Tender Issued for 15 MW of Floating Solar in Himachal with a Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.41_kWh

Tender Issued for 15 MW of Floating Solar in Himachal with a Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.41/kWh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a request for selection (RfS) to set up 15 MW of grid-connected floating solar projects in the Bilaspur district of Himachal ...
Karnataka Mini-Hydro Projects Can Carry Forward Banked Energy for 2 Months

Karnataka Mini-Hydro Projects Can Carry Forward Banked Energy for 2 Months

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has approved a request to carry forward the banked energy from mini-hydropower generators as of May 31, 2020, to July 31, 2020. Any banked ...
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ArcelorMittal Looks for IPPs to Set up Solar Projects at 6 Locations Across South Africa

ArcelorMittal Looks for IPPs to Set up Solar Projects at 6 Locations Across South Africa

ArcelorMittal South Africa, a steel producer, has issued a request for information to recruit independent power producers (IPP) to set up solar power projects at six locations in South Africa ...
Adani Green to Get Refund of ₹1.2 Million for Another 20 MW Solar Project in Karnataka

Adani Green to Get Refund of ₹1.2 Million for Another 20 MW Solar Project in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an order directing the Mangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (MESCOM) to refund a penalty of ₹1.2 million (~$15,950) to Adani Green Energy ...
SECI’s 2 GW Solar Auction Gets India a New Record-Low Tariff of ₹2.36_kWh

SECI’s 2 GW Solar Auction Gets India a New Record-Low Tariff of ₹2.36/kWh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India's (SECI) latest auction saw a record low bid of ₹2.36 (~$0.0313)/kWh. The auction was conducted for 2 GW of the interstate transmission system (ISTS) ...
Tata Power Set to Develop 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

Tata Power Set to Develop 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

Tata Power announced that its subsidiary, Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), has received a letter of award (LoA) to develop 100 MW of solar projects in Maharashtra. The projects ...
MNRE To Allow Installation of Innovative Solar Pump Technologies In Test Mode

MNRE To Allow Installation of Innovative Solar Pump Technologies In Test Mode

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines for installing innovative standalone solar pumps to promote technological innovation in the sector. These guidelines pertain to solar pump ...
Rajasthan Tenders 1.6 MW of Rooftop Solar With Locally Made Modules

Rajasthan Tenders 1.6 MW of Rooftop Solar With Locally Made Modules

The Rajasthan State Agricultural Marketing Board (RSAMB) has floated a tender for about 1.6 MW of grid-tied rooftop solar systems to be set up at various locations in the state ...
Anti-Dumping Duty Imposed on Coated Flat Products Used in Solar Mounting Structures

Anti-Dumping Duty Imposed on Coated Flat Products Used in Solar Mounting Structures

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has imposed an anti-dumping duty on aluminum and zinc coated flat products from China PR, Vietnam, and Korea RP to protect the domestic industry. These ...
SECI’s 2 GW Solar Tender Gets Enthusiastic Response, Oversubscribed by 3.28 GW

SECI’s 2 GW Solar Tender Gets Enthusiastic Response, Oversubscribed by 3.28 GW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) recent tender for 2 GW of the interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected solar projects (Tranche IX) has garnered a lot of interest from developers ...
Developer Allowed to Invoke Force Majeure for Delayed Solar Project Due to COVID-19

Developer Allowed to Invoke Force Majeure for Delayed Solar Project Due to COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has exempted ACME Heergarh Powertech Private Limited from its contractual obligations under force majeure provision of its power purchase agreement ...
Cleantech Solar Receives $75 Million Green Loan to Help Set Up 500 MW of Solar Projects

Cleantech Solar Receives $75 Million Green Loan to Help Set Up 500 MW of Solar Projects

Cleantech Solar, a Singapore-based commercial and industrial (C&I) focused solar developer, announced that it received a green loan of $75 million (~₹5.67 billion) from the Singapore branch of the ING Bank ...
Indian Railways' 400 MW Solar Tender Comes With Domestic Content Requirement

Indian Railways’ 400 MW Solar Tender Comes With Domestic Content Requirement

The Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL), a joint venture of the Indian Railways and RITES Limited, has published the details of the tender for 400 MW of grid-connected solar ...
CERC Removes Floor Prices for Solar and Non-Solar RECs

CERC Removes Floor Prices for Solar and Non-Solar RECs

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order implementing revised forbearance and floor prices for solar and non-solar renewable energy certificates (RECs). In its order, the Commission implemented ...
Top Five States for Utility-Scale Solar Installations [Infographics]

Top Five States for Utility-Scale Solar Installations [Infographics]

During the first quarter of 2020, 886 MW of large-scale solar projects were installed in India, accounting for 82% of overall solar installations, according to Mercom India Research’s Q1 2020 ...
Sri Lanka Receives $100 Million Loan from India for Installing Rooftop Solar Systems

Sri Lanka Receives $100 Million Loan from India for Installing Rooftop Solar Systems

Sri Lanka announced that it had received a $100 million (~₹7.56 billion) loan from the Government of India for installing solar rooftop systems on government buildings. These funds will also ...
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Andhra Pradesh Issues Guidelines for 10 GW of Solar Projects for State’s Farmers

Andhra Pradesh Issues Guidelines for 10 GW of Solar Projects for State’s Farmers

The Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) has issued an order with guidelines to implement its 10 GW solar power project program for farmers in the state. The program aims to provide nine ...
Tracking Bifacial Solar Modules Can Produce 35% More Energy_ Report

Tracking Bifacial Solar Modules Can Produce 35% More Energy: Report

Researchers at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) have claimed that bifacial solar modules that track the sun produced 35% more energy than regular modules and could help ...
Winners in the Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments’ 50 MW Rooftop Solar Tender

Winners in the Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments’ 50 MW Rooftop Solar Tender

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has released a list of the lowest bidders (L1) for its tender to develop 50 MW of rooftop solar projects across the country ...
CEL Seeks Domestic Manufacturers for 300,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells

CEL Seeks Domestic Manufacturers for 300,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has floated a tender for the supply of 300,000 domestically manufactured multicrystalline solar cells with a wattage of 4.52 Wp. The company did not impose any ...
Haryana Announces Tender for LED-Based Solar Home Systems

Haryana Announces Tender for LED-Based Solar Home Systems

The state of Haryana has issued a tender for the supply of 20,938 LED-based solar home systems for Anganwadi centers in the state. Anganwadi centers are government funded rural childcare ...
Solar Federation Urges Telangana to Stop Arbitrary Solar Power Curtailment

Solar Federation Urges Telangana to Stop Arbitrary Solar Power Curtailment

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has written to the Government of Telangana asking it to address the issue of the state load despatch center (SLDC) haphazardly restricting ...
Solar Federation Asks for Waiver of Solar and Wind ISTS Charges Amid COVID-19

Solar Federation Asks for Extension of ISTS Charges Waiver for Solar and Wind Projects

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has asked the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to extend the waiver of Interstate Transmission System (ISTS) charges and losses ...
Emami Group Sells its Solar Segment to Brookfield Asset Management

Emami Group Sells its Solar Segment to Brookfield Asset Management

The Emami Group, a Kolkata-based conglomerate, has sold its solar power business to Canadian Investment Company, Brookfield Asset Management, through a 100% stake sale. While the company confirmed the development ...
IREDA Has Set Aside ₹100 Billion to Indian Renewable Energy Sector in 2020

IREDA Has Set Aside ₹100 Billion for Renewable Energy Projects in 2020

Mercom India hosted a webinar on key trends shaping the Indian solar market based on its recently released India Solar Market Update report for the first quarter of 2020. The ...