Is there a Case for Basic Customs Duty on Solar Inverters_

Is there a Case for Basic Customs Duty on Solar Inverters?

To combat the impact of COVID-19, the government has announced various measures, and chief of them was the “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” or self-reliant India. One of the main initiatives under this ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Bids Invited for Renewable Energy-Based Power Solutions for the Himalayan Region

Bids Invited for Renewable Energy-Based Power Solutions for the Himalayan Region

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids to develop renewable energy-based solutions for meeting energy requirements in remote high-altitude areas (HAA) of the Himalayas. The project will ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Manipur Requires Consultants for 100 MW of Solar Projects The last date for the submission of

Manipur Requires Consultants for 100 MW of Solar Projects

The Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency (MANIREDA), an autonomous agency under the state’s power department, has invited bids for consultative works for 100 MW of solar power projects in the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE Invites Bids for Evaluation of Off-Grid and Decentralized Solar Applications Program

MNRE Invites Bids for Evaluation of Off-Grid and Decentralized Solar Applications Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited bids for evaluating the third phase of its off-grid and decentralized solar PV applications program. The evaluation study will cover ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Kerala Modifies and Floats a Fresh Tender for 200 MW of Solar Power

Kerala Modifies and Floats a Fresh Tender for 200 MW of Solar Power

The Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEB) has invited bids to procure 200 MW power from solar projects on a long-term basis for 25 years. A bidder can propose any ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Uttarakhand Sets Net Generic Tariff of ₹3.48_kWh for Rooftop Solar Projects Up to 10 kW

Uttarakhand Sets Net Generic Tariff of ₹3.48/kWh for Rooftop Solar Projects Up to 10 kW

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) announced generic tariffs for rooftop and small solar projects under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program with a subsidy ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
EESL’s Tender for 7.5 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings in Andaman

EESL’s Tender for 7.5 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings in Andaman

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has invited bids for 7.5 MW of rooftop solar projects on various government buildings in the union territory of Andaman. Besides the design, supply, ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tender Issued for Augmenting Transmissio Infrastructure in Andhra’s Solar Parks

Tender Issued for Augmenting Transmission Infrastructure in Andhra’s Solar Parks

The Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (APTRANSCO) has invited bids for increasing the capacity of interconnecting transformers in the state’s solar parks. The augmentation of the interconnecting transformers’ capacity will ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
BESCOM Seeks Landowners and EPC Players for 11 MW of Solar Projects under KUSUM Program

BESCOM Seeks Landowners and EPC Players for 11 MW of Solar Projects under KUSUM Program

The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) has invited expression of interest (EoI) from landowners for setting up 11 MW of ground-mounted solar power projects. The projects are to be ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Haryana Regulator Asks 50 MW Captive Open Access Solar Project to Supply Power to DISCOM

Haryana Regulator Asks 50 MW Captive Open Access Solar Project to Supply Power to DISCOM

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has approved the Haryana Power Purchase Center’s (HPPC) draft power purchase agreement (PPA) with Amplus Sun Solutions Private Limited. The PPA was signed for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gujarat’s New Land Policy for Solar, Wind Projects to Make Developers More Accountable

Gujarat’s New Land Policy for Solar, Wind Projects to Make Developers More Accountable

The state government of Gujarat has issued amendments to its wasteland allotment policy for wind, solar, and hybrid (wind and solar) power projects. According to the amendments, the renewable power ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Railways’ 1 GW Solar Tender Gets Another Bidding Deadline Extension

Railways’ 1 GW Solar Tender Gets Another Bidding Deadline Extension

RITES Limited, an engineering consultancy company, specializing in transport infrastructure, has extended the bid submission deadline for setting up 1 GW of land-based solar power projects on various zonal railways ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Gross Metering Proposed for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems of Above 5 kW Capacity

Gross Metering Proposed for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems of Above 5 kW Capacity

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has come out with draft electricity rules 2020 aimed at streamlining the process of supply of electricity to consumers by distribution licensees (DISCOMs). The rules ...
/ / Rooftop, 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
SECI Announces 100 MW Solar Tender with Battery Energy Storage in Chhattisgarh

SECI Announces 100 MW Solar Tender with Battery Energy Storage in Chhattisgarh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids for a 100 MW (AC) solar power project along with a 50 MW/150 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS). The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Gujarat Issues Tender for a 210 MW Solar Power Project in Jamnagar

Gujarat Issues Tender for a 210 MW Solar Power Project in Jamnagar

The Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has invited bids for a 210 MW grid-connected solar power project in the Jamnagar district of Gujarat. The general scope of work involves ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Haryana Retenders 57 MW of Solar Projects at Three Locations

Haryana Retenders 57 MW of Solar Projects at Three Locations

The Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HPGCL) has invited fresh bids to install 57 MW of grid-connected ground-mounted solar projects at three sites in the state. This is a retender ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Maharashtra Issues Empanelment Tender for 25 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Maharashtra Issues Empanelment Tender for 25 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has invited bids for empaneling agencies to install 25 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems in the state. The contract will also ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
CEL Invites Bids for 1,707 Solar Pumps Under PM KUSUM Program in Rajasthan

CEL Invites Bids for 1,707 Solar Pumps Under PM KUSUM Program in Rajasthan

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has invited bids for 1,707 grid-connected solar pumps under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) program’s component C. The solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tender Issued for a 2 MW Grid-Connected Solar Power Project in Punjab

Tender Issued for a 2 MW Grid-Connected Solar Power Project in Punjab

The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA), on behalf of the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB), has invited bids to develop a 2 MW grid-connected ground-mounted solar power project at Pong ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Germany Adds 2.4 GW of Solar Capacity in the First Half of 2020

Germany Adds 2.4 GW of Solar Capacity in the First Half of 2020

Germany installed  447 MW of solar capacity in July 2020, an increase of 11 MW (2.2% increase) from June 2020, according to the latest numbers announced by the federal network ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
France Installs 379 MW of Solar Capacity in the First Half of 2020

France Installs 379 MW of Solar Capacity in the First Half of 2020

France's Data and Statistical Studies said that the country added 379 MW of new solar capacity during the first half (1H) of 2020. France had managed to install 405 MW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Karnataka Stakeholder Comments Invited on Removal of Banking Facility for Renewables

Karnataka: Stakeholder Comments Invited on Removal of Banking Facility for Renewables

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued a discussion paper on wheeling charges and banking facilities for renewable projects. The Commission noted that there was a need to revise ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tata Power Seeks to Procure 150 MW of Renewables From Wind, Solar, or Hydro Projects

Tata Power Seeks to Procure 150 MW of Renewables From Wind, Solar, or Hydro Projects

Tata Power’s distribution licensee division has invited bids for the procurement of 150 MW of renewable power (wind, solar, small hydro, or combination) on a short-term basis. The company has ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Association Asks Government to Defer Basic Customs Duty Imposition by 18 Months

Solar Association Asks Government to Defer Basic Customs Duty Imposition by 18 Months

The Solar Power Developer's Association (SPDA) requested the central government to reconsider its decision of imposing Basic Custom Duty (BCD) on solar cells and modules and postpone its implementation by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar