Implications of COVID-19 lockdown on Indian solar industry

Implications of COVID-19 Lockdown on Indian Solar Industry

The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought the world to a standstill, disrupting businesses globally. To fight the outbreak, the Government of India ordered a complete lockdown from March 24, 2020, ...
Jhansi Smart City Floats Tender for Hybrid Rooftop Solar Projects on Government Buildings

Jhansi Smart City Floats Tender for Hybrid Rooftop Solar Projects on Government Buildings

The Jhansi Smart City Limited has invited bids for hybrid rooftop solar power projects with zero export devices on government buildings and offices in Jhansi under the CAPEX (capital expenditure) ...
Researchers Make High-Efficiency Organic Photovoltaic Small Cells on a Glass Substrate

Researchers Make High-Efficiency Organic Photovoltaic Small Cells on a Glass Substrate

In a significant development, Toyobo Corporation Limited, along with the French government research institute, CEA, has come up with trial organic photovoltaics (OPV) small cells on a glass substrate along ...
/ / Solar, Technology
China Could Install 23-31 GW of Solar in 2020_ Report

China Could Install 23-31 GW of Solar in 2020: Report

According to the data released by China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), the country had nearly 204 GW of installed solar generation capacity by the end of 2019, which included 141.67 ...
8 GW of Solar Projects Tendered in March Despite the Lockdown

8 GW of Solar Projects Tendered in March Despite the Lockdown

It was a good month for solar tenders, which increased by nearly 377% (four times) in March 2020 as compared to February, despite countrywide lockdown in the second half of ...
COVID-19 Pandemic Takes a Toll on Solar REC Trading in March

COVID-19 Pandemic Takes a Toll on Solar REC Trading in March

March witnessed a significant drop in trading volume of solar as well as non-solar renewable energy certificates (RECs). As the country fights the outbreak of Coronavirus. Markets all around the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
NTPC Tenders Inverter Transformer Package for a Solar Project in Maharashtra

NTPC Tenders Inverter Transformer Package for a Solar Project in Maharashtra

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has invited bids for an inverter transformer package for the Solapur solar PV project in Maharashtra. The scope of work includes the design, ...
/ / Grid, T&D
NTPC Acquires North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited

NTPC Acquires North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited

The National Thermal Power Corporation of India (NTPC) has acquired 3,60,98,09,800 equity shares in the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (The share purchase agreement represents an amount of ₹40 ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
CERC Extends Validity of Existing Renewable Energy Tariffs Until June 30, 2020

CERC Extends Validity of Existing Renewable Energy Tariffs Until June 30, 2020

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has extended the applicability of the Renewable Energy Tariff Regulations, 2017, for three months (from April 01, 2020, to June 30, 2020). The Commission ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
SECI Announces Tender for 32 MW of Solar Projects at Singareni Collieries in Telangana

SECI Announces Tender for 32 MW of Solar Projects at Singareni Collieries in Telangana

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids for 32 MW (AC) overburden dump-based solar projects at different sites of Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) in Telangana. The ...
Committee on Energy Skeptical About India's Chances of Meeting its 2022 Solar Target

Committee on Energy Skeptical About India’s Chances of Meeting its 2022 Solar Target

The Standing Committee on Energy has presented the third report on the demands for grants of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) for the year financial year (FY) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
A 50 MW Solar Project Coming Up in Leh, Says RK Singh in Lok Sabha

A 50 MW Solar Project Coming Up in Leh, Says RK Singh in Lok Sabha

Responding to a question in the Lok Sabha, the Union Minister stated that the government has planned to set up a 50 MW solar project in Leh through the Solar ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
180 Million Off-Grid Solar Units Sold Worldwide Since 2010

180 Million Off-Grid Solar Units Sold Worldwide Since 2010

A new report published by the World Bank and GOGLA (Global Off-Grid Lighting Association) shows that the off-grid solar (OGS) industry has been showing robust growth and has grown into ...
/ / Uncategorized
China, United States and India Collectively Added Over 51 GW of Solar in 2019

China, United States and India Collectively Added Over 51 GW of Solar in 2019

The top three solar markets in the world - China, U.S., and India, added nearly 51 GW of solar capacity in 2019. China led the way with 30.1 GW, followed ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Invites Bids for 34 MW of Solar Projects at Singareni Collieries in Telangana

SECI Invites Bids for 34 MW of Solar Projects at Singareni Collieries in Telangana

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has issued a notice inviting tender (NIT) for 34 MW of ground-based solar projects at Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) in Telangana ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Sterling & Wilson Set to Merge its Waaree SPV with its Solar Arm

Sterling & Wilson Set to Merge its Waaree SPV with its Solar Arm

In a significant development, Sterling and Wilson Solar has approved the merger of Sterling & Wilson Waaree, with Sterling & Wilson Solar. Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited is the solar ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Juniper Green, Vena Energy, and Tata Power Win Gujarat’s 500 MW Solar Auction

Juniper Green, Vena Energy, and Tata Power Win Gujarat’s 500 MW Solar Auction

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has announced the list of successful bidders in the auction for 500 MW of grid-connected solar projects (Phase VIII). The successful bidders were ...
Bihar’s Nalanda University to Install a 5 MW Solar Project At Its Campus in Rajgir

Bihar’s Nalanda University to Install a 5 MW Solar Project At Its Campus in Rajgir

The Department of Permanent Campus at Nalanda University has invited bids for engaging contractors for setting up of 5 MW (AC) of grid-connected ground-mounted solar PV projects at the permanent ...
NTPC Floats Tender for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Jharkhand

NTPC Floats Tender for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Jharkhand

The NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), has invited bids for 50 MW (AC) of grid-connected solar PV projects at ...
Kerala Gets Approval to Set Up 50 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Kerala Gets Approval to Set Up 50 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has approved the proposal by Kerala State Electricity Board’s (KSEB) for implementing 50 MW of grid-connected solar rooftop PV projects under the Phase ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Japan’s Marubeni Acquires Taiwan’s Chenya Energy to Leverage Floating Solar Business

Japan’s Marubeni Acquires Taiwan’s Chenya Energy to Leverage Floating Solar Business

In an important development, Japan’s Marubeni Corporation has executed a share purchase agreement with I Squared Capital to acquire Chenya Energy Company Limited, which is one of the leading solar ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Adani Asked to Compensate for Delay in Land Possession for a 20 MW Solar Project

Adani Asked to Compensate for Delay in Land Possession for a 20 MW Solar Project

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has dismissed Adani Green Energy Limited’s (AGEL) request to approve the date on which the supplemental power purchase agreement (PPA) was signed to be ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
UP Announces ₹15,000-30,000 Subsidy for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems Up to 10 kW

UP Announces ₹15,000-30,000 Subsidy for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems Up to 10 kW

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has announced subsidies for solar rooftop projects under Phase II of the grid-connected solar rooftop program. According to UPNEDA, the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
NTPC Invites Bids for a 23 MW Solar Inverter Package for Solar Project in Maharashtra

NTPC Invites Bids for Solar Inverter Package for a 23 MW Solar Project in Maharashtra

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids for a solar inverter package of 23 MW for a solar power project at Solapur in Maharashtra. The scope of work ...
Gujarat’s 500 MW Solar Tender Undersubscribed by 70 MW

Gujarat’s 500 MW Solar Tender Undersubscribed by 70 MW

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has announced the list of technical bidders for the purchase of power from 500 MW of grid-connected solar projects (Phase VIII). Tata Power, ...