Maharashtra Takes a Tough Stance on Solar and Non-Solar RPO Enforcement

AfDB Approves $25 Million Renewable Energy Fund for Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has announced an equity investment of up to $25 million in ARCH Africa Renewable Power Fund (ARPF), a $250 million private equity fund that ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Saudi Arabia Announces 1.5 GW Solar Tender

Saudi Arabia Announces 1.5 GW Solar Tender

In line with the country’s National Renewable Energy Programme (NREP), Saudi Arabia’s Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO), has invited expressions of interest for seven greenfield solar PV projects with ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
German Solar Developer ib vogt GmbH Acquires Majority Stake in Singapore’s nv vogt

Germany’s KACO New Energy Sells South Korean Business to OCI Power

KACO new energy GmbH, a German solar inverter manufacturer, has announced that it has entered into an agreement with South Korean chemical and renewable energy group OCI for the sale ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Jammu & Kashmir to get 23 GW of Solar Projects Starting With 2.5 GW in Kargil and 5 GW in Leh

NLC India Inks Pact with TANGEDCO to Set Up 1 GW of Solar Projects in Tamil Nadu

Government-owned mining and power generating company, NLC India (NLCIL), has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Tamil Nadu government to develop 2,640 MW of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tripura University Installs 500 kW Rooftop Solar System

Tripura University Installs 500 kW Rooftop Solar System

Tripura University, established under the central government of India, has announced that it has installed rooftop solar systems totaling 500 kW at its premises, spread over multiple buildings at the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Open Access Banked Units Can be Adjusted If Power Sourced from Same Generator: MERC

Sunseap Group Acquires Minority Stake in Australian EPC Company Todae Solar

Sunseap Group has acquired a minority stake in Todae Solar, an Australian commercial and industrial engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solar company. According to Sunseap, a Southeast Asia-based renewable energy ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Haryana Electricity Regulator Approves PPA with Deviations for a 10 MW Solar Project

Adani Green Energy Acquires Remaining 51% Stake in Karnataka’s Kodangal Solar Parks

Adani Green Energy has announced the acquisition of a 51 percent equity share capital in Kodangal Solar Parks Private Limited (KSPPL), comprising a 20 MW solar project which was incorporated ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Scatec Solar Closes Financing for a 47 MW Project in Malaysia

Scatec Solar Closes Financing for a 47 MW Project in Malaysia

Solar project developer Scatec Solar, along with its partners has closed the financing for a 47 MW Redsol project in northwest Malaysia with a total investment of approximately $47 million ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
New Delhi

Delhi Legislative Assembly Goes Green with a 100 kW Rooftop Solar Installation

The Delhi Legislative Assembly building has gone green with the recent installation of a 100 kW rooftop solar system. The cost of the solar project installation is estimated to be ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Haryana Electricity Regulator Approves PPA with Deviations for a 10 MW Solar Project

India’s ISA and European Union Join Hands to Expand Solar Power

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the European Union (EU) have signed a joint declaration for cooperation on solar energy. The declaration was inked at the 24th conference of United Nations ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Introduces Battery Energy Storage System in its Quality Control Order 2017

Total Global Energy Storage Capacity Could Triple by 2030: IRENA

In a brief prepared for COP24, the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has underscored the ...
/ / Energy Storage, Other
World Bank Helps Chart Plan to Bring Electricity Access to All Kenyans by 2022

World Bank Helps Chart Plan to Bring Electricity Access to All Kenyans by 2022

The Kenyan government has launched a new program called Kenya National Electrification Strategy (KNES). The ambitious program has been developed in partnership with the World Bank and it aims to provide a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Sourcing Power from Multiple Generators for Open Access not Permissible

Solar Potential in West Africa Ranges from 8 GW to Over 20 GW by 2030: Report

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in its report “Planning and prospects for renewable power: West Africa” has highlighted scenarios for the growth of renewables in West Africa’s power systems ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
New Guidelines for Distributed Solar Projects in Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep

New Guidelines for Distributed Solar Projects in Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the implementation timeline of distributed grid-connected solar power projects in Andaman & Nicobar, and Lakshadweep islands. In order to allow ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Can Solar Kits Propel the Growth of Residential Rooftop Market in India?

Philippines Government Working on Rooftop Solar Policy Proposal

The Senate of The Philippines has announced that a proposal to reduce the cost of electricity for households and businesses through the adoption of rooftop solar, is currently under scrutiny ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Gujarat Decides to Implement Solar Agricultural Feeder Program on Pilot Basis

Oman’s PDO Awards 100 MW Solar Project to Marubeni Consortium

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), a state owned oil producer in Oman, has announced that it has allocated a 100 MW solar project to the Marubeni Consortium, a consortium comprising the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Power Grid Corporation to Install 5 MWp Rooftop Solar across 50 of its Premises

Himachal Pradesh Gives Out Consent Letters to 150 Prospective Rooftop Solar Installers

In an effort to expand the reach of rooftop solar in the state, Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPREC) has issued a notification that allows consumers to install rooftop ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Dispute Over One Day Commissioning Delay Causes 30% Solar Tariff Reduction in Karnataka

Canadian Solar Withdraws Proposal to Go Private

Solar module manufacturer, Canadian Solar has announced that its chief executive officer Dr. Shawn Qu has withdrawn his bid to take the company private after a special committee established by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
GRIDCO Asks Bidders to Match Lowest Tariff Quoted at its 200 MW Solar Auction

IFC to Finance 50 MW Solar Project in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Finance has signed a $40 million agreement with the International Finance Corporation, a sister organization of the World Bank, for the development of a 50 MW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SolarEdge to Acquire Korean Battery Technology Company Kokam

SolarEdge to Acquire Korean Battery Technology Company Kokam

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (SolarEdge), an energy technology company that develops PV inverters, has announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a major stake in Kokam Co., Ltd ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Contributes $1 Million for Solar Project at UN Headquarters

India Contributes $1 Million for Solar Project at UN Headquarters

India has contributed $1 million for the development of a solar project at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The contribution will help reduce carbon footprint and promote sustainable ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Scraps 300 MW Solar Capacity Awarded to Adani Green

Sri Lanka Secures $50 Million Loan Facility from ADB to Develop Rooftop Solar

The Ministry of Finance and Mass Media in Sri Lanka has announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) wherein the bank will loan ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SBI Raises $650 Million Via Green Bonds, Announces Plans for Going Solar

SBI Raises $650 Million Via Green Bonds, Announces Plans for Going Solar

The nation’s largest lender State Bank India (SBI) has raised the first tranche of $650 million through a maiden green bond offering, which is a part of its goal of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
IFC To Continue Supporting Private Sector Investments in Europe and Central Asia

IFC to Continue Supporting Private Sector Investments in Europe and Central Asia

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced that it has expanded its operations in Europe and Central Asia with investment commitments reaching $2.9 billion. The organization is focusing on driving ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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