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 ...
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 ...
/ / 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
Oberoi and Trident Hotels in Gurgaon to Run on Solar Power

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
solar project

Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission Proposes Net Metering Changes for Rooftop Solar

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has proposed changes to the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission, Net Metering for Roof-top Solar Photo Voltaic Systems Regulations, 2015. The new regulations will be ...
Gujarat Releases Solar Net-Metering Regulations

Gujarat Releases Solar Net-Metering Regulations

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) released the GERC Net-Metering Rooftop Solar PV Grid Interactive Systems (First Amendment) Regulations 2017. The regulations will be in effect from the date of ...
TANGEDCO Proposes Cuts

TANGEDCO Proposes Cuts to Net-Metering Rates for Solar Customers

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has proposed adopting a revised accounting methodology to cut back on tariffs for the existing net-metering program in the state. TANGEDCO has ...
rooftop

Surana Solar Wins Bid to Develop 5 MW of Rooftop Solar in Andhra Pradesh

Surana Solar, a solar project developer and module manufacturer, has announced that it has won bids to develop 5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar in Kakinada City, Andhra Pradesh. Bids ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Pavagada Solar Park

New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Tenders 2.4 MW of Rooftop Solar

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has tendered 2.4 MW of grid connected rooftop solar to be developed under RESCO mode. The rooftop solar projects ...
JAKEDA

JAKEDA Tenders 37.8 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar in Jammu & Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) has tendered 37.8 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar to be installed across the state. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)-empaneled channel ...
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Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar

REC Power Trading Company Tenders 10 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar in Assam

REC Power Trading Company Limited (RECPDCL) has tendered 10 MW of rooftop solar on behalf of Assam Power Distribution Company (APDCL). The APDCL has set a target of 250 MW ...
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Jammu & Kashmir Energy Development Agency to Release Policy on Net Metering for Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Projects

Jammu & Kashmir Energy Development Agency to Release Policy on Net Metering for Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Projects

Jammu & Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) is expected to release a policy on net metering for grid-connected rooftop solar PV power projects. The projects will range from 1 kW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar