SECI Tenders 20 MW of Floating Solar in Lakshadweep with 60 MW of Battery Storage

Uttar Pradesh Approves ReNew Power’s Bid to Develop 100 MW of Floating Solar Projects

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has approved the opening and finalization of bids for the development of 100 MW of floating solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the state. The ...
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Adani Seeks Bidders to Purchase 700 MW of Solar Power, With 350 MW under Greenshoe Option

Investment in Indian Solar Sector Dips to $9.8 Billion in 2018

In 2018, investments in the Indian solar sector totaled approximately $9.8 billion compared to 2017, in which almost $11.5 billion flowed into the Indian solar sector.  2018 witnessed a decline ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttar Pradesh to Charge Developers for Under and Over Generation of Solar and Wind Power

China Plans to Prioritize Non-Subsidized Wind and Solar Projects

China is prioritizing unsubsidized wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), has organized and drafted a project report on promoting non-subsidized affordable projects for wind and ...
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International Solar Alliance Gets a New Member_ Bolivia

CERC Rules Against Power Grid, Provides Relief to Solar Developer in Madhya Pradesh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has quashed a transmission service agreement (TSA) termination notice that was issued by the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) to SEI Sunshine ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Why the 2.4 GW Solar Auction Was Cancelled

Haryana to Follow Latest MNRE Competitive Bidding Guidelines for 300 MW Solar Auction

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has asked the Haryana Power Purchase Centre (HPPC) to follow the latest competitive bidding guidelines issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Issues Draft Guidelines for Grouping Solar PV Inverters for Testing in Labs

MNRE Issues Draft Guidelines for Grouping Solar PV Inverters for Testing in Labs

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines for series approval (grouping) of solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters to conduct testing in labs for Implementation of “Quality ...
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Sri Lanka to Develop 28 Small Solar Power Projects

Adani to Remove Domestic Content Requirement for 700 MW Solar Auction

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited’s (AEML) request to initiate the bidding process for 700 MW of solar without the domestic content requirement condition ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Zambia Awards 120 MW of Solar PV Projects

Zambia Awards 120 MW of Solar PV Projects

The Global Energy Transfer Feed-in Tariffs (GET FiT), Zambia Secretariat, has awarded 120 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects under round one of GET FiT Zambia 100 MW solar PV ...
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EPC Contractors Invited to Construct 150 MW of Solar PV Projects in Gujarat

EPC Contractors Invited to Construct 150 MW of Solar PV Projects in Gujarat

The Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited (GIPCL) is looking for engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractors to develop 150 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. The bid submission deadline is ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
MNRE Suggests Mandatory Recycling of Solar Panel Glass Containing Antimony

MNRE Suggests Mandatory Recycling of Solar Panel Glass Containing Antimony

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a blueprint for the utilization, manufacture, disposal, and import of solar photovoltaic (PV) module and glass containing Antimony. Antimony is ...
Punjab’s Akal University Installs a 1.2 MW Project to Fuel its Energy Needs

Punjab’s Akal University Installs a 1.2 MW Solar Project to Fuel its Energy Needs

Akal University in Punjab’s Bhatinda is the latest entrant in a rapidly evolving league of educational institutions that have chosen to harness solar power to take care of their electricity ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
India Installs 8.3 GW of Solar in 2018

Bihar’s Generic Tariff of Solar Power Remains Unchanged at ₹4.17/kWh for FY19-20

Even as various states announce new applicable generic tariffs for solar power for the new financial year, Bihar has decided to keep the tariff unchanged. In its latest notification, the ...
BHEL Floats Tender for Solar Module Mounting Structure Columns for 129 MW of Projects

Karnataka Issues Tender to Replace 700 Modules in a 10-Year-Old 3 MW Solar Project in Belagavi

The Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) has issued a repair tender for a 3 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project located in Itnal village of the state’s Belagavi district. This is ...
Bangladesh Signs Agreement with Saudi-Based Alfanar for 100 MW of Solar Power Projects

Generic Tariff for Solar Projects in Tamil Nadu Will Now be ₹3.04/kWh

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has fixed the generic tariff for solar photovoltaic (PV) procurement in the state. The TNERC has set ₹3.04 (~$0.044)/kWh without accelerated depreciation (AD) and ...
BHEL Seeks Partners to Bid for NLC's 20 MW BESS Tender in Andaman & Nicobar

Tender Issued for 1.7 MW of Solar with Battery Energy Storage in Andaman and Nicobar

There has been a steady uptick in solar plus storage tenders in India lately. The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a public-sector enterprise operating in the electronics, information technology, ...
Solar Modules with Bypass Diodes Exempt From 7.5 Percent Port Duty in India

MNRE Takes a Tough Stand Against Two Defaulting Chinese Solar Module Suppliers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an advisory asking the stakeholders to beware of two Chinese companies - CSUN Trading (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd. and CEEG ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
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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Ayana, EverSource, and NIIF to Invest $330 Million into India’s Renewable Projects

Andhra Pradesh Contemplating Signing PSAs for 1,750 MW of Solar Projects

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) will soon decide whether to approve or suggest a few deviations in the power sale agreements (PSAs) for a total of 1,750 MW ...
Maharashtra Floats Tender for 50,000 Solar Water Pumping Systems

Power Generated by Solar Pumps to Account Towards RPO Fulfilment in Maharashtra

In a recent order, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has stated that the power generated by off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) water pumps will be counted towards meeting the renewable ...
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Maharashtra Issues Draft First Amendment to its Open Access Regulations

Maharashtra Issues Draft First Amendment to its Open Access Regulations

Open Access market once attractive is now almost dead according to many in the industry. Policies get announced regularly followed by constant amendments leading to a final draft that looks ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Solar Rooftop Startup ZunRoof Raises ₹16.6 Million in Second Round of Angel Funding

MERC Rejects Plea to Allow Open Access Facility and Banking of Power from a Solar Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has rejected a petition filed by Shree Cement requesting amendments to Distribution Open Access Regulations, 2016 and allowing the use of open access facility ...
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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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West Bengal Floats EPC Tender for 600 kW of Rooftop Solar Installations

Madhya Pradesh Announces RESCO Tender for 25 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has announced a tender for 25 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed under RESCO mode. The bid ...
Delhi’s BSES Commissions Four Solar Microgrids with Battery Energy Storage

Delhi’s BSES Commissions Four Solar Microgrids with Battery Energy Storage

BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) has commissioned four solar photovoltaic (PV) microgrids in East Delhi as part of a pilot project. With this, the BYPL has become one of the first ...
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2019 Begins with a Sharp Decline in Solar Auction Activity While 6.5 GW of solar capa

70 MW Open Access Solar Project to be Developed in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh will soon have a 70 MW open access solar photovoltaic (PV) project. The project, which falls under Uttar Pradesh’s Open Access Program, will be developed by SunSource Energy ...
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