Report Finds Municipalities Could Boost Rooftop Solar Adoption Using Bonds

SMC’s Plea to Enter New PPA for Rooftop Solar with Torrent Power at ₹11.33/kWh Rejected

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has declined a plea filed by the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) requesting the commission to direct project developer Torrent Power to enter into a ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Gujarat Decides to Implement Solar Agricultural Feeder Program on Pilot Basis

Andhra Pradesh: Solar Projects Get ₹3/kWh Tariff After a 20-Month Delay in Commissioning

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has set ₹3 (~$0.042)/kWh as the tariff for three grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the state, aggregating 82 MW. The APERC was ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Suzlon Signs Agreement with ReNew Power for Development of Wind Project in Karnataka

Tamil Nadu’s TANGEDCO Announces New Tender for 500 MW of Wind Projects

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has issued a tender for 500 MW of wind power projects in the state. The bid-submission deadline is December 28, 2018. TANGEDCO ...
/ / Other, Wind
MERC Approves PPAs for Solar Projects Totaling 235 MW in Maharashtra

MERC Approves PPAs for Solar Projects Totaling 235 MW in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved power purchase agreements (PPAs) for grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 235 MW. MERC reviewed a petition filed by Maharashtra State Electricity ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Decrease in Cost of Solar by 50% can Increase Solar Penetration by 8 Times: NITI Aayog

Tamil Nadu Floats Tender for 500 MW of Solar Projects with Tariff Ceiling of ₹3/kWh

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has tendered 500 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. The bid-submission deadline is December 27, 2018. TANGEDCO has fixed ₹3 (~$0.04257)/kWh ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
ISTS Charges Waiver for Mega Solar Manufacturing Tender Extended by Two Years

Algeria Announces 150 MW Solar Tender for its Southeast Region

Algeria’s Regulatory Commission for Electricity and Gas (CREG) has issued a tender for the construction, operation, and maintenance of several photovoltaic solar projects with a total capacity of 150 MW ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Sri Lanka Faces Arbitration Case Over Cancellation of Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Project

Tamil Nadu Gets Final Approval to Changes in RfS to Issue 3 GW of Solar and Wind Tenders

In a move that could enhance the financial viability of Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO), the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has accepted the request for modifications ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Google Announces its Green Energy Plans in Denmark

Google Announces its Green Energy Plans in Denmark

Adding another feather to its green cap, tech giant Google has now announced that it will invest 4.5 billion Danish crowns ($690 million) in building a renewable powered data center in ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Bihar Sets Solar PV Generic Tariff at ₹4.17/kWh for FY 2018-19

Project Commissioning Delay Causes Solar Developer to Pay for Damages in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has passed an order stating that Welspun Renewables Energy Private Limited is entitled to a tariff of ₹7.01 (~$0.098)/kWh for its 16 MW solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Dispute Over One Day Commissioning Delay Causes 30% Solar Tariff Reduction in Karnataka

KERC Rejects Petition to Extend Commissioning Date for a 1 MW Solar Project

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has rejected a petition to extend the project commission date and has set a tariff of ₹4.36 (~$0.061)/kWh for a 1 MW grid-connected solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Sukhbir Agro Quotes ₹3.25/kWh to Win 10 MW Solar Auction for Noida Metro

Sukhbir Agro Quotes ₹3.25/kWh to Win 10 MW Solar Auction for Noida Metro

Lowest tariff of ₹3.25 (~$0.04471)/kWh emerged as the winning bid in the auction conducted by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for 10 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
CERC Proposes Granting Category I Inter-State Trading License to Refex Energy

HERC Approves Procurement of 300 MW of Solar Power Through Competitive Bidding

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued an order approving the deviations to the terms of competitive bidding, the conditions of request for proposal (RfP) and the draft power ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Upper Tariff Ceiling of ₹3.25/kWh Set for 500 MW Solar Tender in Uttar Pradesh

Solar Curtailment Still an Issue for Power Developers in India

Solar project developers in the country continue to face curtailment issues and when it comes to states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, among others, the issue of curtailment is ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10 GW Solar Tender a Fourth Time

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10 GW Solar Tender a Fourth Time

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline to set up 10 GW of ISTS connected solar PV power projects linked with 3 GW (per annum) ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
World’s Largest CSP Project in Dubai Adds 250 MW Solar PV at a Tariff of $0.024kWh

World’s Largest CSP Project in Dubai Adds 250 MW Solar PV at a Tariff of $0.024/kWh

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed an agreement to add 250 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) at the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
ISTS Charges Waiver for Mega Solar Manufacturing Tender Extended by Two Years

ISTS Charges Waiver for Mega Solar Manufacturing Tender Extended by Two Years

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has amended the Request for Selection (RfS) for setting up of 10 GW of ISTS-connected solar PV power projects linked with 3 GW (per year) ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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
GST Rate 5% or 18%? Solar Sector Continues to Live with Uncertainty

GST Rate 5% or 18%? Solar Sector Continues to Live with Uncertainty

Passed on 1st July 2017, India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) is an indirect tax imposed on goods and services, and replaces existing state and central taxes of a similar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
AP to DISCOMs_ Wind Generators Should Receive Rebates with 25% Late Payment Surcharge

AP to DISCOMs: Wind Generators Should Receive Rebates with 25% Late Payment Surcharge

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has issued an order stating that wind power generating companies should get a rebate under respective Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) along with 25 ...
/ / Other, Wind
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10 GW Solar Tender with 3 GW Manufacturing

Solar Power Developer Penalized for Delay in Project Commissioning

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an order dismissing the petition filed by Marakka Solar Power Project LL.P stating that it is not entitled to any of the reliefs ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.10kWh Set for Maharashtra’s Solar Agricultural Feeder Program

Tariff Ceiling of ₹3.10/kWh Set for Maharashtra’s Solar Agricultural Feeder Program

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the initiation of a district (circle) wise competitive bidding process for the procurement of solar power under Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MAHAGENCO Tenders 750 MW of Solar Projects for Agricultural Feeders

MERC Directs Reduction in Tariff for Solar Agricultural Feeder Program in Maharashtra

Expressing its disagreement with the solar tariff of ₹3.15 (~$0.043), the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MAHAGENCO/MSPGCL) to reduce the price after taking ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Gives Relief to Solar Project Developers by Accepting GST as ‘Change in Law’

CERC Gives Relief to Solar Project Developers by Accepting GST as ‘Change in Law’

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order to compensate solar power developers (SPD) by giving them an upfront lumpsum payment, which they would have incurred as an ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttar Pradesh Comes up with a 550 MW Solar Tender

Uttar Pradesh Comes up with a 550 MW Solar Tender

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has invited bids for 550 MW of grid connected solar PV power projects through tariff based competitive bidding process. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI’s Mega Solar Manufacturing Tender Gets Third Extension for Bid Submission

SECI’s Mega Solar Manufacturing Tender Gets Third Extension for Bid Submission

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has once again extended the bid submission deadline for setting up of 10 GW of ISTS connected solar PV power projects linked with 3 GW ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions