Indian Solar Installations Grew by 123% to Reach a Record 9.6 GW in 2017

Indian Solar Installations Grew by 123% to Reach a Record 9.6 GW in 2017

Indian solar installations in calendar year 2017 grew exponentially with the addition of 9,629 MW in new large-scale and rooftop solar capacity. The installation total was more than double the ...
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Maharashtra’s New Textile Policy Promotes Utilization of Renewable Energy Sources

Maharashtra’s New Textile Policy Promotes Utilization of Renewable Energy Sources

The state government of Maharashtra has issued a new textile policy in a bid to make the state’s textile industry more profitable in the coming years. The new textile policy ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Extends Project Commissioning Timeline for NREDCAP’s 30 MW Rooftop Solar Projects

MNRE Extends Project Commissioning Timeline for NREDCAP’s 30 MW Rooftop Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the project commissioning timeframe for 30 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects which are under development in the ...
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Odisha Removes Upper Limit of 1 MW for Net-Metered Rooftop Solar Projects

Odisha Removes Upper Limit of 1 MW for Net-Metered Rooftop Solar Projects

Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has removed the upper cap of 1 MW for rooftop solar projects in the state. The removal of the upper ceiling was part of the ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Cleantech Solar to Develop 27 MW Rooftop Solar PV Projects in Asia

Cleantech Solar to Develop 27 MW Rooftop Solar PV Projects in Asia

Cleantech Solar, a Singapore-based solar project developer, has announced that it will develop rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects aggregating 27 MW in three Asian countries. The company recently inked Power ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Assam to Provide 70% Central Financial Assistance for 14 MW Rooftop Solar Projects

Assam to Provide 70% Central Financial Assistance for 14 MW Rooftop Solar Projects

The Assam Energy Development Agency (AEDA) will provide Central Financial Assistance (CFA) of 70 percent for the development of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects across the state. The AEDA ...
/ Rooftop, Solar
KERC Proposes Lower Benchmark Tariff of ₹2.79/kWh for New Solar Projects in Karnataka

KERC Proposes Lower Benchmark Tariff of ₹2.79/kWh for New Solar Projects in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has proposed a tariff of ₹2.79 (~$0.043)/kWh for new, MW-scale, grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects developed in Karnataka. The proposed utility-scale solar benchmark tariff ...
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New Delhi Gurudwaras Turn to Solar Energy

New Delhi Gurdwaras Turn to Solar Energy

Amid growing concerns about the national capital’s deteriorating air quality, the gurdwaras in the city have decided to turn to solar energy. The gurdwaras in New Delhi have planned to ...
/ Rooftop, Solar
BREDA Invites Bids for 40 MW Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects in Bihar

BREDA Invites Bids for 40 MW Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects in Bihar

The Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency (BREDA), a state-run entity, has invited bids for the development of 40 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop projects at various locations across the ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
HAL to Develop 4 MW Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Project in Lucknow

HAL to Develop 4 MW Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Project in Lucknow

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has given its go-ahead to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to begin the development of a 4 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) ...
/ Rooftop, Solar
Azure Power to Develop Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects for 152 Indian Schools

Azure Power to Develop Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects for 152 Schools

Azure Power, an independent solar power producer, is all set to develop a total of 11.35 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects for various schools across the country ...
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India Reaches 20 GW in Cumulative Installed Solar Capacity

India Reaches 20 GW in Cumulative Installed Solar Capacity

India has achieved a milestone 20 GW in cumulative solar installations to date, reports Mercom India Research based on recent figures. 20 GW was the initial goal set up for ...
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730 kW Rooftop Solar Project at Ahmedabad Airport to be Commissioned by March

700 kW Rooftop Solar Project at Ahmedabad Airport to be Commissioned by March

A 700 kW rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) project is likely to be commissioned within the next two months at the Ahmedabad airport, and the power generated by it will be ...
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Azure Power Wins Contract to Develop 2 MW Rooftop Solar in Udaipur Smart City

Azure Power Wins Contract to Develop 2 MW Rooftop Solar in Udaipur Smart City

Azure Power, a domestic solar project developer, has won the contract to develop a 2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) project for the Udaipur Smart City Limited (USCL) ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE to Spend $10 Million to Foster Clean Energy Awareness

MNRE to Spend $10 Million to Foster Clean Energy Awareness

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is planning to spend ₹660 million (~$10.3 million) over the next two financial years on increasing renewable energy awareness in India. “The ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
ISA Invites Proposals from Member Countries to Develop Pilot Rooftop Solar Projects

ISA Invites Proposals from Member Countries to Develop Pilot Rooftop Solar Projects

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) has invited proposals from the governmental organizations of its member countries to develop rooftop solar projects at select buildings in their respective countries. These rooftop ...
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Delhi's BSES Launches Solar City Initiative to Boost Rooftop Installations

Delhi’s BSES Launches Solar City Initiative to Boost Rooftop Installations

In line with the union government’s endeavor to expand the use of green energy, Delhi’s major distribution company (DISCOM), BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL), has launched an initiative called Solar ...
/ Rooftop, Solar
Rooftop Solar Projects to be Heavily Subsidized in Uttar Pradesh

Rooftop Solar Projects to be Heavily Subsidized in Uttar Pradesh

The government of Uttar Pradesh is preparing to launch generous new subsidies for rooftop solar projects in an effort to promote new installations in the state. A source in the ...
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Sterling & Wilson Wins Bid to Develop 9.9 MW Grid-Connected Solar at Cochin Airport

Sterling & Wilson Wins Bid to Develop 9.9 MW Grid-Connected Solar at Cochin Airport

Sterling & Wilson, an Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) company has won the bid to develop 9.9 MW of grid-connected solar project for CIAL Infrastructures Ltd. CIAL Infrastructures is a ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Hareda Rooftop Solar Tender

HAREDA Tenders 50 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has tendered 50 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects to be developed across the state. The bid-submission deadline is January 30, 2018. The ...
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GAIL Commissions 5.76 MW DCR Category Rooftop Solar

GAIL Commissions 5.76 MW DCR Category Rooftop Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

The Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) has commissioned a 5.76 MW grid-connected rooftop solar project developed under the Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) category. The project has been developed on ...
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Development Banks Loaned to Indian Solar Rooftops in 2017

Development Banks Loaned $1.4 Billion to Indian Solar Rooftops in 2017

Various development banks made substantial concessional loans to assist the Indian government in its plans to expand solar rooftop installations in 2017. According to a new report by the Ministry ...
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Delhi Metro Tenders Grid-Connected Rooftop and Ground-Mounted Solar PV

Delhi Metro Tenders 8 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop and Ground-Mounted Solar PV

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has tendered 8 MW of grid-connected rooftop and ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed at various DMRC sites in the national capital. The ...
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REIL Tenders Grid-Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Projects

REIL Tenders 50 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Projects

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a public-sector enterprise operating in the electronics, information technology, and renewable energy segment, has tendered 50 MW of grid-connected rooftop and small solar projects ...
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MNRE Financial Assistance to DISCOMs to Boost Rooftop Solar in India

MNRE Announces $3.7B in Financial Assistance to DISCOMs to Boost Rooftop Solar in India

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a new proposal to overhaul the existing rooftop solar implementation mechanism by making it the responsibility of distribution companies (DISCOMs) ...
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