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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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