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 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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 ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
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 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Andhra Pradesh Floats Empanelment Tenders for 8 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Andhra Pradesh Floats Empanelment Tenders for 8 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

The Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APEPDCL) has released two tenders for the empanelment of agencies to install 8 MW of grid-connected residential rooftop solar projects of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Punjab Floats Empanelment Tender for 50 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

Punjab Floats Empanelment Tender for 50 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has released an empanelment tender. The tender has been issued for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies, manufacturers, and system integrators to install ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
CAPEX or OPEX – Ways To Finance Rooftop Solar Systems and Realize Huge Savings

CAPEX or OPEX – Ways to Finance Rooftop Solar Systems and Realize Huge Savings

Rooftop solar systems empower consumers with two distinct benefits – savings on power costs and contribution to the environment by going green. The two most popular models are- OPEX and ...
/ / Consumers, Solar
Sri Lanka Seeks Consultants to Study Feasibility of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings

Sri Lanka Seeks Consultants to Study Feasibility of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings

Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) has issued a tender notice for hiring consultants to carry out a pre-feasibility study to implement rooftop solar systems on government buildings. The last ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Cost of Large-Scale and Rooftop Solar Projects Rose Slightly in Q3 2020

Cost of Large-Scale and Rooftop Solar Projects Rose Slightly in Q3 2020

The average cost of large-scale solar projects stood at about ₹34.5 million (~$466,468)/MW as of the third quarter of 2020 (Q3 2020), according to Mercom’s recently released Q3 2020 India Solar ...
Solar Plus Storage Solutions Provider, Yotta Energy, Raises $5 Million in Seed Funding

Solar Plus Storage Solutions Provider, Yotta Energy, Raises $5 Million in Seed Funding

Yotta Energy, a U.S.-based solar storage solutions provider, announced that it raised $5 million in a seed funding round. Fiftysix Investments, Skyview Ventures, EDP Ventures, and other undisclosed investors participated ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Why Rooftop Solar Makes Sense for C&I Businesses During COVID-19

Why Rooftop Solar Makes Sense for C&I Businesses During COVID-19

The global Coronavirus pandemic has made commercial and industrial customers realize that going solar is one of the best ways to cut down operational costs. Energy costs account for around ...