MNRE Adds More Projects to Comply With the ALMM Order, Including Open Access

MNRE Adds More Projects to Comply With the ALMM Order, Including Open Access

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued amendments to the ‘Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) of Solar Modules (requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2019.’ As ...
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Mercom India's Most Read News Stories from 2021

Mercom India’s Most Read News Stories from 2021

An eventful year for the renewable energy industry, 2021 presented opportunities and challenges in equal measure. New targets were set, and milestones crossed during the year, paving the way for ...
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Bids Invited for 1.1 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Maharashtra

Bids Invited for 1.1 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Maharashtra

The Kagal Municipal Council, Maharashtra, has invited bids to design, engineering, supply, installation, testing, and commission an aggregate capacity of 1.1 MW of rooftop solar projects at various locations. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Malaysia's Renewable Energy Target for 2025 Will be Driven By Solar Report

Malaysia’s Renewable Energy Target for 2025 Will be Driven By Solar: Report

Malaysia's 2025 target to have 31% of total power capacity from renewable energy sources is expected to be supported by the strong solar sector growth, Fitch Solutions, a London-based research firm, ...
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West Bengal Prepares to Implement Net Metering Program for Rooftop Solar Systems

West Bengal Prepares to Implement Net Metering Program for Rooftop Solar Systems

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has directed India Power Corporation Limited (IPCL) to modify its proposed net metering connection procedure within seven days. The Commission also directed IPCL ...
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Net Metering Request of a Government Entity for 3.7 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems Rejected

Net Metering Request of a Government Entity for 3.7 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems Rejected

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has rejected an industrial consumer’s petition seeking net metering approval for its grid-connected rooftop solar projects under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) ...
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Bids Invited for 1.1 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems Under RESCO Model in Puducherry

Bids Invited for 1.1 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems Under RESCO Model in Puducherry

Puducherry Smart City Development Limited has invited bids to install 1.1 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems with net metering arrangements on various government buildings in Puducherry. The last date to ...
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Tamil Nadu Sets Generic Tariff of ₹3.61/kWh for Rooftop Solar Systems Up to 10 kW

Tamil Nadu Sets Generic Tariff of ₹3.61/kWh for Rooftop Solar Systems Up to 10 kW

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has set a generic tariff of ₹3.61 (~$0.049)/kWh for grid-connected solar power projects for capacity ranging from 1kW to 10 kW, ₹3.37 (~$0.045)/kWh ...
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WBERC net metering

West Bengal Sets Feed-in-Tariff of ₹3.20/kWh for Solar Projects up to 5 MW Capacity

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has set a feed-in tariff of ₹3.20 (~$0.042)/kWh for solar projects below 5 MW capacity. The feed-in tariff will be reviewed annually. In ...
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Rooftop Solar Segment on a Path to Recovery Despite Challenges

Rooftop Solar Segment on a Path to Recovery Despite Challenges

India installed 521 MW of rooftop solar capacity in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2021, an increase of 53% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ), the highest for any quarter, ...
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Demand for Rooftop Solar Substantially Higher Than the Pre-COVID Times Interview

Demand for Rooftop Solar Substantially Higher Than the Pre-COVID Times: Interview

The government of India has a bold target of 40 GW by 2022 for rooftop solar installations in the country. However, the cumulative installations as of March 31, 2021, are ...
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MERC Directs DISCOM to Allow Gross Metering for a Stalled Rooftop Solar System

MERC Directs DISCOM to Allow Gross Metering for a Stalled Rooftop Solar System

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent order, asked the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to remove restrictions on a rooftop solar system immediately. MSEDCL is ...
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Rajasthan Flouts Policy Levies ₹0.60kWh Electricity Duty on Captive Solar Projects

Rajasthan Flouts Policy, Levies ₹0.60/kWh Electricity Duty on Captive Solar Projects

The Chairman of the Rajasthan distribution companies (DISCOMs) and the Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam Limited have issued an order, levying electricity duty of ₹0.60 (~$0.00081)/kWh on the consumption of power ...
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Punjab Issues Draft Regulations for Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar and Net Metering

Punjab Issues Draft Regulations for Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar and Net Metering

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has issued the draft Grid-Interactive Rooftop Solar Regulations, 2021. The regulations will come into force from the date of publication in the official ...
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Gujarat Not to Allow Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kWGujarat Not to Allow Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW

Gujarat Not to Allow Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has proposed amendments to the 'Net Metering Rooftop Solar Grid-Interactive Systems Regulations, 2016'. As per the proposed amendments, net metering will be permitted for ...
Rajasthan Extends Net Metering Facility for Rooftop Projects Until September 15, 2021

Rajasthan Extends Net Metering Facility for Rooftop Solar Projects Until September 15, 2021

Taking cognizance of the disruptions caused by the second surge of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued a notification, stating that rooftop and small solar ...
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Government Approves Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Up to 500 kW Capacity

Government Approves Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Up to 500 kW Capacity

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has finally issued the much-awaited amendment to the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) 2020 Rules concerning net metering for rooftop solar installations. The amendment permits net ...
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Growing Demand for Rooftop Solar Expected to Offset Adverse Impact of Cap on Net Metering

Growing Demand for Rooftop Solar Expected to Offset Adverse Impact of Cap on Net Metering

Net metering, one of the vital policy drivers for rooftop solar adoption, has witnessed a series of revisions in India in the past few months. Net metering for rooftop solar ...
Surplus Solar Power Generated by MSMEs in Gujarat to be Compensated at ₹2.25kWh

Surplus Solar Power Generated by MSMEs in Gujarat to be Compensated at ₹2.25/kWh

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) partly allowed a petition seeking amendments in the tariff framework to procure solar power by distribution licensees (DISCOMs) and others. It passed a series ...
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Kerala DISCOM Directed to Process Net Metering Request for a 1 MW Solar Project

Kerala DISCOM Directed to Process Net Metering Request for a 1 MW Solar Project

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC), in a recent order, directed the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) to process Kerala Health Care’s request for the connectivity of 1 MW ...
Haryana Releases Draft Solar Power Policy, Invites Suggestions

Haryana Releases Draft Solar Power Policy, Invites Suggestions

The New and Renewable Energy Department, Haryana, has issued the draft ‘Haryana Solar Power Policy, 2021,’ and requested government stakeholders to send their comments within 15 days from the date ...
Tata Power Solar, Fourth Partner, Prozeal Infra - Top Rooftop Solar Installers in 2020

Tata Power Solar, Fourth Partner, Prozeal Infra – Top Rooftop Solar Installers in 2020

Tata Power Solar, Fourth Partner Energy, and Prozeal Infra emerged as the top solar rooftop installers in India in the calendar year (CY) 2020, according to Mercom’s India Solar Market Leaderboard 2021 ...
Rooftop Solar Cannot Thrive in a Restrictive Policy Environment

Rooftop Solar Cannot Thrive in a Restrictive Policy Environment

Rooftop solar has immense growth potential in India. However, the rooftop segment has been slow to get off the ground, thanks to inconsistent and restrictive government policy. A total of ...
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Ministry of Power Proposes Allowing Net Metering for Rooftop Solar up to 500 kW

Ministry of Power Proposes Allowing Net Metering for Rooftop Solar up to 500 kW

The Ministry of Power has issued a draft amendment to Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020, which allows net metering for rooftop solar systems of loads up to 500 kW ...
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No Net Metering Facility for Open Access Solar Consumers in Haryana

No Net Metering Facility for Open Access Solar Consumers in Haryana

Open access solar consumers will not have the net metering facility in Haryana, according to the regulations for net and gross metering in the state proposed by the Haryana Electricity ...