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 ...
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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 ...
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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
Government May Increase the Duration of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports_ Panel Discussion

Government May Increase the Duration of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports: Panel Discussion

India, a nation comprising of 29 states and seven union territories of varying sizes and populations, cannot surge ahead on its path to a sustainable future unless all states, especially ...
The lab will be located in Gujarat’s capital Ahmedabad

SECI Extends Another Bid Submission Deadline for 129 MW of Solar Due to Tepid Response

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)  has extended the bid submission deadline for 129 MW (AC) of solar PV power projects which are to be developed at various locations ...
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MNRE Urges Ministry of Finance to Exempt Ongoing Solar Projects from Safeguard Duty

Wind and Solar Auctions with Unreasonable Bids Will be Cancelled: R.K. Singh

The government will continue to cancel solar and wind auctions if it finds that the prices discovered through reverse bidding are high. "We will accept bids which are reasonable. If ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Lowest Tariff of 2.79 cents/kWh Quoted in Egypt’s 200 MW Solar Auction

Second Extension for SECI’s Mega Solar Manufacturing Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)  has extended the bid submission deadline yet again for setting up of 10 GW of  ISTS connected solar PV power projects linked with 3 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Issues 160 MW Solar-Wind Hybrid Tender with Battery Energy Storage System

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 160 MW Solar-Wind Hybrid Tender with Storage

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has amended the recently floated tender for 160 MW of solar-wind hybrid power project with battery energy storage system (BESS) at Ramagiri, located in ...
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SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10 GW Solar Tender with 3 GW Manufacturing

Phelan Energy Achieves Financial Closure For 50 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

Phelan Energy Group has announced that it has achieved financial closure for a 50 MW solar project in Rajasthan. The construction of the solar PV project, located at Rajasthan’s Bhadla ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10 GW Solar Tender with 3 GW Manufacturing

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10 GW Solar Tender with 3 GW Manufacturing

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)  has extended the bid submission deadline for the setting up of 10 GW of  ISTS connected solar PV power projects linked with 3 GW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Karnataka Exempts Rooftop Solar Projects below 1 MW from CEIG Clearance

Key Government Policy Announcements for India’s Renewable Sector in August 2018

August 2018 witnessed some important policy announcements in the renewable energy sector, especially solar. The sudden imposition of 25 percent safeguard duty on solar imports and then the deference of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 150 MW of Floating Solar Project Tender

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 150 MW of Floating Solar Project Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)  has extended the bid submission deadline for setting up 150 MW (50 MW x 3) of grid connected floating solar power projects at ...
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India Auctioned 2 GW of Solar Projects in August 2018

India Auctioned 2 GW of Solar Projects in August 2018

The auction activity in the month of August plummeted to almost a third of July, which saw the highest auction activity in the year with 6 GW of solar projects ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Reduces Solar Manufacturing Tender Size From 5 GW to 3 GW

SECI Reduces Solar Manufacturing Tender Size From 5 GW to 3 GW

In a significant development, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced that it has reduced the capacity of the manufacturing tender which was introduced by the body a ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI’s 1,200 MW Wind Tender Receives Bids Totaling 2,190 MW

SECI’s 1,200 MW Wind Tender Receives Bids Totaling 2,190 MW

Technical bids totaling 2,190 MW have been submitted by nine project developers for the capacity of 1,200 MW in Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s Tranche-V interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected ...
/ / Other, Wind
MNRE Extends Commissioning Deadline for 7,750 MW of VGF Solar Projects

MNRE Extends Commissioning Deadline for 7,750 MW of Solar Projects Under VGF Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has once again amended the guidelines for the implementation of the viability gap funding (VGF) program for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects under ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Recent Cancellations of Solar Auctions Have Set a Bad Precedent

Recent Cancellations of Solar Auctions Have Set a Bad Precedent

India’s efforts to grow solar energy has suffered some setbacks recently. The solar industry is trying to overcome the recently announced safeguard duty but the recent cancellation of auctions has ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE Asks SECI to Set Upper Ceiling for Solar Tariff at ₹2.50/kWh Without Safeguard Duty

MNRE Asks SECI to Set Upper Ceiling for Solar Tariff at ₹2.50/kWh Without Safeguard Duty

In a significant development, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a letter (reviewed by Mercom) directing Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to set the maximum ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
: Wind, Reverse Auctions, PPA, SECI, ISTS

India Sees Commissioning of the First Batch of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects

The first batch of auctioned interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind energy projects have been commissioned in India. These projects were tendered by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) in ...
/ / Other, Wind
CEA Issues Guidelines to Authorize Chartered Electrical Safety Engineers

CEA Issues Guidelines to Authorize Chartered Electrical Safety Engineers

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has issued guidelines for the authorization of a Chartered Electrical Safety Engineers (CESE). The decision was made after deliberations during the second meeting held by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar