Rooftop Solar Subsidies Should be Transferred to Beneficiaries, Not System Integrators

Rooftop Solar Subsidies Should be Transferred to Beneficiaries, Not System Integrators

The Uttar Pradesh Solar Energy Developer Association (UPSEDA) has written a letter to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the additional secretary of the cabinet secretariat highlighting ...
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Assam Retenders 70 MW of Solar Projects Due to Low Tariff Cap

Assam Retenders 70 MW of Solar Projects Due to Low Tariff Cap

The Assam Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGCL) has retendered 70 MW of grid-connected solar projects to be developed at Amguri Solar Park in Sivasagar district of the state. The tender ...
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The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) has issued a tender for 50 MW of rooftop solar projects under the RESCO model.

Tender Floated For 50 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings in Rajasthan

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) has issued a tender for 50 MW of rooftop solar projects under the RESCO model. The scope of work under this tender would ...
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1.5 GW of Solar Capacity Installed in India During Q2 2019

Solar installations in India in Q2 2019 witnessed a slight decline with 1,510 MW, a 14% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) decrease compared to 1,761 MW installed in Q1 2019. Installations were down ...
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MNRE Clarifies Residential Rooftop Solar Subsidy Applicability

MNRE Clarifies Residential Rooftop Solar Subsidy Applicability

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification regarding the subsidy applicable for rooftop solar installations by individual residential households under phase-II of grid-connected rooftop solar ...
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Policy Developments in India’s Solar and Other Renewables in August 2019

Policy Developments in India’s Solar and Other Renewables in August 2019

The month of August witnessed policy announcements related to net metering, distributed solar, rooftop solar, and even inverter related regulations. The ministry showed leniency in the solar parks program in ...
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REIL Floats Tender for 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects for Government Buildings in Jaipur

REIL Floats Tender for 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects for Government Buildings in Jaipur

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has issued tender to install and commission 2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects at several government buildings in the capital city of ...
After Multiple Extensions, SECI Reissues its Tender for 97.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

After Multiple Extensions, SECI Reissues its Tender for 97.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has reissued its tender for 97.5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems for government buildings in various states and union territories. The ...
Online Grocery Retailer Big Basket to Install 1.4 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

Online Grocery Retailer Big Basket to Install 1.4 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

Amplus Energy Solutions, a rooftop solar company, has joined forces with Big Basket, an online grocery retailer, to deploy renewable energy installations at its various premises in the country. As ...
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Visvesvaraya Technological University Issues 360 kW Rooftop Solar Tender

Visvesvaraya Technological University Issues 360 kW Rooftop Solar Tender

Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), a university located in Karnataka, has issued a tender to set up 360 kW of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) energy installation at the university campus in ...
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India’s E-Commerce Industry_ Untapped Market for Rooftop Solar

India’s E-Commerce Industry: Untapped Market for Rooftop Solar

The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) has a solar capacity installation goal of 100 GW by 2022. The target requires 40 GW to be installed using rooftop solar. Currently, ...
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Bihar Floats Tender for Empanelment of Bidders for 10 MW of CAPEX Rooftop Solar Projects

The Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency (BREDA) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) for the empanelment of bidders to install 10 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects under CAPEX ...
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Municipal Corporation in Maharashtra Issues Tender for 939 kW of Rooftop Solar

Municipal Corporation in Maharashtra Issues Tender for 939 kW of Rooftop Solar

Maharashtra’s Nandurbar Municipal Council (NMC) has issued three tenders for 939 kW of rooftop solar projects. The individual capacities of the tenders are 310 kW, 314 kW, and 315 kW ...
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Manufacturers Body Questions Center on Usage of Domestic Solar Cells in KUSUM Program

Manufacturers Body Questions Center on Usage of Domestic Solar Cells in KUSUM Program

The Solar Energy Equipment Manufacturers Association of Telangana (SEEMAT) has written a letter to the Minister of Power R.K. Singh requesting the withdrawal of “the irrational and impractical decision of ...
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Kerala to Install 1 GW of Solar Projects Under Soura Program by 2022

Kerala to Install 1 GW of Solar Projects Under Soura Program by 2022

The Kerala Government has launched a program called “Soura” to add 1,000 MW of solar projects to the existing capacity of Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEBL) by 2022. The ...
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BHEL Floats O&M Tender for Two Solar Projects Totaling 30 MW in Gujarat

BHEL Floats O&M Tender for Two Solar Projects Totaling 30 MW in Gujarat

Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL), a public sector undertaking has issued tenders for the operation and maintenance (O&M) work of solar projects aggregating 30 MW in the state of Gujarat ...
A Recap of Policy Highlights from India’s Renewables and Solar Industry in July 2019

A Recap of Policy Highlights from India’s Renewables and Solar Industry in July 2019

The month of July was filled with announcements on policy amendments and regulations. Some of the important policy announcements included the deviation settlement mechanism (DSM), solar park program, standardization issues, ...
Gujarat’s New Budget Emphasizes on the Growth of Rooftop Solar Sector

Gujarat’s New Budget Emphasizes on the Growth of Rooftop Solar Sector

In the Gujarat state’s budget announced for the current financial year (FY) 2019-2020, a recalibrated target of 30 GW of renewable capacity by 2022 has been announced. This target includes ...
Encourage Capital to Assist Indian Rooftop Solar Installers Through a $40-Million Equity Fund

Encourage Capital to Assist Indian Rooftop Solar Installers Through a $40-Million Equity Fund

Encourage Solar Finance LLP has announced the first closing of a new private equity fund, Encourage Solar Finance L.P. at $40 million. Encourage Capital is an impact investment asset manager ...
Madhya Pradesh Increases Rooftop Solar Tender Capacity from 25 MW to 32 MW

Madhya Pradesh Increases Rooftop Solar Tender Capacity from 25 MW to 32 MW

Madhya Pradesh’s earlier tender for the installation of 25 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects has now been increased to 32 MW. The projects, tendered by the Madhya ...
IPGCL Issues Tender for 21.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Delhi

IPGCL Issues Tender for 21.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Delhi

The Indraprastha Power Generation Company (IPGCL) has invited bids for the development of rooftop solar projects in Delhi, totaling 21.5 MW. Out of this capacity, 1.5 MW will be developed ...
Uttar Pradesh’s 500 MW Solar Tender Receives Bids from Only Two Developers Totaling 90 MW

After April’s Lull, India Auctions 1.7 GW of Solar Capacity in May 2019

The auction activity picked up in May after the conclusion of the general elections which saw the beginning of NDA government’s second term under the leadership of PM Modi. During ...
Solar and Wind Energy Policy Roundup from May 2019

Solar and Wind Energy Policy Roundup from May 2019

Some of the notable policy highlights in May were regarding provisions related to the generic tariff, net-metering, deviation settlement, and clarification on wheeling charges. This update highlights the key policy ...
India Added 1.7 GW of Solar PV in Q1 2019, Rooftop Installations Declined

India Added 1.7 GW of Solar PV in Q1 2019, Rooftop Installations Declined

Solar installations in India in Q1 2019 increased slightly at 1,737 MW, 4% growth compared to 1,638 MW installed in Q4 2018. Installations were down by 49% year-over-year (YoY) compared ...
Corporate Segment Key Driver for Rooftop Solar_ Interview with Manu Karan, CleanMax Solar

Corporate Segment Key Driver for Rooftop Solar: Interview with Manu Karan, CleanMax Solar

State and central subsidies coupled with increasing demand from the government, commercial and industrial sectors, have enabled the steady progress of the rooftop solar sector in India. Cumulative solar rooftop ...