Punjab Proposes Net Metering Rules to Restrict Rooftop Solar Installations

Punjab Proposes Net Metering Rules to Restrict Rooftop Solar Installations

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has said that it will come up with a staff paper suggesting amendments to the net metering regulations, 2015. It said that the ...
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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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Daily Wrap-Up_ Total's €3 billion Hybrid Bonds to Finance Renewables, Adani Acquisition

Daily News Wrap-Up: Total’s €3 Billion Hybrid Bonds to Finance Renewables, Adani Acquisition

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi's Sustainable Environergy Research Lab at the Department of Chemical Engineering is actively ...
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Kerala Budget Proposes ₹2.5 Billion Loan for Rooftop Solar, Cuts Tax on EVs

Kerala Budget Proposes ₹2.5 Billion Loan for Rooftop Solar, Cuts Tax on EVs

Kerala’s Finance Minister Thomas Isaac announced a 50% reduction in motor vehicle tax for electric, fuel cell, and full hybrid battery electric vehicles (EV) for five years in the state’s ...
Ministry of Power To Review Net Metering Restriction for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW

Ministry of Power to Review Net Metering Restriction for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has assured stakeholders from the rooftop solar segment that the government will review its stance on gross metering for installations over 10 kW capacity. Representations ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Total, 174 Power Global to Develop 1.6 GW of Solar Projects

Daily News Wrap-Up: Total, 174 Power Global to Develop 1.6 GW of Solar Projects

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Total and 174 Power Global have signed an agreement to form a 50-50 joint venture to develop ...
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Chandigarh Invites Bids for 2 MW Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects

Chandigarh Invites Bids for 2 MW Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects

The Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) has invited bids for setting up 2 MW (varying from 2kW to 100 kW) of grid-connected rooftop solar systems ...
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Jharkhand Commission Approves Net Metering Facility for a 2 MW Rooftop Solar Project

Jharkhand Commission Approves Net Metering Facility for a 2 MW Rooftop Solar Project

The Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) has approved the net metering connectivity requested by Shree Cement for a captive rooftop solar power project of 1.99 MW at 132 kV ...
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Delhi Metro Invites Bids for Rooftop Solar Systems Totaling 2 MW With ₹4_kWh Tariff Cap

Delhi Metro Invites Bids for Rooftop Solar Systems Totaling 2 MW With ₹4/kWh Tariff Cap

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) has invited bids for 2 MW of rooftop solar projects on staff quarters and other buildings of DMRC under the renewable energy service ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Medical College in Haryana Floats Tender for 1 MW of Rooftop Solar under RESCO Model

Medical College in Haryana Floats Tender for 1 MW of Rooftop Solar under RESCO Model

The Maharaja Agrasen Medical College at Agroha, Haryana, has floated a tender to enter into a power purchase agreement (PPA) for power from a 1 MW of rooftop solar system under the ...
Goa Issues Empanelment Tender for 80 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Goa Issues Empanelment Tender for 80 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

The Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) for empanelment of agencies to design, supply, install, test, and commission grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems ...
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Tender Reissued for Rooftop Solar Systems on Government Buildings in Belagavi

Tender Reissued for Rooftop Solar Systems on Government Buildings in Belagavi

Belagavi Smart City Limited (BSCL) has reissued the tender for the selection of a developer to install rooftop solar systems on a 'discount over retail tariff' basis on select government ...
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Tata and SIDBI to Give Collateral-Free Loans to MSMEs to Set Up Rooftop Solar Systems

Tata and SIDBI to Give Collateral-Free Loans to MSMEs to Set Up Rooftop Solar Systems

Tata Power has joined hands with the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to provide affordable financing for rooftop solar installations by the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Mercom India's Most Read News Stories from 2020

Mercom India’s Most Read News Stories from 2020

2020 is almost behind us. The year threw unique challenges at us while some interesting developments took shape in the renewable industry. Mercom revisits announcements and policy developments that interested ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Where Does India’s Rooftop Solar Market Stand Since COVID-19 Lockdown_

Where Does India’s Rooftop Solar Market Stand Since COVID-19 Lockdown?

India's rooftop solar industry has started recovering steadily from the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the country returning to normalcy following the easing of lockdown restrictions in phases ...
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Shopping Platform Myntra’s Two Warehouses Are Now Solar-Powered

Shopping Platform Myntra’s Two Warehouses Are Now Solar-Powered

India’s leading fashion and lifestyle platform, Myntra, has installed rooftop solar systems at two of its largest fulfillment centers. The solar panels at the two facilities located in Bhiwandi, near ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Mahanadi Coalfields Floats Tender for 1.2 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems on its Buildings

Mahanadi Coalfields Floats Tender for 1.2 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems on its Buildings

Odisha’s Sambalpur-based Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), one of the eight subsidiaries of Coal India Limited (CIL), has issued a tender to set up 1.21 MW of solar rooftop systems at ...
Telangana Commission Amends Rooftop Solar Net Metering Regulations

Telangana Commission Amends Rooftop Solar Net Metering Regulations

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has issued an amendment to the net metering regulations for grid-connected rooftop solar systems. The Commission has invited comments and suggestions from the ...
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Daily News Wrap-Up_ This Solar Oyster Production System Can Help Reduce Nitrogen in Water (1)

Daily News Wrap-Up: This Solar Oyster Production System Can Help Reduce Nitrogen in Water

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Bayer has signed a 10-year power purchase agreement with Iberdrola to procure clean energy supply for its ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ China Adds 1.3 GW of Residential Solar Capacity in October 2020

Daily News Wrap-Up: China Adds 1.3 GW of Residential Solar Capacity in October 2020

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: China has installed 1.3 GW of residential solar capacity in October 2020, according to the latest data ...
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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 ...
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Coal India Subsidiary Invites Bids for 1.2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Jharkhand

Coal India Subsidiary Invites Bids for 1.2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Jharkhand

The Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL), has invited bids to develop 1.2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects at 19 different locations of ...
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U.S. Solar Energy Industries Association Prepares Policy Agenda for Biden Government

US Solar Energy Industries Association Prepares Policy Agenda for Biden Government

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) of the United States announced that it has prepared a legislative and executive agenda for 2021. SEIA asked President-elect Biden and the new Congress ...
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