Rooftop Solar Net Metering Only Available for Projects Under 1 MW in Maharashtra

Rooftop Solar Net Metering Only Available for Projects Under 1 MW in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has passed a ruling stating that the benefits of net metering are limited to rooftop solar installations of up to 1 MW. MERC was responding ...
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Madhya Pradesh Retenders 22 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects

Madhya Pradesh Retenders 22 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects

The Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has retendered 22 MW of rooftop solar PV projects to be set up under RESCO model in the state. The bid-submission deadline ...
MNRE Issues Benchmark Cost for Off-Grid and Distributed Solar Generation

MNRE Issues Benchmark Cost for Off-Grid Solar Systems and Distributed Solar Generation

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has notified the new benchmark cost for off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and rooftop solar projects for the financial year (FY) 2018-19 ...
India’s Rooftop Solar in Dire Need of Innovative Financing Solutions

India’s Rooftop Solar in Dire Need of Innovative Financing Solutions

Four years ago, under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, India set a target to install 175 GW of renewable capacity by the year 2022. Of the targeted capacity, 100 ...
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With Over 3 GW Installed, Indian Solar Installations Surpass the US in Q1 2018

With Over 3 GW Installed, Indian Solar Installations Surpass the US in Q1 2018

The Indian solar market had its best quarter in which it surpassed the United States during the first quarter (Q1) of calendar year (CY) 2018. According to the recently released ...
Andhra Pradesh Issues Tender for 15 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Andhra Pradesh Issues Tender for 15 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has tendered 15 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be set up atop government buildings across ...
Solar Installations in India Increased 34% to 3.3 GW in Q1 2018

Solar Installations in India Increased 34% to 3.3 GW in Q1 2018

Indian solar market had its best quarter ever with 3,269 MW of solar installed in Q1 2018 according to Mercom India Research’s newly released Q1 2018 India Solar Market Update ...
Amazon to Install Rooftop Solar Projects at Seven Facilities in India

Amazon to Install Rooftop Solar Projects at Seven Facilities in India

Amazon India, a global e-commerce giant, will set up 8,000 kW of rooftop solar installations by the end of this year at its fulfilment centres and sorting facilities across the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
GEDA Tenders 125 MW of Rooftop Solar PV Projects to be Installed Across Gujarat

GEDA Tenders 125 MW of Rooftop Solar PV Projects to be Installed Across Gujarat

The Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has tendered 125 MW of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed across the state. The bid-submission deadline is June 18, 2018. This ...
MNRE Invites Suggestions on Standards for Rooftop and Off-grid Solar Projects

MNRE Invites Suggestions on Setting Standards for Rooftop and Off-Grid Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited suggestions on construction standards for civil, mechanical, and electrical works for rooftop solar and off-grid solar PV systems. The ministry ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Tata Power and CleanMax Emerged as Top Rooftoop Solar Installers in India in 2017

Tata Power and CleanMax Emerged as Top Rooftoop Solar Installers in India in 2017

With increasing demand from government, commercial and industrial sectors, the rooftop solar sector is witnessing steady growth despite a lack of policy support and incentives. The growth trajectory of the ...
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Rooftop Solar Installers Seek Extension to Complete Projects Without Losing Subsidies

Rooftop Solar Installers Seek Extension to Complete Projects Without Losing Subsidies

Rooftop solar installers in the country who had won bids to build rooftop projects on government buildings have now sought more time from the power ministry for the completion of ...
L&T Construction Wins Three Orders Worth ₹24.4 Billion for Electrification and Solar

L&T Construction Wins Three Orders Worth ₹24.4 Billion for Electrification and Solar

Major engineering company Larsen and Toubro has announced that its subsidiary L&T Construction has bagged a bunch of orders worth ₹24.4 billion (~$358 million). In a statement issued by the ...
IIT Kharagpur Invites EoIs for Installation of 5.5 MW Solar Project

IIT Kharagpur Invites EoIs for Installation of 5.5 MW Solar Project

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in the state of West Bengal has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) from project developers and contractors to set up a 5.5 MW ...
String Inverters Making Inroads into the Indian Solar Market

String Inverters Making Inroads into the Indian Solar Market

Choosing an inverter for a large-scale solar project in India has historically been an easy one. However, with the entrance of string inverters, the decision for EPC players and developers ...
CREDA Tenders 50 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects to be Installed in Chhattisgarh

CREDA Tenders 50 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects to be Installed in Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) has tendered 50 MW of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be installed in the state. The projects will be developed under ...
NMC on the Lookout for EPC Contractor to Develop 42 MW of Solar Projects in Nagpur

NMC on the Lookout for EPC Contractor to Develop 42 MW of Solar Projects in Nagpur

The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is on the lookout for an experienced engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractor to develop 42 MW of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) and grid-connected solar PV ...
MNRE to Soon Announce Benchmark Cost for Off-Grid and Rooftop Solar for FY 2018-19

MNRE to Soon Announce Benchmark Cost for Off-Grid and Rooftop Solar for FY 2018-19

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has notified that it is soon going to announce the new benchmark cost for off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and rooftop solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Asks Implementing Agencies to Adhere to Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Guidelines

MNRE Asks Implementing Agencies to Adhere to Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Guidelines

In a new notification, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has asked all the implementing agencies in the country to adhere to the grid-connected rooftop (GCRT) solar guidelines ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
BRPL and EESL Partner Up to Promote Energy Efficiency Efforts in New Delhi

BRPL and EESL Partner Up to Promote Energy Efficiency Efforts in New Delhi

Delhi’s major distribution company BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and Energy Efficiency Serviced Limited (EESL) have entered into a strategic partnership that aims to provide reliable, energy efficient power services ...
CEA Issues Regulations for Connectivity of Rooftop Solar and Charging Stations

CEA Issues Regulations for Connectivity of Rooftop Solar and Charging Stations

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has issued a draft amendment to technical standard regulations that apply to generation resources like rooftop solar and charging stations that are seeking to connect ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
Interview: Government Should Strike the Right Balance When it Comes to Safeguard Duty

Interview: Government Should Strike the Right Balance When it Comes to Safeguard Duty

The domestic solar sector is in need of help, but the recommendation to impose a 70 percent safeguard duty, in all likelihood, is going to roil the sector, according to ...
Azure Power Wins Contracts to Develop 132 MW of Solar PV Projects

Azure Power Wins Contracts to Develop 132 MW of Solar PV Projects

Indian renewable energy project developer Azure Power has been awarded two contracts to develop a combined 132 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the country. The capacity includes both ...
Waaree Energies Launches Rooftop Solar Kits for India

Waaree Energies Launches Rooftop Solar Kits for India

Indian solar module manufacturer and Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) services provider, Waaree Energies, has come up with a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) rooftop solar kit for India. The launch of the rooftop ...
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Andhra Pradesh Tenders 4 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects

Andhra Pradesh Tenders 4 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects

The Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APSPDCL) has tendered 4 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in Tirupati and Vijaywada. The bid-submission ...