Railways Tenders Grid-Connected and Rooftop Solar Projects

Railways Tenders Grid-Connected and Rooftop Solar Projects

The Ministry of Railways (MoR) has issued two tenders inviting bids to set up a 1,160 kW grid-connected solar project for Konkan Railways and rooftop solar installations on seven railway ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Delhi Metro Invites Bids for 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

Delhi Metro Invites Bids for 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has issued a request for selection (RFS) to set up 2 MW of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
India Installs 521 MW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in Q2 2021, the Highest in a Quarter

India Installs 521 MW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in Q2 2021, the Highest in a Quarter

India marked a 53% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) increase in rooftop solar installations in the second quarter (Q2) of 2021, the highest for any quarter, with 521 MW installations compared to 341 ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Average Cost to Build Large-Scale Solar Rises by 12% Year-Over-Year

Average Cost to Build Large-Scale Solar Rises by 12% Year-Over-Year

According to Mercom’s recently released Q2 2021 India Solar Market Update, the average cost of large-scale solar projects in the second quarter of 2021 (Q2 2021) was ₹38.6 million (~$529,036)/MW. The ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Rajasthan Electronics Issues Tender for 2.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Rajasthan Electronics Issues Tender for 2.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Rajasthan Electronics and Instrument Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, has issued a notice inviting tender for supply of balance of ...
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Hindustan Aeronautics Secures Net Metering for a 2.4 MW Rooftop Solar Project

Hindustan Aeronautics Secures Net Metering for a 2.4 MW Rooftop Solar Project

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has approved net metering facility for a 2.4 MW grid-connected rooftop solar project at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) premises in Lucknow. Background ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Australia Adds 729 MW of Rooftop Solar in Q2 2021

Australia Adds 729 MW of Rooftop Solar in Q2 2021

According to data released by Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator (CER), Australia has installed 729 MW of rooftop solar capacity in the second quarter (Q2) of 2021, an 8% increase compared ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Jai Narain Vyas University Issues Tender for a 1 MW Rooftop Solar Project

Jai Narain Vyas University Issues Tender for 1 MW Rooftop Solar Project

Jai Narain Vyas University (JNVU) has issued a request for selection (RfS), inviting bidders to set up a 1 MW rooftop solar project with net metering facility under the renewable ...
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SECI Pays ₹6.6 Billion Towards Solar and Wind Power Purchased in July

SECI Pays ₹6.6 Billion Towards Solar and Wind Power Purchased in July

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) paid ₹6.6 billion (~$89.3 million) to solar and wind developers for the power it purchased in July 2021, according to data released by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Demand for Rooftop Solar Substantially Higher Than the Pre-COVID Times Interview

Demand for Rooftop Solar Substantially Higher Than the Pre-COVID Times: Interview

The government of India has a bold target of 40 GW by 2022 for rooftop solar installations in the country. However, the cumulative installations as of March 31, 2021, are ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Generic Tariff of Solar PV Projects Proposed to be Reduced to ₹4.04kWh in Uttarakhand

Generic Tariff of Solar PV Projects Proposed to be Reduced to ₹4.04/kWh in Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has issued a draft proposal to review the benchmark capital cost and generic tariff for solar photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal, and grid-interactive rooftop solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Empanelment Tender Issued for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems in Haryana

Empanelment Tender Issued for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems in Haryana

The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVNL) has invited expression of interest for empanelment of agencies to set up grid-connected residential rooftop solar systems of capacities ranging from 1 kW ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
CESL Issues Tender for a Solar Carport with Battery Energy Storage in Leh

CESL Issues Tender for a Solar Carport with Battery Energy Storage in Leh

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has invited e-bids for setting up a 242 kW (tentative) solar carport and rooftop solar system with ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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 ...