Jhansi Smart City Issues Rooftop Solar Tenders for its Schools and Government Offices

Jhansi Smart City Issues Rooftop Solar Tenders for its Schools and Government Offices

In a bid to be self-sufficient in energy and to curb harmful emissions, the Jhansi Smart City Limited has issued two tenders to set up rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects ...
Karnataka Proposes Capital Cost of ₹37.33 Million/MW for Solar Projects

Karnataka Proposes Capital Cost of ₹37.33 Million/MW for Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has proposed a capital cost of ₹37.33 million (~$0.54)/MW for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in Karnataka. The KERC proposal follows a ...
Uttar Pradesh Modifies Clauses in the 500 MW Solar Tender

Uttar Pradesh Modifies Clauses in the 500 MW Solar Tender

Paving the way for the development of 500 MW of grid-connected solar projects in the state, the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has accepted the changes proposed by Uttar ...
Tender for 3.5 MW of Solar Projects Announced in Maharashtra

Lowest Bid of ₹2.54/kWh Against Ceiling Tariff of ₹2.65/kWh Wins SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) has successfully concluded the auction for 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar projects to be developed across India. SECI had ...
NTPC Issues EPC Tender for 1 GW of Solar Projects Under Phase-II of CPSU Program

NTPC Issues EPC Tender for 1 GW of Solar Projects Under Phase-II of CPSU Program

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) is on the lookout for engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractors to set up 1 GW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects under Phase-II ...
Andaman & Nicobar Floats Empanelment Tender for 5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Andaman & Nicobar Floats Empanelment Tender for 5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Electricity Department of the Andaman & Nicobar administration has issued an empanelment tender to develop 5 MW of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. The bid submission deadline is June ...
MNRE Invites Preliminary Proposals for Gravity-Based Storage Project

MNRE Invites Preliminary Proposals for Gravity-Based Storage Project

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued invitations requesting proposals to develop gravity storage projects and also to utilize solar photovoltaic (PV) to produce hydrogen from seawater ...
Karnataka Floats Tender for Solar-Powered Lights and Fans in 900 Anganawadi Buildings

SECI and Haryana Sign Power Sale Agreement for 400 MW of Solar at ₹2.44/kWh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and Haryana Power Purchase Centre (HPPC) have entered a power sale agreement (PSA) for the trade of power from 400 MW of solar ...
SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 900 MW

SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 900 MW

The tender floated by the Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) to set up 1.2 GW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects across India has been ...
EESL Tender Calls for 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra, Andhra, and Jharkhand

EESL Tender Calls for 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra, Andhra, and Jharkhand

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture between the public-sector units of the Ministry of Power and the Government of India, has issued a tender to set up 100 ...
CERC Grants Electricity Trading License to NTPC to Expedite Solar and Wind Projects

CERC to Grant Electricity Trading License to NTPC to Expedite Solar and Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed to grant the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) electricity trading license in India. The license is to be granted to help the ...
ADB to Provide $7 Million to Support a 100 MW Solar Park Project in Cambodia

ADB to Provide $7 Million to Support a 100 MW Solar Park Project in Cambodia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $7.64 million loan to support the construction of a 100 MW solar park in Cambodia. This loan is in support of the ...
Andhra Pradesh Approves Guidelines for Implementation of its Rooftop Solar Policy

Andhra Pradesh Approves Guidelines for Implementation of its Rooftop Solar Policy

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has approved the guidelines for implementing the state’s Solar Rooftop Policy 2018 that were submitted by the Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra ...
Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Sets Generic Tariffs for Solar Projects for Six Months

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has set generic levelized tariffs for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects for the first six months of the financial year (FY) 2019-20. These generic tariffs ...
Jharkhand Commission Approves PPA for 10 MW of Solar Projects

Jharkhand Commission Approves PPA for 10 MW of Solar Projects

The Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) has approved the procurement of 10 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) power by Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) from the Solar Energy ...
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 500 MW of Solar Projects in Tamil Nadu

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 500 MW of Solar Projects in Tamil Nadu

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline for the tender to set up 500 MW (Phase I) of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in ...
Price War Not Desirable for Any Industry: An interview with Sungrow’s Sunil Badesra

Price War Not Desirable for Any Industry: An interview with Sungrow’s Sunil Badesra

In India, there are over 30 inverter suppliers, which means there’s healthy competition in the market. Over the past two years (2017 and 2018), the top four inverter suppliers in ...
SECI ISTS Tenders

TANGEDCO Hands Over Solar and Wind Tendering Responsibilities to SECI

Prolonged payment delays to solar and wind developers seem to have tarnished the reputation of Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) in the industry. In a significant development, the ...
Adani Green Commissions a 50 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

Adani Green Commissions a 50 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

Adani Green Energy (UP) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Green Energy Limited, has commissioned a 50 MW solar PV power project in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The off-taker ...
BHEL Bags Orders Worth ₹1.25 Billion for Two Solar Projects in Gujarat

Gujarat Auctions 700 MW of Solar Capacity, Engie Quotes Lowest Tariff of ₹2.65/kWh

Engie has emerged as the lowest (L1) bidder in the auction to award 700 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects conducted by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL). The solar ...
China Approves Over 20 GW of Subsidy-Free Wind and Solar Projects

Gujarat’s 1 GW Solar Tender Undersubscribed by 700 MW, Second in a Row to Get Tepid Response

Bidders are reluctant to participate in the tender floated by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) for 1,000 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects at Dholera Solar Park (Phase ...
International Solar Alliance Gets a New Member_ Bolivia

Iraq Floats Tender for 755 MW of Solar Capacity

Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity and the National Investment Commission (NIC) has invited bids for the construction of seven solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects with a total capacity of 755 MW ...
Important Headlines from the Indian Solar Market in April 2019

Important Headlines from the Indian Solar Market in April 2019

April 2019 was a busy month for the domestic solar industry with state electricity regulatory commissions issuing orders aimed at providing relief to solar project developers. During the month, a ...
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, ...