Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur Smart City Floats Tender for a 2 MW Solar Project

Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur Smart City Floats Tender for a 2 MW Solar Project

Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur City Municipal Corporation (TCMC) has floated a tender for a 2 MW ground-mounted solar project in Iduvai village. The tender is floated through the corporation’s special purpose ...
Policy Highlights from India’s Solar Industry and Other Renewables in June 2019

Policy Highlights from India’s Solar Industry and Other Renewables in June 2019

The month of June saw important policy announcements by the central as well as the state agencies. The policy highlights covered various issues like for module registration, tariffs, net metering, ...
Three Small Solar Tenders Totaling 620 kW Issued by Government Enterprises

Three Small Solar Tenders Totaling 620 kW Issued by Government Enterprises

Over the past week, three small tenders of totaling 620 kW were issued by various public sector undertakings (PSU) of the government across different regions in India. Following are the ...
Another Bid Deadline Extension for SECI’s 97.5 MW Rooftop Solar Tender

Punjab Calls for Proposals to Set Up Rooftop Solar Projects Between 1-500 kW

The Punjab Energy Developing Agency (PEDA) has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) for the approval of rates of different capacities of grid-interactive rooftop solar projects in the state. The ...
India’s Top Rooftop Solar Installers in 2018

India’s Top Rooftop Solar Installers in 2018

With the help of growing demand from the government, commercial, and industrial sectors, the rooftop solar sector has been witnessing consistent growth in India. However, the share of rooftop solar ...
Jhansi Smart City Issues Rooftop Solar Tenders for its Schools and Government Offices

Jhansi Smart City Issues Rooftop Solar Tenders for its Schools and Government Offices

In a bid to be self-sufficient in energy and to curb harmful emissions, the Jhansi Smart City Limited has issued two tenders to set up rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects ...
Karnataka Proposes Capital Cost of ₹37.33 Million/MW for Solar Projects

Karnataka Proposes Capital Cost of ₹37.33 Million/MW for Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has proposed a capital cost of ₹37.33 million (~$0.54)/MW for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in Karnataka. The KERC proposal follows a ...
Delhi Finalizes Group and Virtual Net Metering Guidelines

Delhi Finalizes Group and Virtual Net Metering Guidelines

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has finalized the group and virtual net metering guidelines. The commission has set the minimum project capacity at 5 kW while the maximum will ...
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Chhattisgarh Issues Draft Copy of Regulations for Distributed Solar

Chhattisgarh Issues Draft Copy of Regulations for Distributed Solar

To facilitate the growth of distributed renewable energy generation systems in the state, the Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has issued draft regulations for grid-interactive distributed renewable sources. The ...
Indian Navy Pledges 1.5% of its Works Budget Towards Renewable Energy Generation

Indian Navy Pledges 1.5% of its Works Budget Towards Renewable Energy Generation

After the Indian Armed Forces, the Indian Navy has also joined in the country’s efforts to go green. To this end, the Indian Navy has pledged 1.5% of its entire ...
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for its 2 GW Solar Tender

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for its 2 GW Solar Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended its bid submission deadline for the selection of solar power developers for 2,000 MW of grid-connected solar PV projects in India ...
Andaman & Nicobar Floats Empanelment Tender for 5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Andaman & Nicobar Floats Empanelment Tender for 5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Electricity Department of the Andaman & Nicobar administration has issued an empanelment tender to develop 5 MW of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. The bid submission deadline is June ...
Andhra Pradesh Approves Guidelines for Implementation of its Rooftop Solar Policy

Andhra Pradesh Approves Guidelines for Implementation of its Rooftop Solar Policy

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has approved the guidelines for implementing the state’s Solar Rooftop Policy 2018 that were submitted by the Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra ...
Price War Not Desirable for Any Industry: An interview with Sungrow’s Sunil Badesra

Price War Not Desirable for Any Industry: An interview with Sungrow’s Sunil Badesra

In India, there are over 30 inverter suppliers, which means there’s healthy competition in the market. Over the past two years (2017 and 2018), the top four inverter suppliers in ...
West Bengal Invites Developers to Install 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Andhra Pradesh Approves DISCOM-Driven Rooftop Solar Program

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has approved a DISCOM-driven solar rooftop program proposed by the Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APEPDCL). The APEPDCL had petitioned the ...
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Report Finds Municipalities Could Boost Rooftop Solar Adoption Using Bonds

JERC Publishes Draft Solar Net Metering Regulations for Goa and Union Territories

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has issued draft net metering regulations. The draft is up for comments and suggestions up to ...
Old Off-Grid Solar Projects Could Soon Be Grid-Connected

SECI Extends Deadline to Submit Bids for 97.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects for Second Time

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 11, 2019, to April 16, ...
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Rajasthan Amends Net Metering Regulations for Rooftop and Small Solar Systems

New Net Metering Order for Rooftop Solar Systems in Himachal Pradesh

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC)  has issued an order for rooftop solar grid-interactive systems based on net metering. Last month, it had issued a draft order called the Himachal ...
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Madhya Pradesh Announces First of its Kind Tender for 33 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Andhra Pradesh Proposes Creative New DISCOM-Driven Rooftop Solar Program

Rooftop solar has a promising future in India where land is a scarce commodity. So far, rooftop solar has lagged well behind large-scale projects making up only 12 percent of ...
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Salem Smart City Invites Bids for Rooftop Solar Projects

New Net Metering Guidelines for Rooftop Solar Consumers in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued new net metering guidelines for solar rooftop consumers as part of its Solar Policy 2019. Tamil Nadu, the fifth largest solar market ...
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Open Access Banked Units Can be Adjusted If Power Sourced from Same Generator: MERC

SECI to Implement 2 MW of Solar Projects at Army Posts in J&K’s Siachen and Partapur

In another step to make energy access in difficult terrains of Jammu and Kashmir easier, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for setting up of ...
Lowest Tariffs Drops to ₹1.38/kWh in Madhya Pradesh’s 8.6 MW Rooftop Solar Auction

Maharashtra Commission Allows Grid Connectivity to 1.36 MW Rooftop Solar Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has allowed a 1.36 MW rooftop solar project the required connectivity to the grid. The MERC was responding to a petition filed by Supreme Industries ...
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West Bengal Floats EPC Tender for 600 kW of Rooftop Solar Installations

Madhya Pradesh Announces RESCO Tender for 25 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has announced a tender for 25 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed under RESCO mode. The bid ...
KERC Mulls Setting Generic Rooftop Solar Tariff Under RESCO model

Himachal Pradesh Issues Draft Order on Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has issued a draft order for rooftop solar grid-interactive systems based on net metering. The Order is called the Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission ...
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ADB to Provide $11.5 Million for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Kazakhstan

10 MW Rooftop Solar Tender Announced in Bihar

The Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency (BREDA) has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) to install 10 MW of rooftop solar projects for sale of power under RESCO model. The ...