Karnataka Proposes Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems up to 500 kW

Karnataka Proposes Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Up to 500 kW

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has proposed net metering for rooftop solar installations up to 500 kW from the earlier suggested cap of 10 kW. Earlier in February this ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
SECI Pays ₹6.61 Billion to Solar and Wind Developers for Power Purchased in June

SECI Pays ₹6.61 Billion to Solar and Wind Developers for Power Purchased in June

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) paid around ₹6.61 billion (~$89 million) to solar and wind developers for the power it purchased in June 2021, according to the data ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Distributed Solar Company MYSUN Raises ₹150 Million from Tata Cleantech Capital

Distributed Solar Company MYSUN Raises ₹150 Million from Tata Cleantech Capital

Rooftop solar solution provider MYSUN has joined hands with Tata Cleantech Capital Ltd (TCCL) to raise ₹150 million (~$2 million) in debt funding. Tata Cleantech Capital is a joint venture ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Germany Allocates 665 MW of Solar Projects in Latest Auction

Germany Allocates 665 MW of Solar Projects in Latest Auction

German Federal Network Agency Bundesnetzagentur has announced the auction results for ground-mounted and rooftop solar projects. The last date for the submission of bids was June 1, 2021. The maximum value for ...
Regulator to Reconsider Decision to Slash Tariff of Rooftop Solar Project by 46%

Regulator to Reconsider Decision to Slash Tariff of Rooftop Solar Project by 46%

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, directed the Karnataka  Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) to review its earlier order regarding the tariff reduction for the delayed rooftop ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
SBI Has Provided ₹319.18 Billion in Renewable Energy Project Finance as of FY 2021

SBI Has Provided ₹319.18 Billion in Renewable Energy Project Finance as of FY 2021

The State Bank of India (SBI), one of India’s largest public sector banks, declared results for the financial year (FY) 2020-2021, which claimed that the bank had approved over ₹319.18 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Empanelment Tender Issued for 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

Empanelment Tender Issued for 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

The Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation (CESC), has invited an expression of interest for the empanelment of installers to set up grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems totaling 10 MW. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Growing Demand for Rooftop Solar Expected to Offset Adverse Impact of Cap on Net Metering

Growing Demand for Rooftop Solar Expected to Offset Adverse Impact of Cap on Net Metering

Net metering, one of the vital policy drivers for rooftop solar adoption, has witnessed a series of revisions in India in the past few months. Net metering for rooftop solar ...
Bids Invited to Install 5 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings in Uttar Pradesh

Bids Invited to Install 5 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings in Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has invited online bids for the installation of grid-connected rooftop solar projects under the capital expenditure (CAPEX) model across government ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Rajasthan Rooftop Solar Installers Question Latest Capacity Allocated by Nodal Agency

Rajasthan Rooftop Solar Installers Question Latest Capacity Allocated by Nodal Agency

The Renewable Energy Association of Rajasthan (REAR) has raised a series of queries with the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RREC) after the latter allocated an additional 5,600 kW capacity under ...
Rooftop Solar The Struggles Continue DesRooftop Solar The Struggles Continue Despite Enormous Potentialpite Enormous Potential

Rooftop Solar: The Struggles Continue Despite Enormous Potential

The energy costs for commercial and industrial (C&I) units in India account for around 30%-40% of the operational expenses.  Embracing solar seems like the most logical step towards saving the ...
Higher Module Prices Raise Cost of Large-Scale, Rooftop Solar Systems in Q1 2021

Higher Module Prices Raise Cost of Large-Scale, Rooftop Solar Systems in Q1 2021

The average cost of large-scale solar projects first quarter of 2021 (Q1 2021) was about ₹36.6 million (~$505,308)/MW, according to Mercom’s recently released Q1 2021 India Solar Market Update. The cost ...
Rooftop Solar Installations in Australia Inch to 256 MW in March 2021

Rooftop Solar Installations in Australia Inch to 256 MW in March 2021

In March 2021, Australian rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installations came to 256 MW, a 1.2% increase compared to 253 MW in February 2021. Australia now has 2,783,948 rooftop systems, representing ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Bahrain Formula 1 Circuit Floats Tender for a 3 MW Solar Carport Project

Bahrain Formula 1 Circuit Floats Tender for a 3 MW Solar Carport Project

The Bahrain International Circuit, which hosts the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, has announced the launch of an international public tender for a solar carport project at the circuit. The ...
String Inverters for Optimizing Commercial Rooftop Solar Installations

String Inverters for Optimizing Commercial Rooftop Solar Installations

With cutting-edge innovations driving the solar space, technologically advanced string inverters are fast gaining popularity among solar developers. Although inverters account for 5% of the total project cost, they become ...
Stable, Conducive Policies and Low-Cost Finance Critical to Scale Rooftop Solar

Stable, Conducive Policies and Low-Cost Finance Critical to Scale Rooftop Solar

Mercom recently held a virtual panel discussion on 'C&I Rooftop Solar – Best Shot at Reducing Operating Expenses' to understand how affordable and accessible rooftop solar is despite the visible ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Huge Employment Opportunity in Rooftop Solar

Huge Employment Opportunity in Rooftop Solar

In an interesting finding, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has learned that for every million dollars the state’s utility proposed on spending on rooftop solar, it would create 30 times ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Rooftop Solar - Saving Operating Cost for Businesses Hit by the Pandemic

Rooftop Solar – Saving Operating Cost for Businesses Hit by the Pandemic

Rooftop solar is among the cheapest sources of power, with nearly 50% lower tariffs than grid charges in many states. The segment's cost benefits make it an attractive energy option ...
Tata Power Solar, Fourth Partner, Prozeal Infra - Top Rooftop Solar Installers in 2020

Tata Power Solar, Fourth Partner, Prozeal Infra – Top Rooftop Solar Installers in 2020

Tata Power Solar, Fourth Partner Energy, and Prozeal Infra emerged as the top solar rooftop installers in India in the calendar year (CY) 2020, according to Mercom’s India Solar Market Leaderboard 2021 ...
Levelized Tariff of ₹4.72kWh Approved for Rooftop Solar Systems in Daman & Diu

Levelized Tariff of ₹4.72/kWh Approved for Rooftop Solar Systems in Daman & Diu

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and Union Territories has determined the levelized tariff for ground-mounted and rooftop solar projects in the Union Territories of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Consider Purchase Preference for MSMEs in 200 MW Rooftop Tender, Kerala DISCOM told

Kerala DISCOM Asked to Give Preference for MSMEs in 200 MW Rooftop Solar Tender

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has asked the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) to take up the issue of the purchase preference for micro, small, and medium enterprises ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Off-Grid Project of the Year_ Orb Energy's Rooftop Solar Project in Karnataka

C&I Project (Rooftop) of the Year: Orb Energy’s Rooftop Solar Project in Karnataka

Orb Energy, a solar energy solutions company, won the award for the 'Best C&I Project (Rooftop)' at the recently-held Mercom India Solar Summit 2021. There were seven award categories in ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
NTPC Subsidiary Invites Bids for a 1 MW Rooftop Solar Project at IIT Jodhpur

NTPC Subsidiary Invites Bids for a 1 MW Rooftop Solar Project at IIT Jodhpur

NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, has invited bids for the design, engineering, construction, and commissioning of 1 MW rooftop solar power projects at the ...
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
Daily News Wrap-up_ EESL Subsidiary to Aggregate Demand for EVs, Solar in Rural Areas

Daily News Wrap-up: EESL Subsidiary to Aggregate Demand for EVs, Solar in Rural Areas

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has signed an ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy