Solar Power in Q2 2017

India Generated 5.5 Billion Units of Solar Power in Q2 2017, an 87 Percent Increase Over Q2 2016

Solar in India accounted for 5.5 billion units of electricity produced in the country during the second quarter (Apr-Jun) of 2017, an 87 percent increase over the second quarter of ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
RelyOn Solar

26.9 MW of Small Solar Tenders Announced in India

Over 26.9 MW of solar tenders were announced in India during the week ending September 08, 2017, from 36.4 MW of solar tenders unveiled a week earlier. The largest tender ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Auctions Activity

Solar Auction Activity in India Falls of a Cliff in August

In August, solar auctions fell precipitously in India. Compared to the robust auction activity in June, solar auctions by MWs fell by 95% in August with only 76 MW. Solar ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Govt. of India NTPC 5% Stake

Investors Get to Participate in India Solar Story with Government Sale of 5 Percent Stake in NTPC

The Government of India is selling a five percent stake in the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), a state-owned public utility, and the largest power utility in India, for $1.03 ...
/ Finance and M&A, Solar
Solar Power Plant

Tata Power and Adani Top the List of India Solar Project Developers

As utility-scale solar in India takes off, two large power conglomerates – Tata Power and Adani – are leading project development activity. Cumulative large-scale solar installations reached ~13.6 GW in ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Battery Energy Storage BHEL NTPC Tender

BHEL Looking to Partner With a Battery Energy Storage System Manufacturer

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), an engineering, procurement and construction firm in India, is on the lookout for a battery energy storage system (BESS) manufacturer to form a partnership or ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
NTPC Solar Tenders DCR

NTPC Tenders 35 MW of Solar Under the DCR Category

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has tendered 35 MW of solar under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category. The bid-submission deadline is October 12, 2017. The capacity tendered includes ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Indian Domestic Manufacturers

7.5 GW CPSU Program Could Be a Game Changer for Indian Domestic Solar Manufacturers

Mercom recently broke the news that the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has proposed developing 7.5 GW of solar by 2022 using domestically manufactured solar cells and modules ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
EVs Electric Vehicles India

India Plans to Deploy Seven Million Electric Vehicles by 2020

India is targeting the deployment of five to seven million electric vehicles in the country by 2020 under the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020. The NEMMP’s goal is ...
/ Other, Other Energy
DCR Tender SECI Coal India

After Lull, DCR Tendering Begins in India

After a long lull, DCR tendering activity has picked up in India’s solar sector. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) tendered a 200 MW solar project under domestic content ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Under DCR Category

NTPC Tenders 241 MW of Solar Under DCR Category

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has tendered another 241 MW of solar in three separate projects under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category to be developed across the states ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Electric Vehicle Charging Station

NTPC to Develop 20 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) will be developing 20 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at different locations. It has already successfully set up two EV charging stations at its ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Grid
National Thermal Power Corporation

NTPC Tenders 250 MW of Solar Under DCR Category

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) tendered 250 MW of solar under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category. This is a global tender and anyone can participate. The bid-submission deadline is ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Month in a Minute India Solar Update July

Important Data Points and Headlines from the Indian Renewable Energy Sector in July 2017

Several hydropower projects in India are witnessing significant overruns in both time and costs. Only 28 percent of the total hydropower potential in India - out of 148 GW has been developed ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
Under-Construction Solar Project

NTPC Looking for Off-taker for 250 MW Kadapa Solar Park after APSPDCL Refuses to Sign PPA

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is on the lookout for an off-taker to procure solar power from the 250MW Kadapa solar park in Andhra Pradesh. The NTPC had tendered ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
Topaz Solar

KREDL to Tender 200 MW Solar at Pavagada Solar Park

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL), the renewable energy implementing agency in Karnataka, will tender 200 MW of solar at the Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka. The Government of Karnataka ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Installations in India to Double

Breaking: Entire 1 GW Kurnool Solar Park to be Grid-Synchronized Tomorrow

The 1 GW Kurnool Solar Park in Andhra Pradesh will be commissioned on July 13, 2017. With the commissioning of Adani’s awarded capacity of 50 MW, the entire proposed 1 ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
solar panel

NTPC Commissions 225 MW of Solar at Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has commissioned 225 MW of solar out of the 250 MW solar project being developed at Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh. The state-run power generator ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
TANGEDCO Wind

TANGEDCO Tenders 500 MW of Wind to Meet RPO

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) tendered 500 MW of wind. The bid-submission deadline is July 18, 2017. The TANGEDCO will sign 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) with ...
/ Other, Wind
wind turbines

NTPC Tenders 250 MW of Wind

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) tendered 250 MW of wind to be developed across the states of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Madhya Pradesh in India. The bid-submission deadline ...
/ Other, Wind
Solar Park

World’s Largest Solar Park in Kurnool on the Cusp of Completion

The Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park of 1,000 MW capacity is on the cusp of completion. The 1 GW Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar park will replace the 648 MW Kamuthi ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
Adani-Solar Project

Adani Commissions 50 MW of Grid-Connected Solar in Uttar Pradesh

Adani has commissioned 50 MW of solar projects in Mahoba in Uttar Pradesh. The projects were developed under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). The project was developed with ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
Vikram Solar Project

NTPC Commissions 117 MW of Solar at Mandsaur Solar Project in Madhya Pradesh

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) commissioned 117 MW of solar out of the 250 MW being developed at Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh. The state-run power generator stated in a ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
NTPC SAIL Salem Steel Plant 50 MW Solar

50 MW Solar Project Tendered for Salem Steel Plant in Tamil Nadu

NTPC-SAIL Power Company Limited (NSPCL), a joint venture between the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), has tendered a 50 MW solar PV project ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Where Are We With GST

UPDATED: Where Are We with Solar GST in India

The government of India released the Goods and Services Tax (GST) schedule on May 18th, listing commodities in respective tax slabs of zero, 5 percent, 12 percent, 18 percent and ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar