Centre Advises Andhra Pradesh Government Against Revisiting Solar, Wind PPAs

Nearly 800 MW of Solar Projects Tendered But No Auctions in April 2019

There was not a single solar auction conducted in the month of April 2019. This is a new low for the domestic sector, but the inactivity is due to the ...
MERC Asks DISCOM to Reduce ₹0.18_kWh from Solar Tariff to Account for Safeguard Duty

Generic Tariff of ₹3.29/kWh Set for Solar Projects in Maharashtra for FY 2019-2020

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has set the generic tariff for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects at ₹3.29 (~$0.047)/kWh for FY 2019-20. This order will apply from April 1, 2019, ...
CEL Looking for EPC Contractors to Develop 10 MW of Solar Project in Maharashtra

Maharashtra Commission Approves a 16 MW Solar Project for Farmers in Amravati

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the proposed 16 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project at Gavankund in Amaravati district. This is a pilot project for evacuation at 33 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
ISA Discusses Recommendations with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Ahead of Next Budget

ISA No Longer a Foreign Source of Funding

The Home Ministry, Government of India, has released a letter stating that investments from the International Solar Association (ISA) will no longer be treated as a foreign source of funding ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Asks Implementing Agencies to Adhere to Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Guidelines

Cleanmax Solar Raises ₹2.75 Billion in Funding to Scale Projects for Corporates

CleanMax Solar, a leading rooftop solar developer, has raised ₹2.75 billion (~ $39 million) in investment from the United Kingdom (UK) Climate Investments LLP (UKCI), which is a joint venture ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
NHPC Invites EPC Contractors to Construct a 40 MW Solar Project in Odisha

Solar Companies’ Claim for Late Payment Surcharge and Rebate Dismissed by UPERC

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has rejected the pleas submitted by two renewable energy generating companies seeking late payment surcharge on bills raised before the adoption of a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
USTDA Funds Feasibility Study to Assess Viability of a 100 MW Solar Project in Mozambique

China’s Solar Installations Dip 40% YoY to 5.2 GW in Q1 2019

China installed 5.2 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019. When compared to Q1 2018, this was a nearly 40% decline in installation numbers ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttar Pradesh Approves ReNew Power’s Bid to Develop 100 MW of Floating Solar Projects

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 ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar
Azure’s Petition before MERC Seeking Declaration of GST as Change in Law Dismissed

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 ...
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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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
Budgetary Allocation for Solar Increased by 1% While Coal Gets a 48% Boost in 2019-20

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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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
SECI’s 250 MW Solar Auction in Maharashtra Sees Lowest Tariff Rise to ₹2.87/kWh

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 ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
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 ...
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for its 2 GW Solar Tender

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 ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
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 ...