CERC Provides Relief to Solar Developers in the Matter of GST Compensation

CERC Provides Relief to Solar Developers in Matter of GST Compensation

In a positive development for the domestic renewable industry, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has provided relief to solar project developers with regards to the effect of goods and ...
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Tamil Nadu Proposes Feed-in Tariff for Solar Projects

Tamil Nadu Proposes Feed-in Tariff for Solar Projects

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has proposed feed-in tariff for solar photovoltaic (PV) procurement in a newly released consultative paper. The paper is up for comments up to March ...
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BHEL to Set Up 129 MW of Solar Projects in Telangana for Singareni Collieries

Gujarat’s 500 MW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 545 MW

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL)’s 500 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects (Phase IV) tender has been oversubscribed by 545 MW. Bids totaling 1,045 MW were submitted in ...
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Power Sale Agreements for 302 MW of Solar Projects Approved in Maharashtra

China Installs Better than Expected 44 GW of Solar Capacity in CY 2018

In the calendar year (CY) 2018, China installed 44.26 GW of solar photovoltaic capacity.  The country installed 9.76 GW of solar PV capacity in the fourth quarter of CY 2018 ...
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Madhya Pradesh Electricity Commission Condemns Payment Delay by DISCOM to Adani Green

Madhya Pradesh Electricity Commission Condemns Payment Delay by DISCOM to Adani Green

The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has dismissed a review petition filed by Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Limited (MPPMCL) seeking relief against an order issued by the commission for ...
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Uttar Pradesh Invites Bids for 200 MW in its Private Sector Owned Solar Park

MNRE Amends Bidding Guidelines for Solar Projects; Reduces Commissioning Timeframe

The Ministry of Power has amended the competitive bidding guidelines for the procurement of power from grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, incorporating changes to further the pace of solar installations ...
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Coal India Partners with Neyveli Lignite Corporation to Develop 3,000 MW of Solar Projects

South Delhi Corporation to Develop 27.5 MW of Solar Projects Across Two Sites

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) will set up grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to cut down on the utilization of thermal power and save its energy cost. To this ...
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India’s Largest 2 MW Floating Solar Project Commissioned in Greater Visakhapatnam

MAHAGENCO Invites EoI for a 10 MW Floating Solar Project

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has invited an expression of interest (EoI) to set up a 10 MW grid-connected floating solar project at the Upper Vaitarna reservoir in Nashik ...
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Gujarat Decides to Implement Solar Agricultural Feeder Program on Pilot Basis

Uttarakhand Commission Proposes Benchmark Costs for Solar Projects for FY 2019-20

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has issued a draft order regarding the review of benchmark capital cost for solar PV, solar thermal, grid-interactive rooftop, and small solar PV projects ...
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EESL Announces Tender for 160 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

EESL Announces Tender for 160 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture between the public-sector units of the Ministry of Power and the government of India, has floated a tender for 160 MW ...
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All interested investors or project developers are expected to submit their EoI along with their company profile to MEW on or before December 20, 2018.

Afghanistan Invites Expression of Interest for 2 GW of Solar Projects

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) from developers to set up 2 GW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the country. All ...
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NHPC Calls for EPC Contractors to Develop a 32 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

NHPC Calls for EPC Contractors to Develop a 32 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) has floated a tender for a 32 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project to be developed in Jalaun district of Uttar Pradesh. This is an ...
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CDC to Partner with Globeleq to Fund a 52 MW Solar Project in Kenya

Africa’s First Airport Solar Project to be Set up in Kenya

Kenya will soon be home to Africa’s first airport solar photovoltaic (PV) project. According to an announcement by Kenya Airports Authority (KAA), “A first of its kind pilot project in ...
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Can Solar Kits Propel the Growth of Residential Rooftop Market in India?

India’s Rooftop Solar Market – Where is it Now and Where is it Going?

India’s rooftop solar installations have been growing at a healthy pace so far but could slow down  in the short-term, following the imposition of the safeguard duty earlier this year ...
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Japan’s Proposal to Rollback on Solar Subsidy Angers Investors and Operators

15 GW of Solar Capacity Slated to be Developed by NTPC Under NSM Now Reduced to 3 GW

The 15,000 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity to be developed under National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)’s state-specific bundling program has been reduced to just 3,000 MW. The Minister for ...
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MERC Approves PPAs for Solar Projects Totaling 235 MW in Maharashtra

Maharashtra’s 1,400 MW Solar Tender Undergoes Changes in RfS Provisions and PPA

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has amended a number of provisions in its request for selection (RfS) and power purchase agreement (PPA) for the 1,400 MW solar ...
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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 ...
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NABARD Inks Pact with GCF to Infuse $100 Million for the Growth of Rooftop Solar in India

NABARD Inks Pact with GCF to Infuse $100 Million for the Growth of Rooftop Solar in India

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has signed an agreement with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to infuse $100 million into a project designed to unlock private ...
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Tamil Nadu’s Trichy Floats Tender for 2.4 MW of Solar Projects under Smart Cities Mission

Tamil Nadu’s Trichy Floats Tender for 2.4 MW of Solar Projects under Smart Cities Mission

The Tiruchirappalli Smart City Limited has tendered 2.4 MW of ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed at sewage treatment plant (STP) Panchappur, located near Madurai By-Pass road in ...
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NTPC Issues Tender to Enlist Solar Module Suppliers and Manufacturers

NTPC Issues Tender to Enlist Solar Module Suppliers and Manufacturers

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued a tender for enlisting solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturers and suppliers. The enlisted manufacturers or suppliers will supply modules for NTPC’s self-owned ...
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Tender Issued for 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects at Mumbai Monorail Stations and Sites

Tender Issued for 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects at Mumbai Monorail Stations

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has tendered 2 MW of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed atop Mumbai monorail stations and sites. The bid-submission deadline is ...
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Haryana Electricity Regulator Approves PPA with Deviations for a 10 MW Solar Project

Winning Tariffs Hover Around ₹3.02-3.08/kWh in Uttar Pradesh’s 550 MW Solar Auction

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) emerged as the lowest (L1) bidder in the auction conducted by the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) for 550 MW ...
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Airports Authority of India Floats Tender for 1 MW Solar Project at Vijayawada Airport

Airports Authority of India Floats Tender for Electrical Work of 1 MW Solar Project at Vijayawada Airport

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is on the lookout for a contractor to do the electrical work for a 1 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project at Vijayawada Airport. The bid-submission ...
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Tata Power Signs PPA with GE for Installation of Rooftop Solar Projects

West Bengal Issues Tender for 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) has tendered 2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects to be developed on customers’ premises in residential, institutional, and social sectors. WBREDA ...
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Germany and India Sign a €200 Million Loan Agreement to Fund Renewable Projects

Delhi’s Residential Solar Program Offers Guaranteed Payment Security to Installers

The Delhi government recently approved the Mukhyamantri Solar Power Program to give the necessary and required impetus to solar power and its adoption in Delhi. This program will apply to ...
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