Rooftop Solar Installers Seek Extension to Complete Projects Without Losing Subsidies

Rooftop Solar Installers Seek Extension to Complete Projects Without Losing Subsidies

Rooftop solar installers in the country who had won bids to build rooftop projects on government buildings have now sought more time from the power ministry for the completion of ...
L&T Construction Wins Three Orders Worth ₹24.4 Billion for Electrification and Solar

L&T Construction Wins Three Orders Worth ₹24.4 Billion for Electrification and Solar

Major engineering company Larsen and Toubro has announced that its subsidiary L&T Construction has bagged a bunch of orders worth ₹24.4 billion (~$358 million). In a statement issued by the ...
IIT Kharagpur Invites EoIs for Installation of 5.5 MW Solar Project

IIT Kharagpur Invites EoIs for Installation of 5.5 MW Solar Project

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in the state of West Bengal has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) from project developers and contractors to set up a 5.5 MW ...
String Inverters Making Inroads into the Indian Solar Market

String Inverters Making Inroads into the Indian Solar Market

Choosing an inverter for a large-scale solar project in India has historically been an easy one. However, with the entrance of string inverters, the decision for EPC players and developers ...
CREDA Tenders 50 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects to be Installed in Chhattisgarh

CREDA Tenders 50 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects to be Installed in Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) has tendered 50 MW of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be installed in the state. The projects will be developed under ...
Haryana Floats Tender for 300 MW of Solar Projects with a Tariff Ceiling of ₹3/kWh

NMC on the Lookout for EPC Contractor to Develop 42 MW of Solar Projects in Nagpur

The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is on the lookout for an experienced engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractor to develop 42 MW of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) and grid-connected solar PV ...
MNRE to Soon Announce Benchmark Cost for Off-Grid and Rooftop Solar for FY 2018-19

MNRE to Soon Announce Benchmark Cost for Off-Grid and Rooftop Solar for FY 2018-19

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has notified that it is soon going to announce the new benchmark cost for off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and rooftop solar ...
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MNRE Asks Implementing Agencies to Adhere to Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Guidelines

MNRE Asks Implementing Agencies to Adhere to Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Guidelines

In a new notification, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has asked all the implementing agencies in the country to adhere to the grid-connected rooftop (GCRT) solar guidelines ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bureau of Energy Efficiency Issues Empanelment Tender for ESCOs

BRPL and EESL Partner Up to Promote Energy Efficiency Efforts in New Delhi

Delhi’s major distribution company BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and Energy Efficiency Serviced Limited (EESL) have entered into a strategic partnership that aims to provide reliable, energy efficient power services ...
CEA Issues Regulations for Connectivity of Rooftop Solar and Charging Stations

CEA Issues Regulations for Connectivity of Rooftop Solar and Charging Stations

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has issued a draft amendment to technical standard regulations that apply to generation resources like rooftop solar and charging stations that are seeking to connect ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
Interview: Government Should Strike the Right Balance When it Comes to Safeguard Duty

Interview: Government Should Strike the Right Balance When it Comes to Safeguard Duty

The domestic solar sector is in need of help, but the recommendation to impose a 70 percent safeguard duty, in all likelihood, is going to roil the sector, according to ...
Azure Power Wins Contracts to Develop 132 MW of Solar PV Projects

Azure Power Wins Contracts to Develop 132 MW of Solar PV Projects

Indian renewable energy project developer Azure Power has been awarded two contracts to develop a combined 132 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the country. The capacity includes both ...
Waaree Energies Launches Rooftop Solar Kits for India

Waaree Energies Launches Rooftop Solar Kits for India

Indian solar module manufacturer and Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) services provider, Waaree Energies, has come up with a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) rooftop solar kit for India. The launch of the rooftop ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Andhra Pradesh Tenders 4 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects

Andhra Pradesh Tenders 4 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects

The Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APSPDCL) has tendered 4 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in Tirupati and Vijaywada. The bid-submission ...
Jawahar Navoday Vidyalas to Get 18.78 MW of Rooftop Solar PV Systems

Jawahar Navoday Vidyalaya Schools to Get 18.78 MW of Rooftop Solar PV Systems

The union government has announced that all of the Jawahar Navoday Vidyalaya schools across the country will soon have rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems with a total installed capacity of ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Jharkhand Announces Additional 20 Percent Subsidy for Schools Opting for Rooftop Solar

Jharkhand Announces Additional 20 Percent Subsidy for Schools Opting for Rooftop Solar

Getting a rooftop solar system installed will now get cheaper for a few schools in the state of Jharkhand. The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has announced that it ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
NABARD to Receive $100 Million for the Development of Rooftop Solar in India

NABARD to Receive $100 Million for the Development of Rooftop Solar in India

The National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD) will soon receive a $100 million loan from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for the development of rooftop solar. The development ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Indian Railways to Tender 5 GW of Solar to Cut Down Power Costs

Indian Railways to Tender 5 GW of Solar to Cut Down Power Costs

The Indian Railways is turning to solar power to cut down its increasing power costs. The Railways will soon launch tenders to set up large-scale solar power projects, inching closer ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Delhi Releases Draft Energy Conservation Building Code to Facilitate Rooftop Solar

Delhi Releases Draft Energy Conservation Building Code to Facilitate Rooftop Solar

The Delhi government has released its draft Delhi Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) 2018. The draft ECBC aims to create minimum requirements for the energy-efficient design and construction of commercial ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Report Finds Municipalities Could Boost Rooftop Solar Adoption Using Bonds

Report Finds Municipalities Could Boost Rooftop Solar Adoption Using Bonds

Although India has so far installed nearly 1.6 GW of rooftop solar capacity, it needs to add another 38.4 GW more if it is going to achieve its targeted goal of ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Indian Solar Installations Grew by 123% to Reach a Record 9.6 GW in 2017

Indian Solar Installations Grew by 123% to Reach a Record 9.6 GW in 2017

Indian solar installations in calendar year 2017 grew exponentially with the addition of 9,629 MW in new large-scale and rooftop solar capacity. The installation total was more than double the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra’s New Textile Policy Promotes Utilization of Renewable Energy Sources

Maharashtra’s New Textile Policy Promotes Utilization of Renewable Energy Sources

The state government of Maharashtra has issued a new textile policy in a bid to make the state’s textile industry more profitable in the coming years. The new textile policy ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Extends Project Commissioning Timeline for NREDCAP’s 30 MW Rooftop Solar Projects

MNRE Extends Project Commissioning Timeline for NREDCAP’s 30 MW Rooftop Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the project commissioning timeframe for 30 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects which are under development in the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Odisha Removes Upper Limit of 1 MW for Net-Metered Rooftop Solar Projects

Odisha Removes Upper Limit of 1 MW for Net-Metered Rooftop Solar Projects

Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has removed the upper cap of 1 MW for rooftop solar projects in the state. The removal of the upper ceiling was part of the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Cleantech Solar to Develop 27 MW Rooftop Solar PV Projects in Asia

Cleantech Solar to Develop 27 MW Rooftop Solar PV Projects in Asia

Cleantech Solar, a Singapore-based solar project developer, has announced that it will develop rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects aggregating 27 MW in three Asian countries. The company recently inked Power ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar