Manufacturers Need Extension for ALMM as Solar Industry Copes with Coronavirus

Manufacturers Need Extension for ALMM as Solar Industry Copes with Coronavirus

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) decision to mandate the implementation of the approved list of models and manufacturers (ALMM) for government projects starting March 31, 2020, may ...
Sterling and Wilson Solar Receives ₹5 Billion Against Outstanding Loans

Sterling and Wilson Solar Receives ₹5 Billion Against Outstanding Loans

Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited (SWSL), a solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, has announced that it has received ₹5 billion (~$66.8 million) towards the outstanding loans from its ...
Modhera Sun Temple Gets ₹650 Million Grant for 6 MW Solar, 15 MWh Battery Energy Storage System

Modhera Sun Temple Gets ₹650 Million Grant for 6 MW Solar, 15 MWh Battery Energy Storage System

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced a grant of ₹650 million (~$8.63 million) towards a program for the solarization of the Sun Temple in Modhera, Gujarat, ...
Mercom Coronavirus Live Updates_ Effect on Clean Energy in India

Mercom Coronavirus Live Updates: Effect on Clean Energy in India

The impact of Coronavirus has finally reached the Indian clean energy sector. Mercom had forecasted solar installations in India to grow by 17% year-over-year due to a strong pipeline of ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Indian Solar Industry Confronts Coronavirus Crisis

Indian Solar Industry Confronts Coronavirus Crisis

The Coronavirus pandemic is proving to be the solar industry’s biggest challenge this year, and the repercussions are being felt across industries all over the globe. Global supplies have been ...
Tender Announced for a 735 kW Solar Project at Cochin University of Science & Technology

Tender Announced for a 735 kW Solar Project at Cochin University of Science & Technology

The Roads and Bridges Development Corporation of Kerala (RBDCK) has floated a tender for setting up a 735 kW DC grid-connected solar system at the Cochin University of Science and ...
CEL Floats Tender for a 535 kW Solar System at an Institute in Chhattisgarh

CEL Floats Tender for a 535 kW Solar System at an Institute in Chhattisgarh

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has issued a tender for a 535 kW grid-connected solar project at the National Institute of Biotic Stresses Management (NIBSM) Campus at Baronda in the ...
Chhattisgarh Sets Levelized Tariffs for Solar and Other Renewable Projects

Chhattisgarh Sets Levelized Tariffs for Solar and Other Renewable Projects

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Commission (CSERC) has issued the final generic levelized tariff regulations for small hydro, non‐fossil fuel‐based co‐generation, biomass, and solar projects in the state for the fiscal ...
Installers in Punjab Unhappy with Unrealistic ₹22,200 for 1kW Rooftop Solar Price

Installers in Punjab Unhappy with Unrealistic ₹22,200 for 1kW Rooftop Solar Price

Punjab’s Renewable Energy Member Welfare Association (REMA), a body of solar integrators in the state, has written to the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), Patiala, expressing its concerns about ...
Kenya Calls Bids to Set Up Solar Module Manufacturing Facility

Kenya Calls Bids to Set Up Solar Module Manufacturing Facility

The Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has issued a tender for the design, supply, installation, training, commissioning of a solar module manufacturing unit with an expected yearly production capacity ...
Vietnam’s SkyX Solar Forms a Joint Venture to Install 50 MW of Rooftop Systems

Vietnam’s SkyX Solar Forms a Joint Venture to Install 50 MW of Rooftop Systems

Vietnam’s SkyX Solar announced that it signed a joint venture agreement with SAIGONTEL to build and operate rooftop solar projects for industrial facilities within the industrial parks affiliated with the latter in ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
SECI Announces Two Tenders_ 2 GW of Solar and 2 GW of Wind Projects

SECI Announces Two Tenders: 2 GW of Solar and 2 GW of Wind Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced two tenders for 2 GW of solar and 2 GW of wind projects. The interstate-connected (ISTS) solar and wind power projects ...
₹1.34 Trillion Invested in the Renewable Sector in Past Three Years_ RK Singh

₹1.34 Trillion Invested in the Renewable Sector in Past Three Years: RK Singh

According to the Government of India (GoI), 8,004.64 MW of renewable capacity was installed in India between April 2019 and January 2020.  During the same period in the previous year, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Chhattisgarh to Install 20 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems On Government Buildings

Chhattisgarh to Install 20 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems On Government Buildings

The Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for installing 20 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems for the sale of power under ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Gujarat Reissues 700 MW from its 1 GW Solar Tender for Dholera Solar Park

Gujarat Reissues 700 MW from its 1 GW Solar Tender for Dholera Solar Park

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has retendered 700 MW of grid-connected solar projects located in the state’s Dholera solar park (Phase IX). Interested bidders are expected to pay ...
Sizeable Investments Waiting to be Unlocked in India’s Solar Open Access Market

Sizeable Investments Waiting to be Unlocked in India’s Solar Open Access Market

The total installed solar capacity in the open access market reached 3.6 GW at the end of the calendar year (CY) 2019 and the pipeline of projects under development and ...
NTPC to Empanel Consultants for Third-Party Quality Inspection of 1.5 GW of Solar Panels

NTPC to Empanel Consultants for Third-Party Quality Inspection of 1.5 GW of Solar Panels

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued a notice inviting applications for empaneling consultants for third party quality inspection and testing of up to 1,500 MW of solar panels ...
Jakson Group to Develop 70 MW of Solar Projects in Assam’s Amguri

Jakson Group to Develop 70 MW of Solar Projects in Assam’s Amguri

Jakson Group, an engineering, procurement, and construction company, announced that it had signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) for a 70 MW ...
Kerala to Empanel Contractors for 150 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

Kerala to Empanel Contractors for 150 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has invited bids for empaneling contractors for 150 MW of grid-tied residential rooftop solar power projects in the state. The scope of work includes ...
SECI Issues Tender for 5 GW of Round-the-Clock Renewable Power Bundled with Thermal

SECI Issues Tender for 5 GW of Round-the-Clock Renewable Power Bundled with Thermal

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a request for selection (RfS) for renewable energy developers to supply 5 GW of round-the-clock (RTC) power from grid-connected renewable power ...
Fourth Partner Receives ₹5 Million Loan to Provide Solar for Non-Profit Entities

Fourth Partner Receives ₹5 Million Loan to Provide Solar for Non-Profit Entities

Fourth Partner Energy, an Indian distributed solar energy firm, has received a loan of ₹5 million (~$67,167), from Grameen Impact India (GIII), a non-banking finance corporation (NBFC) registered under the ...
Trina Solar Achieves 23.39% Efficiency in PERC Cells

Trina Solar Achieves 23.39% Efficiency in PERC Cells

Trina Solar has announced that its State Key Laboratory (SKL) of photovoltaic (PV) science and technology (PVST) has fabricated Passivated Emitter Rear Cells (PERC) with a 23.39% power conversion efficiency ...
West Bengal to Develop a 10 MW of Floating Solar Project at Sagardighi

West Bengal to Develop a 10 MW of Floating Solar Project at Sagardighi

The West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) has issued a tender for 10 MW of grid-connected floating solar project at the Sagardighi Thermal Power Project in Murshidabad. The scope ...
Researchers Claim 27.7% Efficiency in Mechanically-Stacked PV Silicon Tandem Cell

Researchers Claim 27.7% Efficiency in Mechanically-Stacked PV Silicon Tandem Cell

Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) claim to have set a new conversion efficiency record of 27.7% in mechanically-stacked perovskite-silicon tandem cells. This would only need to improve slightly, ...
ITI Limited to Procure Solar Power Through Open Access Under Group Captive Model

ITI Limited to Procure Solar Power Through Open Access Under Group Captive Model

ITI Limited, a public sector undertaking under the Department of Telecommunication, Ministry of Communications, has issued a tender for procuring solar energy from the off-site, ground-mounted project through the group ...