UL Launches Mobile OVRT Lab in India for Solar and Wind

UL Launches Mobile OVRT Lab in India for Solar and Wind

Underwriters Laboratories, commonly known as UL, a global safety science company, has come up with India’s first mobile over-voltage ride through (OVRT) laboratory to help solar and wind companies comply ...
/ / Solar, Technology
ONGC Floats Tender for a 15 MW Solar Project at its Vagra Site in Gujarat

ONGC Floats Tender for a 15 MW Solar Project at its Vagra Site in Gujarat

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), a leading public sector undertaking, has floated a tender for the construction and installation of a 15 MW solar project at its ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Jaipur Dairy Floats a Tender for 1.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Jaipur Dairy Floats a Tender for 1.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Jaipur Zila Dugdh Utpadak Sahakari Sangh Limited (JZDUSSL), known as the Jaipur Dairy, has floated a tender for the supply and construction of 1.5 MW of roof-mounted captive solar ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Sterling and Wilson’s Net Profit Reaches ₹1.25 Billion in 1H of FY 2020

Sterling and Wilson’s Net Profit Reaches ₹1.25 Billion in 1H of FY 2020

Sterling and Wilson Solar Ltd. (SWSL), the solar engineering and construction arm of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, has announced its results for the second quarter (Q2) and the first half ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
BHEL Floats O&M Tender for a 10 MW Solar Project at Haveri in Karnataka

BHEL Floats O&M Tender for a 10 MW Solar Project at Haveri in Karnataka

Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd. (BHEL) has floated operation and maintenance (O&M) tender for work on Karnataka Power Corporation’s (KPCL) 10 MW solar power project located at Haveri in Karnataka. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
KSERC, KSEB, GBI, SOURA Scheme, Solar RPO, Solar Power

Kerala Extends Validity of Consumer Incentives for Off-Grid Solar Systems by 2 Years

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has extended the validity of its incentives for off-grid solar projects by extending the program by another two years. KSERC, in its order ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Power Generation Dipped in the Third Quarter of 2019 By Nearly 14%

Solar Power Generation Dipped in the Third Quarter of 2019 By Nearly 14%

Solar power generation numbers declined by 14% quarter over quarter (QoQ) in the third (Q3) quarter of 2019. Solar power generation in India stood at 10,530 million units (MUs), according ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Canada’s Institutional Investor CPDQ to Invest $75 Million in Azure Power

Canada’s Institutional Investor CDPQ to Invest $75 Million in Azure Power

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), one of Canada’s leading institutional investors, has announced that it will invest $75 million in Azure Power Global Limited, a solar power ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Solar Developers Can Install DC Capacity Higher than the Project’s Contracted AC Capacity

Solar Developers Can Install DC Capacity Higher than the Project’s Contracted AC Capacity

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an advisory that clarifies that as long as a solar PV project is in accordance with the contracted alternating current ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE’s New Solar Bidding Guidelines Say No Power Backdown Without Formal Instructions

MNRE’s New Solar Bidding Guidelines Say No Power Backdown Without Formal Instructions

To expedite and streamline the process of developing solar projects, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued amendments to its guidelines for the competitive bidding process. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Meghalaya Floats Tender for 3 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects with Net Metering

Meghalaya Floats Tender for 3 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects with Net Metering

Meghalaya New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (MNREDA) has issued a tender for 3 MW grid-connected solar rooftop projects under the net metering arrangement. The tender has been floated under ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Cochin Port Trust to Install Nearly 1 MW of Rooftop and Floating Solar Systems

Cochin Port Trust to Install Nearly 1 MW of Rooftop and Floating Solar Systems

Cochin Port Trust (CoPT), a government of India enterprise under the Ministry of Shipping, has invited bids for both rooftop and floating solar power projects at its premises. Initially, approximately ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Aditya Birla Group Sets up a 24 MW Solar Power Project in Odisha

Aditya Birla Group Sets up a 24 MW Solar Power Project in Odisha

In a move that highlights the growing importance of solar power, Aditya Aluminium, which is a unit of the Aditya Birla Group, has set up a 24 MW solar power ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
AAI Floats Tender to Procure Open Access Solar Power for Amritsar Airport

AAI Floats Tender to Procure Open Access Solar Power for Amritsar Airport

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has issued a tender for the procurement of solar power by Amritsar Airport through open access. According to the tender documents, Amritsar Airport is ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Assam Draft Policy Sets Solar RPO Target at 7.25% for FY 2019-20

Assam Draft Policy Sets Solar RPO Target at 7.25% for FY 2019-20

The Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC) has issued a draft policy announcing its renewable purchase obligation (RPO) from 2019 to 2022. The draft policy has also amended certain sections of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tata Memorial Center Issues Tenders for 2 MW of Solar Projects

Tata Memorial Center Issues Tenders for 2 MW of Solar Projects

Tata Memorial Center has issued notice inviting tenders (NIT) for installation of solar power projects at Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital & Research Center, in Mohali, Punjab. The total capacity of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Maharashtra DISCOM Seeks to Procure 500 MW of Power with Storage to Meet its RPO

Maharashtra DISCOM to Procure 500 MW of Renewables with Energy Storage to Meet its RPO

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has filed a petition before the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) seeking its approval for the procurement of 500 MW of flexible ...
/ / C&I, Energy Storage
NTPC Seeks to Procure 100 MW of Solar or Wind Power with a Tariff Cap of ₹3/kWh

NTPC Seeks to Procure 100 MW of Solar or Wind Power with a Tariff Cap of ₹3/kWh

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued a tender to procure 100 MW of power from solar or wind power projects. The bid submission deadline is September 11, 2019 ...
NTPC Retenders 20 MW of Floating Solar Projects for its Gas Plant in Uttar Pradesh

NTPC Retenders 20 MW of Floating Solar Projects for its Gas Plant in Uttar Pradesh

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has retendered and invited fresh bids for a 20 MW floating solar project. The project is to be established at the reservoir of NTPC ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar
Southern and Western Regions of India Recorded Zero Power Supply Deficit in Q1_ CEA

Southern and Western Regions of India Recorded Zero Power Supply Deficit in Q1: CEA

During the first quarter (Q1) of the financial year (FY) 2019-20, India’s power supply increased slightly with the power deficit declining to 0.4% from the 0.6% recorded during the Q1 ...
Haryana Floats Tender for 20 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects Under RESCO Mode

Bhakra Beas Management Board to Install Rooftop Solar at its Non-Residential Buildings

The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB), a government agency formed to operate dams, has decided to install grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects on the roofs of its non-residential buildings and ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
EESL Floats Tender for 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

EESL Floats Tender for 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture between the public-sector units of the Ministry of Power and the central government, has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) to ...
MNRE Orders Setting Up of Dispute Resolution Committee for Solar and Wind Sector

MNRE Orders Setting Up of Dispute Resolution Committee for Solar and Wind Sectors

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an order to establish a system to resolve disputes between solar and wind energy developers and the Solar Energy Corporation ...
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 ...
India’s Solar Capacity Reaches 30 GW Milestone

India’s Solar Capacity Reaches 30 GW Milestone

Solar installations in India have reached 30 GW according to preliminary figures from Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker. The share of solar capacity grew from 6.6% as of March 2018 ...