Azure Power Govt Building Rooftop Solar

Azure Power to Develop 50 MW of Rooftop Solar to Electrify Government Buildings

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has awarded Azure Power with a contract to develop 50 MW of rooftop solar in India. Azure Power will be developing rooftop projects ...
/ Rooftop, Solar
Rooftop Solar in India

Ujaas Energy Wins Contracts to Develop Over 22 MW of Rooftop Solar in India

Ujaas Energy has won contracts to develop a total of 22.03 MW of grid-connected solar across India through three different tenders. The company received a letter of award (LOA) from ...
/ Rooftop, Solar
Charanka Solar Park in Gujarat

Vikram Solar Commissions 80 MW of Solar at Charanka Solar Park in Gujarat

Vikram Solar commissioned 80 MW of solar at Gujarat’s Charanka Solar Park for Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited (GIPCL). The capacity comprises two projects of 40 MW each. These projects ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
MNRE De-empanels Rooftop Partners

MNRE De-Empanels 26 Rooftop Installers for One Year

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has de-empaneled 26 firms and agencies active in the rooftop solar sector in India. The MNRE re-instated 45 rooftop installers that were ...
/ Rooftop, Solar
Solar Power in Q2 2017

India Generated 5.5 Billion Units of Solar Power in Q2 2017, an 87 Percent Increase Over Q2 2016

Solar in India accounted for 5.5 billion units of electricity produced in the country during the second quarter (Apr-Jun) of 2017, an 87 percent increase over the second quarter of ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
MNRE Guidelines VGF

MNRE Amends Guidelines for Solar Viability Gap Funding Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guideline for implementation of the Viability Gap Funding (VGF) program for solar under the National Solar Mission (NSM) Phase-II ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar

Bosch Commissions 4 MW Mangalore Port Trust Solar Project

Bosch, a supplier of technology and services, has commissioned a 4 MW solar project at the New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT). Bosch Energy and Building Solutions executed the project. The ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
Rooftop Solar

MNRE Gives De-Empaneled Solar Rooftop Installers a Two-Day Lifeline

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has provided a two-day window for de-empaneled rooftop solar installers to upload data pertaining to project progress on the SPIN portal and ...
/ Rooftop, Solar
IBC Solar PPA Debt Finance

IBC Solar Signs PPA and Raises Financing for 20 MW Solar Project in Odisha

IBC Solar, a PV system and energy storage company, signed power purchase agreement (PPA) with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for a 20 MW solar project located in Odisha ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
DCR Tender SECI Coal India

After Lull, DCR Tendering Begins in India

After a long lull, DCR tendering activity has picked up in India’s solar sector. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) tendered a 200 MW solar project under domestic content ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
India Solar Tender and Auctions

Solar Tender and Auction Activity in India Dropped Significantly in July 2017

Solar tenders and auctions in India slowed down substantially in July 2017. Uncertainty surrounding the applicable GST rates for solar, DISCOMs seeking lower tariffs after the Bhadla record-low bid, and ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Mercom India Solar Market Update

India Installs 4.8 GW of Solar in the First Half of 2017, Eclipsing All of 2016

1.9 GW installed in Q2 2017, over 10 GW projected in 2017 The Indian solar market added 1,869 megawatts (MW) in the second quarter of 2017, bringing installations in the ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar

MPUVNL Tenders 30 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar

The Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) tendered 30 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar to be installed across Madhya Pradesh on aggregated basis. The bid-submission deadline is August 16, ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Month in a Minute India Solar Update July

Important Data Points and Headlines from the Indian Renewable Energy Sector in July 2017

Several hydropower projects in India are witnessing significant overruns in both time and costs. Only 28 percent of the total hydropower potential in India - out of 148 GW has been developed ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
Under-Construction Solar Project

NTPC Looking for Off-taker for 250 MW Kadapa Solar Park after APSPDCL Refuses to Sign PPA

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is on the lookout for an off-taker to procure solar power from the 250MW Kadapa solar park in Andhra Pradesh. The NTPC had tendered ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale

SECI Tenders a 5 MW Solar Project in Kanpur under Defence VGF Program

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) tendered a 5 MW solar project to be developed at the Ordnance Factory in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The bid-submission deadline is August 16, ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Wind Reverse Auction India

With the Advent of Reverse Auctions Wind is a Player Again

India’s wind sector has been around for much longer than the solar sector with steady installations of about 1.5 – 2.5 GW per year. Cumulative wind installations have reached 32 ...
/ Other, Wind

Rs.2.20/kWh, the Lowest Tariff Quoted in SECI’s 500 MW Solar Rooftop Auction

Rs.2.20 (~$0.034)/kWh is the lowest quoted tariff to develop a solar rooftop project under the RESCO mode. Mundra Solar PV quoted the tariff to set up a solar rooftop project ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
KREDL Tender

KREDL Tenders 200 MW Solar At Pavagada Solar Park

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL), the renewable energy implementing agency in Karnataka, tendered 200 MW of solar to be developed at Pavagada Solar Park. The bid-submission deadline is September ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Turbine Construction

PPAS For 1,050 MW Wind Projects Signed

Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for wind projects aggregating 1,049.9 MW were signed between PTC India, a power trading solution provider, and developers who won bids to develop projects in the ...
/ Other, Wind

SECI Cancels 950 MW of Solar Tenders with Plans to Re-tender as it Renegotiates with States for Lower Tariff

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has cancelled solar tenders aggregating 950 MW. The cancelled capacities include projects tendered in the Kadapa and Pavagada Solar Parks under JNNSM Phase-II, ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Topaz Solar

KREDL to Tender 200 MW Solar at Pavagada Solar Park

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL), the renewable energy implementing agency in Karnataka, will tender 200 MW of solar at the Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka. The Government of Karnataka ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions

SECI Tenders an 8 MW (DC) Rooftop Solar Project in Varanasi

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) tendered an 8 MW (DC) grid-connected rooftop solar project on behalf of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. The bid-submission deadline is July 28, 2017 ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
solar project

Over 1.3 GW of Solar Tendered and 1.5 GW Auctioned in June in India

After record drop in tariffs, auction activity picked up last month. In June, 1,359.77 MW of solar was tendered and 1.5 GW of solar was auctioned. Compared to May 2017, ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions

MNRE Amends Guideline for Implementation of 5,000 MW VGF Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the implementation of 5,000 MW viability gap funding (VGF) program for solar under National Solar Mission (NSM) ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar