Gujarat Decides to Implement Solar Agricultural Feeder Program on Pilot Basis

MNRE Amends VGF Guidelines for 2 GW of Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the implementation of its program under which the government aims to develop 2 GW of solar photovoltaic ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
JNU Installs 500 kW Rooftop Solar System to Light up its Classrooms

JNU Installs 500 kW Rooftop Solar System to Light up its Classrooms

India’s premier educational institution, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), is going to be powered by solar energy, courtesy a 500 kW rooftop project commissioned by Fourth Partner Energy. The project has ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Azure Power and Maheswari Mining Win APDCL Tender for 85 MW of Solar Projects in Assam

MNRE Amends VGF Program Guidelines for Solar Projects Yet Again

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the implementation of its scheme under which the government aims to develop 5 GW of solar projects ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar and Wind Power Procurement Situation is a Mess

India’s First Mega Solar-Wind Hybrid Auction Sees Lowest Tariff of ₹2.67/kWh

In the first mega solar-wind hybrid auction conducted in the country by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a tariff of ₹2.67 (~$0.03794)/kWh emerged as the lowest (L1) one ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Jammu & Kashmir to get 23 GW of Solar Projects Starting With 2.5 GW in Kargil and 5 GW in Leh

Jammu & Kashmir to get 23 GW of Solar Projects Starting With 2.5 GW in Kargil and 5 GW in Leh

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has launched a plan for the implementation of 23 GW of ultra mega solar projects in the Leh and Ladakh regions of ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Shapoorji Pallonji Wins SECI’s 50 MW Floating Solar Auction Quoting ₹3.29/kWh

Shapoorji Pallonji Wins SECI’s 50 MW Floating Solar Auction Quoting ₹3.29/kWh

Shapoorji Pallonji, one of India’s leading renewable energy project developers, has won the bid to develop 50 MW of floating solar project in Uttar Pradesh. This 50 MW project is ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Invites EoIs to Develop 160 MW Solar Wind Hybrid Project with Energy Storage

SECI’s 1.2 GW ISTS-Connected Wind-Solar Hybrid Tender Undersubscribed by 150 MW

The 1.2 GW ISTS-connected wind-solar hybrid power projects (tranche-I) tender which was floated by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s has been undersubscribed by 150 MW. “The ceiling tariff ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
CERC Issues Order to Provide ₹2,153.9 Million in GST Relief to Two Solar Project Developers

CERC Issues Order to Provide ₹2,153.9 Million in GST Relief to Two Solar Project Developers

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order to compensate solar power developers (SPDs) by reimbursing the sum that was incurred as additional capital expenditure after the introduction ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar and Wind Power Procurement Situation is a Mess

SECI Raises Upper Tariff Ceilings for Two Solar Tenders to Attract Developers

Amid lukewarm interest shown by solar project developers, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has now decided to raise the upper tariff ceiling for two of its mega tenders which ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tariff Disputes Threaten to Stall 970 MW of Solar Projects in Karnataka

APTEL Intervenes in Ongoing Solar Tariff Dispute for 970 MW of Projects in Karnataka

 In Karnataka, which is also India’s top solar state, 970 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects have been embroiled in a tariff dispute. This situation arose after the procurers ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10 GW Solar Tender a Fourth Time

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10 GW Solar Tender a Fourth Time

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline to set up 10 GW of ISTS connected solar PV power projects linked with 3 GW (per annum) ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Sembcorp Energy India Reports SDG 28.9 Million Net Profit in the July-September Quarter

Sembcorp Energy India Reports SGD 28.9 Million Net Profit in the July-September Quarter

Sembcorp Energy India Ltd (SEIL), has posted a net profit of SGD 28.9 million (~$21.02 million) in the July-September quarter.  In comparison, the company suffered a loss of SGD 2.7 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Month in a Minute: Important News from Indian Solar Industry in October 2018

Month in a Minute: Important News from Indian Solar Industry in October 2018

The month of October witnessed some key announcements in the Indian solar industry. For example, India’s solar installations recorded in the first half (1H) of calendar year 2018 totaled almost ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
ISTS Charges Waiver for Mega Solar Manufacturing Tender Extended by Two Years

ISTS Charges Waiver for Mega Solar Manufacturing Tender Extended by Two Years

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has amended the Request for Selection (RfS) for setting up of 10 GW of ISTS-connected solar PV power projects linked with 3 GW (per year) ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
L1 Tariff of ₹2.91/kWh Quoted in 550 MW KREDL Grid-Connected Solar Project Auction

Giriraj Renewables Wins Auction for 150 MW of Solar at Pavagada Quoting ₹2.92/kWh

Giriraj Renewables has won the auction to develop 150 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the Pavagada Solar Park in Tumkur district of Karnataka. Karnataka Renewable Energy Development ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Gujarat Floats Tender for 700 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects

Bid Submission Deadline for 750 MW Solar Tender in Rajasthan Extended by SECI

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline for 750 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed on a standalone basis across the state ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE Broadens the Definition of ‘Storage’ in its Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy

Bid-Submission Deadline for 1,200 MW Solar-Wind Hybrid Tender Extended for the 5th Time

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid-submission deadline for 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind and solar hybrid projects tender for the fifth time ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Issues Clarification on its 150 MW Rihand Dam Floating Solar Tender

SECI Issues Clarification on its 150 MW Rihand Dam Floating Solar Tender

Answering some of the questions raised by bidders during the pre-bid meeting for floating solar projects at Rihand Dam, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has stated that the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
USTDA to Support 41 MW Wind-Solar Hybrid Project in Andhra Pradesh

Second Extension Given to SECI’s 160 MW Solar-Wind Hybrid Tender with Storage

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)  has extended the bid submission deadline yet again for 160 MW of solar-wind hybrid power project with battery energy storage system (BESS) at Ramagiri, ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Invites EoIs to Develop 160 MW Solar Wind Hybrid Project with Energy Storage

SECI’s ISTS-Connected Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects’ RfS Reduced to 1,200 MW from 2,500 MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has amended the RfS for 2,500 MW of ISTS-connected wind-solar hybrid power projects (tranche-I). According to the amendment, the capacity of ISTS-connected wind-solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Why the 2.4 GW Solar Auction Was Cancelled

Why the 2.4 GW Solar Auction Was Cancelled

A few weeks ago, news that the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) cancelled 2.4 GW of auctioned solar capacity made the headlines. The capacity cancelled was part of the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI’s Mega Solar Manufacturing Tender Gets Third Extension for Bid Submission

SECI’s Mega Solar Manufacturing Tender Gets Third Extension for Bid Submission

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has once again extended the bid submission deadline for setting up of 10 GW of ISTS connected solar PV power projects linked with 3 GW ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Month in a Minute: Important News from Indian Solar Industry in September 2018

SECI Gives Another Bid Submission Extension for 150 MW of Floating Solar in Uttar Pradesh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)  has yet again extended the bid submission deadline for setting up 150 MW (50 MW x 3) of grid connected floating solar power ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar and Wind Power Procurement Situation is a Mess

Solar and Wind Power Procurement Situation is a Mess

State-run distribution companies (DISCOMs) and negligent state electricity regulatory commissions (SERCs) are creating an obstacle in the path of India’s solar story, according to a letter written by R. K ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Sembcorp Commissions 250 MW of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects in Tamil Nadu

Sembcorp Commissions 250 MW of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects in Tamil Nadu

Sembcorp has commissioned 250 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind power projects. The capacity is part of the 1,000 MW of wind projects tendered by the Solar Energy Corporation ...
/ / Other, Wind