Developers Prefer String Inverters for Bifacial Modules With Trackers_ Mercom Webinar

Developers Prefer String Inverters for Bifacial Modules With Trackers: Mercom Webinar

Mercom hosted a webinar to discuss how solar inverter technologies impact project performance. The webinar shed light on the technological trends pushing the market and how Indian developers decide which ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Kerala State Electronics Invites Bids for Supply of Solar Modules for a 2 MW Solar Project

Kerala State Electronics Invites Bids for Supply of Solar Modules for a 2 MW Solar Project

The Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KELTRON) has invited bids for the supply of solar panels (monocrystalline solar modules) for a 2 MW solar power project. The last date to submit ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up_ PM Modi to Inaugurate the Third Edition of RE-INVEST on November 26

Daily News Wrap-Up: PM Modi to Inaugurate the Third Edition of RE-INVEST on November 26

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, will inaugurate the virtual edition of the third Global Renewable Energy ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
JA Solar Interview

Shortage of Solar Modules Likely to Continue Until First Half of 2021: Interview

2020 has been a difficult year. As the year draws to an end, the world is still dealing with challenges posed by the pandemic. For the Indian solar industry, this ...
Solar Glass Shortage Widens Demand-Supply Gap in China's Module Market (1)

Solar Glass Shortage Widens Demand-Supply Gap in China’s Module Market

A new report by SolarZoom highlights the demand-supply gap in the Chinese solar module market due to the ongoing shortage of solar glass used in the manufacturing of solar modules ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Industry Awaits Clarity on ALMM Extension and Implementation (1)

Solar Industry Awaits Clarity on ALMM Extension and Implementation

The deadline for implementing the approved list of models and manufacturers (ALMM) has passed, and the industry is still in limbo. There's no update yet on the new deadline as ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CEL Invites Bids for the Supply of 300,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells

CEL Invites Bids for the Supply of 300,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has invited bids for the supply of 300,000 multicrystalline solar cells of at least 4.57 Wp. The last date for the submission of bids is ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Central Electronics Invites Bids for Supply of 15 MWp of Multicrystalline Solar Modules

Central Electronics Invites Bids for Supply of 15 MWp of Multicrystalline Solar Modules

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise, has invited bids for the supply of 15 MWp of multicrystalline solar PV modules. The modules are to be supplied to ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE Asks Solar Manufacturers for List of Goods for Exemption from Basic Customs Duty

MNRE Asks Solar Manufacturers for List of Goods for Exemption from Basic Customs Duty

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification asking solar PV manufacturers and associations to provide the list of machinery and capital goods required for the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Kerala State Electronics Seeks Monocrystalline Modules for a 2 MW Solar Power Project

Kerala State Electronics Seeks Monocrystalline Modules for a 2 MW Solar Power Project

The Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KELTRON) has invited bids from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for the supply of solar panels (monocrystalline solar modules) for a 2 MW solar ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Indian Oil Invites Bids to Set Up a 2.75 MW Solar Project at its Trichy Unit

Indian Oil Invites Bids to Set Up a 2.75 MW Solar Project at its Trichy Unit

The Indian Oil Corporation of India (IOCL) has invited bids for setting up a 2.75 MW grid-connected ground-mounted solar power project at the Indian Oil LPG bottling plant in Trichy, ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Technological Upgrades Imperative for India’s Solar Manufacturing to Take-Off

Technological Upgrades Imperative for India’s Solar Manufacturing to Take-Off

The government of India has been promoting self-reliance and is trying to limit India’s dependence on imports and expand domestic manufacturing capabilities. So far, duties have been the means to ...
NTPC’s Solar Balance of System Tender for Nokh Solar Park Gets Another Extension

NTPC’s Solar Balance of System Tender for Nokh Solar Park Gets Another Extension

NTPC Limited has once again extended the bid submission deadline for its tender for a balance of system (BOS) package for the 735 (3×245) MW Nokh solar power project in ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE Seeks Stakeholder Comments on Revised Standards for Solar Modules and Inverters

MNRE Seeks Stakeholder Comments on Revised Standards for Solar Modules and Inverters

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification detailing the recommendations of the expert committee on implementing the quality control order titled ‘Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Systems, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
REIL Releases Tender for 6,500 Polycrystalline Solar Modules

REIL Releases Tender for 6,500 Polycrystalline Solar Modules

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) issued a tender for the manufacture and supply of 6,500 polycrystalline solar photovoltaic (PV) modules with a wattage of 330 W. The modules ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Average Cost of Large-Scale and Rooftop Solar Projects Fell in Q2 2020

Average Cost of Large-Scale and Rooftop Solar Projects Fell in Q2 2020

The average large-scale solar project cost was approximately ₹34 million (~$455,532)/MW in the second quarter (Q2) 2020, a decline of 10% from the same period last year, according to Mercom’s ...
Landfill Waste Disposal of Solar Modules Pose No Significant Health Hazard: IEA Report

Landfill Waste Disposal of Solar Modules Pose No Significant Health Hazard: IEA Report

There are no significant health hazards for landfill waste disposal of used solar modules, according to a new report published by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The report focused on ...
/ / Modules, Solar
EESL Floats Revised Tender for 9,347,000 Solar Home Systems for ISA Member Countries

EESL Floats Revised Tender for 9,347,000 Solar Home Systems for ISA Member Countries

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has amended its tender for solar home lighting systems for member countries of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). The tender now seeks bids for ...
Researchers at NREL Assess Ways to Recycle Silicon Used in Solar Modules

Researchers at NREL Assess Ways to Recycle Silicon Used in Solar Modules

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have conducted the first global assessment of various approaches used to manage solar photovoltaic (PV) modules at the end of their life ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Solar Modules are Getting Cleared through Customs With Some Delays

Solar Modules are Getting Cleared through Customs With Some Delays

Following the escalated border tension between India and China, the security checks at the ports are going on in full swing. Imported equipment and parts are being checked for malware, ...
NTPC Plans to Procure Over 2 GW of Solar Modules in Bulk, Asks Global Vendors to Enlist

NTPC Plans to Procure Over 2 GW of Solar Modules in Bulk, Asks Global Vendors to Enlist

NTPC Limited has invited applications globally to enlist vendors to procure solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. The tentative capacity for the procurement of solar PV modules in the current financial year ...
Chhattisgarh Floats Tender for 20,000 Solar Pumps

Chhattisgarh Floats Tender for 20,000 Solar Pumps

The Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) has issued a tender for the installation of 20,000 solar irrigation pumps in the state. The tender calls for 12,200 solar pumps ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
China Proposes to Streamline Solar Manufacturing Expansion

China Proposes to Streamline Solar Manufacturing Expansion

The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has issued a draft that proposes several guidelines for the manufacturing capacity of solar components in the country. China is the ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
India’s Solar Imports Nosedive in Q1 2020 Amid Lockdown Due to COVID-19

India’s Solar Imports Nosedive in Q1 2020 Amid Lockdown Due to COVID-19

India’s solar imports fell by 77% year-over-year (YoY) in the first quarter (Q1) of the calendar year (CY) 2020 with $151 million (~₹10.8 billion) compared to $650 million (₹45.8 billion) ...
Impact of Basic Customs Duty on Solar Manufacturers Located in India’s SEZs

Impact of Basic Customs Duty on Solar Manufacturers Located in India’s SEZs

The Indian government has introduced several protectionist policies in the recent past to boost domestic manufacturing in the solar sector. Some of these measures include the anti-dumping duty, safeguard duty, ...