Interview: Public Market May Not Have the Appetite for More Than 2-3 Large Renewable IPOs

Interview: Public Market May Not Have the Appetite for More Than 2-3 Large Renewable IPOs

In the past couple of months, a slew of government regulations have been announced for the domestic renewable sector. Mostly, these policies have been aimed at dealing with the ongoing ...
ACME Solar Wins SECI Auction to Develop 50 MW of Solar Projects Quoting ₹3.38/kWh

ACME Solar Wins 50 MW SECI Solar Auction With a ₹3.38/kWh Bid

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has auctioned 50 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in Gujrai Solar Park, located in Kanpur Dehat district of ...
Greenko Acquires Orange Renewables in a Billion-Dollar Deal

Greenko Acquires Orange Renewables for $1 Billion

The Greenko Group has acquired Orange Renewables in a billion-dollar deal. The deal is for an enterprise value of approximately $1.02 billion, which includes $680 million of debt which will ...
MNRE Introduces Battery Energy Storage System in its Quality Control Order 2017

MNRE Introduces Battery Energy Storage System in its Quality Control Order 2017

In line with the changing dynamics of the Indian solar sector, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has now brought battery energy storage system (BESS) under the ambit ...
Tunisia Announces a 70 MW Tender for Solar PV Projects Across the Country

Tunisia Announces a 70 MW Tender for Solar PV Projects Across the Country

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies of the Republic of Tunisia has tendered 70 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed across the country. The bid-submission deadline ...
EBRD and ADB Finance $50 Million for a Solar Project in Kazakhstan

EBRD and ADB Finance $50 Million for a Solar Project in Kazakhstan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) are investing heavily in the solar photovoltaic (PV) sector of Kazakhstan. The EBRD, Clean Technology Fund and Asian ...
Funding into the Global Solar Sector Falls to $2 Billion in Q1 2018

Funding into the Global Solar Sector Falls to $2 Billion in Q1 2018

Regulatory ambiguities and tariff uncertainties were a drag on the global solar sector in the first quarter of 2018, causing the announced corporate funding total to fall by 65 percent ...
Mytrah Energy Commissions Three 15 MW Solar Projects in Karnataka

Mytrah Energy Commissions Three 15 MW Solar Projects in Karnataka

Mytrah Energy, a renewable energy independent power producer (IPP), has successfully commissioned three solar projects in the state of Karnataka. Each of the three projects have a capacity of 15 ...
NTPC Retenders 25 MW of Solar Projects with Battery Storage in Andaman & Nicobar

NTPC Retenders 25 MW of Solar Projects with Battery Storage in Andaman & Nicobar

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has tendered a total of 25 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with battery energy storage systems (BESS) to be developed on the island ...
SECI Tenders 3 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Projects to be Developed Across India

SECI Tenders 3 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Projects to be Developed Across India

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered 3 GW of Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS)- connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed across the country. The bid-submission deadline ...
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Statkraft BLP Commissions 5 MW Solar Project in Tamil Nadu

Statkraft BLP Commissions 5 MW Solar Project in Tamil Nadu

Solar solutions provider Statkraft BLP Solar Solutions (SBSS) has successfully commissioned a 5 MW solar project in Tamil Nadu’s Gummidipoondi town. The project was developed at the manufacturing facility of ...
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SunSource Raises Funds For Development of Solar Projects in Low-Income States

SunSource Raises Funds For Development of Solar Projects in Low-Income States

SunSource Energy Private Limited, an Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) services provider, has announced that it has raised capital from Neev Fund for the development of solar projects across various ...
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Goyal_ Indian Railways Plans to Invite Bids for the Development of More Solar Projects

Goyal: Indian Railways Plans to Invite Bids for the Development of More Solar Projects

The Indian Railways is preparing to release tenders for the development of solar projects that will expand the company’s footprint in the Indian solar sector, according to Union Railway Minister ...
ProjectCo Invites EPC Contractors to Develop 40 MW Solar Project in Malawi

ProjectCo Invites EPC Contractors to Develop 40 MW Solar Project in Malawi

Malawi-based Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) ProjectCo, incorporated to develop, finance, build, own and operate solar energy projects, has invited bids from interested Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) contractors for the development of ...
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L&T Construction Bags 200 MW Solar Projects in Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu

L&T Construction Bags 200 MW Solar Projects in Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu

The Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) company Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Construction has bagged two grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects worth ₹5.9 billion (~$92 million) to be developed in the states of ...
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State Determined Feed-In Tariff to Apply to Small Solar and Wind Projects

Feed-In Tariffs to Make a Comeback in India for Small Solar and Wind Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification that calls for procuring power from small solar and wind projects through feed-in tariffs determined by their respective ...
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Solar Projects Have an Economic Rate of Return of 7.4% according to MNRE Draft Report

Solar Projects have an Economic Rate of Return of 7.4 Percent: MNRE Draft Report

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a draft study report that analyzes the economic rates of return for various renewable energy technologies in India. The draft ...
NTPC to Tender 20 GW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Under Developer Mode

NTPC to Tender 20 GW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Under Developer Mode

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has announced that it will tender 20 GW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in coming years. The decision was announced at the ninth ...
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Government Announces $350 Million Solar Development Fund for Project Financing

Government Announces $350 Million Solar Development Fund for Project Financing

The government has announced the setting up of a whopping $350 million (~₹22.4 billion) solar development fund to enable financing of solar projects in the country. The announcement was made ...
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India’s Energy Storage Industry Buoyant Despite Recent Tender Cancellations

India’s Energy Storage Industry Buoyant Despite Recent Tender Cancellations

India is on the cusp of a revolution in energy storage, according to key industry players. This was the sentiment at the well-attended 5th Energy Storage India Conference held in ...
SECI Tenders Over 275 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

Breaking: SECI Tenders 275 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India has (SECI) tendered 275 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in the Uttar Pradesh Solar Park. SECI confirmed to Mercom ...
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CERC waives ISTS

CERC Waives Inter-State Transmission Charges for Solar Projects

In a welcome move for the solar project developers in the country, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has waived the transmission charges for using the Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) ...
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US Says India Failed to Comply with WTO Ruling in Solar DCR Case

India Failed to Comply with WTO Ruling in Solar DCR Case: US

In the ongoing saga of the World Trade Organization (WTO) solar Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) case between the U.S. and India, the U.S. has communicated to the WTO that India ...
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MAHAGENCO Tenders 300 MW of Grid-Connected Solar

MAHAGENCO Tenders 300 MW of Grid-Connected Solar to Be Developed on a PPP Basis

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has issued three separate tenders for a total of 300 MW of grid-connected solar capacity. The capacity will be developed on a public ...
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MAHAGENCO Invites Expression of Interest for 50 MW of Solar in Maharashtra

MAHAGENCO Invites Expression of Interest for 50 MW of Solar in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has invited expression of interest (EoI) from developers, landowners, and bidders for the development of up to 50 MW of solar power projects ...
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