Reduced Lock-In Period for Solar Projects Could Spur Foreign Investments and Liquidity

Reduced Lock-In Period for Solar Projects Could Spur Foreign Investments and Liquidity

In October 2020, the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) released a series of amendments related to the tariff-based competitive bidding process to procure power from grid-connected solar projects ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Kerala State Electronics Invites Bids for Supply of Solar Modules for a 2 MW Solar Project

Kerala State Electronics Invites Bids for Supply of Solar Modules for a 2 MW Solar Project

The Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KELTRON) has invited bids for the supply of solar panels (monocrystalline solar modules) for a 2 MW solar power project. The last date to submit ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
KP Energy Completes Transmission Line in Gujarat to Evacuate Wind Power

KP Energy Completes Transmission Line in Gujarat to Evacuate Wind Power

Gujarat-based KP Energy Limited, a leading engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company in the wind sector, announced its financial results for the second quarter (Q2) of the financial year (FY) ...
/ / Other, Wind
France and India Have A Crucial Partnership in Renewables_ Mercom RE-Invest Session

France and India Have A Crucial Partnership in Renewables: Mercom RE-Invest Session

The third global RE-Invest 2020, a three-day summit organized by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 26, 2020. The ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
South Delhi Civic Body Partners with NTPC to Install Solar Systems on 200 Buildings

South Delhi Civic Body Partners with NTPC to Install Solar Systems on 200 Buildings

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) and NTPC have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to install solar systems on over 200 SDMC buildings to save on power bills and ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Amendments MNRE Needs to Consider for KUSUM Solar Pump Program To Scale

Amendments MNRE Needs to Consider for KUSUM Solar Pump Program to Scale

The government launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) in February last year. The objective of this innovative program is to help farmers achieve financial stability ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE's Blueprint for Developing Wind and Wind-Solar Hybrid Parks

MNRE’s Blueprint for Developing Wind and Wind-Solar Hybrid Parks

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a detailed proposal for developing wind parks and wind-solar hybrid parks. The stakeholders can submit their suggestions and comments by ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Meghalaya Invites Bids for 50

Meghalaya Invites Bids for 50 MW of Off-Grid Solar Systems

The Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Limited (MePDCL) has invited bids to develop 50 MW off-grid rooftop solar power projects at various locations in the state. These projects will receive Central ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Meghalaya to Empanel Developers for 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

Meghalaya to Empanel Developers for 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

The Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Limited (MePDCL) has floated a tender to empanel developers for 10 MW of residential grid-connected solar rooftop projects in the state under the second phase ...
Railways’ Tender for 1 GW of Solar Projects on Vacant Lands Fails to Interest Developers

Railways’ Tender for 1 GW of Solar Projects on Vacant Lands Fails to Interest Developers

RITES Limited, an engineering consultancy company, has once again extended the bid submission deadline for setting up 1 GW of land-based solar power projects on various zonal railways lands across ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
India Gets a $10.75 Billion Incentive Plan to Boost Solar, Battery & Auto Manufacturing

India Gets a $10.75 Billion Incentive Plan to Boost Solar, Battery & Auto Manufacturing

The central government has approved a 'production-linked incentive' (PLI) plan in ten critical sectors to enhance India's manufacturing capabilities and exports under the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative. The government said in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra Sets 30 Year PPA for 10 GW of Solar Projects Supplying Power to Farmers

Andhra Sets 30 Year PPA for 10 GW of Solar Projects Supplying Power to Farmers

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has adopted proposals suggested by the Andhra Pradesh Green Energy Corporation Limited (APGECL) to develop 10 GW of solar power capacity in the state to ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
MNRE Raises Solar Capacity Addition Targets for KUSUM, Cuts Central Assistance

MNRE Raises Solar Capacity Addition Targets for KUSUM, Cuts Central Assistance

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has ramped up the targets of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM--KUSUM) program. The program now hopes to ...
These Paddy Straw Based Biomass Projects in Haryana Could Address Environmental Issues

These Paddy Straw Based Biomass Projects in Haryana Could Address Environmental Issues

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has set the state's levelized tariffs for three biomass power projects. The tariffs set by the Commission are ₹4.93 (~$0.07)/kWh, ₹4.92 (~$0.06)/kWh, and ₹4.47 ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Equity Lock-In Period Criteria Relaxed for Transmission Service Providers

Equity Lock-In Period Criteria Relaxed for Transmission Service Providers

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued amendments to the 'equity lock-in period' given in the standard bidding documents to select transmission service providers for interstate transmission system (ISTS) projects ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Hero, SB Energy, Aditya Birla_ Top Utility-Scale Solar Developers in First Half of 2020

Hero, SB Energy, Aditya Birla: Top Utility-Scale Solar Developers in First Half of 2020

Hero Future Energies, SB Energy (SoftBank), and Aditya Birla emerged as the top utility-scale solar project developers in India in terms of installed capacity in the first half (1H) of ...
Military Engineering Services Invites Bids for a 1 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

Military Engineering Services Invites Bids for a 1 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

The Military Engineering Services (MES) has invited bids to develop a 1 MW ground-mounted solar power project at Itarana, Alwar in Rajasthan. The project's estimated cost is ₹68 million (~$911,920), ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Month in a Minute_ Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in October 2020

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in October 2020

Here is a recap of some of the most important headlines from October 2020: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) extended the exemption for the Bureau of Indian ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Over ₹281 Billion Needed for Building Transmission Systems for Evacuating Renewables

Over ₹281 Billion Needed for Building Transmission Systems for Evacuating Renewables

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA), in its annual report for 2019-20, issued updates on the Green Energy Corridor program for the transmission and integration of renewable energy. To boost the ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Lender for Renewables, IREDA Gets Revenue Target of ₹24.06 Billion

Daily News Wrap-Up: Lender for Renewables, IREDA Gets Revenue Target of ₹24.06 Billion

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Delhi DISCOMs Launch Solarization Program to Promote Rooftop Solar in Delhi

Delhi DISCOMs Launch Solarization Program to Promote Rooftop Solar in Delhi

The BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) have expanded the solar city program by launching ‘Solarize Safdarjung’ and ‘Solarize Kakardooma’ projects in Delhi, according to ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Cost to Install Solar System on a Residential Rooftop Can Range from ₹45,000 to ₹85,000

Cost to Install a 1 kW Solar System on a Residential Rooftop Can Range from ₹45,000 to ₹85,000

In the third article of our series covering all you need to know about rooftop solar systems, we will focus on the installation process. This quick guide will help you ...
/ / Consumers, Solar
Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Stalls at 9.9% at the End of Q3

Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Stalls at 9.9% at the End of Q3

India’s share of renewable energy (including large hydropower projects) crawled to 36.4% in the third quarter of 2020 (Q3 2020) from 36.3% in the previous quarter, according to the data ...
MNRE Extends BIS Exemption for Smaller Solar Module Manufacturers With a Condition

MNRE Extends BIS Exemption for Smaller Solar Module Manufacturers With a Condition

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the exemption for the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification for solar module manufacturers with a production capacity of less ...
Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects will Stand Canceled if SECI Fails to Sign PSA within Six Months

Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects will Stand Canceled if SECI Fails to Sign PSA within Six Months

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued tariff-based competitive bidding guidelines for power procurement from grid-connected solar-wind hybrid projects. The guidelines stated that the Solar Energy Corporation ...