Solar PV Deployed at CAGR of 38% from 1998 to 2015: United Nations Report

Solar PV Deployed at CAGR of 38% from 1998 to 2015: United Nations Report

Global emissions have witnessed a mercurial rise in the recent years. In order to bridge the emissions gap, innovation in the use of existing technologies, promotion of investment in new ...
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Jammu & Kashmir to get 23 GW of Solar Projects Starting With 2.5 GW in Kargil and 5 GW in Leh

Jammu & Kashmir to get 23 GW of Solar Projects Starting With 2.5 GW in Kargil and 5 GW in Leh

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has launched a plan for the implementation of 23 GW of ultra mega solar projects in the Leh and Ladakh regions of ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Gujarat Decides to Implement Solar Agricultural Feeder Program on Pilot Basis

Andhra Pradesh: Solar Projects Get ₹3/kWh Tariff After a 20-Month Delay in Commissioning

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has set ₹3 (~$0.042)/kWh as the tariff for three grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the state, aggregating 82 MW. The APERC was ...
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SECI Amends RfS Guidelines for 2 GW ISTS-Connected Wind Tranche-IV Tender

Torrent Power Gets Approval for Deviation in Guidelines to Procure Solar and Wind Power

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has approved Torrent Power’s petitions for the acceptance of deviations from the Ministry of Power (MoP)’s guidelines for the procurement of solar and wind ...
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Gujarat Floats Tender for 700 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects

Maharashtra’s Renewable Energy Policy 2008 Does Not Include Solar: MERC

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed Adani Electricity Mumbai Ltd (AEML) not to pay any benefits to open access solar projects aggregating 6 MW. These projects were developed under the ...
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ENGIE And STOA Form Joint-Venture to Develop Wind Projects in India

NTPC to Procure 1,000 MW of Power from Existing Solar and Wind Projects on Short-Term Basis

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is going to procure 1,000 MW of renewable energy on a short-term basis. NTPC has issued a tender to procure power from the existing ...
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MIT Research: Driven by Government Policies, Solar Module Prices Fell by 99% in 4 Decades

MIT Research: Driven by Government Policies, Solar Module Prices Fell by 99% in 4 Decades

There has been a drastic fall in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules in the past four decades, with the reduction in prices nearing 99 percent. Recently, in a ...
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CERC Proposes Granting Category I Inter-State Trading License to Refex Energy

HERC Approves Procurement of 300 MW of Solar Power Through Competitive Bidding

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued an order approving the deviations to the terms of competitive bidding, the conditions of request for proposal (RfP) and the draft power ...
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Government May Increase the Duration of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports_ Panel Discussion

NTPC Floats Tender for 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Projects

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has tendered 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in the western region of the country. The bid-submission deadline ...
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Solar and Wind Power Procurement Situation is a Mess

SECI Raises Upper Tariff Ceilings for Two Solar Tenders to Attract Developers

Amid lukewarm interest shown by solar project developers, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has now decided to raise the upper tariff ceiling for two of its mega tenders which ...
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Tariff Disputes Threaten to Stall 970 MW of Solar Projects in Karnataka

APTEL Intervenes in Ongoing Solar Tariff Dispute for 970 MW of Projects in Karnataka

 In Karnataka, which is also India’s top solar state, 970 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects have been embroiled in a tariff dispute. This situation arose after the procurers ...
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Mongolia Gets $60.6 Million for Solar-Wind Hybrid Project with Battery Energy Storage

Mongolia Gets $60.6 Million for Solar-Wind Hybrid Project with Battery Energy Storage

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a loan agreement with the Government of Mongolia under which it will be providing $60.6 million for distributed renewable energy projects in the ...
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Coal India Partners with Neyveli Lignite Corporation to Develop 3,000 MW of Solar Projects

Coal India Partners with Neyveli Lignite Corporation to Develop 3,000 MW of Solar Projects

Coal India Limited (CIL) and  Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited (NLCIL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form a joint venture (JV) company for solar power generation of ...
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Technical Bids Aggregating 750 MW Received for UPNEDA’s 500 MW Solar Tender

UPNEDA’s 500 MW Solar Tender Attracts 750 MW of Technical Bids

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA)’s 500 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) tender has been oversubscribed by 250 MW. A UPNEDA official told Mercom, “Technical bids ...
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MNRE Extends Deadline for Self-Certification of Solar Modules to September 20, 2018

MNRE Extends Deadline for Self-Certification of Solar Modules to September 20, 2018

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the date for self-certification of six products done by solar module manufacturers to September 20, 2018. These six products are ...
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Aditya Birla Quotes L1 Tariff of ₹2.79/kWh in GRIDCO’s 200 MW Solar Auction

Aditya Birla Quotes L1 Tariff of ₹2.79/kWh in GRIDCO’s 200 MW Solar Auction

The Lowest (L1) tariff of ₹2.79 (~$0.0406 )/kWh was quoted in the recent solar auction held by the Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO) for the development of 200 MW of ...
Punjab to Begin a Pilot Solar PV Project on Agricultural Land

Punjab to Begin a Pilot Solar PV Project on Agricultural Land

The state government of Punjab has approved a pilot solar photovoltaic (PV) project to be developed on agricultural land. The pilot project for solar energy generation will be developed on ...
Jinko Solar Signs 240 MW Solar Module Supply Deal in Vietnam

NSEFI Requests Uttar Pradesh to Honor Tariff Discovered in Recent Solar Auction

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has written to the energy minister of Uttar Pradesh to honor the tariffs discovered in the recently concluded 1,000 MW solar photovoltaic ...
UPNEDA’s 1 GW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 870 MW

UPNEDA’s 1 GW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 870 MW

The 1 GW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) tender issued by Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has been oversubscribed by 870 MW. Initially, the 1 GW capacity ...
Month in a Minute: Important Headlines from the Indian Solar Industry in June 2018

OREDA Tenders 6 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Project on Behalf of HAL

The Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) has tendered a 6 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project on behalf of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Koraput, Odisha. The bid-submission deadline ...
Infosys Sources Over 43% of its Electricity Needs From Renewable Energy

NTPC Issues Tenders for 36 MW of Solar in Telangana and Gujarat

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has tendered a total of 36 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in the states of Telangana and Gujarat. NTPC ...
WBREDA Retenders 10 MW of Solar Project to be Developed in West Bengal’s Nadia District

WBREDA Retenders 10 MW of Solar Project to be Developed in West Bengal’s Nadia District

The West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) has retendered a 10 MW grid‑connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project to be developed in Bhajanghat in the state’s Nadia district. The bid-submission ...
Over 10 GW of Solar PV Projects Tendered in May 2018 in India

Over 10 GW of Solar PV Projects Tendered in May 2018 in India

Over 10 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity was tendered in May 2018, while over 2 GWs were  auctioned in India, according to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker. Solar tenders approximating ...
NLC India Commissions 300 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects in Tamil Nadu

NLC India Commissions 300 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects in Tamil Nadu

The state-owned Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) India has commissioned 300 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the state of Tamil Nadu. According to a Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) filing ...
Uttarakhand Issues Draft Tariff Regulations and RPO Targets for Solar Projects

Uttarakhand Issues Draft Tariff Regulations and RPO Targets for Solar Projects

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has released draft tariff regulations for the supply of electricity from renewable energy sources and non-fossil fuel based co-generating stations for the year 2018 ...
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