India's Solar Supply Chain and Sourcing Strategies

India’s Solar Supply Chain and Sourcing Strategies

India witnessed high growth in new solar capacity additions as the country recovered from the impacts of the Covid-19. With increasing solar installations, solar developers' demand for solar modules and ...
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Rajasthan Electronics Invites Bids for 3,000 DCR Mono or Polycrystalline Solar Modules

Rajasthan Electronics Invites Bids for 3,000 DCR Mono or Polycrystalline Solar Modules

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, has invited bids to supply 3,000 mono or polycrystalline solar modules ...
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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 ...
Rajasthan Electronics Floats Tender for 10,000 Polycrystalline Solar Modules

Rajasthan Electronics Floats Tender for 10,000 Polycrystalline Solar Modules

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Union and the Rajasthan governments, has invited bids to procure 5,000 polycrystalline solar modules of 330 W and 335 ...
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Bids Invited for a 2 MW Ground-Mounted Solar Project in Kerala

Bids Invited for a 2 MW Ground-Mounted Solar Project in Kerala

Autokast Limited, a Kerala government-owned foundry unit, has floated a tender to develop a 2 MW grid-connected ground-mounted solar project at its factory in Cherthala, Kerala. The last date to submit ...
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Hindustan Petroleum Releases Tender for a 1.3 MW Solar Project in Karnataka

Hindustan Petroleum Releases Tender for a 1.3 MW Solar Project in Karnataka

The Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), a state-owned oil and natural gas company, has invited bids to develop a 1.3 MW ground-mounted solar project at its Yediyur Receiving Station in ...
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IREDA’s 10 GW Solar Module Manufacturing Tender Receives Strong Response

IREDA’s 10 GW Solar Module Manufacturing Tender Receives Strong Response

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA)’s tender for setting up manufacturing capacities for vertically-integrated high-efficiency solar modules under the production-linked incentive (PLI) program received a strong response from the ...
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Tender Floated for 7,000 Monocrystalline or Mono PERC Solar Modules

Tender Floated for 7,000 Monocrystalline or Mono PERC Solar Modules

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments (REIL) has invited bids for contract manufacturing of 7,000 monocrystalline or mono passivated emitter and rear cell (mono PERC) solar modules. The modules should have a ...
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It is Still Early Days for New Solar Module Technologies to Gain Wider Acceptance

It is Still Early Days for New Solar Module Technologies to Gain Wider Acceptance

Mercom hosted a webinar on September 8, 2021, to discuss the impact of the rapidly changing module manufacturing landscape on the project's levelized cost of energy (LCOE). The webinar focused ...
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Department of Atomic Energy Invites Bids for a 1.73 MW Solar Project

Department of Atomic Energy Invites Bids for a 1.73 MW Solar Project

The Directorate of Purchase and Stores, Department of Atomic Energy, has invited bids to supply, install, commission, and maintain a 1.73 MW grid-connected (without battery bank) solar project at the ...
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Coal India Seeks Equity Partner for a 4 GW Vertically Integrated Solar Module Facility

Coal India Seeks Equity Partner for a 4 GW Vertically Integrated Solar Module Facility

Coal India Limited (CIL) has invited bids for shortlisting equity partners to set up a 4 GW solar ingot-wafer-cell-module manufacturing facility. CIL plans to associate with the equity partner to ...
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Rajasthan Electronics Floats Tender for 200,000 Mono or Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Rajasthan Electronics Floats Tender for 200,000 Mono or Multicrystalline Solar Cells

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, has invited bids for the supply of 200,000 monocrystalline or ...
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Tender Floated for 36,000 Raw Material Kits for Production of Solar Modules

Tender Floated for 36,000 Raw Material Kits for Production of Solar Modules

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, has invited bids for the supply of 36,000 raw material kits ...
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Bids Invited for 4.5 MW of Solar Projects at Thermal Power Stations in Gujarat

Bids Invited for 4.5 MW of Solar Projects at Thermal Power Stations in Gujarat

The Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has invited bids for 4.5 MW of grid-connected solar projects. A 2.5 MW solar project will be developed at Gandhinagar thermal power station ...
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BHEL Invites Bids for 1.5 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

BHEL Invites Bids for 1.5 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids for the supply of 1.513 million multicrystalline solar cells with a wattage output of 4.67 Wp. The cells should be five busbars ...
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BHEL Invites Bids for Multicrystalline Solar Modules for a 6.5 MW Rooftop Solar Project

BHEL Invites Bids for Multicrystalline Solar Modules for a 6.5 MW Rooftop Solar Project

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids from solar module manufacturers to supply multicrystalline solar modules to be used in the 6.5 MW Nalanda rooftop solar project in Bihar ...
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EPC Costs May Rise in the Next Few Quarters Due to Rising Component Prices

Solar EPC Costs May Rise in the Next Few Quarters Due to Rising Component Prices

Mercom hosted a webinar on August 13, 2021, to understand the critical role solar engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies play in the Indian solar segment while mitigating the challenges ...
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Sterling and Wilson Solar’s Revenue Jumps 11.8% in Q1 FY 2022

Sterling and Wilson Solar’s Revenue Jumps 11.8% in Q1 FY 2022

Sterling and Wilson Solar, the solar engineering and construction arm of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, has recorded a revenue of ₹11.95 billion (~$161.12 million) in the first quarter (Q1) of the ...
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Indian Solar Imports and Exports in 1H Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Indian Solar Imports and Exports in 1H Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Imports of solar cells and modules surged by a staggering 1,000% in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2021, totaling $762 million (~₹56.6 billion) as compared to ...
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Canadian Solar's Net Revenue Increased 105% to $1.43 Billion in Q2 2021

Canadian Solar’s Net Revenue Increased 105% to $1.43 Billion in Q2 2021

Canada-based module manufacturer Canadian Solar released its financial results for the second quarter (Q2) of 2021 and reported a 105% year-over-year (YoY) increase in its net revenue to $1.43 billion from $695.84 ...
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Premier Energies to Make Half-Cut and Bifacial Modules at its New Facility

Premier Energies to Make Half-Cut and Bifacial Modules at its New Facility

Domestic solar module manufacturers are slowly ramping up capacities to supply India's solar project pipeline of over 53 GW and another 24.1 GW of projects tendered and pending auctions as of ...
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Solar Module Manufacturers in Asia Account of 92% of the Global Production: Report

Solar Module Manufacturers in Asia Account of 92% of the Global Production: Report

In its latest report, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) has stated that manufacturers in Asia accounted for 92% (over 130 GW) of global solar module production in 2020, ...
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Tata Power to Install a 10 MW Captive Solar Project for CEAT Tires

Tata Power to Install a 10 MW Captive Solar Project for CEAT Tyres

CEAT, a multinational tyre manufacturing company, has engaged Tata Power to develop a 10 MW captive solar project at Tata Power’s Solapur site in Maharashtra. CEAT will procure electricity from ...
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Can Solar Developers Take Advantage of Duty-Free Period Ahead

Can Solar Developers Take Advantage of Duty-Free Period Ahead?

Solar developers in India are facing two important dates - the safeguard duty (15%) set to end on July 29, 2021, and the basic customs duty (BCD) of 40% on ...
BHEL Invites Bids for a Solar Compact Station for 8 MW Project in Mauritius

BHEL Invites Bids for a Solar Compact Station for 8 MW Project in Mauritius

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids for the supply and commissioning of a solar compact station for an 8 MW project at Tamarind Falls in Henrietta, Mauritius. The ...