Land is Still the Biggest Impediment for Large-Scale Solar and Development

Land is Still the Biggest Impediment for Large-Scale Solar Development

The Indian solar energy market has come a long way, from about 3 GW of installed capacity in 2014 to over 30 GW in 2019. The solar industry has been ...
Lowest Bid of ₹2.54/kWh Against Ceiling Tariff of ₹2.65/kWh Wins SECI’S 1.2 GW Solar Tender

Lowest Bid of ₹2.54/kWh Against Ceiling Tariff of ₹2.65/kWh Wins SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) has successfully concluded the auction for 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar projects to be developed across India. SECI had ...
After April’s Lull, India Auctions 1.7 GW of Solar Capacity in May 2019

After April’s Lull, India Auctions 1.7 GW of Solar Capacity in May 2019

The auction activity picked up in May after the conclusion of the general elections which saw the beginning of NDA government’s second term under the leadership of PM Modi. During ...
Month in a Minute: Major News Highlights from India’s Solar Industry in May 2019

Month in a Minute: Major News Highlights from India’s Solar Industry in May 2019

There was a lag in the rapid pace of activities in the renewable energy sector during the month of May. The ongoing Lok Sabha elections had slowed down the tenders ...
Madhya Pradesh Issues EoI to Set Up 500 MW of Energy Storage Project

Madhya Pradesh Issues EoI to Set Up 500 MW of Energy Storage Project

The Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Limited (MPPMCL) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) inviting energy storage companies for setting up a 500 MW project in Madhya Pradesh. Bidders ...
Hero Future, Vikram Solar and ACME go to Court Against DGTR Opposing Safeguard Duty

SECI’s 750 MW Rajasthan Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 350 MW

A 750 MW solar tender floated by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has been oversubscribed by 350 MW today. A SECI official confirmed the closing of bid submissions ...
SECI, UPNEDA Announce Deadline Extensions for 8 GW of Solar Tenders

SECI, UPNEDA Announce Deadline Extensions for 8 GW of Solar Tenders

Bid submission deadlines for two big solar photovoltaic (PV) tenders of combined capacity 8,000 MW have been extended. The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) had tendered ...
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 ...
Karnataka Floats Tender for Solar-Powered Lights and Fans in 900 Anganawadi Buildings

SECI and Haryana Sign Power Sale Agreement for 400 MW of Solar at ₹2.44/kWh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and Haryana Power Purchase Centre (HPPC) have entered a power sale agreement (PSA) for the trade of power from 400 MW of solar ...
SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 900 MW

SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 900 MW

The tender floated by the Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) to set up 1.2 GW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects across India has been ...
Another Bid Deadline Extension for SECI’s 97.5 MW Rooftop Solar Tender

Another Bid Deadline Extension for SECI’s 97.5 MW Rooftop Solar Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced yet another bid extension date for its 97.5 MW grid-connected rooftop solar tender. The tender is for setting up grid-connected rooftop ...
SECI Again Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 500 MW of Solar Projects in Tamil Nadu

SECI Again Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 500 MW of Solar Projects in Tamil Nadu

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has once again extended the bid submission deadline for the tender to set up 500 MW (Phase I) of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) ...
SECI’s 20 MW Floating Solar in Lakshadweep With 60 MW of Battery Storage Gets Bid Extension

SECI’s 20 MW Floating Solar in Lakshadweep With 60 MW of Battery Storage Gets Bid Extension

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has notified an extension in the bid submission deadline for 20 MW (AC) floating solar PV power project with 60 MWh Battery Energy ...
Adani Quotes Lowest Tariff of ₹2.69/kWh in SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar-Wind Hybrid Auction

Adani Quotes Lowest Tariff of ₹2.69/kWh in SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar-Wind Hybrid Auction

Adani Green Energy emerged as the lowest (L1) bidder in the auction conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) for 1,200 MW of ISTS-connected solar-wind hybrid power ...
Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Sets Generic Tariffs for Solar Projects for Six Months

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has set generic levelized tariffs for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects for the first six months of the financial year (FY) 2019-20. These generic tariffs ...
Jharkhand Commission Approves PPA for 10 MW of Solar Projects

Jharkhand Commission Approves PPA for 10 MW of Solar Projects

The Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) has approved the procurement of 10 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) power by Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) from the Solar Energy ...
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 500 MW of Solar Projects in Tamil Nadu

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 500 MW of Solar Projects in Tamil Nadu

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline for the tender to set up 500 MW (Phase I) of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in ...
Madhya Pradesh’s 35 MW Solar Rooftop Tender Sets Historic Lowest Tariff of ₹1.58/kWh

Deadline for SECI’s 97.5 MW Rooftop Solar Tender Extended Again

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced another bid extension date for its 97.5 MW grid-connected rooftop solar tender. The bid deadline has now been extended to May ...
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Second Phase of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Program Approved

Telangana Extends Bid Submission Deadline for its 31 MW Solar Rooftop Tender

The Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TSREDCO) has extended the bid submission date of a tender it had issued on March 3, 2019, for a 31.12 MW grid-connected rooftop ...
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RK Singh Rallies for Removal of Priority Sector Lending Limit for Renewable Projects

TANGEDCO Hands Over Solar and Wind Tendering Responsibilities to SECI

Prolonged payment delays to solar and wind developers seem to have tarnished the reputation of Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) in the industry. In a significant development, the ...
Kavitsu and DEGERRenergie to Set Up Solar Trackers Manufacturing Facility in India

SECI’s 3 GW Solar Tender Linked with 1.5 GW Manufacturing Gets Fourth Bid Extension

The deadline for the manufacturing linked solar tender floated by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has once again been extended for bidder participation. This is the fourth time ...
wind project

Engie’s ₹2.79/kWh Emerges as the Lowest Tariff in SECI’s 480 MW Wind Auction

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has auctioned 480 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind power projects. This was part of the 1,200 MW tender that was floated ...
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SECI’s 250 MW Solar Auction in Maharashtra Sees Lowest Tariff Rise to ₹2.87/kWh

SECI’s 250 MW Solar Auction in Maharashtra Sees Lowest Tariff Rise to ₹2.87/kWh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has successfully auctioned 250 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects in Dondaicha Solar Park (Phase – I), located in Dhule district ...
Centre Advises Andhra Pradesh Government Against Revisiting Solar, Wind PPAs

Nearly 800 MW of Solar Projects Tendered But No Auctions in April 2019

There was not a single solar auction conducted in the month of April 2019. This is a new low for the domestic sector, but the inactivity is due to the ...
Indian Rooftop Solar Company Freyr Energy Raises ₹270 Million in Series- A Funding

Deadline Extended for SECI’s 97.5 MW Rooftop Solar Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has announced an extension to the bid submission deadline for a 97.5 MW grid-connected rooftop solar tender for installations on government buildings ...