After Multiple Extensions, SECI Reissues its Tender for 97.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

After Multiple Extensions, SECI Reissues its Tender for 97.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has reissued its tender for 97.5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems for government buildings in various states and union territories. The ...
Online Grocery Retailer Big Basket to Install 1.4 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

Online Grocery Retailer Big Basket to Install 1.4 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

Amplus Energy Solutions, a rooftop solar company, has joined forces with Big Basket, an online grocery retailer, to deploy renewable energy installations at its various premises in the country. As ...
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Visvesvaraya Technological University Issues 360 kW Rooftop Solar Tender

Visvesvaraya Technological University Issues 360 kW Rooftop Solar Tender

Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), a university located in Karnataka, has issued a tender to set up 360 kW of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) energy installation at the university campus in ...
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India’s E-Commerce Industry_ Untapped Market for Rooftop Solar

India’s E-Commerce Industry: Untapped Market for Rooftop Solar

The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) has a solar capacity installation goal of 100 GW by 2022. The target requires 40 GW to be installed using rooftop solar. Currently, ...
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Bihar Floats Tender for Empanelment of Bidders for 10 MW of CAPEX Rooftop Solar Projects

The Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency (BREDA) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) for the empanelment of bidders to install 10 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects under CAPEX ...
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Municipal Corporation in Maharashtra Issues Tender for 939 kW of Rooftop Solar

Municipal Corporation in Maharashtra Issues Tender for 939 kW of Rooftop Solar

Maharashtra’s Nandurbar Municipal Council (NMC) has issued three tenders for 939 kW of rooftop solar projects. The individual capacities of the tenders are 310 kW, 314 kW, and 315 kW ...
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Manufacturers Body Questions Center on Usage of Domestic Solar Cells in KUSUM Program

Manufacturers Body Questions Center on Usage of Domestic Solar Cells in KUSUM Program

The Solar Energy Equipment Manufacturers Association of Telangana (SEEMAT) has written a letter to the Minister of Power R.K. Singh requesting the withdrawal of “the irrational and impractical decision of ...
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Kerala to Install 1 GW of Solar Projects Under Soura Program by 2022

Kerala to Install 1 GW of Solar Projects Under Soura Program by 2022

The Kerala Government has launched a program called “Soura” to add 1,000 MW of solar projects to the existing capacity of Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEBL) by 2022. The ...
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BHEL Floats O&M Tender for Two Solar Projects Totaling 30 MW in Gujarat

BHEL Floats O&M Tender for Two Solar Projects Totaling 30 MW in Gujarat

Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL), a public sector undertaking has issued tenders for the operation and maintenance (O&M) work of solar projects aggregating 30 MW in the state of Gujarat ...
A Recap of Policy Highlights from India’s Renewables and Solar Industry in July 2019

A Recap of Policy Highlights from India’s Renewables and Solar Industry in July 2019

The month of July was filled with announcements on policy amendments and regulations. Some of the important policy announcements included the deviation settlement mechanism (DSM), solar park program, standardization issues, ...
Gujarat’s New Budget Emphasizes on the Growth of Rooftop Solar Sector

Gujarat’s New Budget Emphasizes on the Growth of Rooftop Solar Sector

In the Gujarat state’s budget announced for the current financial year (FY) 2019-2020, a recalibrated target of 30 GW of renewable capacity by 2022 has been announced. This target includes ...
Encourage Capital to Assist Indian Rooftop Solar Installers Through a $40-Million Equity Fund

Encourage Capital to Assist Indian Rooftop Solar Installers Through a $40-Million Equity Fund

Encourage Solar Finance LLP has announced the first closing of a new private equity fund, Encourage Solar Finance L.P. at $40 million. Encourage Capital is an impact investment asset manager ...
Madhya Pradesh Increases Rooftop Solar Tender Capacity from 25 MW to 32 MW

Madhya Pradesh Increases Rooftop Solar Tender Capacity from 25 MW to 32 MW

Madhya Pradesh’s earlier tender for the installation of 25 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects has now been increased to 32 MW. The projects, tendered by the Madhya ...
IPGCL Issues Tender for 21.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Delhi

IPGCL Issues Tender for 21.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Delhi

The Indraprastha Power Generation Company (IPGCL) has invited bids for the development of rooftop solar projects in Delhi, totaling 21.5 MW. Out of this capacity, 1.5 MW will be developed ...
Uttar Pradesh’s 500 MW Solar Tender Receives Bids from Only Two Developers Totaling 90 MW

After April’s Lull, India Auctions 1.7 GW of Solar Capacity in May 2019

The auction activity picked up in May after the conclusion of the general elections which saw the beginning of NDA government’s second term under the leadership of PM Modi. During ...
Solar and Wind Energy Policy Roundup from May 2019

Solar and Wind Energy Policy Roundup from May 2019

Some of the notable policy highlights in May were regarding provisions related to the generic tariff, net-metering, deviation settlement, and clarification on wheeling charges. This update highlights the key policy ...
India Added 1.7 GW of Solar PV in Q1 2019, Rooftop Installations Declined

India Added 1.7 GW of Solar PV in Q1 2019, Rooftop Installations Declined

Solar installations in India in Q1 2019 increased slightly at 1,737 MW, 4% growth compared to 1,638 MW installed in Q4 2018. Installations were down by 49% year-over-year (YoY) compared ...
Corporate Segment Key Driver for Rooftop Solar_ Interview with Manu Karan, CleanMax Solar

Corporate Segment Key Driver for Rooftop Solar: Interview with Manu Karan, CleanMax Solar

State and central subsidies coupled with increasing demand from the government, commercial and industrial sectors, have enabled the steady progress of the rooftop solar sector in India. Cumulative solar rooftop ...
Kimberley Clark to Power its Singapore Huggies Factory from Solar

Kimberly-Clark to Power its Singapore Huggies Factory from Solar

U.S.-based personal consumer items manufacturer Kimberly-Clark has switched to solar power through the installation of a rooftop PV installation that will generate nearly 15% of the electricity consumed by its ...
Serious Policy Push Needed to Get India's Rooftop Solar Market to the Next Level

Serious Policy Push Needed to Get India’s Rooftop Solar Market to the Next Level

The rooftop solar segment in India has been growing at a brisk pace, with cumulative installed capacity reaching 3,260 MW as of December 2018. Rooftop installations grew 66% (year-over-year) with ...
Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from April 2019

Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from April 2019

In April 2019, many important policies were announced to streamline India’s renewable energy sector. Some of the policies highlighted include generic tariff, net-metering, deviation settlement, testing guidelines among others. Here ...
MERC Asks DISCOM to Reduce ₹0.18_kWh from Solar Tariff to Account for Safeguard Duty

Generic Tariff of ₹3.29/kWh Set for Solar Projects in Maharashtra for FY 2019-2020

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has set the generic tariff for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects at ₹3.29 (~$0.047)/kWh for FY 2019-20. This order will apply from April 1, 2019, ...
West Bengal Invites Developers to Install 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Third Deadline Extension for SECI’s 97.5 MW Rooftop Solar Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has once again extended the bid submission deadline for 97.5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects from April 16 to April 30, 2019 ...
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Rooftop Solar Developer CleanMax Secures ₹1.6 Billion Loan from PTC India

Mumbai-based rooftop solar energy company, CleanMax, has announced that its subsidiary CleanMax IPP has received ₹1.58 billion ($22.6 million) in a loan from PTC India Financial Services to refinance loans ...
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KERC Mulls Setting Generic Rooftop Solar Tariff Under RESCO model

Assam to Implement 7 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects on Social and Institutional Buildings

The Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) has issued a tender for 7 MW of grid-connected solar rooftop projects for social and institutional buildings in the state. The projects will ...