Haryana to Procure 100 MW of Solar & Wind Power with Energy Storage to Fulfil its RPO

Haryana to Procure 100 MW of Solar & Wind Power with Energy Storage to Fulfil its RPO

The Haryana Power Purchase Company (HPPC) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) inviting bids to procure flexible scheduled renewable energy to meet its renewable purchase obligations (RPO) considering a ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
CEL Floats Tender for Multicrystalline Solar Cells

CEL Floats Tender for Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Government-owned electronics manufacturer, Central Electronics Limited (CEL), has issued a tender for multi-crystalline solar cells (5 busbars). The CEL is looking to procure cells with a minimum efficiency of 18.8% ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Indian Army’s 1 MW Solar Project That Exceeded 50% of its Contract Demand Gets Approved

Indian Army’s 1 MW Solar Project That Exceeded 50% of its Contract Demand Gets Approved

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has allowed Garrison Engineer (Army) Makarpura Road, Vadodara to commission a 1 MW solar project which exceeded 50% of its contract demand. The respondent, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
UPERC Approves Tariffs for 550 MW of Solar Projects Ranging Between ₹3.02-3.08_kWh

UPERC Approves Tariffs for 550 MW of Solar Projects Ranging Between ₹3.02-3.08/kWh

In a recent petition, the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulator Commission (UPERC) was requested to adopt tariffs for 550 MW of solar projects and accept the slight delay in signing of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tata, Hild, Refex & Adani to Develop 769 MW of Solar Capacity for NTPC

Tata, Hild, Refex & Adani to Develop 769 MW of Solar Capacity for NTPC

Last week, in Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) 2 GW CPSU solar tender which auctioned 922.4 MW with viability gap funding (VGF) option, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Haryana Approves Program to Install 468 Solar Pumps for Farmers

Haryana Approves Program to Install 468 Solar Pumps for Farmers

Through the approval of a petition filed by Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (UHBVNL) and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN), the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has given ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra Pradesh Launches Tender to Procure 600 Solar Net Meters

Andhra Pradesh Launches Tender to Procure 600 Solar Net Meters

Andhra Pradesh’s Eastern Power Electric Company (APEPDCL) has issued a tender to procure 600 HT TVR meters of the following specifications. The meters have to be of 0.2s class accuracy ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE Awards Grants to Four Clean Energy Companies Under Second Round of PACEsetter Fund

MNRE Awards Grants to Four Clean Energy Companies Under Second Round of PACEsetter Fund

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that it has awarded grants to the awardees of the second round of PACEsetter fund program. The PACEsetter Fund is ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
SECI’s Auction for 922.4 MW Out of its 2 GW CPSU Solar Tender Sees NTPC as the Largest Winner

SECI’s Auction for 922.4 MW Out of its 2 GW CPSU Solar Tender Sees NTPC as the Biggest Winner

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has conducted the auction for its tender for setting up 2,000 MW of grid-connected solar projects (Tranche-I) under the second phase of the Central ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bharat Electronics Seeks Bidders to Procure Monocrystalline Solar Cells

Bharat Electronics Seeks Bidders to Procure Monocrystalline Solar Cells

The government-owned electronics manufacturer and supplier, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has issued a request for quotation (RfQ) for the procurement of 798,430 monocrystalline silicon solar cells. The government undertaking has ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
DISCOMs Can Avail Accreditation Under REC Mechanism_ KERC Draft Amendment

DISCOMs Can Avail Accreditation Under REC Mechanism: KERC Draft Amendment

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued a draft amendment to its guidelines for the procurement of energy through renewable sources. The amendments will allow the inclusion of distribution ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
MAHAGENCO Seeks Landowners for Development of 600 MW of Solar Projects

MAHAGENCO Seeks Landowners for Development of 600 MW of Solar Projects

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) inviting proposals from prospective landowners to acquire land to develop 600 MW of Ultra Mega Renewable ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Sri Lanka Invites Bids for 10 MW of Solar Projects with Energy Storage

Sri Lanka Invites Bids for 10 MW of Solar Projects with Energy Storage

Sri Lanka’s Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA), part of the country’s Ministry of Power, Energy and Business Development, has floated two expressions of interests (EoIs) for domestic and foreign companies to ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bihar Asks Developers to Reduce Tariff for 250 MW of Solar Projects

Bihar Asks Developers to Reduce Tariff for 250 MW of Solar Projects

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has rejected a petition filed by Bihar State Power Holding Company (BSPHCL) on behalf of North Bihar Power Distribution Company (NBPDCL), and South Bihar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Issues Blueprint for Dispute Resolution Committee for Solar & Wind Projects

MNRE Issues Blueprint for Dispute Resolution Committee for Solar & Wind Projects

The Indian solar market has grown from a 3 GW installed capacity in 2014 to 35 GW in 2019. With the rapid expansion of solar and wind sectors, the disputes involving the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Invites EoI to Evaluate its Solar Thermal Off-Grid Program

MNRE Invites EoI to Evaluate its Solar Thermal Off-Grid Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) for conducting technical and performance evaluation of its program for off-grid and decentralized concentrated solar ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Solar Industry Stakeholders Want Stable Policy Environment to Tide Over Turbulent Times

Solar Industry Stakeholders Want Stable Policy Environment to Tide Over Turbulent Times

A consistent and stable policy environment is the need of the hour to stabilize and nurture the solar industry back to health was the consensus arrived at the panel discussion ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NTPC to Enlist Vendors for Topographical Survey for Renewable Projects

NTPC to Enlist Vendors for Topographical Survey for Renewable Projects

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids to enlist vendors for conducting topographical surveys for renewable energy projects. The surveys would be conducted on plain land, desert, or ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India’s Move to Cut Corporate Tax from 30% to 22% Likely to Boost Domestic Solar Companies

India’s Move to Cut Corporate Tax from 30% to 22% Likely to Boost Domestic Solar Companies

The finance ministry of India has passed an ordinance bill to give the Indian economy a fiscal stimulus of $20.4 billion by way of reducing corporate tax rates from 30% ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SolarArise India Commissions 27 MW of Solar Projects in Karnataka

SolarArise India Commissions 27 MW of Solar Projects in Karnataka

Zurich-based ThomasLloyd has announced that its investee SolarArise India Projects Pvt Ltd, a Delhi-based solar project developer, has commissioned a 27 MW solar photovoltaic power project in Kerehalli village, Koppal ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Uttarakhand Seeks to Empanel EPC Contractors for Decentralized Solar Projects

Uttarakhand Seeks to Empanel EPC Contractors for Decentralized Solar Projects

The Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) has floated a tender inviting expression of interest for the empanelment of EPC contractors to develop off-grid and decentralized solar projects. The scope ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Now, Andhra Pradesh Decides to Withdraw Connectivity of 98 MW of Wind Projects

Now, Andhra Pradesh Decides to Withdraw Connectivity of 98 MW of Wind Projects

In a letter to its chief engineer, the Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (APTRANSCO) has instructed the removal of “irregular connections and loads” from wind energy projects. According to APTRANSCO, ...
/ / Other, Wind
India Was the Third Largest Solar Market Globally in Q2 2019 Behind China and the US

India Was the Third Largest Solar Market Globally in Q2 2019 Behind China and the US

India held on to its position as the third-largest solar photovoltaic (PV) market in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019. The United States was the second-largest market behind China. According ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Perovskite and CIGS Semiconductors Could Boost Efficiency of Solar Modules

Perovskite and CIGS Semiconductors Could Boost Efficiency of Solar Modules

Combining thin-film solar modules based on perovskite semiconductors with semiconductors made of copper, indium, gallium and selenium (CIGS), solar module technology could cross the 30% efficiency mark, according to a ...
/ / Modules, Solar
National Solar Federation Says Domestic Content Requirement May Hurt KUSUM Program

National Solar Federation Says Domestic Content Requirement May Hurt KUSUM Program

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) in a consultative session with industry stakeholders held last week, has expressed its concerns regarding the domestic content requirement (DCR) being mandated ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar