$130 Million in Funding Goes to Projects Advancing Solar Technologies

$130 Million in Funding Goes to Projects Advancing Solar Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it would provide a $130 million funding for selected research projects to advance solar technologies. According to the agency, DOE will provide ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Jharkhand Floats Tenders for 2,253 Solar Systems, 8,000 Solar LED Streetlights

Jharkhand Floats Tenders for 2,253 Solar Systems, 8,000 Solar LED Streetlights

The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has floated tenders for empanelling agencies for solar standalone systems and solar street lighting systems in the state. The first tender was for ...
Bharat Forge Invests ₹113.75 Million in Avaada’s Group Captive Open Access Solar Project

Bharat Forge Invests ₹113.75 Million in Avaada’s Group Captive Open Access Solar Project

A Pune-based multinational infrastructure company, Bharat Forge Limited, has invested ₹113.75 million (~$1.51 million) in Avaada SataraMH Private Limited (ASPL). The investment represents 8.98% of ASPL's paid-up equity capital. The ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Punjab Floats Empanelment Tender for 50 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

Punjab Floats Empanelment Tender for 50 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has released an empanelment tender. The tender has been issued for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies, manufacturers, and system integrators to install ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Orient Cement to Buy Solar Under Group Captive Model From AMPSolar’ Open Access Project

Orient Cement to Buy Solar Under Group Captive Model from AMPSolar’s Open Access Project

Orient Cement, a subsidiary of Indian conglomerate CK Birla Group, announced that it would acquire a 26% stake in AMPSolar Systems Private Limited for ₹40.5 million (~$549,244) to set up a ...
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Sungrow to Supply its Inverters for a 90 MW Solar Project in Germany

Daily News Wrap-Up: Sungrow to Supply its Inverters for a 90 MW Solar Project in Germany

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Sungrow, a global inverter solution supplier for renewables, has secured a contract to supply inverters to Enerparc’s ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Month in a Minute_ Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in November 2020

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in November 2020

Here is a recap of some of the most important headlines from November 2020: Blueleaf Energy, a Singapore-based renewable energy company, announced that it acquired a majority stake in an ...
Kerala State Electronics Invites Bids for Supply of Solar Modules for a 2 MW Solar Project

Kerala State Electronics Invites Bids for Supply of Solar Modules for a 2 MW Solar Project

The Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KELTRON) has invited bids for the supply of solar panels (monocrystalline solar modules) for a 2 MW solar power project. The last date to submit ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SJVN Floats Tender to Enlist EPC Contractors for 100 MW of Solar Projects

SJVN Floats Tender to Enlist EPC Contractors for 100 MW of Solar Projects

SJVN Limited, a joint venture between the central government and the government of Himachal Pradesh, has floated a notice inviting expressions of interest (EOI) to enlist engineering, procurement, and construction ...
Solar Developer ReneSola Reports Net Revenue of $9.7 Million in Q3 2020

Solar Developer ReneSola Reports Net Revenue of $9.7 Million in Q3 2020

ReneSola, a Shanghai-based solar project developer and operator, posted that its net revenue stood at $9.7 million in the third quarter of 2020 (Q3 2020), down over 85% from $65.9 ...
Daily News Wrap-up_ Sterling & Wilson Takes Over 200 MW Egypt Solar Project After Mahindra

Daily News Wrap-up: Sterling & Wilson Takes Over 200 MW Egypt Solar Project After Mahindra

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: ACWA Power, a Saudi Arabia-based independent power producer, has selected Sterling and Wilson to develop the 200 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Inch Up to ₹110.67 Billion in October

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Inch Up to ₹110.67 Billion in October

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed over ₹110.67 billion (~$1.5 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments across 439 pending invoices, according to data from the Ministry of ...
Gujarat-Based Solar Monitoring and Analytics Platform Prescinto Raises Seed Funding

Gujarat-Based Solar Monitoring and Analytics Platform Prescinto Raises Seed Funding

Solar monitoring and analytics platform Prescinto announced that it raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from Venture Catalysts, an integrated incubator for startups. According to its press statement, angel ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Goa Invites Bids for Solar Home Systems Under Remote Village Electrification Program

Goa Invites Bids for Solar Home Systems Under Remote Village Electrification Program

The Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has invited bids for installing solar home lighting systems at various households in the state. The solar systems will be installed under the remote ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tamil Nadu Regulator Refuses to Extend Commissioning Deadline for a 50 MW Solar Project

Tamil Nadu Regulator Refuses to Extend Commissioning Deadline for a 50 MW Solar Project

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) rejected a solar developer's petition to extend the project’s commissioning date. The TNERC approved the commissioning of only 50 MW out of the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
US-Based Solar Software Developer Aurora Raises $50 Million

US-Based Solar Software Developer Aurora Raises $50 Million

Aurora Solar, a U.S.-based solar software company, announced that it raised $50 million in Series B funding led by ICONIQ Capital. With this funding, the company has received over $70 ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Residential Rooftop Solar Loans_ All You Need to Know

Residential Rooftop Solar Loans: All You Need to Know

In the fourth article of our series covering all you need to know about rooftop solar systems, we focus on ways to finance your residential rooftop system. This write-up will ...
/ / Consumers, Solar
Telangana Approves ₹58.3 Million in GST & VAT Refunds to Two Solar Project Developers

Telangana Approves ₹58.3 Million in GST & VAT Refunds to Two Solar Project Developers

The Government of Telangana, in a budget release order, has authorized the release of ₹58.3 million (~$789,059) to two solar project developers as refunds under State Goods and Services Taxes (SGST) ...
Gujarat Electricity Corporation Floats Tender for 140 MW of Solar Projects

Gujarat Electricity Corporation Floats Tender for 140 MW of Solar Projects

The Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has floated a tender for 140 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects in the state. The projects will range between 10 ...
Haryana Regulator Allows For Nine Months to Commission a 50 MW Open Access Solar Project

Haryana Regulator Allows For Nine Months to Commission a 50 MW Open Access Solar Project

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued an order extending the scheduled commissioning date (SCOD) for a 50 MW open access solar project in the state. It also approved ...
Germany’s Solar Installations up 12% With 421 MW of Solar Added in October 2020

Germany’s Solar Installations up 12% With 421 MW of Solar Added in October 2020

Germany added 421 MW of solar photovoltaic installations in October 2020, a 12% increase compared to 376 MW added in October 2019, according to the latest data from Federal Network ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Nigeria to Set Up Hybrid Solar Projects for Seven Universities

Nigeria to Set Up Hybrid Solar Projects for Seven Universities

Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency (REA) has revised the deadline for its Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP). Under NEP, the Nigerian government plans to develop solar hybrid power stations at seven universities, ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Daily News Wrap-Up_ UK Adds 14.3 MW of Solar Capacity in October

Daily News Wrap-Up: UK Adds 14.3 MW of Solar Capacity in October

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The United Kingdom added 14.3 MW of solar capacity in October 2020, according to the latest data ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Renewable Power in Asia Pacific Region to be Cheaper than Coal by 2030_ Report

Renewable Power in Asia Pacific Region to be Cheaper than Coal by 2030: Report

Renewable power in India is expected to be 56% cheaper than new-build coal by 2030, according to a report published by Wood Mackenzie, a United Kingdom-based research and consultancy firm. The ...
CEL Floats Two Tender for 1,430,000 Solar Cells

CEL Floats Two Tenders for 1,430,000 Solar Cells

Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise under the Government of India’s Ministry of Science and Technology, has floated two tenders for 1,430,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) cells. The first ...