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
Tenders Announced for 328 E-Carts for Solid Waste Management in Vellore

Tenders Announced for 328 E-Carts for Solid Waste Management in Vellore

The Rural and Panchayat Raj Department in the state of Tamil Nadu has issued tenders for the procurement of 328 battery operated carts for solid waste management in the village ...
/ / Other, Tenders & Auctions
ADB Approves $6 Million Grant to Tuvalu to Increase its Renewable Energy Generation

ADB Approves $6 Million Grant to Tuvalu to Increase its Renewable Energy Generation

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $6 million grant for the Government of Tuvalu (located in the south Pacific) to help it shift away from fossil fuels and to ...
U GRO Capital and Sunvest Capital Launch ₹200 Million Solar Financing Program in India

U GRO Capital and Sunvest Capital Launch ₹200 Million Solar Financing Program in India

U GRO Capital, a financial technology company, has entered into a partnership with Sunvest Capital, a non-banking financial company (NBFC​) focused on providing rooftop solar financing. The two have announced ...
UAE-Based Masdar Backs India’s Hero Future Energies with $150 Million Investment

UAE-Based Masdar Backs India’s Hero Future Energies with $150 Million Investment

In a significant development for the domestic renewable industry, the United Arab Emirates-based Masdar has invested around $150 million (~₹10.7 billion) in Hero Future Energies, one of the leading names ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power Signs PPA with Egypt for a 200 MW Solar Project at Kom Ombo

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power Signs PPA with Egypt for a 200 MW Solar Project at Kom Ombo

ACWA Power, Saudi Arabia’s energy giant, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the government of Egypt to finance, develop, construct, and operate the 200 MW Kom Ombo solar ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
ENGIE Africa Commissions Egypt’s Largest Wind Farm

ENGIE Africa Commissions Egypt’s Largest Wind Farm

ENGIE Africa, the African arm of the French multinational electric utility company, has announced the commissioning of the 262.5 MW Ras Ghareb wind farm in Egypt, 45 days ahead of ...
/ / Wind
Tata Signs PPA for a 250 MW Solar Project at Gujarat’s Dholera Solar Park

Tata Signs PPA for a 250 MW Solar Project at Gujarat’s Dholera Solar Park

The renewable arm of Tata Power, Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. (TPREL), has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd. (GUVNL) for a 250 MW ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Tamil Nadu Likely to Set Solar RPO for FY 2020 at 6%

Tamil Nadu Likely to Set Solar RPO for FY 2020 at 6%

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has invited suggestions and comments on the proposed amendments to its Renewable Energy Purchase Obligations (RPOs). The commission has been mandated to set ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Renewable Arm of Tata Power Receives the LoA to Develop a 150 MW Solar Project

Renewable Arm of Tata Power Receives the LoA to Develop a 150 MW Solar Project

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. (TPREL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has received the Letter of Award from Tata Power-Distribution to develop a 150 MW solar project in the ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Solar Developers Can Install DC Capacity Higher than the Project’s Contracted AC Capacity

Solar Developers Can Install DC Capacity Higher than the Project’s Contracted AC Capacity

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an advisory that clarifies that as long as a solar PV project is in accordance with the contracted alternating current ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Now Accounts for 9.2% of India’s Total Installed Power Capacity

Solar Now Accounts for 9.2% of India’s Total Installed Power Capacity

In the quarter ending September 2019, India’s total renewable energy capacity (including large hydro) stood at 130.68 GW. This translates into approximately 35.7% of the total installed power capacity in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Trading Platform for International Renewable Energy Certificates Started in Singapore

Trading Platform for International Renewable Energy Certificates Started in Singapore

Singapore-based SP Group, one of the leading names in the energy utility business, has now become the first authorized local issuer of International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) in the Asia ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy