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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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IIT-Delhi Floats Tender for a 15 kW Solar Hybrid System in Odisha

IIT-Delhi Floats Tender for a 15 kW Solar Hybrid System in Odisha

The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, has floated a 15 kW tender for a solar hybrid system with back-up provision. The system is to be installed at Bilaput, in the ...
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Bank of Baroda Floats a 2.9 MW Off-Grid Solar Rooftop Tender Under OPEX Mode

Bank of Baroda Floats a 2.9 MW Off-Grid Rooftop Solar Tender Under OPEX Mode

The Bank of Baroda has floated a tender for the supply of solar power to its branches from off-grid rooftop solar power systems based on the OPEX (operating expense or ...
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Solar Quality Tests a Good Move at an Exorbitant Cost_ Fronius India Interview

Solar Quality Tests a Good Move at an Exorbitant Cost: Fronius India Interview

After rapid expansion in the Indian rooftop solar sector, installations have slowed down this year, and there is certainly room for improvement in the form of government support, quality issues ...
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Rajasthan Road Transport Corporation Issues 4 MW Rooftop Solar Tender for its Depots

Rajasthan Road Transport Corporation Issues 4 MW Rooftop Solar Tender for its Depots

The Rajasthan State Road Corporation (RSRTC) has floated a tender to develop 4 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects at its depots. The scope of work of this tender includes ...
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Andhra Pradesh DISCOM Issues Empanelment Tender for Rooftop Solar With Net-Metering

Andhra Pradesh DISCOM Issues Empanelment Tender for Rooftop Solar With Net Metering

The Eastern Power Distribution Company of AP Limited (APEPDCL), a power distribution company (DISCOM) of Andhra Pradesh, has issued a request for selection (RfS) for empanelment of agencies for 1 ...
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MNRE Awards Grants to Four Clean Energy Companies Under Second Round of PACEsetter Fund

MNRE Awards Grants to Four Clean Energy Companies Under Second Round of PACEsetter Fund

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that it has awarded grants to the awardees of the second round of PACEsetter fund program. The PACEsetter Fund is ...
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India’s Move to Cut Corporate Tax from 30% to 22% Likely to Boost Domestic Solar Companies

India’s Move to Cut Corporate Tax from 30% to 22% Likely to Boost Domestic Solar Companies

The finance ministry of India has passed an ordinance bill to give the Indian economy a fiscal stimulus of $20.4 billion by way of reducing corporate tax rates from 30% ...
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Madhya Pradesh Floats Another RESCO Tender for 28 MW of Rooftop Solar PV Projects

Madhya Pradesh Retenders its RESCO Tender for 28 MW of Rooftop Solar PV Projects

The Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) in partnership with MP Industrial Development Corporation has reissued its tender for 28 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems. The project is ...
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Uttarakhand Seeks to Empanel EPC Contractors for Decentralized Solar Projects

Uttarakhand Seeks to Empanel EPC Contractors for Decentralized Solar Projects

The Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) has floated a tender inviting expression of interest for the empanelment of EPC contractors to develop off-grid and decentralized solar projects. The scope ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Removal of 1 MW Cap on Net Metering Crucial for India’s Rooftop Solar Growth

Removal of 1 MW Cap on Net Metering Crucial for India’s Rooftop Solar Growth

The rooftop solar market in India has been growing steadily over the last five years. According to the recent Q2 2019 India Solar market update published by Mercom India, cumulative ...
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Haryana DISCOM Calls for Empanelment of Agencies for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Haryana DISCOM Calls for Empanelment of Agencies for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (UHBVN), a Haryana power distribution company, has issued an expression of interest (EoI) to empanel agencies to install grid-connected rooftop solar systems between 1kW-500 ...
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Rooftop Solar Subsidies Should be Transferred to Beneficiaries, Not System Integrators

Rooftop Solar Subsidies Should be Transferred to Beneficiaries, Not System Integrators

The Uttar Pradesh Solar Energy Developer Association (UPSEDA) has written a letter to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the additional secretary of the cabinet secretariat highlighting ...
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Assam Retenders 70 MW of Solar Projects Due to Low Tariff Cap

Assam Retenders 70 MW of Solar Projects Due to Low Tariff Cap

The Assam Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGCL) has retendered 70 MW of grid-connected solar projects to be developed at Amguri Solar Park in Sivasagar district of the state. The tender ...
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The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) has issued a tender for 50 MW of rooftop solar projects under the RESCO model.

Tender Floated For 50 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings in Rajasthan

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) has issued a tender for 50 MW of rooftop solar projects under the RESCO model. The scope of work under this tender would ...
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1.5 GW of Solar Capacity Installed in India During Q2 2019

Solar installations in India in Q2 2019 witnessed a slight decline with 1,510 MW, a 14% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) decrease compared to 1,761 MW installed in Q1 2019. Installations were down ...
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MNRE Clarifies Residential Rooftop Solar Subsidy Applicability

MNRE Clarifies Residential Rooftop Solar Subsidy Applicability

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification regarding the subsidy applicable for rooftop solar installations by individual residential households under phase-II of grid-connected rooftop solar ...
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