Report Finds Municipalities Could Boost Rooftop Solar Adoption Using Bonds

SMC’s Plea to Enter New PPA for Rooftop Solar with Torrent Power at ₹11.33/kWh Rejected

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has declined a plea filed by the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) requesting the commission to direct project developer Torrent Power to enter into a ...
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NABARD Inks Pact with GCF to Infuse $100 Million for the Growth of Rooftop Solar in India

NABARD Inks Pact with GCF to Infuse $100 Million for the Growth of Rooftop Solar in India

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has signed an agreement with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to infuse $100 million into a project designed to unlock private ...
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Tata Power Signs PPA with GE for Installation of Rooftop Solar Projects

West Bengal Issues Tender for 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) has tendered 2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects to be developed on customers’ premises in residential, institutional, and social sectors. WBREDA ...
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Stakeholders Urge Government to Provide Clarity on Applicable GST Rates on Solar Projects

Stakeholders Urge Government to Provide Clarity on Applicable GST Rates on Solar Projects

The Solar Association recently organised a conference in the national capital to discuss issues related to the Indian solar sector. The discussion ranged from the current trends and common pain ...
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Power Grid Corporation to Install 5 MWp Rooftop Solar across 50 of its Premises

Goa to Launch Single Window Portal for Seamless Installation of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has prepared a user manual for an online single window clearance portal that would facilitate the seamless implementation of rooftop solar projects in the ...
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Uttar Pradesh Allows Net-Metering for a 3.34 MW University Rooftop Solar Project

Uttar Pradesh Allows Net Metering for a 3.34 MW University Rooftop Solar Project

In a landmark order, the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has allowed net metering for a 3.34 MW rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Greater NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh. The ...
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Himachal Pradesh Issues Draft Amendment to Rooftop Solar Regulations

Himachal Pradesh Issues Draft Amendment to Rooftop Solar Regulations

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has issued Draft (Rooftop Solar photovoltaic (PV) Grid Interactive System based on Net Metering) (First Amendment) Regulations, 2018. The draft is open for ...
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Uttarakhand’s G. B. Pant University Tenders 5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Madhya Pradesh Introduces Innovative Decentralized Solar Policy

In order to leverage the full potential of solar, the Madhya Pradesh government has come up with a decentralized solar policy. On the sidelines of the Renewable Energy India (REI) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tamil Nadu Issues Draft Solar Policy: Targets 8.9 GW of Solar Installations by 2022

Tamil Nadu Issues Draft Solar Policy; Targets 8.9 GW of Solar Installations by 2022

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has issued the Draft Solar Energy Policy for the year 2018. The policy aims to establish an ecosystem that translates the country’s solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Lowest Tariff of 2.79 cents/kWh Quoted in Egypt’s 200 MW Solar Auction

Why MPUVNL’s 35 MW Rooftop Solar Tender Saw Steep Dip in Tariffs

The rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) auction for the development of 35 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar under RESCO model by Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) yielded unexpectedly low ...
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Jharkhand Announces Additional 20 Percent Subsidy for Schools Opting for Rooftop Solar

Residential Segment Made Up 60% of the 1,000 Solar Rooftop Installations by BSES Delhi

BSES, Delhi’s major distribution company (DISCOM), announced that it has installed more than 1,000 solar rooftop connections with a sanctioned solar load of over 40 MW. According to BSES, the ...
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MNRE Asks Implementing Agencies to Adhere to Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Guidelines

Thailand’s Independent Solar Power Producers Brace for Levy of Extra Charges

Soon, small independent solar power producers will have to pay extra charges in Thailand to help minimize the impact of blockchain-enabled competition with the state-owned utility, reported the Nikkei Asian ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Karnataka Exempts Rooftop Solar Projects below 1 MW from CEIG Clearance

TCIL Issues Tender for Engineering Consultancy Services for Rooftop Solar in Assam

The Telecommunications Consultant India Limited (TCIL) has issued a tender for providing engineering consultancy services for the setting up of rooftop solar power project in Bodoland Territorial Council Area in ...
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Tata Power Solar Installs Rooftop Solar at Mumbai’s Cricket Club of India

Tata Power Solar Installs Rooftop Solar at Mumbai’s Cricket Club of India

Tata Power Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has commissioned 820.8kWp solar rooftop at Cricket Club of India (CCI), located in Mumbai. This is the world’s largest rooftop installation ...
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31 Companies Submit Bids for 35 MW Solar Rooftop Tender by Madhya Pradesh

31 Companies Submit Bids for 35 MW Solar Rooftop Tender by Madhya Pradesh

The recent tender floated by Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) for the development of 35 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar under RESCO model witnessed the participation of 31 ...
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Madhya Pradesh Clarifies the Impact of Solar Safeguard Duty on 30 MW Rooftop Tender

Madhya Pradesh Clarifies the Impact of Safeguard Duty on its Solar Rooftop Tender

Amid the uncertainty regarding the imposition of safeguard duty, the Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has issued a clarification for its latest solar rooftop RESCO tender proactively. Mercom had ...
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ContourGlobal to Get $114 Million From CPDQ to Acquire Solar Assets

ContourGlobal Secures $114 Million From CPDQ to Acquire Solar Assets

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CPDQ), a long-term institutional investor, has announced that it will provide CA$150 million (~$114 million) in debt financing to ContourGlobal. ContourGlobal is a ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Solar Power Consumers Cannot Use Open Access and Net Metering at the Same Time

Solar Power Consumers Cannot Use Open Access and Net Metering at the Same Time

A ruling by the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has clarified that generators cannot use both Open Access and Net Metering simultaneously. The commission also reiterated that benefits of net-metering ...
UPNEDA Tenders 75 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

UPNEDA Tenders 75 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects to be Developed Across Uttar Pradesh

In two separate tenders, the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has tendered 75 MW of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be installed atop rooftops across ...
Subsidy Disbursement Delays are Hampering Growth of Residential Rooftop Solar in India

Subsidy Disbursement Delays are Hampering Growth of Residential Rooftop Solar in India

The Indian solar installation goal of 100 GW by the year 2022 set by the government calls for 60 MW of large-scale solar and 40 GW of rooftop solar. Though ...
Uttarakhand’s G. B. Pant University Tenders 5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Uttarakhand’s G. B. Pant University Tenders 5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology in Uttarakhand’s Pantnagar town, has tendered a 5 MW grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) project. The bid-submission deadline is May 31, 2018 ...
Four-junction Tandem Thin Film Cells Have Huge Potential for Rooftop Solar

Four-junction Tandem Thin Film Cells Have Huge Potential for Rooftop Solar: MIT Study

Scientists working in the field of solar energy are constantly trying to find a balance between efficiency and cost. Recently, a team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Commissions a 6 MW Solar Project in Karnataka

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Commissions 6 MW of Solar Projects

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL), a subsidiary of India’s state Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC), has commissioned solar photovoltaic (PV) projects aggregating 6.063 MW within the MRPL refinery ...
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NREDCAP Issues Empanelment Tender for 35 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

NREDCAP Issues Empanelment Tender for 35 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has issued an empanelment tender for rooftop solar installers in the state. The tender covers rooftop solar projects with ...
RRECL Issues Counter Offer to Develop 18 MW of Rooftop Solar PV

RRECL Issues Counter Offer to Develop 18 MW of Rooftop Solar PV

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Ltd. (RRECL) has issued a counter offer order for the installation of 18 MW of grid‑connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects across the state. The ...
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