MNRE Extends Project Commissioning Timeline for NREDCAP’s 30 MW Rooftop Solar Projects

Tender Floated for 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Maharashtra’s Amravati

The Public Works Department (PWD) of Amravati division in the state of Maharashtra has issued a tender to install 2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV systems. The project will ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Government Working on Grid Strengthening and Preventing Future Grid Disturbances

Rajasthan’s Amendments to Deviation Settlement Regulations for Grid-Connected Power

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued draft amendments to the 2017 regulations on deviation settlement mechanism for grid-connected power. The draft is up for comments and suggestions up to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Uttar Pradesh Raises Upper Cap for Net-Metered Rooftop Solar Installations from 1 to 2 MW

Uttar Pradesh Raises Upper Cap for Net-Metered Rooftop Solar Installations from 1 to 2 MW

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has finalized the proposed regulations related to net-metering provisions for rooftop solar projects in the state. The commission had proposed the draft RSPV ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Madhya Pradesh’s 35 MW Solar Rooftop Tender Sets Historic Lowest Tariff of ₹1.58/kWh

Rajasthan Amends Net Metering Regulations for Rooftop and Small Solar Systems

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued regulations for connectivity and net metering of rooftop and small solar grid interactive systems in the state. These regulations will come into ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttar Pradesh Allows Net-Metering for a 3.34 MW University Rooftop Solar Project

Telangana Commission Approves 2 MW Rooftop Solar Project for HAL

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has approved the construction of a 2 MW rooftop solar project on net-metering basis. The ruling came after the TSERC examined a petition ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Karnataka Exempts Rooftop Solar Projects below 1 MW from CEIG Clearance

Delhi Unveils Draft Policy for Group and Virtual Net Metering for Rooftop Solar

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has issued Draft Guidelines to implement a group net-metering and a virtual net-metering framework under the Delhi Solar Policy 2016. The draft is up ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Mumbai’s St Xavier’s High School Turns to Solar, Installs 35 kW Rooftop Solar System

Mumbai’s St Xavier’s High School Turns to Solar, Installs 35 kW Rooftop Solar System

Taking a cue from an increasing number of schools and colleges in the country that are turning to solar power, St Xavier’s High School in Mumbai has installed a 35 ...
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Can Solar Kits Propel the Growth of Residential Rooftop Market in India?

Philippines Government Working on Rooftop Solar Policy Proposal

The Senate of The Philippines has announced that a proposal to reduce the cost of electricity for households and businesses through the adoption of rooftop solar, is currently under scrutiny ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Report Finds Municipalities Could Boost Rooftop Solar Adoption Using Bonds

Uttar Pradesh Releases New Draft Regulations for Net Metering of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has issued new regulations for net metering provisions for rooftop solar projects in the state. The regulations, called RSPV Regulations 2019, will come ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Higher Power Tariffs, Not Policy Support, Driving India’s Rooftop Market

Rooftop Solar Commissioning Delay Causes 36% Tariff Reduction in Karnataka

In another case involving delay in commissioning of a solar project, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has declared that the petitioner, a rooftop solar project installer, is not entitled ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Delhi’s BSES Launces Its Second Phase of Solar City Program

Delhi’s BSES Launches Its Second Phase of Solar City Program

BSES, Delhi’s major distribution company (DISCOM), has launched the second phase of its Solar City initiative in New Delhi. Mercom has reported that in January 2018, BSES has launched Solar City ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Carports: A New Source of Growth for Rooftop Solar?

Solar Carports: A New Source of Growth for Rooftop Solar?

India crossed the milestone of 25 GW of installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, as of August 2018. Out of the installed capacity, rooftop solar PV accounts for over 2.5 GW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Madhya Pradesh Announces First of its Kind Tender for 33 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Net Metering Policy Continues to be a Drag on India’s Rooftop Solar Sector

Net metering was introduced in India as a measure to make distributed renewable energy more accessible and economical for electricity consumers across the country. Net metering works by calculating the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
MERC Rejects MSEDCL’s Proposal to Levy Surcharge on Rooftop Solar

MERC Rejects MSEDCL’s Proposal to Levy Surcharge on Rooftop Solar

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has rejected the proposal made by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to approve the levy of additional surcharge (wheeling charges) for rooftop ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Rooftop Solar Net Metering Only Available for Projects Under 1 MW in Maharashtra

Rooftop Solar Net Metering Only Available for Projects Under 1 MW in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has passed a ruling stating that the benefits of net metering are limited to rooftop solar installations of up to 1 MW. MERC was responding ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Maharashtra’s New Textile Policy Promotes Utilization of Renewable Energy Sources

Maharashtra’s New Textile Policy Promotes Utilization of Renewable Energy Sources

The state government of Maharashtra has issued a new textile policy in a bid to make the state’s textile industry more profitable in the coming years. The new textile policy ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Odisha Removes Upper Limit of 1 MW for Net-Metered Rooftop Solar Projects

Odisha Removes Upper Limit of 1 MW for Net-Metered Rooftop Solar Projects

Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has removed the upper cap of 1 MW for rooftop solar projects in the state. The removal of the upper ceiling was part of the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
HAL to Develop 4 MW Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Project in Lucknow

HAL to Develop 4 MW Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Project in Lucknow

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has given its go-ahead to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to begin the development of a 4 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Bihar Draft Rooftop Solar Net and Gross Metering Regulations

Bihar Releases Draft Rooftop Solar Net and Gross Metering Regulations

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has released a draft document for rooftop net metering regulations that is open to comments and suggestions until January 5, 2018. The regulations are ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttar Pradesh State Cabinet Approves Solar Policy 2017

Uttar Pradesh State Cabinet Approves Solar Policy 2017

The policy creates a 10‑year electricity duty exemption for sale of electricity from solar projects in the state Uttar Pradesh’s cabinet of ministers have approved the state’s Draft Solar Policy ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tata Power Solar Commissions Rooftop Solar Carport in Rohini

Tata Power Solar Commissions Rooftop Solar Carport in Rohini

Tata Power Solar has developed a solar carport on the rooftop of the 70,000-square-meter Unity One Mall in Rohini, Delhi. The carport was commissioned on November 27, 2017 and is ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Veer Energy to Enter B2C Market for Rooftop Solar

Veer Energy to Enter B2C Market for Rooftop Solar

Veer Energy & Infrastructure Limited has entered the business to consumer (B2C) market to provide EPC solutions to install rooftop solar projects. According to a Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) filing, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
GERC Amends Rooftop Solar Net Metering Regulations in Gujarat

GERC Amends Rooftop Solar Net Metering Regulations in Gujarat

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has published amendments to its regulations for grid-connected rooftop solar net metering in the official gazette. The new regulations took effect on October 6, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Small Solar Tenders

5 MW of Small Solar Tenders Announced Last Week in India

A total of 5 MW of small solar tenders were announced by Indian government agencies last week, with large‑scale projects accounting for 2 MW and rooftop projects totaling 3 MW ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar rooftop

UPERC Proposes Allowing Aggregator Model to Develop Solar Rooftop with Net Metering

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has proposed the use of aggregator model for installation of rooftop solar for a group of consumers under net-metering. The UPERC has proposed, ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar