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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
Rajasthan Extends Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Until June 30, 2021

Rajasthan Extends Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Until June 30, 2021

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has clarified that the net metering facilities for rooftop and small grid-connected solar systems will be valid up to June 30, 2021. Under the ...
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Daily News Wrap-Up: Hindustan Petroleum to Set Up EV Charging Stations at Retail Outlets

Daily News Wrap-Up: Hindustan Petroleum to Set Up EV Charging Stations at Retail Outlets

Here are some significant cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Shuchi Anant Virya, a joint venture between Lithium Urban Technologies and Fourth Partner Energy, in partnership with ...
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Five Haryana Universities Sign PPA for 3.75 MW of Rooftop Solar at ₹3.33/kWh

Five Haryana Universities Sign PPA for 3.75 MW of Rooftop Solar at ₹3.33/kWh

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA), has facilitated power purchase agreements (PPA) for 3.75 MW of rooftop solar projects with five universities in Haryana at a tariff of ₹3.33 ...
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Emphasis on Electric Vehicles and Solar Projects to Fight Pollution in Delhi Budget

Emphasis on Electric Vehicles and Solar Projects to Fight Pollution in Delhi Budget

The Delhi Government presented its budget for 2021-22, highlighting several sops for electric vehicles, electric public transportation, and solar projects. The Delhi Government has allocated ₹ 32.27 billion (~$442.18 million) ...
Committee on Energy Asks For Single Window Clearance for Rooftop Solar Projects

Committee on Energy Asks For Single Window Clearance for Rooftop Solar Projects

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy has said that the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will find it difficult to install 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Residential Welfare Association Takes Auction Route to Select Rooftop Solar Installer

Residential Welfare Association Takes Auction Route to Select Rooftop Solar Installer

Solar developer and EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) service provider, U-Solar, emerged as the winner in the auction held by the Westend Heights Condominium Apartment Owners' Welfare Association (WHCAOWA) in ...
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Aggressive Bids Adversely Affecting the Sector - Rooftop Solar Integrators to MNRE

Aggressive Bids Adversely Affecting the Sector – Rooftop Solar Integrators to MNRE

Solar Parivar, an Uttar Pradesh-based group connected with the solar energy sector, has requested the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to resolve issues faced by rooftop solar integrators ...
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Daily News Wrap-Up: Plug Power, SK Group to Build Hydrogen Ecosystem in Asian Markets

Daily News Wrap-Up: Plug Power, SK Group to Build Hydrogen Ecosystem in Asian Markets

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Plug Power and SK Group have completed capital investment worth $1.6 billion to partner in accelerating hydrogen ...
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MNRE Incentives Restricted to Rooftop Solar Systems Connected to the Grid

MNRE Incentives Restricted to Rooftop Solar Systems Connected to the Grid

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued amendments to the guidelines for the Phase II of the rooftop solar program. In the new guidelines, the Ministry has ...
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Over 3,000 Rooftop Solar Systems with Net Metering Totaling 106 MW Installed in Delhi

Over 3,000 Rooftop Solar Systems with Net Metering Totaling 106 MW Installed in Delhi

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) in Delhi have installed 3,140 rooftop solar installations with a connected load of 106 MW in the national capital. These systems are saving ₹680 million ($9.35 million) ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar