Corporate Segment Key Driver for Rooftop Solar_ Interview with Manu Karan, CleanMax Solar

Corporate Segment Key Driver for Rooftop Solar: Interview with Manu Karan, CleanMax Solar

State and central subsidies coupled with increasing demand from the government, commercial and industrial sectors, have enabled the steady progress of the rooftop solar sector in India. Cumulative solar rooftop ...
Brookfield Negotiates with ReneSola for its Distributed Solar Assets in China

Draft Model Regulation Issued for Grid-Interactive Distributed Renewable Sources

The Forum of Regulators (FoR) has issued draft model regulation for grid-interactive distributed renewable energy sources to be followed by all states in India. These regulations will apply to:  Prosumer ...
Madhya Pradesh Announces First of its Kind Tender for 33 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Andhra Pradesh Proposes Creative New DISCOM-Driven Rooftop Solar Program

Rooftop solar has a promising future in India where land is a scarce commodity. So far, rooftop solar has lagged well behind large-scale projects making up only 12 percent of ...
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Lowest Tariffs Drops to ₹1.38/kWh in Madhya Pradesh’s 8.6 MW Rooftop Solar Auction

Maharashtra Commission Allows Grid Connectivity to 1.36 MW Rooftop Solar Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has allowed a 1.36 MW rooftop solar project the required connectivity to the grid. The MERC was responding to a petition filed by Supreme Industries ...
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KERC Mulls Setting Generic Rooftop Solar Tariff Under RESCO model

Himachal Pradesh Issues Draft Order on Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has issued a draft order for rooftop solar grid-interactive systems based on net metering. The Order is called the Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission ...
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Haryana: Wheeling, Cross-Subsidy & T&D Charges Waived for Open Access Solar Consumers

Telangana Launches 31 MW Rooftop Solar RESCO Tender with Net Metering

The Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TSREDCO) has issued a tender for 31.12 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects under the RESCO model. The solar PV systems are to ...
Rajasthan Amends Net Metering Regulations for Rooftop and Small Solar Systems

Rajasthan Amends Net Metering Regulations for Rooftop and Small Solar Systems

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has amended its net metering regulations passed in the year 2015 for rooftop and small solar grid interactive systems. The new regulations will come ...
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Salem Smart City Invites Bids for Rooftop Solar Projects

Maharashtra to Consult Public on Proposed Amendments to Net-Metering Regulations

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued an order saying that it will initiate a public consultative process to amend the net-metering regulations and frame new ones for dealing ...
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Oberoi and Trident Hotels in Gurgaon to Run on Solar Power

Telangana’s Karimnagar to Install 1.35 MW of Rooftop Solar under Smart Cities Mission

Karimnagar Municipal Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TSREDCO)  for the installation of 1.35 MW of solar rooftop projects. “The ...
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Salem Smart City Invites Bids for Rooftop Solar Projects

Vellore Smart City Tenders Solar Rooftop Projects at 130 City Buildings with Net Metering

Vellore Smart City Limited has issued a tender for grid-connected solar rooftop systems for around 130 buildings. The capacity of the rooftop projects will vary from 1 kW-36 kW. The ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Jhansi Smart City Issues Rooftop Solar Tenders for its Schools and Government Offices

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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