China’s Demand for Utility-Scale Solar Projects to Reach 60-75 GW in 2021_ AECEA

China’s Demand for Utility-Scale Solar Projected to Reach 60-75 GW in 2021: AECEA

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has released a draft version of its envisaged national unified renewable energy power consumption targets for the upcoming decade. According to the draft, non-hydro power ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Anti-Grid Surger In Rooftop Solar Systems a Must

Anti-Grid Surger in Rooftop Solar Systems a Must

In a residential or commercial and industrial rooftop solar system, the focus is usually on preventing a lightning strike surge. What cannot be ignored also is short-circuiting linked to the ...
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Cost of Large-Scale, Rooftop Solar Systems Rise Slightly in Q4 2020

Cost of Large-Scale, Rooftop Solar Systems Rise Slightly in Q4 2020

The average cost of large-scale solar projects stood at about ₹35.3 million (~$488,255)/MW as of the fourth quarter of 2020 (Q4 2020), according to Mercom's recently released 2020 Q4 & Annual ...
NOIDA Invites Bids for 2.6 MW of Rooftop Solar Under RESCO Model

NOIDA Invites Bids for 2.6 MW of Rooftop Solar Under RESCO Model

The New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) has invited bids for the design, procurement, supply, erection, testing, and commissioning of 2.6 MW (AC) rooftop solar systems on identified buildings of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Utility-Solar System Costs Fell 82% in the Last Decade in the United States_ Report

Utility-Solar System Costs Fell 82% in the Last Decade in the United States: Report

Residential, commercial-rooftop, and utility-scale solar systems have witnessed a 64%, 69%, and 82% decline in costs since 2010, respectively, in the United States, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
These Consumers are Cutting Power Bills By Installing Rooftop Solar on Their Homes

These Consumers are Cutting Power Bills By Installing Rooftop Solar on Their Homes

The adoption of residential solar systems is picking up in India and with greater awareness and tremendous growth potential. To get a first-hand experience, Mercom spoke to several consumers who ...
/ / Consumers, Solar
Gross Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW Proposed in Karnataka

Gross Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW Proposed in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has proposed allowing net metering for rooftop solar projects between 1 kW and 10 kW and gross metering for capacity over 10 kW. The ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Maharashtra Needs Stable Policy to Meet Solar Targets_ Industry Reacts

Maharashtra Needs Stable Policy to Meet Solar Targets: Industry Reacts

The solar industry is optimistic about achieving the Maharashtra government's target of installing 13 GW of solar projects by 2025 and has called for creating an investment-friendly environment and proactive ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Power Finance Corporation Raises $500 Million Through USD Bonds

Daily News Wrap-Up: Power Finance Corporation Raises $500 Million Through USD Bonds

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Power Finance Corporation has raised $500 million through the issuance of USD-denominated bonds under the Reg S ...
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Residential Welfare Association in Bengaluru Floats Tender for 165 kW Rooftop Solar System

Residential Welfare Association in Bengaluru Floats Tender for 165 kW Rooftop Solar System

The Westend Heights Condominium Apartment Owners’ Welfare Association has floated a proposal for a 165 kW rooftop solar system in Bengaluru. This tender is among the few publicly floated rooftop solar tenders ...
There is a Lot of Pent-Up Demand for Rooftop Solar: Interview

There is a Lot of Pent-Up Demand for Rooftop Solar: Interview

Rooftop solar systems remain one of the cheapest ways to go solar. The global COVID-19 pandemic helped commercial and industrial (C&I) businesses realize that going solar is one of the best ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Banking Charges, Ambiguity on Net Metering Rules Major Glitches in Gujarat Solar Policy

Banking Charges, Ambiguity on Net Metering Rules Major Glitches in Gujarat Solar Policy

The solar industry believes the Gujarat government's new solar policy is a mixed bag of positive and negative initiatives for the sector. The Gujarat government announced the new 'Gujarat Solar ...
Industry Fears Rooftop Market Will Collapse Due to the New Net Metering Policy

Industry Fears Rooftop Solar Market Will Collapse Due to the New Net Metering Policy

The new rules issued by the Ministry of Power mandating net metering for loads up to 10 kW and gross metering for above 10 kW has caused widespread anxiety among ...
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Daily News Wrap-Up_ Jinko Claims 24.9% Efficiency for N-type Monocrystalline Solar Cell

Daily News Wrap-Up: Jinko Claims 24.9% Efficiency for N-type Monocrystalline Solar Cell

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Jinko Solar, a solar module manufacturer, claims to have achieved a record conversion efficiency of 24.90% for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ KPI Global Signs PPAs to Sell Solar Power to Two Industrial Customers

Daily News Wrap-Up: KPI Global Signs PPAs to Sell Solar Power to Two Industrial Customers

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: TP Renewable Microgrid, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has commissioned its 100th solar microgrid project in ...
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Top Developments That Influenced the Rooftop Solar Sector in 2020

Top Developments That Influenced the Rooftop Solar Segment in 2020

Rooftop solar is still one of the easiest ways for consumers to go solar. Compared to utility-scale solar, the rooftop solar segment was especially hard hit from COVID-19 this year, ...
Rajasthan Rooftop Solar Installers Write to State Nodal Agency to Address Grievances

Rajasthan Rooftop Solar Installers Write to State Nodal Agency to Address Grievances

The Renewable Energy Association of Rajasthan (REAR) has written to the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RREC) to address grievances faced by installers empaneled under the Rooftop Solar Subsidy Program. REAR ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Tamil Nadu Regulator Clarifies Billing Mechanism for Rooftop Solar Prosumers

Tamil Nadu Regulator Clarifies Billing Mechanism for Rooftop Solar Prosumers

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued draft amendments to the Electricity Supply Code 2004 for bi-directional meter billing for rooftop solar systems. Stakeholders can submit their comments ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Goa’s First Project with Decentralized clean energy Inaugurated

Daily News Wrap-Up: Goa’s First Project with Decentralized Clean Energy Inaugurated

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Goa’s Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy inaugurated the first pilot convergence project with a ...
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BESCOM Plans to Install Over 1 GW of Rooftop Solar Systems, Seeks Consultant

BESCOM Plans to Install Over 1 GW of Rooftop Solar Systems, Seeks Consultant

The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) has invited bids to engage a consultancy firm for demand aggregation and implementation of 1.06 GW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems. The last ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Hartek Bags a 1.8 MW Rooftop Solar Project in Rajasthan from Bikaji

Daily News Wrap-Up: Hartek Bags a 1.8 MW Rooftop Solar Project in Rajasthan from Bikaji

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Hartek Solar, the rooftop solar division of the Hartek Group, has bagged a 1.8 MW rooftop solar ...
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NTPC Subsidiary Floats Tender for 30 MW of Solar Projects in Madhya Pradesh

NTPC Subsidiary Floats Tender for 30 MW of Solar Projects in Madhya Pradesh

NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC Limited, has issued a tender for 30 MW of grid-connected rooftop, ground-mounted, and elevated structure solar photovoltaic (PV) projects ...
Solar Installations Gather Lost Speed in the US With 3.8 GW Installed in Q3

Solar Installations Gather Lost Speed in the US With 3.8 GW Installed in Q3

The United States installed 3.8 GW of new solar capacity in the third quarter (Q3) of 2020, a 9% increase from the second quarter (Q2), according to The Solar Energy ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NTPC Invites Bids for a 3 MW Rooftop Solar Project at IIT Jodhpur

NTPC Invites Bids for a 3 MW Rooftop Solar Project at IIT Jodhpur

NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC Limited, has invited bids for setting up a 3 MW grid-connected rooftop solar project at the Indian Institute of ...
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Pune Metro Floats a Tender for 5 MW of Solar Projects at its Stations & Depots

Pune Metro Floats a Tender for 5 MW of Solar Projects at its Stations & Depots

The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MAHA-METRO) has invited bids to install 5 MW of rooftop and ground-mounted solar power projects under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) model. The ...
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