Adani Seeks Bidders to Purchase 700 MW of Solar Power, With 350 MW under Greenshoe Option

Renewable Energy Projects Received $505 Million in Central Financial Assistance

In a question and answer session in Rajya Sabha, the Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy, R.K Singh declared the state-wise central financial assistance (CFA) that was released ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Deadline for Self-certification of Solar Modules Extended by Another 3 Months

Deadline for Self-certification of Solar Modules Extended by Another 3 Months

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the deadline for the self-certification of solar photovoltaic modules (crystalline and thin film, including bifacial type) by three months. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
KREDL Auctions 760 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV to be Developed Across Karnataka

Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi Smart City Invites Bids for a 1.2 MW Solar Project

Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi Smart City Limited has invited bids for the development of a 1.2 MW ground-mounted solar project at a water treatment plant near Vallanadu. The brief scope of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Payment Security Mechanism for Solar Projects under VGF Program Gets ₹5 Billion Fund

Payment Security Mechanism for Solar Projects under VGF Program Gets ₹5 Billion Fund

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced the guidelines for the payment security mechanism (PSM) for projects allocated under the viability gap funding (VGF) program. This has ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
2019 Begins with a Sharp Decline in Solar Auction Activity While 6.5 GW of solar capa

2019 Begins with a Sharp Decline in Solar Auction Activity

Auction activity was extremely anemic in January with only 135 MW of solar capacity auctioned, a steep decline compared to over 2 GW of capacity that was auctioned in the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttar Pradesh Invites Bids for 200 MW in its Private Sector Owned Solar Park

Public Sector Units to Develop 12 GW of Solar Projects in 4 Years Using Domestic Modules

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the proposal for the implementation of setting up 12,000 MW of grid-connected solar PV power projects under the Central Public Sector ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
News Highlights from India’s Solar Industry in January 2019

News Highlights from India’s Solar Industry in January 2019

The first month of 2019 witnessed some key announcements in the Indian renewable sector. For instance, the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR ) issued its final findings for the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Floats Tender for 50,000 Solar Water Pumping Systems

MNRE Seeks Stakeholder Comments on BIS Standards for Solar Pumps

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum requesting for views of stakeholders on the BIS standards for solar PV water pumping systems. Earlier, the Bureau ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Renewable Energy Policy Highlights from January 2019

Renewable Energy Policy Highlights from January 2019

Gujarat issued regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement for solar and wind generation in the first month of 2019 joining Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Telangana, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Extends Deadline for 1 GW of Offshore Wind Projects in Gujarat

To Boost India’s Offshore Wind Sector, MNRE Issues Draft Lease Rules

Though the government has announced big plans to utilize the country’s offshore wind potential, there has been no progress in terms of project development so far. To this end, the ...
/ / Other, Wind
Salem Smart City Invites Bids for Rooftop Solar Projects

Small Solar Prosumers in Goa Will Now Get 50% Subsidy

The Goa government has approved the amendments in the Goa State Solar Policy – 2017. The policy aims to provide subsidy of up to 50 percent for small prosumers in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Himachal Pradesh Increases State’s Solar RPO to 7.25 Percent for FY 2019-20

1 GW of Solar Projects to be Developed in Northeastern States Under MNRE’s VGF Program

In a notification issued on Wednesday, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) announced that it has received the approval by the President of India for the implementation of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
How Low Did It Go_ 5 Lowest Solar Tariffs Quoted in 2018

MNRE’s New Portal Issues Concessional Customs Duty Certificates to Solar Developers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has launched a new website for solar developers that will issue concessional customs duty certificates. These concessional certificates are given for setting ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tripura University Installs 500 kW Rooftop Solar System

Tripura University Installs 500 kW Rooftop Solar System

Tripura University, established under the central government of India, has announced that it has installed rooftop solar systems totaling 500 kW at its premises, spread over multiple buildings at the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
MNRE Approves Program on Energy from Urban, Industrial and Agricultural Wastes

Delhi Commission Directs DISCOM to Sign PPA for Waste to Energy Project

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has ordered the distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the national capital to enter into power purchase agreements (PPAs) for procuring power from Tehkhand Waste to ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
India Launches National Clean Air Program to Fight Pollution

India Launches National Clean Air Program to Fight Pollution

India has launched a program to battle the increasing level of pollutants in the air. The National Clean Air Program (NCAP) is a time-bound national level strategy for pan India ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
72 Years After Independence, Leh and Kargil Connected to National Electricity Grid

72 Years After Independence, Leh and Kargil Connected to National Electricity Grid

Leh and Kargil, two of India’s most difficult and inhospitable terrains, have finally been connected to the national electricity grid. This feat, achieved after 72 years of independence, was made ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Uttar Pradesh Invites Bids for 200 MW in its Private Sector Owned Solar Park

MNRE Amends Bidding Guidelines for Solar Projects; Reduces Commissioning Timeframe

The Ministry of Power has amended the competitive bidding guidelines for the procurement of power from grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, incorporating changes to further the pace of solar installations ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Government Working on Grid Strengthening and Preventing Future Grid Disturbances

Rajasthan’s Amendments to Deviation Settlement Regulations for Grid-Connected Power

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued draft amendments to the 2017 regulations on deviation settlement mechanism for grid-connected power. The draft is up for comments and suggestions up to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Tirupati Smart City Invites Tender for 6 MW of Solar Projects

2018 Ends with a Bang with Solar Tenders of Over 13 GW Announced in December

After a lull, the month of December 2018 witnessed a huge surge in tender announcements, nearly nine times more than the 1.4 GW tendered in November 2018. This was also ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Broadens the Definition of ‘Storage’ in its Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy

Andhra Pradesh Reveals New Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy

The Andhra Pradesh government has issued Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Policy-2018 to encourage energy generation from wind and solar hybrid projects in the state. The state government has set a target ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
USTDA Funds Feasibility Study to Assess Viability of a 100 MW Solar Project in Mozambique

MNRE to Announce a List of Approved Solar Manufacturers for Government Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an important notification which states that the government will soon issue a list of solar manufacturers and models that will ...
ABB, Sungrow and Huawei Named Top Inverter Suppliers for the Indian Solar Market in 2017

Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended by Six Months

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the deadline for BIS certification of solar inverters by six months. The new deadline is June 30, 2019. The decision was ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
The Effective Rate of GST on Solar Projects is 8.9%, Argues SPDA in Letter to Jaitley

The Effective Rate of GST on Solar Projects is 8.9%, Argues SPDA in Letter to Jaitley

Keeping in view the lingering uncertainty regarding the applicable rate of GST on various components that go into the making of a solar project, the GST Council, in its 31st ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
KERC Directs State Distribution Companies to Submit Wind PPAs for Approval

CERC Seeks Consultants to Study Regulatory Impact of REC Mechanism

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has published the terms of reference for the study of regulatory impact of renewable energy certificate (REC) mechanism. REC, which was designed to facilitate inter-state ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy