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
Renewable Projects Under Construction Get 75-Day Extension Amid Covid-19 Crisis

Renewable Projects Under Construction Get 75-Day Extension Amid Covid-19 Crisis

In a move to provide the much-needed relief to renewable developers amid the second surge of Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), in its latest notification, ...
Empanelment Tender Announced for Rooftop Solar Systems in Chandigarh

Empanelment Tender Announced for Rooftop Solar Systems in Chandigarh

The Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science & Technology Promotion Society (CREST) has invited expression of interest (EoI) from engineering, procurement, and construction companies (EPC), manufacturers, and system integrators to empanel ...
MERC Unscheduled Power from Captive Biomass Project Not Considered for RPO

MERC: Unscheduled Power from Captive Biomass Project Not Considered for RPO

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent order, has rejected the plea of BILT Graphic Paper Products to offset the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) for its Bhigwan unit ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Three-Month Extension Granted to Power Transmission Projects Affected by Covid-19

Three-Month Extension Granted to Power Transmission Projects Affected by Covid-19

In an important announcement, the Ministry of Power (MoP) has granted an extension of three months to all interstate transmission projects under construction, with the scheduled commercial operation date (SCOD) ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Empanelment Tender Issued for 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

Empanelment Tender Issued for 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

The Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation (CESC), has invited an expression of interest for the empanelment of installers to set up grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems totaling 10 MW. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Uttarakhand Issues Empanelment Tender for Rooftop Solar Systems of 1 kW to 500 kW

Uttarakhand Issues Empanelment Tender for Rooftop Solar Systems of 1 kW to 500 kW

The Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) has invited bids for the empanelment of installers for grid-connected rooftop solar systems of 1 kW to 500 kW capacity at various places in ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: GE to Supply Wind Turbines to Continuum’s 148 MW Wind Project

Daily News Wrap-Up: GE to Supply Wind Turbines to Continuum’s 148 MW Wind Project

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: GE Renewable Energy has been selected by Continuum Green Energy India to supply, install, and commission 55 ...
Andhra High Court Quashes the 6.4 GW Solar Project Tender by APEGCL

Andhra High Court Quashes the 6.4 GW Solar Project Tender by APEGCL

The High Court of Andhra Pradesh has upheld the petition filed by Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL) and quashed the request for selection (RfS) and the draft power purchase ...
Bids Invited to Install 5 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings in Uttar Pradesh

Bids Invited to Install 5 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings in Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has invited online bids for the installation of grid-connected rooftop solar projects under the capital expenditure (CAPEX) model across government ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
ALMM Effect: Solar Developers Worried About Supply, Module Makers Unconcerned

ALMM Effect: Solar Developers Worried About Supply, Module Makers Unconcerned

To closely monitor the component solar suppliers and their manufacturing facilities, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has made it mandatory for solar cell and module manufacturers to ...
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Chhattisgarh Floats Tender for 15,000 Lead Acid Batteries for Solar Applications

The Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) has invited bids to procure 15,000 low-maintenance lead-acid batteries with a five-year on-site warranty for solar applications of different capacities in the ...
Rajasthan Rooftop Solar Installers Question Latest Capacity Allocated by Nodal Agency

Rajasthan Rooftop Solar Installers Question Latest Capacity Allocated by Nodal Agency

The Renewable Energy Association of Rajasthan (REAR) has raised a series of queries with the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RREC) after the latter allocated an additional 5,600 kW capacity under ...
_Solar Industry Reacts PLI Program Good for Large Manufacturers; MSMEs Left Out

Solar Industry Reacts: PLI Program Good for Large Manufacturers; MSMEs Left Out

India has launched a performance-linked incentive (PLI) program to support vertically integrated, gigawatt-scale manufacturing of high-efficiency solar modules. The implementing agency – the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), has ...
Solar Developers Ask For Stay on Anti-Dumping Probe, Court Gives Time for Feedback

Solar Developers Ask for Stay on Anti-Dumping Probe, Court Gives Time for Feedback

The Delhi High Court has directed the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) to extend the deadline for providing feedback for the anti-dumping investigation on imported solar cells and modules ...
Bidders Go to Court Over Lack of Transparency in EESL’s Solar Pumps Auction

Bidders Go to Court Over Lack of Transparency in EESL’s Solar Pumps Auction

Last week, the Delhi High Court directed the Government of India to respond to a petition filed by domestic solar manufacturers, who have requested the termination of the Pradhan Mantri ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up Tata Power Solar to Build a 210 MW Solar Project for NTPC

Daily News Wrap-Up: Tata Power Solar to Build a 210 MW Solar Project for NTPC

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Tata Power Solar has received a Letter of Award from NTPC to build a 210 MW solar ...
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MNRE Increases Time Allowed for Commissioning CPSU Solar Projects to 30 Months

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the commissioning for solar projects under Tranche-III of the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) program Phase-II to 30 months from ...
IREDA Posts a Record 61% YoY Growth in After-Tax Profits in FY 2020-21

IREDA Posts a Record 61% YoY Growth in After-Tax Profits in FY 2020-21

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) posted a profit after tax of ₹3.46 billion (~$47.75 million) as against ₹2.1 billion (~$29.67 million) in the last financial year (FY), registering ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Ministry of Power to Set Up National Mission on Biomass Use in Coal-Fired Thermal Plants

Ministry of Power to Set Up National Mission on Biomass Use in Coal-Fired Thermal Plants

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has decided to set up a national mission on the use of biomass in coal-powered thermal power plants. The main purpose of the mission is to ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy