MNRE Extends Commissioning Date of Solar Projects Affected by GST

MNRE Extends Commissioning Date of Solar Projects Affected by GST

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an order extending the commissioning date (COD) of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects that were affected after the imposition of Goods ...
MNRE Amends VGF Program Guidelines for Solar Projects

MNRE Amends VGF Program Guidelines for Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the implementation of the viability gap funding (VGF) program for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects under National Solar ...
Lightsource BP Completes 60 MW Solar Project in India Financed by Rabobank

Lightsource BP Completes 60 MW Solar Project in India Financed by Rabobank

Lightsource BP, a global renewable energy development firm, has completed its first utility scale solar project in India. The project has been developed in Wagdari, located in the state of ...
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SECI’s 2 GW ISTS-Connected Solar PV Tender Oversubscribed by 1.8 GW

SECI’s 2 GW ISTS-Connected Solar PV Tender Oversubscribed by 1.8 GW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s 2 GW inter-state transmission system (ISTS)-connected grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) tender has been oversubscribed by 1.8 GW, highlighting the voracious appetite of developers ...
SECI Extends Bid-Submission Deadline for 750 MW Solar Tender

SECI Extends Bid-Submission Deadline for 750 MW Solar Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid-submission deadline for the 750 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity it had tendered in January 2018. The capacity ...
India’s Rooftop Solar in Dire Need of Innovative Financing Solutions

India’s Rooftop Solar in Dire Need of Innovative Financing Solutions

Four years ago, under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, India set a target to install 175 GW of renewable capacity by the year 2022. Of the targeted capacity, 100 ...
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ACME Wins SECI’s 75 MW Solar Auction Quoting a Tariff of ₹ 3.32/kWh

ACME is the Winner in SECI’s 75 MW Solar Auction Quoting a Tariff of ₹3.32/kWh

ACME Solar Holdings, an independent power producer (IPP) has won a SECI auction to develop 75 MW of solar projects in Parasan Solar Park, located in the state of Uttar ...
ACME Solar Wins SECI Auction to Develop 50 MW of Solar Projects Quoting ₹3.38/kWh

ACME Solar Wins 50 MW SECI Solar Auction With a ₹3.38/kWh Bid

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has auctioned 50 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in Gujrai Solar Park, located in Kanpur Dehat district of ...
Month in a Minute_ Important Headlines from Indian Solar Industry in May 2018

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines from Indian Solar Industry in May 2018

Here is a recap of all the important headlines from India’s solar and other renewables from May 2018 - Solar and non-solar REC trading witnessed a spike in May 2018 ...
Over 10 GW of Solar PV Projects Tendered in May 2018 in India

Over 10 GW of Solar PV Projects Tendered in May 2018 in India

Over 10 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity was tendered in May 2018, while over 2 GWs were  auctioned in India, according to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker. Solar tenders approximating ...
SECI Tenders 2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects under Tranche-V

SECI Tenders 2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects Under Tranche-V

After the success of the recently held wind auctions, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has now tendered 2 GW of Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS)-connected wind power projects to ...
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SECI Tenders 5 GW of Solar Manufacturing Capacity Linked with PPAs for ISTS Connectivity

SECI Tenders 5 GW of Solar Manufacturing Capacity Linked with PPAs for ISTS Connectivity

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered 5 GW of manufacturing capacity to be set up across the country. The manufacturing capacity will be linked to inter-state transmission ...
Program to Set Up 2.5 GW ISTS-Connected Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects Approved

MNRE’s Program to Set Up 2.5 GW ISTS-Connected Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects Approved

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that the President has approved the proposed program to set up 2.5 GW of inter-state transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind and ...
Rooftop Solar Installers Seek Extension to Complete Projects Without Losing Subsidies

Rooftop Solar Installers Seek Extension to Complete Projects Without Losing Subsidies

Rooftop solar installers in the country who had won bids to build rooftop projects on government buildings have now sought more time from the power ministry for the completion of ...
MNRE Amends Guidelines for Selection of Solar Park Developers

MNRE Amends Guidelines for Selection of Solar Park Developers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the selection of solar power park developers (SPPDs) through tariff-based competitive bidding process. The MNRE has amended ...
SECI Indefinitely Extends Bid-Submission Deadline for 200 MW of Solar Projects

SECI Indefinitely Extends Bid-Submission Deadline for 200 MW of Solar Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has indefinitely extended the bid-submission deadline for the development of 200 MW (AC) of solar projects under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category ...
Lack of ISTS Connectivity Results in Postponement of 4 GW of Solar Tenders

Lack of ISTS Connectivity Results in Delay of 7 GW of Solar Auctions

The lack of inter-state transmission system (ISTS) connectivity is hampering the growth of renewables, especially solar in India. In the past few days, the implementing agencies have postponed bid-submission deadlines ...
SECI Auctions 200 MW of Solar Projects to be Developed in Karnataka’s Pavagada

SoftBank Wins SECI Auction to Develop 200 MW of Solar Projects Quoting ₹2.82/kWh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has auctioned 200 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed at the Pavagada solar park located in Tumkur district of ...
SECI on the Lookout for EPC Contractor to Develop 10 MW Solar Project in Karnataka

SECI Invites Bids for a 10 MW Solar Project in Karnataka, Annuls 5 MW Tender in Tamil Nadu

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is on the lookout for an engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractor to develop a 10 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the ...
CERC Releases Procedural Guidelines for ISTS Connectivity of Renewable Projects

CERC Releases Procedural Guidelines for ISTS Connectivity of Renewable Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has released procedural regulations for granting Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) connectivity to renewable energy projects. This procedure is being issued in accordance with Regulation ...
Suzlon Generates Revenues of ₹82.92 Billion, Net Loss of ₹3.84 Billion During FY 2018

MNRE Announces New Policy for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced the new wind solar hybrid policy which aims at providing a framework for the expansion of grid-connected wind-solar photovoltaics (PV) ...
Indian Solar Developers Urge MNRE to Postpone Auctions Due to Transmission Issues

Indian Solar Developers Urge MNRE to Postpone Auctions Due to Transmission Issues

The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) has written to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), seeking postponement of scheduled auctions for projects, considering the ongoing transmission issues. The project ...
Approximately 1.3 GW of Solar Tendered and 40 MW Auctioned in India During April 2018

Approximately 1.3 GW of Solar Tendered and 40 MW Auctioned in India During April 2018

In April 2018, approximately 1.3 GW of new solar projects were tendered, over 1.6 GW was retendered, and only 40 MW of solar was auctioned across the country, according to Mercom’s ...
SECI Issues Tender for the Development of 5 MW Solar PV Project in Tamil Nadu

SECI Tenders a 5 MW Solar Project for Chidambaranar Port in Tamil Nadu

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is on the lookout for an engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractor to develop a 5 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the ...
UPERC Rejects NPCL’s Petition Seeking EPC Developer for Solar Project in Greater Noida

UPERC Rejects NPCL’s Petition Seeking EPC Developer for Solar Project in Greater Noida

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has rejected a petition filed by Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL) seeking to select an Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) contractor to develop an ...
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