Reliance to Foray into Solar, Battery Storage, Green Hydrogen, and Fuel Cell Production

Reliance to Foray into Solar, Battery Storage, Green Hydrogen, and Fuel Cell Production

Reliance Industries (RIL) will invest ₹750 billion (~$10 billion) to build an integrated solar photovoltaic (PV) factory, advanced energy storage battery manufacturing unit, green hydrogen, and fuel cell facility in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
China Photovoltaic Industry Association Urges Members to Refrain from Hoarding

China Photovoltaic Industry Association Urges Members to Refrain from Hoarding

Earlier this month, the China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA) issued a statement directing its members to refrain from unethical business practices such as hoarding raw materials for polysilicon to counter ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
ACME to Develop a 300 MW Solar Project In Partnership with Brookfield Renewable

ACME to Develop a 300 MW Solar Project in Partnership with Brookfield Renewable

Independent power producer ACME Solar has announced that it has closed a deal with Brookfield Renewable, a global owner and operator of renewable power assets, to jointly develop a 300 ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Maldives Launches Tender for 11-14 MW of Solar Projects Across 14 Islands

Maldives Launches Tender for 11-14 MW of Solar Projects Across 14 Islands

The Maldives has issued a tender inviting interested bidders to participate in the pre-qualification process for installing 11-14 MW of solar projects in 14 major islands. The last date for ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
IEA Expects Annual Global Energy Investments to Hit $1.9 Trillion in 2021

IEA Expects Annual Global Energy Investments to Hit $1.9 Trillion in 2021

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its latest report on ‘World Energy Investment 2021’. According to the report, the annual global energy investment is set to rise to $1.9 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Reigns Greece’s 350 MW Auction for Solar and Wind Projects

Solar Reigns Greece’s 350 MW Auction for Solar and Wind Projects

Greece’s Regulatory Authority of Energy (RAE) declared the results of the 350 MW joint competitive bidding for solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind projects. Solar PV projects ruled the roost as ...
Higher Module Prices Raise Cost of Large-Scale, Rooftop Solar Systems in Q1 2021

Higher Module Prices Raise Cost of Large-Scale, Rooftop Solar Systems in Q1 2021

The average cost of large-scale solar projects first quarter of 2021 (Q1 2021) was about ₹36.6 million (~$505,308)/MW, according to Mercom’s recently released Q1 2021 India Solar Market Update. The cost ...
Rooftop Solar Installations in Australia Inch to 256 MW in March 2021

Rooftop Solar Installations in Australia Inch to 256 MW in March 2021

In March 2021, Australian rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installations came to 256 MW, a 1.2% increase compared to 253 MW in February 2021. Australia now has 2,783,948 rooftop systems, representing ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Commission Approves Tariff Adoption for GUVNL’s 500 MW Solar Tender Auction

Commission Approves Tariff Adoption for GUVNL’s 500 MW Solar Auction

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has allowed Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam (GUVNL) to adopt the tariff discovered through a competitive bidding process for procuring power from grid-connected solar photovoltaic ...
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Procter & Gamble's Hyderabad Unit Goes Solar

Daily News Wrap-Up: Procter & Gamble’s Hyderabad Unit Goes Solar

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Procter & Gamble has commissioned its first in-house solar power unit at the company's Hyderabad manufacturing facility ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Production-Linked Incentive Program for Solar Cells and Modules Approved

Production-Linked Incentive Program for Solar Cells and Modules Approved

The Union Cabinet has approved the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy's (MNRE) proposal for the implementation of the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) program for the 'National Program on High-Efficiency ...
/ / Modules, Solar
BHEL Calls for Detailed Report on Manufacturing Feasibility from Quartz to Solar Modules

BHEL Calls for Detailed Report on Manufacturing Feasibility from Quartz to Solar Modules

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), an Indian engineering and manufacturing enterprise has invited bids for consulting firms to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) on the solar photovoltaics (PV) manufacturing ...
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