Rajasthan Invites Applications to Lease Land for Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program

Rajasthan Invites Applications to Lease Land for Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RREC) has invited applications from interested entities to set up solar projects on their own or offer their land on lease under the Component-A of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Letter of Credit Has not Been Effective as Payment Security for Solar Developers

Letter of Credit Has not Been Effective as Payment Security for Solar Developers

To tackle the risks related to delays in payments to independent power producers, the Ministry of Power (MoP) recently mandated state-owned distribution companies (DISCOMs) to issue a letter of credit ...
Vietnam to Go Back to Solar Auctions, Decides to Ditch Feed-in-Tariffs

Vietnam to Go Back to Solar Auctions, Decides to Ditch Feed-in-Tariffs

After months of confusion and uncertainty over the future of renewable projects in Vietnam, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has announced that the country will go back to conducting solar auctions, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
An Estimated $24.7 Trillion Investment Potential in Green Buildings by 2030, Says IFC Report An Estimated $24.7 Trillion Investment Potential in Green Buildings by 2030, Says IFC Report

An Estimated $24.7 Trillion Investment Potential in Green Buildings by 2030, Says IFC Report

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has come out with its latest report that sheds light on the enormous potential of green buildings in ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
NTPC Floats Tender for Purchase of Power from 100 MW of Solar Projects

NTPC Floats Tender for Purchase of Power from 100 MW of Solar Projects

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids from eligible bidders for the purchase of power from existing solar power projects of a cumulative capacity up to 100 MW ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
LONGi to Supply 1.2 GW of Solar Modules to Adani Green by 2020

LONGi to Supply 1.2 GW of Solar Modules to Adani Green by 2020

Chinese module supplier LONGi has entered into a strategic partnership with Adani Green Energy, the renewable arm of Adani Group, to supply 1.2 GW of its new generation Hi MO4 ...
/ / Modules, Solar
SECI Modifies and Extends its 1.2 GW Tender for Solar-Wind Storage Projects

SECI Modifies and Extends its 1.2 GW Tender for Solar-Wind Storage Projects

The Solar Electricity Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline for its tender for 1.2 GW of the interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected renewable energy projects with a ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables from November 2019

Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables from November 2019

The month of November witnessed some key policy announcements and modifications in the domestic renewable industry, especially solar. During the course of the month, the central and state government agencies ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Grants Extension to Inox Wind for 250 MW of Wind Projects in Gujarat

SECI Grants Extension to Inox Wind for 250 MW of Wind Projects in Gujarat

Wind energy solutions provider, Inox wind, has been granted an extension by the Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) for the scheduled commissioning of 250 MW (5*50) of wind ...
/ / Other, Wind
Solar Tender, Auction & Commissioning Delays Causing Liquidity Issues for Developers

Solar Tender, Auction & Commissioning Delays Causing Liquidity Issues for Developers

According to several solar developers Mercom interacted with recently, there was unanimous agreement that the cost of participating in large-scale solar tenders has reduced their ability to actively bid for ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Capgemini’s Bengaluru Campus Receives Net-Zero Platinum Certification

Capgemini’s Bengaluru Campus Receives Net-Zero Platinum Certification

Capgemini, a French multinational corporation, has announced that its Bangalore EPIP (Export Promotion Industrial Park) has become the first corporate campus in the country to receive the Net-Zero-Platinum Certification from ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for its 1.2 GW Wind Tender

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for its 1.2 GW Wind Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the deadline for the submission of bids for its 1,200 MW wind tender. The new bid submission deadline for the tender ...
/ / Wind
Consumers Should be Given the Option to Choose Net Metering_ Nitin Gadkari to RK Singh

Consumers Should be Given the Option to Choose Net Metering: Nitin Gadkari to RK Singh

The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, has requested the Minister of Power R.K. Singh to consider the opinion of the Maharashtra Solar Manufacturers Association (MSMA) for ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
EIB to Stop Funding Fossil Fuel-Based Projects After 2021

EIB to Stop Funding Fossil Fuel-Based Projects After 2021

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced that it will end financing fossil fuel-based projects by the end of 2021. The global lender now wants to focus its financing for ...
/ / Other Energy
Andhra Pradesh Amends its Solar, Wind and Hybrid Policy – Pulls Back Incentives

Andhra Pradesh Amends its Solar, Wind and Hybrid Policy – Pulls Back Incentives

The government of Andhra Pradesh has issued a notification amending the state’s policy for wind, solar, and wind-solar hybrid projects, taking away some vital incentives from the renewable generators. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Accurate Forecasting of Renewable Generation a Tough Task for Solar & Wind Developers

Accurate Forecasting of Renewable Generation a Tough Task for Solar & Wind Developers

With India’s target to install 175 GW of renewables by 2022, the share of renewables is only going to grow, making the grid integration of these intermittent renewable resources into ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
MiaSolé Achieves 18.64% Aperture Area Efficiency on Flexible Solar Modules

MiaSolé Achieves 18.64% Aperture Area Efficiency on Flexible Solar Modules

MiaSolé, a provider of thin-film solar solutions, has announced that the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, one of the largest solar research institutes in Europe, has confirmed an ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Lithium Urban Technologies Partners with Wipro for Employee Transportation EV Fleet

Lithium Urban Technologies Partners with Wipro for Employee Transportation EV Fleet

Lithium Urban Technologies Private Limited has partnered with Indian software giant Wipro to expand its fleet of electric vehicles (EV) for transporting its employees across its offices in India. The ...
BHEL Floats O&M Tender for a 10 MW Solar Project at Haveri in Karnataka

BHEL Floats O&M Tender for a 10 MW Solar Project at Haveri in Karnataka

Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd. (BHEL) has floated operation and maintenance (O&M) tender for work on Karnataka Power Corporation’s (KPCL) 10 MW solar power project located at Haveri in Karnataka. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
EBRD Extends $15 Million Loan to Boost Lending for Energy Efficiency in Egypt

EBRD Extends $15 Million Loan to Boost Lending for Energy Efficiency in Egypt

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has decided to provide a loan of $15 million (~₹1.07 billion) to the Arab African International Bank (AAIB) for fostering energy efficiency ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Tariff Adoption Delays are Hurting Investments and Jobs in the Solar Sector

Tariff Adoption Delays are Hurting Investments and Jobs in the Solar Sector

According to Section 63 of the Electricity Act 2003, authorities such as the state electricity regulatory commissions (SERCs) are expected to adopt tariffs that have been discovered through a transparent ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
No ISTS Charges for Solar and Wind Projects Commissioned by December 2022

No ISTS Charges for Solar and Wind Projects Commissioned by December 2022

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has announced that interstate transmission system (ISTS) charges and losses on the transmission of electricity generated from solar and wind energy projects will be waived ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Seeks Consultants to Develop Tariff Regulations for Renewable Sources

CERC Seeks Consultants to Develop Tariff Regulations for Renewable Sources

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has invited Terms of Reference (ToR) to engage consultants who will help them frame the regulations for renewable energy (RE) tariff determination starting April ...
Hindustan Aeronautics Floats Tender for 2 MW of Solar Projects in Hyderabad

Hindustan Aeronautics Floats Tender for 2 MW of Solar Projects in Hyderabad

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for setting up of 2 MW of solar projects under RESCO mode at its Avionics Division in Hyderabad ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Power Generation Dipped in the Third Quarter of 2019 By Nearly 14%

Solar Power Generation Dipped in the Third Quarter of 2019 By Nearly 14%

Solar power generation numbers declined by 14% quarter over quarter (QoQ) in the third (Q3) quarter of 2019. Solar power generation in India stood at 10,530 million units (MUs), according ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other