Solar Inverter, Import Duty, Customs Duty, MNRE, Solar Modules, PV

Is Customs Duty Hike Sufficient to Incentivize Domestic Manufacture of Solar Inverters?

In the Budget 2021, the Finance Minister proposed to raise the customs duty on solar inverters from 5% to 20% and on solar lanterns from 5% to 15% to encourage ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
EESL Issues Tender for 317,975 Solar Pumps Across India

EESL Issues Tender for 317,975 Solar Pumps Across India

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has issued a tender for an off-grid solar photovoltaic water pumping system in selected States on a pan-India basis under Component-B of the Ministry of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Goa Issues Empanelment Tender for 80 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Goa Issues Empanelment Tender for 80 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

The Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) for empanelment of agencies to design, supply, install, test, and commission grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Issues Tender for 50 MW of Solar Projects with 10 MW Agro-PV Component in Tamil Nadu

SECI Issues Tender for 50 MW of Solar Projects with 10 MW Agro-PV Component in Tamil Nadu

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has released a tender for 50 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, including a 10 MW agro-PV component in Tamil Nadu. Agro PV ...
After a Successful Start, Uzbekistan Plans Another 500 MW of Solar Projects

After a Successful Start, Uzbekistan Plans Another 500 MW of Solar Projects

Uzbekistan's Ministry of Energy has announced the third batch of solar photovoltaic public-private partnership (PPP) projects under the Uzbek Solar program in the first quarter of 2021. The project is ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
$130 Million in Funding Goes to Projects Advancing Solar Technologies

$130 Million in Funding Goes to Projects Advancing Solar Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it would provide a $130 million funding for selected research projects to advance solar technologies. According to the agency, DOE will provide ...
/ / Solar, Technology
BHEL Floats Tender for Multicrystalline Solar Cells

BHEL Floats Tender for Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a government undertaking, has floated a tender for the supply of 286,000 multicrystalline solar photovoltaic (PV) cells. BHEL noted that interested bidders need not submit ...
Solar Module Manufacturer Risen Energy Acquires Polysilicon Business of Dunan

Solar Module Manufacturer Risen Energy Acquires Polysilicon Business of Dunan

Chinese solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer Risen Energy recently acquired a 100% stake in the polysilicon business of Dunan PV through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Risen Orient. Dunan PV is engaged ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Solar Industry Awaits Clarity on ALMM Extension and Implementation (3)

BIS Registration for Solar Modules Delayed, Developers Worried

A three-month-long delay in procuring registration certificates issued by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for a new model of solar modules is severely hampering the solar industry. According to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Over 60 GW of Green Hydrogen Projects in the Pipeline Globally, Says Report

Over 60 GW of Green Hydrogen Projects in the Pipeline Globally, Says Report 

Fuelled by post-pandemic green stimulus packages, newly proposed green hydrogen projects are on the rise across the world. According to Rystad Energy research, the global pipeline of utility-scale green hydrogen ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar at the Centerstage, India's Power demand Outpaces other Regions by 2030_ IEA Report

Solar at the Centerstage, India’s Power Demand Outpaces other Regions by 2030: IEA Report

Solar is likely to be the new king in the world's electricity market, and India could be a leading market for utility-scale battery storage, says International Energy Agency's latest World ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
IIT Kanpur Researchers Fabricate Organic PV on Paper Substrates

IIT Kanpur Researchers Fabricate Organic PV on Paper Substrates

Two researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur claimed to have fabricated sub-modules from organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells on paper substrates. According to the research team, OPV modules ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Future Solar Bids Will Encourage Use of Advanced Technologies, Says RK Singh

Future Solar Bids Will Encourage Use of Advanced Technologies, Says RK Singh

Future bids would encourage solar manufacturing using advanced and latest technology, Minister of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), R.K. Singh, recently said. Singh was addressing the 'India PV Edge 2020', ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
This Startup Aims to Reduce Solar Cell Cost by Replacing Silver with Copper

This Startup Aims to Reduce Solar Cell Cost by Replacing Silver with Copper

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced a $3 million funding to Australian startup SunDrive to advance the commercial development of its low cost, a high-efficiency solar manufacturing process in ...
/ / Solar, Technology
It's Official: LoUs from State-Run Financiers to Serve as Bank Guarantees for Solar Tenders

It’s Official: LoUs from State-Run Financiers to Serve as Bank Guarantees for Solar Tenders

The Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued amendments to its guidelines for the tariff-based competitive bidding process to procure power from grid-connected solar projects. The amendments address the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Scientists Use Machine Learning to Schedule Off-Grid Solar Module Cleaning

Scientists Use Machine Learning to Schedule Off-Grid Solar Module Cleaning

A group of scientists have developed a new low-cost machine learning technology to run scheduled cleaning of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules installed in remote locations that are off the grid ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
7,332 Schools in the United States Benefit from Solar Energy

7,332 Schools in the United States Benefit from Solar Energy

By the end of 2019, 7,332 U.S. schools had turned towards solar power, nearly double the number five years earlier. As a result, more than five million students across the ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
By 2030 Solar-Powered Hydrogen Could Be Cheaper Than Fossil Fuel-Based Production

By 2030 Solar-Powered Hydrogen Could Be Cheaper Than Fossil Fuel-Based Production

Hydrogen produced from solar-powered equipment could be cheaper than fossil fuel-based production methods in a decade, indicated a study. The study, by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was ...
/ / Solar, Technology
ŠKODA Commissions 8.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems at its Pune Production Plant

ŠKODA Commissions 8.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems at its Pune Production Plant

ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited, a Czech Republic-based automobile company, has announced that it has commissioned 8.5 MW of solar rooftop systems at its manufacturing plant in Chakan, Pune ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Airports in Assam, Bihar, and Maharashtra Go Solar

Airports in Assam, Bihar, and Maharashtra Go Solar

Vikram Solar has announced the commissioning of new solar projects at three airports for the Airports Authority of India. The three projects have been installed at Dibrugarh in Assam, Gaya ...
Bank of Baroda Floats a 2.9 MW Off-Grid Solar Rooftop Tender Under OPEX Mode

Bank of Baroda Floats a 2.9 MW Off-Grid Rooftop Solar Tender Under OPEX Mode

The Bank of Baroda has floated a tender for the supply of solar power to its branches from off-grid rooftop solar power systems based on the OPEX (operating expense or ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
IIT Kanpur Seeks Bidders for Three Smart Grid Field Pilot Projects Using Solar PV

IIT Kanpur Seeks Bidders for Three Smart Grid Field Pilot Projects Using Solar PV

The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K) has floated an expression of interest (EoI) for three smart grid field pilots combining renewable sources (solar and biomass) and storage (Lithium-ion and ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
SOLA Group Secures 400 Million Rand for 40 MW of Solar Projects in Southern Africa

SOLA Group Secures 400 Million Rand for 40 MW of Solar Projects in Southern Africa

The SOLA Group has committed to set up 40 MW of solar projects in Southern Africa. It has secured 400 million Rand (R) ($26.28 million) to build commercial and industrial ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Top 5 Chinese Inverter Companies Account for 36% of Total Exports

Top 5 Chinese Solar Inverter Companies Account for 36% of Total Exports

In the first half (1H) of 2019, the top five solar inverter manufacturers in China accounted for 36.44% of inverter exports globally from China according to the latest trade data ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Issues New Rooftop Solar Guidelines, Incentivizes DISCOMs to Install 18 GW

MNRE Issues New Rooftop Solar Guidelines, Incentivizes DISCOMs to Install 18 GW

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued operational guidelines to implement the second phase of its grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) program. Overall, 22 GW of rooftop ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar