CERC Provides Relief to a 50 MW Solar Thermal Project Delayed Due to Drought

CERC Provides Relief to a 50 MW Solar Thermal Project Delayed Due to Drought

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has extended the scheduled commercial operation date (SCoD) of a 50 MW solar thermal project in Andhra Pradesh. Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
New Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Is June 30, 2020

New Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Set for June 30, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification which states that the deadline for the self-certification of solar inverters has once again been extended by six ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Robotic Module Cleaning Company Skilancer Solar Gets Funding From Venture Catalysts

Robotic Module Cleaning Company Skilancer Solar Gets Funding From Venture Catalysts

Venture Catalysts, an integrated incubator, recently invested an undisclosed amount in Noida-based Skilancer Solar, a solar module cleaning solutions provider. Skilancer Solar specializes in providing a robotic cleaning system which ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
MNRE Directs Wind Developers to Comply with Ministry of Defense’s Directions

MNRE Directs Wind Developers to Comply with Ministry of Defense’s Directions

In a letter to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and wind project developers, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has directed the wind power developers in the vicinity of ...
/ / Other, Wind
TMEIC and Sungrow Led the Solar Inverter Supplier Leaderboard in 1H 2019

TMEIC and Sungrow Led the Solar Inverter Supplier Leaderboard in 1H 2019

In the first half of 2019 (1H 2019), TMEIC emerged as the top supplier of solar inverters to the Indian market with a market share of approximately 20% while Sungrow ...
Gujarat and Tamil Nadu Have Offshore Wind Energy Potential of 70 GW_ MNRE

Gujarat and Tamil Nadu Have Offshore Wind Energy Potential of 70 GW: MNRE

The Ministry of Renewable Energy (MNRE) recently told the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy that India has an offshore wind energy potential of around 70 GW in parts along the ...
/ / Wind
MNRE Plans To Bundle Thermal with Solar and Wind for Round-the-Clock Power Supply

MNRE Plans To Bundle Thermal with Solar and Wind for Round-the-Clock Power Supply

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has come up with a draft plan to supply round-the-clock (RTC) power from renewable (solar, wind, and hydro) projects, which will be ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
DISCOMs Can Pass on Incentives to Solar Project Owners Under KUSUM Program

DISCOMs Can Pass on Incentives to Solar Project Owners Under KUSUM Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification for the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Uttham Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program which states that the distribution companies ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
A Round Up of Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables for December

A Round Up of Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables for December

December witnessed some key policy announcements, both at the central and the state level, aimed at removing the bottlenecks and facilitating the growth of the renewable sector, especially solar. Here ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Issues Guidelines for DISCOMs Procuring Power from Decentralized Solar Projects

MNRE Issues Guidelines for DISCOMs Procuring Power from Decentralized Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines to develop decentralized solar power projects in the country. “The draft guidelines were placed on the ministry’s website for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Committee on Energy Sceptical of India’s Ability to Achieve its Solar Target for 2022

Committee on Energy Sceptical of India’s Ability to Achieve its Solar Target for 2022

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy has expressed its concerns about the performance of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the country’s ability to achieve its 100 ...
MNRE Amends Guidelines for Dispute Resolution Mechanism for Wind and Solar Developers

MNRE Amends Guidelines for Dispute Resolution Mechanism for Wind and Solar Developers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the order related to the Dispute Resolution Mechanism to resolve disputes between solar, wind developers, and the Solar Energy Corporation ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Rajasthan Invites Applications to Lease Land for Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program

Rajasthan Invites Applications to Lease Land for Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RREC) has invited applications from interested entities to set up solar projects on their own or offer their land on lease under the Component-A of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Over 12 GW of Wind Capacity Awarded as of October 2019_ MNRE

Over 12 GW of Wind Capacity Awarded as of October 2019: MNRE

According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), wind power projects with the capacity of over 12 GW have been awarded across the country against 15.1 GW of ...
/ / Wind
Government has Released Nearly ₹85 Billion on Solar Programs Since 2016_ RK Singh

Government has Released Nearly ₹85 Billion on Solar Programs Since 2016: RK Singh

Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Union Power Minister R.K Singh explained the state of solar generation in the country, highlighting the key facts, progress made towards targets, funding provided, and ...
Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables from November 2019

Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables from November 2019

The month of November witnessed some key policy announcements and modifications in the domestic renewable industry, especially solar. During the course of the month, the central and state government agencies ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Seeks Bidders for an Evaluation Study of its Biogas and Thermal Energy Program

MNRE Seeks Bidders for an Evaluation Study of its Biogas and Thermal Energy Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) for an independent third-party evaluation study of its biogas-based power generation (off-grid) and thermal energy ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
RK Singh Sheds Light on Center’s Dispute with Andhra Pradesh over Solar, Wind Tariffs

RK Singh Sheds Light on Center’s Dispute with Andhra Pradesh over Solar, Wind Tariffs

In response to a question raised in the Lok Sabha, Union Power Minister R.K. Singh has shed light on the ongoing renewable energy dispute between Andhra Pradesh government and the ...
Uttarakhand Seeks Interested Bidders for 10 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Uttarakhand Seeks Interested Bidders for 10 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) has floated a tender inviting expression of interest (EoI) for the rate contract and empanelment of vendors for grid-connected rooftop solar power projects between ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tamil Nadu Likely to Set Solar RPO for FY 2020 at 6%

Tamil Nadu Likely to Set Solar RPO for FY 2020 at 6%

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has invited suggestions and comments on the proposed amendments to its Renewable Energy Purchase Obligations (RPOs). The commission has been mandated to set ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Entities Can Choose Proportion of Wind and Solar Sources in Hybrid Projects to Meet RPO

Entities Can Choose Proportion of Wind and Solar Sources in Hybrid Projects to Meet RPO

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has revised its National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy to state that the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) contribution of obligated entities that consume energy ...
Solar Developers Can Install DC Capacity Higher than the Project’s Contracted AC Capacity

Solar Developers Can Install DC Capacity Higher than the Project’s Contracted AC Capacity

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an advisory that clarifies that as long as a solar PV project is in accordance with the contracted alternating current ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Month in a Minute_ News Highlights from India’s Renewable Sector in October 2019

Month in a Minute: News Highlights from India’s Renewable Sector in October 2019

Compared to the previous month, there was a lull in India’s renewable energy sector mainly due to the long festive season in October. However, there were some important highlights and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
MNRE Writes to SECI About Extensions for Wind Projects Affected by Land Policy Changes

MNRE Writes to SECI About Extensions for Wind Projects Affected by Land Policy Changes

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has written to the Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) about granting an extension to wind projects (tranches 1 to V) ...
/ / Wind
Policy Highlights for Solar and Other Renewable Sources from October 2019

Policy Highlights for Solar and Other Renewable Sources from October 2019

The month of October witnessed several important renewable energy policy announcements, especially in the solar sector. One of the most important announcements of the month was a clarification issued by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar