Rajasthan Flouts Policy Levies ₹0.60kWh Electricity Duty on Captive Solar Projects

Rajasthan Flouts Policy, Levies ₹0.60/kWh Electricity Duty on Captive Solar Projects

The Chairman of the Rajasthan distribution companies (DISCOMs) and the Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam Limited have issued an order, levying electricity duty of ₹0.60 (~$0.00081)/kWh on the consumption of power ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up Canadian Solar Signs PPA for a 12 MW Solar Project in Italy

Daily News Wrap-Up: Canadian Solar Signs PPA for a 12 MW Solar Project in Italy

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Canadian Solar has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Axpo Italia to procure power produced from ...
CPSU Program for 12 GW of Solar Amended, VGF Capped at ₹5.5 Million

CPSU Program for 12 GW of Solar Amended, VGF Capped at ₹5.5 Million

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued amendments for setting up 12 GW of solar projects with viability gap funding (VGF) by central public sector undertakings (CPSUs) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
KKR’s Renewable Platform Virescent Acquires 76 MW of Solar Projects from Sindicatum

KKR’s Renewable Platform Virescent Acquires 76 MW of Solar Projects from Sindicatum

Virescent Renewable Energy Trust, a platform created by global investment company KKR to acquire renewable energy assets in India, announced that it had acquired 76 MW of solar projects from ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Facebook Ties Up with CleanMax to Source 100% Renewable Power

Facebook Ties Up with CleanMax to Source 100% Renewable Power

Facebook has partnered with renewable energy company CleanMax to further the global tech giant’s sustainability ambitions in India. As part of the deal, Facebook will procure renewable energy from wind ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Global Wind Energy Council Enters India

Daily News Wrap-Up: Global Wind Energy Council Enters India

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) announced that they would establish GWEC India to work with the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tender to Empanel Firms For Supply of Grid-Tied, Off-Grid, Hybrid Solar Inverters

Tender to Empanel Firms For Supply of Grid-Tied, Off-Grid, Hybrid Solar Inverters

The Center for Development of Imaging Technology (C-DIT) has floated an empanelment tender seeking agencies to supply grid-tied, off-grid, and hybrid solar inverters for its solar projects in Kerala. The ...
It's Official: LoUs from State-Run Financiers to Serve as Bank Guarantees for Solar Tenders

It’s Official: LoUs from State-Run Financiers to Serve as Bank Guarantees for Solar Tenders

The Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued amendments to its guidelines for the tariff-based competitive bidding process to procure power from grid-connected solar projects. The amendments address the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gujarat Releases Tender for 110 MW of Solar Projects to be Set Up at GETCO Substations

Gujarat Releases Tender for 110 MW of Solar Projects to be Set Up at GETCO Substations

The Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has invited bids for 110 MW of grid-connected solar projects. The projects would range from 10 MW to 55 MW and would be ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Malaysia's Yinson Increases its Stake in Indian Solar Developer Rising Sun to 95%

Malaysia’s Yinson Increases its Stake in Indian Solar Developer Rising Sun to 95%

Malaysia-based, Yinson Holdings Berhad, announced that it has agreed to acquire an additional 57.5% equity interest in Rising Sun Energy Private Limited (RSE), an Indian company engaged in solar development ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Adoption of Solar Through Open Access_ Roadblocks and The Road Ahead

Adoption of Solar Through Open Access: Roadblocks and the Road Ahead

In the Indian power sector, open access means a mechanism in which large consumers have access to the transmission and distribution network so that they are free to obtain power ...
SECI’s 5 GW Renewable Power Tender Bundled with Thermal Extended Again

SECI’s 5 GW Renewable Power Tender Bundled with Thermal Extended Again

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has once again extended the bid submission deadline for its tender to procure 5 GW of renewable power on a round-the-clock (RTC) ...
Railways Issues Tender Mandating Made in India Cells & Modules for 1 GW of Solar Projects

Railways Issues Tender Mandating Made in India Cells & Modules for 1 GW of Solar Projects

The Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL), a joint venture company of the Ministry of Railways and RITES Limited, has announced a tender for setting up 1 GW of solar ...
Adani Green Gets Stakeholders’ Approval to Raise ₹25 billion

Adani Green Gets Stakeholders’ Approval to Raise ₹25 Billion

Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) announced that it had received approval from its shareholders to raise ₹25 billion (~$331 million). The approval was granted during the company’s fifth annual general ...
BHEL Issues Module Mounting Structures Tender for a 75 MW Solar Project

BHEL Issues Module Mounting Structures Tender for a 75 MW Solar Project

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has issued a request for quotation (RfQ) for the supply of module mounting structures for Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited’s (GSECL) solar projects in the ...
Zambia Signs Pact with PowerChina to Develop 600 MW of Solar Projects

Zambia Signs Pact with PowerChina to Develop 600 MW of Solar Projects

Zambia-based ZESCO Limited and Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina), a wholly state-owned company, have signed three contracts worth $548 million. The contracts have been signed for 600 MW of ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
KELTRON Issues Expressions of Interest for Hybrid Rooftop Solar Projects in Karnataka

KELTRON Issues Expressions of Interest for Hybrid Rooftop Solar Projects in Karnataka

The Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KELTRON) has floated a short-term expression of interest (EoI) for the empanelment of agencies and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors to install ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
MERC Approves Tariff of ₹3.11_kWh for 100 MW of Solar Under Agricultural Feeder Program

MERC Approves Tariff of ₹3.11/kWh for 100 MW of Solar Under Agricultural Feeder Program

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the tariff of ₹3.11 (~$0.04)/kWh for 100 MW of solar power on a long-term basis for 25 years. The project is being ...
CERC Issues Guidelines for Inter-State Transmission Charges for Solar and Wind Projects

CERC Issues Guidelines for Inter-State Transmission Charges for Solar and Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued new guidelines for inter-state transmission charges and losses. The guidelines shed light on the responsibilities of the nodal agencies and the calculation ...
Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables in April 2020

Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables in April 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has grounded the economy to a halt. The pandemic has not only caused enormous economic loss but has killed tens of thousands of people across the ...
BHEL Seeks to Procure 74,500 Multicrystalline Solar Modules for NTPC’s Project

BHEL Seeks to Procure 74,500 Multicrystalline Solar Modules for NTPC’s Project

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited a request for quotation (RfQ) to manufacture and supply 74,500 units of multi-crystalline solar photovoltaic (PV) modules for NTPC’s 100 MW floating solar ...
Madhya Pradesh’s RUMSL Extends Bidding Deadline for 1.5 GW of Solar Projects

Madhya Pradesh’s RUMSL Extends Bidding Deadline for 1.5 GW of Solar Projects

The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) has extended the deadline to submit bids for 1,500 MW of grid-connected solar projects to be developed across three solar parks in the ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
IREDA Replaces SECI As the Implementing Agency for VGF-Based Solar Projects

IREDA Replaces SECI as the Implementing Agency for VGF-Based Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued amendments regarding the setting up of 12 GW of solar projects with Viability Gap funding Support (VGF) by Central Public ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Saudi Arabia Shortlists Solar Bidders for Round 2 of National Renewable Energy Program

Saudi Arabia Shortlists Solar Bidders for Round 2 of National Renewable Energy Program

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy has published the names of the shortlisted bidders for the round two of the National Renewable Energy Program (NREP). Al Blagha Holding for Investments Company ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
SECI and NTPC to Pay GST Compensation to Adani Solar’s SPVs

SECI and NTPC to Pay GST Compensation to Adani Solar’s SPVs

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently passed an order asking Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to pay the requested compensation to Wardha ...