MNRE SECI Wind 2 GW ISTS Program

Breaking: To Leverage Dip in Tariff, SECI to Tender 2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects in December 2017

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) will be tendering 2,000 MW of inter-state transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind projects to be developed across the windy states in December 2017. The ...
/ Other, Wind
PPAs Signed for 750 MW of Solar Projects in Bhadla Solar Park

Mercom Exclusive: PPAs Signed for 750 MW of Solar Projects in Bhadla Solar Park

Power purchase agreements (PPAs) for five solar projects with a combined total capacity of 750 MW of grid-connected solar were recently signed by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
Indian Solar Installations Totaled a Record 2.2 GW in Q3

Indian Solar Installations Totaled a Record 2.2 GW in Q3 as Uncertainties Loom

Indian solar installations totaled 2,247 MW in Q3 2017, up 300 MW from Q2 according to the recently released India Solar Market Update by Mercom India Research. However, like in ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Canadian Solar Sells 80 MW Solar Project in Maharashtra

Canadian Solar Sells 80 MW Solar Project in Maharashtra, India

Canadian Solar, a global module supplier and solar project developer, has sold its 80 MW (108 MW DC) grid-connected solar project in Maharashtra. The sale of the project by Canadian ...
/ Finance and M&A, Solar
India’s Solar Auction Activity Falls 55% in October While Tenders Rise 25%

India’s Solar Auction Activity Falls 55% in October While Tenders Rise 25%

Solar project auction activity in October 2017 witnessed a steep 54.9% decline while tenders were up 25.3 percent compared to September 2017 in India. Major Tenders The Punjab State Power ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Winning Bid Without VGF Quoted in SECI’s Solar Auction

Winning Bid of ₹4.18 (~$0.064)/kWh Without VGF Quoted in SECI’s 5 MW Solar Auction

A winning bid of ₹4.18/kWh without viability gap funding (VGF) was quoted in a 5 MW grid-connected solar PV project auction conducted by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), under ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Azure Power Records Revenue of $56.7 Million in the First Half of FY 2017-18

Azure Power Records Revenue of $56.7 Million in the First Half of FY 2017-18

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE) announced its consolidated financial results for the fiscal second quarter 2017, period ending September 30, 2017. The company declared revenue of ₹3,701.7 million (~$56.7 million) for ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
Vestas Wind Order from Atria Power

Vestas Receives 40 MW Wind Order in Karnataka from Atria Power

Atria Brindavan Power Private Limited has placed a 40 MW order with Vestas for the second phase of the Basavane Bagewadi Wind Project in the Bijapur district of Karnataka state ...
/ Other, Wind
SECI Issues Tender to Facilitate Interstate Solar and Wind Power Trading

SECI Issues Tender to Facilitate Interstate Solar and Wind Power Trading

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited trading licensees to participate in a tender for providing support services to facilitate the trading of power at SECI, New Delhi ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
CERC Orders PGCIL Wind’s SPVs

CERC Orders PGCIL to Grant Connectivity to Inox Wind’s SPVs in Gujarat

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ordered the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) to grant connectivity to Inox Wind’s special purpose vehicles (SPVs) in Gujarat. In its ...
/ Other, Wind
Lightsource Partnership Project Finance

Lightsource and UK Climate Investments Establish Partnership to Fund Indian Solar Projects

Lightsource Renewable Energy and UK Climate Investments, part of the Green Investment Group within Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), have entered an agreement to form a partnership platform to ...
/ Finance and M&A, Solar
GUVNL 500 MW Wind Auction

GUVNL Positive About Conducting 500 MW Wind Auction

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) is positive about successfully conducting the 500 MW wind auction for which it had issued a tender notice in June 2017. The Gujarat ...
/ Other, Wind
SECI Tenders Wind for Central Public-Sector Enterprises

SECI Tenders 100 MW of Wind for Central Public-Sector Enterprises

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for 100 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected wind projects, and only Central Public-Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) are allowed ...
/ Other, Wind
Orange Renewable Commissions 140 MW of Solar

Orange Renewable Commissions 140 MW of Solar

Orange Renewable, a subsidiary of Singapore-based AT Holdings Pte. Ltd, has commissioned solar projects totaling 140 MW in India. These projects are in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. According ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
india new power generation capacity

SECI Tenders 200 MW of Solar Under DCR Category at Neemuch-Mandsaur Solar Park

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered 200 MW (AC) of solar under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category, on behalf of Coal India Limited (CIL). The last ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Wind Becomes Competitive with Solar

Wind Becomes Competitive with Solar as Tariff Drops to a Record Low ₹2.64/kWh

In India, wind power tariff has dropped below ₹3/kWh for the first time with the lowest winning bid of ₹2.64 (~$0.0413)/kWh quoted in the second 1 GW wind auction conducted ...
/ Other, Wind
Solar Tenders Under DCR Category

NTPC and SECI Announce 230 MW of Solar Tenders Under DCR Category

In two separate announcements, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) tendered a combined 230 MW of grid-connected solar project. The NTPC tendered ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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

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