Indian Solar Installations Grew by 123% to Reach a Record 9.6 GW in 2017

Indian Solar Installations Grew by 123% to Reach a Record 9.6 GW in 2017

Indian solar installations in calendar year 2017 grew exponentially with the addition of 9,629 MW in new large-scale and rooftop solar capacity. The installation total was more than double the ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Ministry of Power Waives ISTS Charges for Wind and Solar Projects Commissioned up to 2022

Ministry of Power Waives ISTS Charges for Wind and Solar Projects Commissioned up to 2022

The Ministry of Power has issued an order stating that no interstate transmission charges and losses will be levied on solar and wind power projects commissioned up to March 31, ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Wind Matches Lowest Solar Winning Bid of ₹2.44/kWh in SECI’s 2 GW Auction

Wind Matches Lowest Solar Winning Bid of ₹2.44/kWh in SECI’s 2,000 MW Auction

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has successfully auctioned 2 GW of Inter-State Transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind projects under Tranche III. ReNew Power has won the bid to develop ...
/ Other, Wind
India’s 100 MW Solar Target is at the Mercy of States and Conflicting Government Policies

India’s 100 GW Solar Target is at the Mercy of States and Conflicting Government Policies

India’s push to promote clean energy development marks an important chapter in its growth story that could create a more sustainable future, but only if its various government agencies can ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Tenders in India Surpassed 5.5 GW While Auction Activity Fizzled in January

Solar Tenders in India Surpassed 5.5 GW While Auction Activity Fizzled in January

India’s solar sector logged unprecedented tender activity in January, with more than 5.5 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects tendered during the month. The capacity tendered was more than double ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Tenders 2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects

SECI Tenders 2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects

To leverage the current decline in the wind tariffs, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered 2 GW of Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS)-connected wind power projects under Tranche-IV ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Tenders 70MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV in Assam

SECI Tenders 70 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV in Assam

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered 70 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects that are set to be developed in the Amguri Solar Park in Assam’s ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Tenders 2 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar PV Projects

Breaking: SECI Tenders 2 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar PV Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered 2,000 MW of inter-state transmission system (ISTS)-connected grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed across the country. The capacity tendered ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Invites EoIs to Develop 160 MW Solar Wind Hybrid Project with Energy Storage

SECI Invites EoIs to Develop 160 MW Solar Wind Hybrid Project with Energy Storage

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) from engineering, procurement, and construction contractors to develop a 160 MW large-scale solar wind hybrid project with ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Grid Infrastructure in India Needs to Scale Rapidly to Keep up with Solar and Wind Tenders

Grid Infrastructure in India Needs to Scale Rapidly to Keep up with Solar and Wind Tenders

Solar and wind tender activity has surged in recent weeks following a long pause, but the sudden surge in planned renewable capacity has many in the industry wondering if India’s ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Tenders 950 MW of Grid-Connected Solar

Breaking: SECI Tenders 950 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced two new separate tenders for 950 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
December 2017 Wrap-up_ New Developments in India’s Solar and Renewable Energy Sector

December 2017 Wrap-up: New Developments in India’s Solar and Renewable Energy Sector

A rundown of notable news covering everything from auctions and deals to tax developments from the month of December December proved to be a crucial month for India’s renewable energy ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Tenders Over 275 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

Breaking: SECI Tenders 275 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India has (SECI) tendered 275 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in the Uttar Pradesh Solar Park. SECI confirmed to Mercom ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
India Recorded Strong Solar Tender and Auction Activity in December

India Recorded Strong Solar Tender and Auction Activity in December

After a period of lull, the month of December 2017 witnessed a surge in tendering and auction activity in solar sector in the country. Over 2,500 MW of solar was ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
GAIL Commissions 5.76 MW DCR Category Rooftop Solar

GAIL Commissions 5.76 MW DCR Category Rooftop Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

The Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) has commissioned a 5.76 MW grid-connected rooftop solar project developed under the Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) category. The project has been developed on ...
/ Rooftop, Solar
Azure Power and ReNew Power Are the Winners in the 250 MW Bhadla Solar Auction

Azure Power and ReNew Power Are the Winners in the 250 MW Bhadla Solar Auction

In the 250 MW Bhadla Solar Park auction, Azure Power won the bid to develop 200 MWs by quoting the lowest tariff of ₹2.48 (~$0.0388)/kWh. ReNew Power won the remaining 50 ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Wind Auction GUVNL 500 MW

Breaking News: New Low Wind Tariff of ₹2.43/kWh Recorded in GUVNL’s 500 MW Auction

Wind power tariffs dropped to a record-low level of ₹2.43 (~$0.038)/kWh quoted in the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd. (GUVNL) 500 MW auction in Gujarat. This is even lower than ...
/ Other, Wind
SECI Invites Expression of Interest to Develop Floating Solar

SECI Invites Expression of Interest to Develop 10 GW of Floating Solar

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited Expression of Interest (EoI) from prospective project developers to set up of 10 GW of floating solar PV projects in a phased ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
SECI Invites Expression of Interest to Set Up Solar Manufacturing

SECI Invites Expression of Interest to Set Up 20 GW of Solar Manufacturing

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited an Expression of Interest (EoI) from prospective manufacturers to set up an integrated solar manufacturing facility in India within a three-year time-frame ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
November Solar Tenders Fall to 300 MW and Auctions Drop to 5 MW in India

November Solar Tenders Fall to 300 MW and Auctions Drop to 5 MW in India

Solar tender and auction activity in India had a steep decline in November 2017. The solar capacity tendered across the country during the month fell by 25 percent to 300 ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Ministry of Power Issues Final Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Projects

Ministry of Power Issues Final Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Projects

The Ministry of Power has issued the final competitive bidding guidelines for wind projects in India. The guidelines aim to provide a framework for the cost-effective procurement of wind power ...
/ Other, Wind
SECI Opens Financial Bids for 13 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects

SECI Opens Financial Bids for 13 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has opened the financial bids to develop 13 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in two separate auctions. SECI tendered an 8 ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Releases Final List of Winning Bidders in 500 MW Rooftop Solar Auction

SECI Releases Final List of Winning Bidders in 500 MW Rooftop Solar Auction

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has released the final list of successful bidders/installers who won bids to develop rooftop solar projects in the 500 MW rooftop solar auction ...
/ Rooftop, Solar
Development Status of Pavagada Solar Park and Projects

In-Depth Report: Development Status of 2 GW Pavagada Solar Park and Projects

Mercom recently visited the Pavagada Solar Park, and gained valuable insight into the nuances and challenges of park development. When complete, Pavagada will be the largest solar park in the ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Power Sale Agreement for 1 GW Wind signed SECI

Power Sale Agreement for 1,000 MW of Wind Projects Signed

Power Sale Agreement (PSA) for 1,000 MW of inter-state transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind projects has been signed. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) entered PSAs with distribution utilities/companies (DISCOMs) ...
/ Other, Wind