Top 5 Operational Solar Parks in India [infographics]

Top 5 Operational Solar Parks in India [Infographics]

Solar parks are a vital piece in India’s solar dream and were designed to reduce bottlenecks and bring down large-scale project development costs by allocating land, and providing transmission infrastructure, ...
MNRE Releases Details for the Development of Ultra-Mega Renewable Energy Power Parks

MNRE Releases Details for the Development of Ultra-Mega Renewable Energy Power Parks

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has modified its guidelines for the development of solar parks and ultra-mega solar power projects. The program was initiated in December 2014 ...
Draft Amendment Says No Environmental Clearance Required for Solar Projects

Draft Amendment Says No Environmental Clearance Required for Solar Projects

The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) recently issued a draft notification on the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) detailing certain restrictions and prohibition to be imposed on the ...
International Solar Alliance Aims to Develop 20 GW of Solar Parks

International Solar Alliance Aims to Develop 20 GW of Solar Parks

The Union Power Minister and the President of International Solar Alliance (ISA), R.K. Singh, announced the launch of eight new and innovative initiatives at a meeting of the members of ...
West Bengal to Conduct Geotechnical Investigation of Soil for 200 MW Solar Park

West Bengal to Conduct Geotechnical Investigation of Soil for 200 MW Solar Park

The West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company (WBSEDCL) has floated a tender for the geotechnical investigation and measurement of the soil resistivity at the proposed 200 MW solar park in ...
PGCIL to Help Madhya Pradesh Set Up Transmission System for 1.5 GW of Solar Projects

PGCIL to Help Madhya Pradesh Set Up Transmission System for 1.5 GW of Solar Projects

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) according to which the PGCIL will provide project ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra Pradesh Develops Over 1 GW of Solar Projects in Naxal Affected Areas

Andhra Pradesh Develops Over 1 GW of Solar Parks in Naxal Affected Areas

According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the government of Andhra Pradesh has reported the development of a cumulative capacity of 1,160 MW  of ultra-mega solar parks ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
MERC Rejects Petition for Selecting Solar Project Contractor Through EPC Route

MERC Rejects Petition for Selecting Solar Project Contractor Through EPC Route

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has rejected Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited’s (MSPGCL) petition seeking approval for divergence in Ministry of New & Renewable Energy  (MNRE) guidelines for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
New Jersey and Telangana Sign MoU for Cooperation in the Field of Clean Technology

New Jersey and Telangana Sign MoU for Cooperation in the Field of Clean Technology

The recent visit of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to India has facilitated a dialogue between the state governments of New Jersey and Telangana to strengthen cleantech cooperation between the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
India Added 1.7 GW of Solar PV in Q1 2019, Rooftop Installations Declined

India Added 1.7 GW of Solar PV in Q1 2019, Rooftop Installations Declined

Solar installations in India in Q1 2019 increased slightly at 1,737 MW, 4% growth compared to 1,638 MW installed in Q4 2018. Installations were down by 49% year-over-year (YoY) compared ...
India Installs 8.3 GW of Solar in 2018

India Installs 8.3 GW of Solar in 2018

The Indian solar market installed 8,263 MW in 2018, down 15.5 percent compared to 9,782 MW in 2017 as the safeguard duty, GST issues, and land and transmission issues took ...
Maharashtra’s 1 GW Solar Tender Gets Enthusiastic Response, Oversubscribed by 400 MW

SECI Announces Tender for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Kerala’s Kasargod Solar Park

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) has issued a tender for setting up 50 MW of solar PV projects at Kasargod Solar Park, located in the state of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Ministry of Power Proposes Adoption of Uniform Tariff Structure for All States

Andhra Pradesh’s New Solar Policy Targets 5 GW of Projects in Five Years

Andhra Pradesh has come up with a new solar policy with the aim to promote widespread usage of solar power and targets a minimum total solar power capacity addition of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Extends Implementation Timeline for 40 GW of Solar Parks in India

Delay in Setting up Transmission System for Solar Projects will Now Attract a Penalty

According to the latest notification issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), any delay in the scheduled commissioning date of solar projects due to unavailability of internal ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Low Tariffs in Solar Could Result in A Wave of Project Refinances: Panel Discussion

Low Tariffs in Solar Could Result in a Wave of Project Refinances: Panel Discussion

India has witnessed exponential growth in renewable energy installations in the past four years with cumulative installations rising from 3 GW to 25 GW during the  period. Over this period, ...
Development Status of Pavagada Solar Park and Projects

In-Depth Report: Development Status of 2 GW Pavagada Solar Park and Projects

Mercom recently visited the Pavagada Solar Park, and gained valuable insight into the nuances and challenges of park development. When complete, Pavagada will be the largest solar park in the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Incomplete Solar Park Infrastructure Affecting Large-Scale Project Development in India

Mercom Exclusive: Incomplete Solar Park Infrastructure Affecting Large-Scale Project Development in India

India is targeting 100 GW of solar by 2022, out of which 20 GW has been allocated to solar parks. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is considering ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other