India-Denmark Collaborative Study Identifies 15 Offshore Wind Sites

India-Denmark Collaborative Study Identifies 15 Offshore Wind Sites

A Danish-Indian collaborative study, which aims to support India’s 30 GW offshore wind target by 2030, has identified fifteen zones for the first offshore wind development project. The study was ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Wind
Haryana Supply Department Invites Bids for 30 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

Haryana Supply Department Invites Bids for 30 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

Haryana’s Supply and Disposals Department has invited bids to install and commission 30 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar power systems on government buildings in the state. The last date to ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Regulatory Approval Granted for Repowering Wind Projects in Karnataka

Regulatory Approval Granted for Repowering Wind Projects in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has ruled that all existing wind projects in the state can undergo repowering, which means the project can replace old and outdated turbines with ...
/ / Other, Wind
Daily News Wrap-Up: Google Signs 5 TWh PPA with Engie for Offshore Wind Farm

MNRE Issues Draft Tender to Lease Sea Bed for 4 GW of Offshore Wind Projects

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a draft tender to select wind power developers for leasing sea-bed areas to develop 4 GW of offshore wind power projects ...
/ / Other, Wind
IREDA's Loan Approvals for Renewables Swells by 89% QoQ in Q2 FY23

IREDA’s Loan Approvals for Renewables Swell by 89% QoQ in Q2 FY23

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has posted a profit of ₹1.84 billion (~$22.83 million) in the second quarter (Q2) of the financial year (FY) 2023, marking an increase of ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
MNRE Approves ₹8.5 Billion National Bioenergy Program

MNRE Approves ₹8.5 Billion National Bioenergy Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has notified the National Bioenergy Program, valid from FY 2021-22 to FY 2025-26. The program has been recommended for implementation in two phases ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: MNRE Amends Bidding Rules for Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Projects

Daily News Wrap-Up: MNRE Amends Bidding Rules for Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Projects

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for tariff-based competitive bidding to ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Madhya Pradesh to Set Up Manufacturing Zones for Solar, Wind Energy Equipment

Madhya Pradesh to Set Up Manufacturing Zones for Solar, Wind Energy Equipment

Madhya Pradesh Industrial Development Corporation (MPIDC) has been declared the successful bidder to set up manufacturing zones for solar and other renewable energy equipment, including power transmission-related equipment. In April ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar’s Share in the Installed Power Capacity Mix Rises to 14.7% at the End of Q3 2022

Solar’s Share in the Installed Power Capacity Mix Rises to 14.7% at the End of Q3 2022

India’s installed renewable energy capacity, including large hydro projects, stood at 163.7 GW, accounting for a 40.3% share of the overall power capacity mix at the end of the third ...
Bids Invited for Developing 9.7 MW Rooftop Solar Projects in Odisha

Bids Invited for Developing 9.7 MW Rooftop Solar Projects in Odisha

The Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) has invited a request for proposal (RfP) to develop 9.71 MW of rooftop solar projects on government buildings in Odisha. The bids are ...
MNRE Seeks Stakeholder Comments on Repowering Wind Projects Below 2 MW Capacity

MNRE Seeks Stakeholder Comments on Repowering Wind Projects Below 2 MW Capacity

India has an estimated wind repowering potential of 25.4 GW considering wind turbines of less than 2 MW capacity, according to the ‘Policy for Repowering of the Wind Power Projects, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Wind
Wind Installations in India Grew by 129% YoY with 878 MW Added in Q3 2022

Wind Installations in India Grew by 129% YoY with 878 MW Added in Q3 2022

India installed 878 MW of wind capacity in the third quarter (Q3) of 2022, a 129% year-over-year (YoY) increase compared to 384 MW installed in the same period last year ...
Future Uncertain but Open Access and Net Metering Projects Still Attractive Despite ALMM

Future Uncertain but Open Access and Net Metering Projects Still Attractive Despite ALMM

The widely expected relief for net metering and open access projects has failed to materialize after the September 30 deadline was allowed to expire without an extension from the government ...
SECI Paid ₹8.13 Billion to Wind and Solar Power Generators in August 2022

SECI Paid ₹8.13 Billion to Wind and Solar Power Generators in August 2022

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) released ₹8.13 billion (~$98.3 million) in payments to solar and wind power generators for the power purchased in August 2022. The disbursal accounted ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Phase II of Residential Rooftop Solar Program Extended Until March 31, 2026

Phase II of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Program Extended Until March 31, 2026

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended Phase II of the ‘Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Program’ until March 31, 2026. The program has been extended without any addition ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up: ALMM Updated With 67 Solar Module Manufacturers

Daily News Wrap-Up: ALMM Updated With 67 Solar Module Manufacturers

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an updated list of models and module ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Bids Invited for Installation of 25 Solar Cold Storage Units in Uttar Pradesh

Bids Invited for Installation of 25 Solar Cold Storage Units in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has invited bids for the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of 25 solar cold storage units on a turnkey basis. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up: MNRE Allows Part Commissioning of ISTS Solar Projects in lots of 10 MW

Daily News Wrap-Up: MNRE Allows Part Commissioning of ISTS Solar Projects in lots of 10 MW

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) recently approved part commissioning of inter-state transmission (ISTS) connected ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
BIS Certification Must be Updated and Expedited to Keep Pace with Solar Technologies

BIS Certification Must be Updated and Expedited to Keep Pace with Solar Technologies

Solar module manufacturers have urged the government to update the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for photovoltaic systems and other related -equipment to align with international norms revised last year ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Solar
Solar Developer's Plea for Commissioning Deadline Extension Rejected

Solar Developer’s Plea for Commissioning Deadline Extension Rejected

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) recently rejected a solar developer's plea seeking an extension of the commissioning deadline on the grounds of 'force majeure' events and said that ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
FDI Inflow Into India’s Renewable Energy Sector Surged 269% YoY in Q1 FY 2023

FDI Inflow Into India’s Renewable Energy Sector Surged 269% YoY in Q1 FY 2023

Foreign Direct investment (FDI) in India’s renewable energy sector stood at $949.45 million (₹75,555 million) in the first quarter (Q1) of the financial year (FY) 2022-23, an increase of 269% ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
SECI Released ₹9.54 Billion for Wind and Solar Power Purchased in July 2022

SECI Released ₹9.54 Billion for Wind and Solar Power Purchased in July 2022

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) released ₹9.54 billion (~$119.6 million) in payments to solar and wind power generators for the power purchased in July 2022. The disbursed amount ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up: KP Energy to Build Wind Projects for Aditya Birla

Why India’s Wind Potential Still Remains Largely Untapped

The National Institute of Wind Energy, NIWE's recent resource assessment indicates a gross wind power potential of 302 GW in the country at 100-meter hub height and 695.50 GW at ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: Updated ALMM has 66 Solar Module Manufacturers Enlisted

Daily News Wrap-Up: Updated ALMM has 66 Solar Module Manufacturers Enlisted

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an updated list of models and module ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
IREDA Records 19% YoY Jump in Profit to ₹2.25 Billion in Q1 FY 23

IREDA Records 19% YoY Jump in Profit to ₹2.25 Billion in Q1 FY 23

A non-banking financial company (NBFC) under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) posted a total income of ₹7.86 billion (~$98.69 million) ...