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ABB to Quit Solar Inverter Business, FIMER to Take Over

Switzerland-headquartered ABB and Italian company FIMER have signed an agreement under which FIMER will acquire ABB’s solar inverter business. The transaction is expected to enhance the prospects of the solar ...
Budgetary Allocation for Solar Increased by 1% While Coal Gets a 48% Boost in 2019-20

India Remained the Third Largest Solar Market After China and the US in Q1 2019

India remained the third largest solar photovoltaic (PV) market in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019. For the second quarter in a row, the United States was the second largest ...
Price War Not Desirable for Any Industry: An interview with Sungrow’s Sunil Badesra

Price War Not Desirable for Any Industry: An interview with Sungrow’s Sunil Badesra

In India, there are over 30 inverter suppliers, which means there’s healthy competition in the market. Over the past two years (2017 and 2018), the top four inverter suppliers in ...
A Roundup of Major Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Updates from March 2019

A Roundup of Major Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Updates from March 2019

March witnessed some big announcements in the Indian renewable industry. Several states issued a flurry of orders on relevant issues like RPO compliance and net-metering policies, which have helped the ...
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Green Climate Fund Approves $299 Million for Expansion of Renewable Projects in Africa

News Highlights from India’s Renewable Industry in March 2019

The month of March witnessed some important announcements from the Indian government in the renewable energy and e-mobility sectors. For instance, March witnessed the important announcement that the Union Cabinet ...
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Important Headlines from India’s Solar Industry During February 2019

Important Headlines from India’s Solar Industry During February 2019

A series of significant announcements in the Indian renewable sector were made during February. For instance, the Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy, R.K Singh declared the state-wise ...
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India Was the Second Largest Solar Market in First Half of 2018

Mercom India’s Most Read Articles of 2018

2018 was an eventful year for the Indian solar market with imposition of duties, policy upheavals, and a lack of clarity which collectively may result in a down year for ...
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Azure Power Closes $88 Million in Financing for its 200 MW Solar Project in Bhadla

India Was the Second Largest Solar Market in 9M 2018

India’s solar installations came in second worldwide during the first nine months of 2018 in terms of solar capacity addition. China added a whopping 34.5 GW of solar PV capacity ...
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India’s Solar Market Share Leaders for First Half of 2018 Revealed

India’s Solar Market Share Leaders for First Half of 2018 Revealed

India’s solar installations recorded in the first half (1H) of calendar year 2018 totaled almost 5 GW and the country’s total installed capacity has exceeded 25 GW. Large-scale solar installations ...
MNRE Extends Deadline for Self-Certification of Solar Modules to September 20, 2018

B.Grimm Power Enters PPA for a 257 MW Solar Project in Vietnam

Thailand’s B.Grimm Power has entered into a power purchase agreement  (PPA) with Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) for solar projects totaling 257 MW in the country. The project is located in ...
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India Was the Second Largest Solar Market in First Half of 2018

India Was the Second Largest Solar Market in First Half of 2018

India was the second largest solar market in the world surpassing the United States in terms of solar capacity addition in the first half (1H) of 2018. While China added ...
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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 ...
Quick Recap of Major Developments in India’s Renewable Energy Sector in January 2018

Quick Recap of Major Developments in India’s Renewable Energy Sector in January 2018

The first month of 2018 kickstarted the year with a flood of activity in India’s renewable energy sector, with a series of announcements by government agencies and industry players alike ...
Hareda Rooftop Solar Tender

HAREDA Tenders 50 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has tendered 50 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects to be developed across the state. The bid-submission deadline is January 30, 2018. The ...
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Mercom Releases White Paper on India Solar Market at Intersolar India

Mercom Releases White Paper on India Solar Market at Intersolar India

Mercom India, an exclusive knowledge partner of Intersolar India, has released a whitepaper - India Solar Market Drivers and Challenges, in partnership with the Intersolar India conference, held in Mumbai ...
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