Asian Development Bank Proposes Business Models for Rooftop Solar in India

Asian Development Bank Proposes Business Models for Rooftop Solar in India

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has suggested various business models for the deployment of rooftop solar systems in India on a larger scale with utilities as the primary stakeholders. It ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Coal India Invites Bids for 4 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

Coal India Invites Bids for 4 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

South Eastern Coalfields (SECL), the largest coal-producing subsidiary of Coal India, has invited bids for installing and commissioning 4 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems at 14 different locations under ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bids Invited for 1.24 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems in Maharashtra

Bids Invited for 1.24 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems in Maharashtra

City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO) has invited expressions of interest from developers to set up 1.24 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems under net metering arrangement atop ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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 ...
MNRE Clarifies ALMM Order Exceptions for Open Access and Net Metering Projects

MNRE Clarifies ALMM Order Exceptions for Open Access and Net Metering Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has clarified that open access and net metering renewable energy projects that have applied for approval before October 1, 2022, will not ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Virtual and Group Net Metering Critical to Achieve India's Rooftop Solar Target

Virtual and Group Net Metering Critical to Achieve India’s Rooftop Solar Target

Ground-mounted utility-scale solar installations have witnessed exponential growth in the last eight years, but rooftop solar has not quite taken off despite potential benefits to consumers. The lack of effort ...
Capacity Ceiling for Group and Virtual Net Metering Set at 500 kW in Chhattisgarh

Capacity Ceiling for Group and Virtual Net Metering Set at 500 kW in Chhattisgarh

The capacity of renewable systems installed under group net metering or virtual net metering should not be less than 1 kW and more than 500 kW, according to the 'Group ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Proposes Group and Virtual Net Metering for Rooftop Solar in Rural Areas

MNRE Proposes Group and Virtual Net Metering for Rooftop Solar in Rural Areas

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited feedback from stakeholders on its draft standard operating procedures for Virtual Net Metering and Group Net Metering to overcome the ...
Bids Invited for 1 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Systems in Bhopal

Bids Invited for 1 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Systems in Bhopal

Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) has invited bids to install 1 MW grid-connected rooftop solar systems at various locations. The systems will be installed per the net metering regulations issued by ...
DISCOM Proposes Replacing Net Metering with Gross Metering and Net Billing in Kerala

Kerala DISCOM Proposes Gross Metering and Net Billing for Renewable Systems Above 500 kW

The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has filed a petition with the Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) seeking modifications to the ‘Net Metering Regulations, 2020.’ It has requested the ...
Odisha Regulator Allows Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Capacity up to 500 kW

Odisha Regulator Allows Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Capacity up to 500 kW

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has allowed a net metering facility for rooftop solar systems up to 500 kW or up to the sanctioned load, whichever is lower, as ...
ALMM Compliance for Open Access and Rooftop Solar Projects to be Effective From October

ALMM Compliance for Open Access and Rooftop Solar Projects to be Effective From October

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the ‘Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) of Solar Modules (requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2019, postponing the date ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Installed 1.7 GW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in 2021, the Highest-Ever for a Year

India Installed 1.7 GW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in 2021, the Highest-Ever in a Year

In calendar year (CY) 2021, India added 1.7 GW of rooftop solar, the highest-ever recorded in a calendar year. Installations were up 138% compared to 2020, according to Mercom India ...
Residential Consumers Can Soon Order a Rooftop Solar System Online

Residential Consumers Can Soon Order a Rooftop Solar System Online

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a simplified procedure for residential consumers to install the rooftop solar system through any vendor of their choice under the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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