Economic Slowdown Has Taken a Toll on Indian Rooftop Solar Market_ Solis Interview

Economic Slowdown Has Taken a Toll on Indian Rooftop Solar Market: Solis Interview

In August 2019, Mercom reported that in the first half of the year, the top five solar inverter manufacturers in China accounted for 36.44% of inverter exports globally from China ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Gujarat Files Petition to Purchase Surplus Solar Power from MSMEs at ₹1.75_kWh

Gujarat Files Petition to Purchase Surplus Solar Power from MSMEs at ₹1.75/kWh

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) recently filed a petition with the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) to get the tariff approved for purchasing surplus solar power generated by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Releases Draft Regulation for Tariff Determination of Renewable Projects (1)

Maharashtra Releases Draft Regulation for Tariff Determination of Renewable Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued the draft version for its tariff determination regulation order for renewable projects that are commissioned in the state for the generation and ...
/ / Markets & Policy
Price Competition Translates into Technological Competition_ Growatt Interview (1)

Price Competition Translates into Technological Competition: Growatt Interview

For solar project developers in the country, the decision to choose one inverter over the other is becoming increasingly difficult, given the rapid expansion of the segment, and numerous entrants ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
North-East India Continues to Have the Highest Power Supply Deficit in First Half of FY20

North-East India Continues to Have the Highest Power Supply Deficit in First Half of FY20

India’s power supply deficit stood at 0.5% during the six months between April and September 2019, according to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). During these six months, 683,389 million units ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
Maharashtra’s Draft Policy Sets Solar RPO Target at 4.5% for 2020-21

Maharashtra’s Draft Policy Sets Solar RPO Target at 4.5% for 2020-21

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued a draft policy announcing its renewable purchase obligation (RPO) from 2020 to 2025. The solar RPO targets mentioned in the policy draft ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
APTEL Orders Karnataka DISCOM to Clear Dues of Azure Power for Solar Supply by November End

APTEL Orders Karnataka DISCOM to Clear Dues of Azure Power for Solar Supply by November End

In a case between Azure Power and Gulbarga Electricity Supply Corporation Limited (GESCOM), the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has ordered the distribution company (DISCOM) to pay all of its ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
UAE-Based Masdar Wins Bid to Develop 100 MW Solar Project in Uzbekistan

UAE-Based Masdar Wins Bid to Develop 100 MW Solar Project in Uzbekistan

Masdar (or Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) has announced that it has won the bid to develop Uzbekistan’s first public-private partnership (PPP) solar project under the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Hyderabad’s Police Academy Floats Tender for 1 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Hyderabad’s Police Academy Floats Tender for 1 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel (SVP) National Police Academy has issued a tender for the development of a rooftop solar project of 1 MW capacity. According to the tender documents, the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Ciel & Terre Installs its First Floating Solar Project in India at Cochin Airport

Ciel & Terre Installs its First Floating Solar Project in India at Cochin Airport

Bengaluru-based Ciel Et Terre Solar Pvt. Ltd. (CTSP), an Indian subsidiary of Ciel & Terre, a French floating solar specialist, has announced its first 450 kW floating solar project installed ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar
Global Renewable Market Led by Solar Set to Grow by 50% in Next 5 Years_ IEA Report

Global Renewable Market Led by Solar Set to Grow by 50% in Next 5 Years: IEA Report

The global renewable energy sector is growing at a rapid pace, and the installation of solar PV systems at homes, commercial buildings, and industrial facilities are set to rise in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Airtel Makes its Foray into Solar Through the Group Captive Model

Airtel Makes its Foray into Solar Through the Group Captive Model

Leading telecom operator Bharti Airtel Limited has entered into an agreement with AMPSolar Evolution Private Limited (AMPSolar), a wholly-owned subsidiary of AMPSolar Technology Private Limited (AMP), to acquire equity shares ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Hild Energy Bags 40 MW of Solar Projects Floated by EESL for Maharashtra

Hild Energy Bags 40 MW of Solar Projects Floated by EESL for Maharashtra

Hild Energy has announced that it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract from the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) for the development of 40 MW of ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Respite for Developers as Andhra Commission Approves Tariff for 1.7 GW of Solar Projects

Respite for Developers as Andhra Commission Approves Tariff for 1.7 GW of Solar Projects

In a respite for renewable developers in the state, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Authority (APERC) has approved the tariff for three solar park projects - 750 MW (Phase - ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
BHEL Floats Tender for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

BHEL Floats Tender for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has issued a tender for a 50 MW (AC) solar power project for MAHAGENCO. This solar project will be located at Kaudgaon in Maharashtra. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Has Safeguard Duty Created a Market for Domestic Small-Scale Solar Manufacturers_

Has Safeguard Duty Created a Market for Domestic Small-Scale Solar Manufacturers?

In July 2018, the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) recommended a safeguard duty on cells and modules imported from China and Malaysia, which upended the solar supply chain in ...
Andhra High Court Stays Center’s Order, Gives Relief to DISCOMs Over Letters of Credit (1)

Andhra High Court Stays Center’s Order, Gives Relief to DISCOMs Over Letters of Credit

The Andhra Pradesh High Court has issued a stay order on the central government’s proceedings against electricity distribution companies (DISCOMs) in Andhra Pradesh for not providing letters of credit to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
KERC Denies Extension of Commissioning Dates for SunEdison’s 150 MW of Solar Projects

KERC Denies Extension of Commissioning Dates for SunEdison’s 150 MW of Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has ruled against a petition filed by the special purpose vehicles (SPVs) of SunEdison Energy - SEI Aditi Power, SEI Bheem, SEI Suryashakthi, SEI ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India’s DISCOM Ratings Show Signs of Improvement on Paper

India’s DISCOM Ratings Show Signs of Improvement on Paper

The Ministry of Power (MoP) recently released its seventh annual integrated ratings for the state distribution companies (DISCOMs). The Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency (ICRA) and Credit Analysis and ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Bangladesh to Develop 50 MW of Solar Power Projects

Bangladesh to Develop 50 MW of Solar Power Projects

A consortium of ib vogt and AG Agro Industries have won a contract to develop a 50 MW grid-tied solar project in the Chittagong district of Bangladesh. The company is ...
Uruguay Floats Tender for 65 MW of Solar Projects

Uruguay Floats Tender for 65 MW of Solar Projects

Uruguayan state-owned power company, PTE, has issued a tender for the development of 65 MW of solar projects in the country. The scope of work in this tender includes the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Ordnance Factory in Uttar Pradesh Issues EoI for a 15 MW Solar Project at its Premises

Ordnance Factory in Uttar Pradesh Issues EoI for a 15 MW Solar Project at its Premises

Muradnagar Ordnance Factory has invited an expression of interest (EoI) from solar power developers for installing a solar project of 15 MW capacity at its premises in Uttar Pradesh. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Punjab Renewable Policy Targets 3 GW of Solar Capacity by 2030

Punjab Renewable Policy Targets 3 GW of Solar Capacity by 2030

The Punjab Government has launched a draft version of its renewable energy policy, which aims to meet 21% of its power requirement through renewable energy by the year 2030. Punjab ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Trump Administration Withdraws Tariff Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules

Trump Administration Withdraws Tariff Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has withdrawn the exclusion of bifacial modules from the ambit of safeguard measures that was applicable on imported solar equipment. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Haryana to Procure 300 MW of Solar Power on Short-Term Open Access Basis

Haryana to Procure 300 MW of Solar Power on Short-Term Open Access Basis

Haryana Power Purchase Company (HPPC) has issued a tender to procure 300 MW of solar power under a short-term open access arrangement. The tender has been floated on behalf of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions