SECI to Invite Bids for 1 GWh Standalone Battery Energy Storage System Pilot Project

SECI to Invite Bids for 1 GWh Standalone Battery Energy Storage System Pilot Project

The Government of India has given the go-ahead for inviting an expression of interest (EoI) to install a 1 GWh battery energy storage system (BESS) as a pilot project. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Domestic Content Requirement - Helping or Hurting KUSUM Solar Pump Program

Domestic Content Requirement – Helping or Hurting KUSUM Solar Pump Program?

The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) program was announced by the government to provide financial and water security to farmers by mobilizing solar projects and solar-powered water ...
Month in a Minute Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in September 2021

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in September 2021

Here is a recap of some of the most important headlines from August 2021: India’s solar open access installations totaled 209 MW in the second quarter (Q2) of 2021, a ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: JinkoSolar to Build a $500 Million Ingot and Wafer Plant in Vietnam

Daily News Wrap-Up: JinkoSolar to Build a $500 Million Ingot and Wafer Plant in Vietnam

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: JinkoSolar Holding will invest $500 million to build a monocrystalline ingot and wafer manufacturing facility in Quảng ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Generic Tariff of ₹3.51kWh Proposed for Small Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program (1)

Generic Tariff of ₹3.51/kWh Proposed for Small Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has issued a draft to determine the feed-in-tariff (FiT) for decentralized solar projects with 500 kW to 2MW capacity. These projects come under ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
IREDA's 5 GW CPSU Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 1,960 MW

IREDA’s 5 GW CPSU Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 1,960 MW

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency's (IREDA) tender for 5 GW grid-connected solar projects (Tranche-III) under the central public sector undertaking (CPSU) program (Phase-II) has received a strong response from ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Month in a Minute Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in August 2021

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in August 2021

Here is a recap of some of the most important headlines from August 2021: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) announced that the country’s installed renewable energy capacity ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Deadline to Complete Solar Projects Under Component-A of KUSUM Program Extended

Deadline to Complete Solar Projects Under Component-A of KUSUM Program Extended

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the time given to complete grid-connected solar projects under ‘component-A’ of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tripura Floats Empanelment Tender for 1 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

Tripura Floats Empanelment Tender for 1 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

The Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL) has invited bids to empanel developers to design, supply, install, and commission 1 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects on residential buildings at ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE Hikes Benchmark Costs for Rooftop Solar Projects in FY 2022 (1)

MNRE Announces New Benchmark Costs for Off-Grid Solar Systems for FY 2022

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has notified new benchmark costs for off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and decentralized solar PV systems for the financial year (FY) 2021-22. The new ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Renewable Energy Installations Reach 100 GW Milestone in India

Renewable Energy Installations Reach 100 GW Milestone in India

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has announced that the country’s installed renewable energy capacity has crossed the 100 GW milestone. This excludes large hydropower projects. The installed renewable ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: EESL to Receive ₹4.25 billion in Equity Investment from Power Grid

Daily News Wrap-Up: EESL to Receive ₹4.25 Billion in Equity Investment from Power Grid

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) has decided to increase its shareholding in Energy Efficiency Services Limited ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
IREDA Amends Tender for Solar Module Manufacturing Under PLI Program

IREDA Amends Tender for Solar Module Manufacturing Under PLI Program

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) has amended certain conditions in the request for selection (RfS) issued for a tender floated under the production-linked incentive (PLI) program. In ...
/ / Modules, Solar
MNRE Invites EoI from Consultants to Evaluate Ultra-Mega Solar Projects & Parks Program

MNRE Invites EoI from Consultants to Evaluate Ultra-Mega Solar Projects & Parks Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) from consultants to evaluate the program to develop solar parks and ultra-mega solar power projects ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Empanelment Tender Issued for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems in Haryana

Empanelment Tender Issued for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems in Haryana

The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVNL) has invited expression of interest for empanelment of agencies to set up grid-connected residential rooftop solar systems of capacities ranging from 1 kW ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up: Reliance and Swiggy Ink Pact to Power Food Delivery in India with EVs

Daily News Wrap-Up: Reliance and Swiggy Ink Pact to Power Food Delivery in India with EVs

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Fuel retailer Reliance BP Mobility Limited and food delivery app Swiggy have inked a pact to deploy ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended to December 31, 2021

Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended to December 31, 2021

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a fresh notification extending the self-certification of solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters from June 30, 2021, to December 31, 2021, subject ...
/ / Inverters & BOS, Solar
MNRE Provided ₹1.92 Billion to States for Biogas Projects in the Last 3 Years

MNRE Provided ₹1.92 Billion to States for Biogas Projects in the Last 3 Years

Union Minister R.K. Singh, responding to a question in the Rajya Sabha, stated that the government has provided central financial assistance of ₹1.92 billion (~$25.88 million) to states for the ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Karnataka Retains Generic Tariff of ₹3.26kWh for Wind Projects in FY 2021-22

Karnataka Retains Generic Tariff of ₹3.26/kWh for Wind Projects in FY 2021-22

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in a recent order, ruled that the generic tariff for wind power projects will continue to be ₹3.26 (~$0.044)/kWh as determined in the earlier ...
/ / Wind
SECI Not a Nodal Agency for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects Anymore

SECI Not a Nodal Agency for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects Anymore

According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) newly introduced amendments to the competitive bidding process guidelines for grid-connected wind-solar hybrid projects, the Solar Energy Corporation of India ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Empanelment and Rate Contract Tender Floated for Off-Grid Solar Projects

Empanelment and Rate Contract Tender Floated for Off-Grid Solar Projects

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has announced a tender for empanelment of vendors and inviting rate contract for the supply, erection, testing, and commissioning of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Government Issues Guidelines for Offshore Wind Power Assessment Study and Survey

Government Issues Guidelines for Offshore Wind Power Assessment Study and Survey

Following the notification of the National Offshore Wind Energy Policy in 2015, the government, through the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), has issued ‘Guidelines for Offshore Wind Power Assessment ...
/ / Wind
Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Rises to 11.2%

Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Rises to 11.2%

India’s installed renewable energy (including large hydro projects) capacity stood at 143.9 GW, accounting for a share of 37.4% in the overall power mix at the end of the second ...
A 1 kW Residential Rooftop Solar System With Subsidy to Cost ₹31,200 in Andhra

A 1 kW Residential Rooftop Solar System With Subsidy to Cost ₹31,200 in Andhra

Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Corporation Limited (APEPDCL) has discovered the lowest bid of ₹50,000 (~$673)/kW for residential rooftop solar systems of up to 1 kW under the capital expenditure ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Ministry of Power gives its nod to net metering for rooftop solar systems up to 500 kW capacity

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in June 2021

Here is a recap of some of the most important headlines from June 2021: The Ministry of Power (MoP) has finally issued the rules concerning net metering for rooftop solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy