Centre for Science and Environment Takes Solar to Schools in Himachal Pradesh

Centre for Science and Environment Takes Solar to Schools in Himachal Pradesh

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a New Delhi-based research body, recently launched an initiative called ‘Solar in Schools,’ in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. To highlight the importance of solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Installations During UPA and NDA Administrations

Solar Installations Jumped from Just 3 GW to 25 GW in 4 Years Under PM Modi

It has been a little over four years since the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) administration under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi took over and it is a good ...
Decrease in Cost of Solar by 50% can Increase Solar Penetration by 8 Times: NITI Aayog

Month in a Minute: Major News Highlights from India’s Solar Industry in December 2018

The last month of 2018, December, witnessed some key announcements in the Indian renewable sector. India’s solar installations reached 6.6 GW with large-scale projects making up 5,382 MW and rooftop ...
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Solar Installations in India Reach 6.6 GW in the First Nine Months of 2018

Solar Installations in India Reach 6.6 GW in the First Nine Months of 2018

India’s solar installations have reached 6.6 GW year-to-date with large-scale projects making up 5,382 MW and rooftop installations accounting for 1,240 MW. Solar installations in India in Q3 2018 witnessed ...
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India’s Solar Installations Decline Quarter-Over-Quarter to 1.6 GW in Q2 2018

India’s Solar Installations Decline Quarter-Over-Quarter to 1.6 GW in Q2 2018

Solar installations in India in Q2 2018 declined significantly with 1,599 MW, a 52 percent decrease compared to 3,344 MW installed in Q1 2018. Installations were also down by 21 ...
Solar Power Generation Jumps by 73 Percent YoY in Q2 2018

Solar Power Generation Jumps by 73 Percent YoY in Q2 2018

India’s efforts toward installing solar to meet country’s energy requirements has led to a substantial increase in solar power generation. According to the data released by the Central Electricity Authority ...
USTDA Funds Feasibility Study to Assess Viability of a 100 MW Solar Project in Mozambique

China Added 24.3 GW of Solar Capacity in the First Half Of 2018

China added 24.3 GW of solar PV capacity in the first half (1H) of 2018. This takes China’s total installed solar PV capacity to 154.51 GW, out of which 112.6 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Auctions Saw Record Low Bids Globally in 2017: REN21 Report

Solar Auctions Saw Record Low Bids Globally in 2017: REN21 Report

Solar PV auctions around the world in 2017 resulted in bids at new record lows, noted the annual Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) released by Renewable Energy Policy Network for ...
Amazon to Install Rooftop Solar Projects at Seven Facilities in India

Amazon to Install Rooftop Solar Projects at Seven Facilities in India

Amazon India, a global e-commerce giant, will set up 8,000 kW of rooftop solar installations by the end of this year at its fulfilment centres and sorting facilities across the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Rupee Depreciation Beginning to Affect Solar Supply Chain in India

Rupee Depreciation Beginning to Affect Solar Supply Chain in India

A volatile rupee is beginning to affect domestic solar developers and solar project component suppliers alike. One U.S. dollar is hovering around ₹68 which is the highest exchange rate in ...
Indian Solar Installations Grew by 123% to Reach a Record 9.6 GW in 2017

Indian Solar Installations Grew by 123% to Reach a Record 9.6 GW in 2017

Indian solar installations in calendar year 2017 grew exponentially with the addition of 9,629 MW in new large-scale and rooftop solar capacity. The installation total was more than double the ...
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India Reaches 20 GW in Cumulative Installed Solar Capacity

India Reaches 20 GW in Cumulative Installed Solar Capacity

India has achieved a milestone 20 GW in cumulative solar installations to date, reports Mercom India Research based on recent figures. 20 GW was the initial goal set up for ...
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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 ...
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China Expected to Install a Whopping 50 GW of Solar in 2017 - AECEA

China Expected to Install a Whopping 50 GW of Solar in 2017 – AECEA

After adding an astonishing 34.54 GW of solar PV power generation capacity in 2016, representing a 128 percent increase year-over-year, who would have even remotely anticipated that China would be ...
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Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

Azure Power Commissions 50 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

Azure Power has commissioned a 50 MW grid-connected solar project in Uttar Pradesh. The project was tendered by NTPC under the National Solar Mission Phase-II, Batch-II, Tranche-I. In April 2016, ...
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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 ...
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ACME commissions 100 MW in Telangana

ACME Commissions Two Solar Projects Totaling 100 MW in Telangana

ACME Cleantech Solutions commissioned two solar projects totaling 100 MW in Telangana. The solar project developer commissioned a 50 MW project at Nirmal substation in the Adilabad district and another ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Solar Imports and Exports

Solar Imports Fell by 9 Percent Quarter-over-Quarter in Q2 2017, Ahead of Anti-Dumping Recommendations

In the second quarter (Apr-Jun) of 2017, export and import activity totaling $1.24 billion (~₹ 79.9 billion) was registered in the Indian solar sector. This was $124.08 million (~₹11.1 billion) ...
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Shri @PiyushGoyal handing over @MNREIndia to Shri R.K. Singh

After Solid Accomplishments, Piyush Goyal Makes Way for Raj Kumar Singh as India’s New Minister of Power

In a recent cabinet shuffle, Mr. Piyush Goyal was promoted to the position of Minister of Railways and Coal and Mr. Raj Kumar Singh took over his old role as ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Power Plant

Tata Power and Adani Top the List of India Solar Project Developers

As utility-scale solar in India takes off, two large power conglomerates – Tata Power and Adani – are leading project development activity. Cumulative large-scale solar installations reached ~13.6 GW in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Rising Chinese Solar Module Price Pose Significant Challenge for India

Rising Chinese Module Prices Pose Significant Short-Term Challenge for India’s Solar Industry

After falling by approximately 5 percent in the second quarter of 2017, for the first time in years, the average selling price (ASP) for Chinese modules is increasing quarter-over-quarter in ...
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Mercom India Solar Market Update

India Installs 4.8 GW of Solar in the First Half of 2017, Eclipsing All of 2016

1.9 GW installed in Q2 2017, over 10 GW projected in 2017 The Indian solar market added 1,869 megawatts (MW) in the second quarter of 2017, bringing installations in the ...
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5 MW SOLAR PROJECT COMMISSIONED IN MAHOBA

5 MW Solar Project Commissioned in Uttar Pradesh at Renegotiated Tariff

Agarwal Solar Power (UP) Private Limited, an Agrawal Group subsidiary, commissioned a 5 MW grid-connected solar project in Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh. The project was awarded by the Uttar Pradesh New ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Solar canal bank

24 MW of Solar Installed Under the Canal Bank and Canal Top Program

So far, solar canal bank and canal top projects aggregating 24 MW have been commissioned in India. These projects are part of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy's (MNRE’s) ...
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GST

India Generated 9.4 Billion Units of Solar Power in the Nine Month Period from April to December 2016, an 81% Increase Over the Same Period in 2015

Solar in India accounted for ~9,378 million units of electricity produced in the country during the nine-month period from April to December, 2016, an 81 percent increase over the same ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale