A 1 kW Residential Rooftop Solar System With Subsidy to Cost ₹31,200 in Andhra

A 1 kW Residential Rooftop Solar System With Subsidy to Cost ₹31,200 in Andhra

Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Corporation Limited (APEPDCL) has discovered the lowest bid of ₹50,000 (~$673)/kW for residential rooftop solar systems of up to 1 kW under the capital expenditure ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
US Solar Market Adds a Record 5 GW in Q1 2021

US Solar Market Adds a Record 5 GW in Q1 2021

According to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Q2 2021 report, released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie, the U.S. solar market has surpassed 100 GW of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Residential Solar Company Sunrun’s Total Revenue Up 59% YoY in Q1 2021

Residential Solar Company Sunrun’s Total Revenue Up 59% YoY in Q1 2021

Sunrun, one of the leading home solar, battery storage, and energy services companies in the United States, has announced financial results for the first quarter (Q1) of the calendar year ...
Jharkhand Issues Empanelment Tender for 25 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

Jharkhand Issues Empanelment Tender for 25 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

The Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) has invited bids to empanel agencies to develop 25 MW of residential rooftop solar power projects under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) ...
Can Rooftop Solar Come out of Ground-Mount's Shadow and Be the Next Big Thing_

Can Rooftop Solar Come out of Ground-Mount’s Shadow and Be the Next Big Thing?

Cumulative rooftop solar installations crossed the 5 GW mark at the end of 2020 but still make up a small portion of the 40 GW of solar installed in the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bids Invited to Install 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems with Net Metering

Bids Invited to Install 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems with Net Metering

The Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company (GESCOM) has invited bids for the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of 10 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems under net metering on residential buildings ...
Kerala Regulator Allows Net Metering for a 100 kW Solar System at a Housing Society

Kerala Regulator Allows Net Metering for a 100 kW Solar System at a Housing Society

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC), in a recent ruling, has ruled that distribution licensees should allow group housing societies to avail supply at low tension (LT) voltage levels ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Residential Welfare Association in Bengaluru Floats Tender for 165 kW Rooftop Solar System

Residential Welfare Association in Bengaluru Floats Tender for 165 kW Rooftop Solar System

The Westend Heights Condominium Apartment Owners’ Welfare Association has floated a proposal for a 165 kW rooftop solar system in Bengaluru. This tender is among the few publicly floated rooftop solar tenders ...
There is a Lot of Pent-Up Demand for Rooftop Solar: Interview

There is a Lot of Pent-Up Demand for Rooftop Solar: Interview

Rooftop solar systems remain one of the cheapest ways to go solar. The global COVID-19 pandemic helped commercial and industrial (C&I) businesses realize that going solar is one of the best ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Designing an Effective Lightning Protection for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Designing Effective Lightning Protection for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Residential photovoltaic (PV) systems are generally installed on the rooftop of residential buildings. However, the large metal surface area, height from the ground, and exposed location increase rooftop solar systems' ...
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China Added Over 40 GW of Solar Capacity in 2020_ AECEA

China Added Over 40 GW of Solar Capacity in 2020: AECEA

China may have installed up to over 40 GW of solar capacity in 2020 based on preliminary data, according to a new report from the Asia Europe Clean Energy Advisory ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Telangana Releases Final Cost of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems With Net Metering

Telangana Releases Final Cost of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems With Net Metering

The Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TSREDCO) has finalized the pricing for 1-500 kW grid-connected rooftop solar systems with net metering. It also released the list of 65 suppliers ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
US Non-Residential Rooftop Solar System Installation Prices Fell 4% in 2019

US Non-Residential Rooftop Solar System Installation Prices Fell 4% in 2019

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has released the 'Tracking the Sun' report 2019, which summarizes installation prices and other trends among grid-connected, distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Solar Installations Gather Lost Speed in the US With 3.8 GW Installed in Q3

Solar Installations Gather Lost Speed in the US With 3.8 GW Installed in Q3

The United States installed 3.8 GW of new solar capacity in the third quarter (Q3) of 2020, a 9% increase from the second quarter (Q2), according to The Solar Energy ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CAPEX or OPEX – Ways To Finance Rooftop Solar Systems and Realize Huge Savings

CAPEX or OPEX – Ways to Finance Rooftop Solar Systems and Realize Huge Savings

Rooftop solar systems empower consumers with two distinct benefits – savings on power costs and contribution to the environment by going green. The two most popular models are- OPEX and ...
/ / Consumers, Solar
Net Metering Removal for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 5 kW Will Be Disastrous: Installers

Net Metering Removal for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 5 kW Will Be Disastrous: Installers

In September 2020, the Ministry of Power (MoP) released draft electricity rules 2020 to streamline power supply and distribution. One of the critical points in the draft revolves around gross ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Meghalaya to Empanel Developers for 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

Meghalaya to Empanel Developers for 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

The Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Limited (MePDCL) has floated a tender to empanel developers for 10 MW of residential grid-connected solar rooftop projects in the state under the second phase ...
Assam Issues Tender for 2 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Assam Issues Tender for 2 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

The Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) issued a tender for 2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar power projects. The solar systems will be set up in the residential sector ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Malaysia's PETRONAS Decides to Invest in a Rooftop Solar Startup

Malaysia’s PETRONAS Decides to Invest in a Rooftop Solar Startup

PETRONAS, Malaysia's state-owned gas and oil company, signed an agreement to invest in SOLS Energy Sdn Bhd, a solar energy startup. The investment will help provide renewable energy to residential ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
China Sets a Subsidy Budget of RMB 1.5 Billion for New Solar Projects in 2020

China Sets a Subsidy Budget of RMB 1.5 Billion for New Solar Projects in 2020

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has announced that it plans to provide subsidies of RMB 1.5 billion (~$216.1 million) for new solar power projects in the country this year, according ...
Bihar Announces a 5 MW Tender for Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

Bihar Announces a 5 MW Tender for Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

The South Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited (SBPDCL) has floated a tender for 5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects across the state for the residential sector. The scope of ...
BEE and AEEE Release State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index

Energy Efficiency Program for Residential Sector Launched

Minister for Power, Raj Kumar Singh announced the launch of ‘Energy Efficiency Label for Residential Sector’ program in India. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has developed this label for ...
Can Solar Kits Propel the Growth of Residential Rooftop Market in India?

India’s Rooftop Solar Market – Where is it Now and Where is it Going?

India’s rooftop solar installations have been growing at a healthy pace so far but could slow down  in the short-term, following the imposition of the safeguard duty earlier this year ...
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Madhya Pradesh Announces First of its Kind Tender for 33 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Uttar Pradesh Announces an Additional ₹15,000 in Residential Rooftop Solar Subsidies

Installing rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for residential consumers will become more affordable in Uttar Pradesh. An official at the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) told ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Installed Solar Capacity in Singapore Reaches 129.8 MW in First Quarter of 2017

Installed Solar Capacity in Singapore Reaches 129.8 MW in First Quarter of 2017

The adoption of solar PV systems in Singapore has accelerated over the last three years with cumulative solar installations reaching 129.8 MW in the first quarter of 2017, according to ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale