Jhansi Smart City Floats Tender for Hybrid Rooftop Solar Projects on Government Buildings

Jhansi Smart City Floats Tender for Hybrid Rooftop Solar Projects on Government Buildings

The Jhansi Smart City Limited has invited bids for hybrid rooftop solar power projects with zero export devices on government buildings and offices in Jhansi under the CAPEX (capital expenditure) ...
Andhra DISCOMs Want Net Metering Out and Gross Metering In for Rooftop Solar Systems

Andhra DISCOMs Want Net Metering Out and Gross Metering In for Rooftop Solar Systems

Andhra Pradesh’s distribution companies (DISCOMs) have requested the state’s electricity regulatory commission (APERC) to only allow gross metering for rooftop solar systems in the state. In gross metering, a consumer ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Kerala Gets Approval to Set Up 50 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Kerala Gets Approval to Set Up 50 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has approved the proposal by Kerala State Electricity Board’s (KSEB) for implementing 50 MW of grid-connected solar rooftop PV projects under the Phase ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Rajasthan Captive Solar Projects to Pay 50% of Standard Transmission & Wheeling Charges

Rajasthan Captive Solar Projects to Pay 50% of Standard Transmission & Wheeling Charges

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has come out with a suo-motu order regarding the directives issued by the state government for the banking of power, transmission and wheeling charges, ...
Restrictive Policies a Hindrance for Rooftop Solar_ Amplus Interview

Restrictive Policies a Hindrance for Rooftop Solar: Amplus Interview

The ongoing economic slowdown, uncertainties in policies, and regulatory hurdles have slowed down the pace of rooftop installations. Rooftop installations currently account for nearly 12% of total solar installations in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Delhi’s IPGCL Issues Empanelment Tender for 30 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Delhi’s IPGCL Issues Empanelment Tender for 30 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Indraprastha Power Generation Company Limited (IPGCL) has floated a tender for the empanelment of firms for the supply, installation, and commissioning of rooftop solar systems. These grid-connected rooftop solar ...
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BSNL Issues Tender for 2.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Maharashtra

BSNL Issues Tender for 2.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Maharashtra

The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has invited bids for 2.5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects on BSNL buildings in different zones of Maharashtra. The project will be ...
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Rooftop Solar Developers Approach APTEL Against Karnataka’s Net Metering Order

Rooftop Solar Developers Approach APTEL Against Karnataka’s Net Metering Order

Four leading solar developers in the state have petitioned the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) against the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (KERC) order, which was issued in December 2019. The ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Concerns Over Maharashtra’s Plan to Impose Grid Support Charges on Rooftop Solar

Concerns Over Maharashtra’s Plan to Impose Grid Support Charges on Rooftop Solar

The Maha Solar Sangathan (MSS) raising concerns over the proposed grid support charges (GSC), requested the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) to ask the state DISCOM (MSEDCL) to explain that ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Rooftop
DISCOMs Expected to Carry out Rooftop Solar Consumer Awareness and Publicity Drive

DISCOMs Expected to Carry out Rooftop Solar Consumer Awareness and Publicity Drive

Though distribution companies (DISCOMs) can take the help of state nodal agencies (SNAs) for implementing the second phase of the rooftop solar (RTS) program, they have to be at the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Gujarat_ Bidding Deadline for 600 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects Extended

Gujarat: Bidding Deadline for 600 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects Extended

The Energy and Petrochemical Department, under the Gujarat government, has extended the deadline for receiving applications from empaneled agencies for setting up 600 MW of grid-connected residential rooftop solar projects ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
IIT Kharagpur Issues Maintenance Tender for 200 kW of Rooftop Solar Systems

IIT Kharagpur Issues Maintenance Tender for 200 kW of Rooftop Solar Systems

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-KGP), has issued a tender for the annual maintenance contract for two rooftop solar power projects with a cumulative capacity of 200 kW (2x100 ...
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First Loss Protection Can Open up Third-Party Rooftop Solar Market

First Loss Protection Can Open up Third-Party Rooftop Solar Market

The rooftop solar market slowed down significantly in 2019 along with regulatory hurdles and the overall downturn in the economy – it has yet to recover. Because of the liquidity ...
SunEdison’s Rooftop Solar Subsidiary Acquires Sherisha Solar

SunEdison’s Rooftop Solar Subsidiary Acquires Sherisha Solar

Chennai-based renewable energy company SunEdison Infrastructure Limited (formerly YKM Industries Limited) has informed that its subsidiary SIL Rooftop Solar Power Private Limited (SIL), has acquired 100% fully paid-up equity share ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Tata, Waaree, Inkel, Winners in Kerala’s 46.5 MW Rooftop Solar Auction

Tata, Waaree, Inkel, Winners in Kerala’s 46.5 MW Rooftop Solar Auction

The Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEBL) has awarded 46.5 MW of rooftop solar capacity in a recently conducted auction to Tata Power, Waaree Group, and Inkel, a senior KSEBL ...
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Jharkhand Issues Tender for 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

Jharkhand Issues Tender for 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

The Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) has floated a tender for the empanelment of agencies to install grid-connected rooftop solar PV power projects of various capacities anywhere in the ...
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SECI Asks Bidders to Match Lowest Bid for 97.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Tender

SECI Asks Bidders to Match Lowest Bid for 97.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a letter to the bidders for its 97.5 MW rooftop solar tender for government buildings under the CAPEX and RESCO model, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
After Huge Uproar, Maharashtra Issues New Net Metering Regulations for Rooftop Solar

After Huge Uproar, Maharashtra Issues New Net Metering Regulations for Rooftop Solar

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued new regulations for net metering in the state. These regulations will come into force from the date of their publication in the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Mercom India’s Most Read Articles of 2019

Mercom India’s Most Read Articles of 2019

The Indian solar industry did not fare as well as expected in 2019. The year saw some state-level policy upheavals, auction delays and cancelations, and a sluggish economy, among a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CEL Floats a Tender for 1.6 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Tamil Nadu

CEL Floats a Tender for 1.6 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Tamil Nadu

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL)has invited bids for 1.6 MW of rooftop solar projects to be installed atop various government buildings in Tamil Nadu. The scope of work includes the ...
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Military Engineer Services Issues Tender for a 500 kW Rooftop Solar Project in Tamil Nadu

Military Engineer Services Issues Tender for a 500 kW Rooftop Solar Project in Tamil Nadu

The Military Engineer Services (MES) has issued a tender for a 500 kW rooftop solar power project at Indian Naval Air Station at Rajali, Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu. The bid ...
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Solar Installers Up in Arms Against Karnataka’s New Rooftop Solar Order

Solar Installers Up in Arms Against Karnataka’s New Rooftop Solar Order

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Systems Manufacturers Association (KRESMA) is up in arms against the order passed by the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) on rooftop solar. The association organized a ...
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Solar Developers’ Rift with Maharashtra’s Draft Order on Net Metering Intensifies

Solar Developers’ Rift with Maharashtra’s Draft Order on Net Metering Intensifies

The tussle between the rooftop solar industry and the distribution companies (DISCOMs) has intensified in Maharashtra, with both sides adamant on not ceding their ground. Now, the Maharashtra Solar Sangathan ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra DISCOMs Adamant on Doing Away With Net Metering Regulations

Maharashtra DISCOMs Adamant on Doing Away With Net Metering Regulations

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has submitted its comments regarding the state commission’s suggestion to roll back net metering for all segments except residential. The Maharashtra Electricity ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
35 GW of Solar Installed, 65 GW More to go for India to Reach its 100 GW Solar Target

35 GW of Solar Installed, 65 GW More to go for India to Reach its 100 GW Solar Target

Total solar installations in India have crossed the 35 GW mark, according to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker. The country has a goal of reaching 100 GW of solar capacity ...
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