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 ...
How Policy Flip Flops Hamper Growth of Solar Sector

How Policy Flip Flops Hamper Growth of Solar Sector

India has set some lofty targets for renewable energy, including 175 GW of renewables by 2022 (100 GW from Solar) 450 GW of renewables by 2030 (unofficial). India is also ...
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Rajasthan Extends Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Until June 30, 2021

Rajasthan Extends Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Until June 30, 2021

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has clarified that the net metering facilities for rooftop and small grid-connected solar systems will be valid up to June 30, 2021. Under the ...
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West Bengal Allows Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Installed Before June 30, 2021

West Bengal Allows Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Installed Before June 30, 2021

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has ruled that consumers who install solar photovoltaic systems before June 30, 2021, will be eligible for net metering facilities. Background  The Commission ...
Bids Invited to Connect Existing Non-Functional Solar Projects to Grid with Net Metering

Bids Invited to Connect Existing Non-Functional Solar Projects to Grid with Net Metering

The Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has issued a tender to connect and synchronize existing non-functional off-grid solar projects at state government institutions. Bidders must submit an earnest ...
Distribution Companies Must Honor Power Purchase Agreements: Mercom Webinar

Distribution Companies Must Honor Power Purchase Agreements: Mercom Webinar

Mercom India hosted a webinar to discuss the key takeaways from the Indian Solar market in 2020 and the outlook for 2021. N.L. Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director of SJVN, ...
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ITI Invites Bids for 1.2 MW of Solar Projects with Net Metering in Kerala

ITI Invites Bids for 1.2 MW of Solar Projects with Net Metering in Kerala

ITI Limited, a government-owned telecommunication equipment manufacturer, has invited bids for the survey, supply, installation, and commissioning of 1.2 MW grid-connected rooftop or ground-mounted solar power projects with net metering ...
Kerala Regulator Allows Net Metering for a 100 kW Solar System at a Housing Society

Kerala Regulator Allows Net Metering for a 100 kW Solar System at a Housing Society

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC), in a recent ruling, has ruled that distribution licensees should allow group housing societies to avail supply at low tension (LT) voltage levels ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Gadkari Urges R K Singh to Reconsider Net Metering Restriction for Rooftop Solar

Gadkari Urges R K Singh to Reconsider Net Metering Restriction for Rooftop Solar

The Minister of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Nitin Gadkari, has brought the attention of the Minister of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), R K Singh, to a representation ...
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Gross Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW Proposed in Karnataka

Gross Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW Proposed in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has proposed allowing net metering for rooftop solar projects between 1 kW and 10 kW and gross metering for capacity over 10 kW. The ...
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Maharashtra Needs Stable Policy to Meet Solar Targets_ Industry Reacts

Maharashtra Needs Stable Policy to Meet Solar Targets: Industry Reacts

The solar industry is optimistic about achieving the Maharashtra government's target of installing 13 GW of solar projects by 2025 and has called for creating an investment-friendly environment and proactive ...
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Here is the Solar Industry Wishlist for Budget 2021

Here is the Solar Industry Wishlist for Budget 2021

Riddled with a pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns, 2020 was a year everyone wants to forget. The year was also adverse for the solar industry, which saw manufacturing and installations ...
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Punjab Proposes Net Metering Rules to Restrict Rooftop Solar Installations

Punjab Proposes Net Metering Rules to Restrict Rooftop Solar Installations

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has said that it will come up with a staff paper suggesting amendments to the net metering regulations, 2015. It said that the ...
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Ministry of Power To Review Net Metering Restriction for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW

Ministry of Power to Review Net Metering Restriction for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has assured stakeholders from the rooftop solar segment that the government will review its stance on gross metering for installations over 10 kW capacity. Representations ...
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Banking Charges, Ambiguity on Net Metering Rules Major Glitches in Gujarat Solar Policy

Banking Charges, Ambiguity on Net Metering Rules Major Glitches in Gujarat Solar Policy

The solar industry believes the Gujarat government's new solar policy is a mixed bag of positive and negative initiatives for the sector. The Gujarat government announced the new 'Gujarat Solar ...
Jharkhand Commission Approves Net Metering Facility for a 2 MW Rooftop Solar Project

Jharkhand Commission Approves Net Metering Facility for a 2 MW Rooftop Solar Project

The Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) has approved the net metering connectivity requested by Shree Cement for a captive rooftop solar power project of 1.99 MW at 132 kV ...
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Industry Fears Rooftop Market Will Collapse Due to the New Net Metering Policy

Industry Fears Rooftop Solar Market Will Collapse Due to the New Net Metering Policy

The new rules issued by the Ministry of Power mandating net metering for loads up to 10 kW and gross metering for above 10 kW has caused widespread anxiety among ...
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West Bengal Mandates Gross Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Above 5 kW

West Bengal Mandates Gross Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Above 5 kW

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has issued amendments to the Cogeneration and Electricity Generation from Renewable Sources Regulations 2013. A significant amendment is the mandate of a gross ...
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Telangana Releases Final Cost of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems With Net Metering

Telangana Releases Final Cost of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems With Net Metering

The Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TSREDCO) has finalized the pricing for 1-500 kW grid-connected rooftop solar systems with net metering. It also released the list of 65 suppliers ...
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Top Developments That Influenced the Rooftop Solar Sector in 2020

Top Developments That Influenced the Rooftop Solar Segment in 2020

Rooftop solar is still one of the easiest ways for consumers to go solar. Compared to utility-scale solar, the rooftop solar segment was especially hard hit from COVID-19 this year, ...