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
USICEF to Provide Grants for Distributed Solar in India

USICEF to Provide $900,000 in Grants for Distributed Solar in India

The US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF) initiative is set to provide $900,000 in grants to companies involved in India’s solar sector as part of an effort to catalyze the adoption ...
/ Rooftop, Solar
Supreme Court ReNew Power MPPMCL

Supreme Court Stays Jabalpur High Court’s Order Jeopardizing 51 MW of Solar in Madhya Pradesh

The 51 MW solar project developed by ReNew Power in Vijaypur, Madhya Pradesh is in jeopardy after the Supreme Court of India  issued a stay order on the Jabalpur High ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Tenders Wind for Central Public-Sector Enterprises

SECI Tenders 100 MW of Wind for Central Public-Sector Enterprises

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for 100 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected wind projects, and only Central Public-Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) are allowed ...
/ Other, Wind
Orange Renewable Commissions 140 MW of Solar

Orange Renewable Commissions 140 MW of Solar

Orange Renewable, a subsidiary of Singapore-based AT Holdings Pte. Ltd, has commissioned solar projects totaling 140 MW in India. These projects are in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. According ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
Solar Tariffs in DCR Auctions Decline

Solar Tariffs in DCR Auctions Decline by 35 Percent in a Year

The tariff for solar projects developed under India’s domestic content requirement (DCR) category has declined by 35 percent during the past year as aggressive bidding trend continues. Earlier this month, ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
RREC Tenders Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects in Rajasthan

RREC Tenders 18 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects in Rajasthan

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RREC) has tendered 18 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects under the RREC’s rooftop power generation program for 2017-18. The projects will be developed in ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE Issues Draft Technology

MNRE Issues Draft Technology Development and Innovation Policy for New and Renewable Energy

With the Indian renewable sector lacking new technology development, The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a draft Technology Development and Innovation Policy (TDIP) for New & ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Wind Becomes Competitive with Solar

Wind Becomes Competitive with Solar as Tariff Drops to a Record Low ₹2.64/kWh

In India, wind power tariff has dropped below ₹3/kWh for the first time with the lowest winning bid of ₹2.64 (~$0.0413)/kWh quoted in the second 1 GW wind auction conducted ...
/ Other, Wind
Meeting Between Solar Industry Stakeholders and Minister of Power

What Happened in the Meeting Between Solar Industry Stakeholders and Minister of Power

Minister of Power R.K. Singh called a meeting yesterday with solar project developers and manufacturers to understand the state of the solar industry in India. In the meeting, Singh discussed ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar