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 ...
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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 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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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Uttar Pradesh Approves Blockchain Technology for Trading Power from Rooftop Solar

Uttar Pradesh Approves Blockchain Technology for Trading Power from Rooftop Solar

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has approved a pilot project for peer-to-peer (P2P) transactions of power from rooftop solar systems using blockchain-based technology. Under this pilot project, government ...
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Tamil Nadu to Install 1.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects on Government Buildings

Tamil Nadu to Install 1.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects on Government Buildings

Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has floated a tender for the supply, installation, and commissioning of 1.5 MW of grid-tied rooftop solar power projects to be installed on various ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Azure Power and Tata Power Top the Rooftop Solar Installer Leaderboard in 1H 2019

Azure Power and Tata Power Top the Rooftop Solar Installer Leaderboard in 1H 2019

Approximately  3.8 GW of rooftop solar projects have been installed cumulatively across India as of the end of first half (1H) of 2019. During 1H 2019, approximately 555 MW of ...
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India Added 5.4 GW of Solar in 9M 2019, with 2.2 GW Installed in Q3 2019

India Added 5.4 GW of Solar in 9M 2019, with 2.2 GW Installed in Q3 2019

According to Mercom India Research’s newly released Q3 2019 India Solar Market Update, solar installations in India increased 44% in Q3 2019 reaching 2,170 MW, compared to 1,510 MW in ...
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New Tender Announced for 7.2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandideep

New Tender Announced for 7.2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandideep

The NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC), has floated a tender for 7.2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic ...
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Gujarat Files Petition to Purchase Surplus Solar Power from MSMEs at ₹1.75_kWh

Gujarat Files Petition to Purchase Surplus Solar Power from MSMEs at ₹1.75/kWh

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) recently filed a petition with the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) to get the tariff approved for purchasing surplus solar power generated by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Price Competition Translates into Technological Competition_ Growatt Interview (1)

Price Competition Translates into Technological Competition: Growatt Interview

For solar project developers in the country, the decision to choose one inverter over the other is becoming increasingly difficult, given the rapid expansion of the segment, and numerous entrants ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar