NHPC Invites EPC Contractors to Construct a 40 MW Solar Project in Odisha

Solar Companies’ Claim for Late Payment Surcharge and Rebate Dismissed by UPERC

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has rejected the pleas submitted by two renewable energy generating companies seeking late payment surcharge on bills raised before the adoption of a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Transmission, Wheeling, Cross-Subsidy Charges for Captive and Renewable Projects in UP

Cleantech Solar to Install Captive Solar Projects for Battery Maker Exide Industries

Indian lead-acid battery manufacturer, Exide Industries (Exide), has entered into three share subscription and shareholders agreements with renewable energy developer Cleantech Solar (Cleantech) to install captive solar projects at its ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
USTDA Funds Feasibility Study to Assess Viability of a 100 MW Solar Project in Mozambique

China’s Solar Installations Dip 40% YoY to 5.2 GW in Q1 2019

China installed 5.2 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019. When compared to Q1 2018, this was a nearly 40% decline in installation numbers ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
2019 Begins with a Sharp Decline in Solar Auction Activity While 6.5 GW of solar capa

Indian Solar Industry Sluggish Amid General Elections

The 2019 general elections are currently underway in India. In recent months, with the country gearing up for one of the biggest democratic exercises, the solar tender and auction activity ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Adani Seeks Bidders to Purchase 700 MW of Solar Power, With 350 MW under Greenshoe Option

Investment in Indian Solar Sector Dips to $9.8 Billion in 2018

In 2018, investments in the Indian solar sector totaled approximately $9.8 billion compared to 2017, in which almost $11.5 billion flowed into the Indian solar sector.  2018 witnessed a decline ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttar Pradesh to Charge Developers for Under and Over Generation of Solar and Wind Power

China Plans to Prioritize Non-Subsidized Wind and Solar Projects

China is prioritizing unsubsidized wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), has organized and drafted a project report on promoting non-subsidized affordable projects for wind and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
China Eyes One Belt One Road Initiative to Expand Renewable Energy

China Eyes One Belt One Road Initiative to Expand Renewable Energy

China plans to utilize its ambitious One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative to expand renewable energy along the economic belt. According to China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), “In the past ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
International Solar Alliance Gets a New Member_ Bolivia

CERC Rules Against Power Grid, Provides Relief to Solar Developer in Madhya Pradesh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has quashed a transmission service agreement (TSA) termination notice that was issued by the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) to SEI Sunshine ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Funding into the Global Solar Sector Falls to $2 Billion in Q1 2018

Global Solar Market Receives $2.8 Billion in Corporate Funding in Q1 2019

The solar sector received $2.8 billion in corporate funding globally, including venture capital funding, public market, and debt financing. Activity across venture capital funding, public market, and debt financing were ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Why the 2.4 GW Solar Auction Was Cancelled

Haryana to Follow Latest MNRE Competitive Bidding Guidelines for 300 MW Solar Auction

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has asked the Haryana Power Purchase Centre (HPPC) to follow the latest competitive bidding guidelines issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Issues Draft Guidelines for Grouping Solar PV Inverters for Testing in Labs

MNRE Issues Draft Guidelines for Grouping Solar PV Inverters for Testing in Labs

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines for series approval (grouping) of solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters to conduct testing in labs for Implementation of “Quality ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Sri Lanka to Develop 28 Small Solar Power Projects

Adani to Remove Domestic Content Requirement for 700 MW Solar Auction

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited’s (AEML) request to initiate the bidding process for 700 MW of solar without the domestic content requirement condition ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Zambia Awards 120 MW of Solar PV Projects

Zambia Awards 120 MW of Solar PV Projects

The Global Energy Transfer Feed-in Tariffs (GET FiT), Zambia Secretariat, has awarded 120 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects under round one of GET FiT Zambia 100 MW solar PV ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
PTC India FInancial and USICEF Partner to Finance Distributed Solar Projects in India

PTC India Financial and USICEF Partner to Finance Distributed Solar Projects in India

Indian infrastructure finance company, PTC India Financial Services (PFS), has partnered with the U.S.-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF) to mobilize debt financing for distributed solar energy in India. This is ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
MNRE Issues Testing Guidelines for Battery Storage

MNRE Issues Testing Guidelines for Battery Storage

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines for performance testing of batteries (lead-acid and nickel-based chemistry type) series approval for mandatory registration with the Bureau ...
EPC Contractors Invited to Construct 150 MW of Solar PV Projects in Gujarat

EPC Contractors Invited to Construct 150 MW of Solar PV Projects in Gujarat

The Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited (GIPCL) is looking for engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractors to develop 150 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. The bid submission deadline is ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Adani Electricity Mumbai has Time Until March 2020 to Comply with RPO

Adani Electricity Mumbai Has Time Until March 2020 to Comply with RPO

Government agencies in India are taking renewable purchase obligation (RPO) compliance cases seriously, and entities are being brought to task by state electricity regulatory commissions after the creation of RPO ...
MNRE Suggests Mandatory Recycling of Solar Panel Glass Containing Antimony

MNRE Suggests Mandatory Recycling of Solar Panel Glass Containing Antimony

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a blueprint for the utilization, manufacture, disposal, and import of solar photovoltaic (PV) module and glass containing Antimony. Antimony is ...
International Solar Alliance Gets a New Member_ Bolivia

International Solar Alliance Gets a New Member: Bolivia

Bolivia has signed the framework agreement of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), joining hands with India towards a common goal of sustainability. The ISA is an Indian initiative that was jointly launched ...
Punjab’s Akal University Installs a 1.2 MW Project to Fuel its Energy Needs

Punjab’s Akal University Installs a 1.2 MW Solar Project to Fuel its Energy Needs

Akal University in Punjab’s Bhatinda is the latest entrant in a rapidly evolving league of educational institutions that have chosen to harness solar power to take care of their electricity ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
BHEL Floats Tender for Solar Module Mounting Structure Columns for 129 MW of Projects

Karnataka Issues Tender to Replace 700 Modules in a 10-Year-Old 3 MW Solar Project in Belagavi

The Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) has issued a repair tender for a 3 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project located in Itnal village of the state’s Belagavi district. This is ...
Bangladesh Signs Agreement with Saudi-Based Alfanar for 100 MW of Solar Power Projects

Generic Tariff for Solar Projects in Tamil Nadu Will Now be ₹3.04/kWh

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has fixed the generic tariff for solar photovoltaic (PV) procurement in the state. The TNERC has set ₹3.04 (~$0.044)/kWh without accelerated depreciation (AD) and ...
Maharashtra Asks Entities Including BEST and Indian Railways to Comply with Their Solar RPO

Maharashtra Asks Entities Including BEST and Indian Railways to Comply with Their Solar RPO

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ordered five entities to comply with their solar and non-solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) requirement for Financial Year (FY) 2017-18 in FY 2018-19. The ...
Supreme Court ReNew Power MPPMCL

What Does Supreme Court’s Order Quashing RBI’s NPA Circular Mean for the Solar Sector

Recently, the Supreme Court of India ordered the quashing of a circular issued by the Reserve Bank of India on non-performing assets (NPAs). According to a PTI report, “The Supreme ...
Adani Seeks Bidders to Purchase 700 MW of Solar Power, With 350 MW under Greenshoe Option

Can’t Curtail Solar at Your Convenience: Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission

In a strongly-worded judgment, the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has informed the state load dispatch centers (SLDC) that it cannot curtail solar generation. Curtailment of power is a ...