AfDB Extends $153.5 Million for Developing Tunisia’s Power Transmission Network

AfDB Extends $153.5 Million for Developing Tunisia’s Power Transmission Network

In a major boost to the Tunisian renewable energy sector, African Development Board (AfDB) has sanctioned €138 million (~$153.5 million) for the Tunisian Company of Energy and Gas (STEG) to ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Center Mulls 5-Min Time-Block for Deviation Settlement as Renewable Generation Surges

Center Mulls 5-Min Time-Block for Deviation Settlement as Renewable Generation Surges

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) recently organized a conference “Energizing South” in Tamil Nadu’s capital city of Chennai. The conference’s theme was “India at 75: Forging Ahead: Commercially Smart, ...
CERC Rules in Favor of Solar Developer ACME, Asks PGCIL To Grant Medium-Term Open Access

CERC Rules in Favor of Solar Developer ACME, Asks PGCIL To Grant Medium-Term Open Access

In response to a petition by ACME Holding, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has asked Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) to notify ACME the date of operationalization ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Floats Tender for 500 Solar PV Home Cooking Systems in Rural Areas of 5 States

SECI Floats Tender for 500 Solar PV Home Cooking Systems in Rural Areas of 5 States

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has floated a tender for the installation of 500 solar home cooking systems in five districts spanning across the states of Meghalaya, ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
REIL Invites Bids for 50 MW of Rooftop Solar for Government Buildings Across India

REIL Invites Bids for 50 MW of Rooftop Solar for Government Buildings Across India

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has invited bids to develop 50 MW of grid-connected and small-scale solar projects in various states and union territories under the Renewable Energy ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Adani Green Raises $362.5 Million Through Issuance of Green Bonds

Adani Green Raises $362.5 Million Through Issuance of Green Bonds

Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) has announced that its subsidiaries, Adani Renewable Energy Limited, Wardha Solar (Maharashtra), and Kodangal Solar Parks Private Limited, have approved the issuance of dollar-denominated 20-year ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Bank of Baroda Floats a 2.9 MW Off-Grid Solar Rooftop Tender Under OPEX Mode

Bank of Baroda Floats a 2.9 MW Off-Grid Rooftop Solar Tender Under OPEX Mode

The Bank of Baroda has floated a tender for the supply of solar power to its branches from off-grid rooftop solar power systems based on the OPEX (operating expense or ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Seeks Developers for 200 MW of ISTS-Connected Renewable Projects

SECI Seeks Developers for 200 MW of ISTS-Connected Renewable Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a notice inviting proposals for the development of renewable projects that would be connected with the inter-state transmission system (ISTS). According ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Quality Tests a Good Move at an Exorbitant Cost_ Fronius India Interview

Solar Quality Tests a Good Move at an Exorbitant Cost: Fronius India Interview

After rapid expansion in the Indian rooftop solar sector, installations have slowed down this year, and there is certainly room for improvement in the form of government support, quality issues ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Hydropower Generator SJVN Seeks to Empanel EPC Companies to Develop Solar Projects

Hydropower Generator SJVN Seeks to Empanel EPC Companies to Develop Solar Projects

Government-owned hydropower generator, SJVN, has issued a tender to empanel experienced solar engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies. The empaneled vendors are also expected to provide operation and maintenance (O&M) ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tata Power Bags 70 MW Floating Solar Project in Kerala from NTPC

Tata Power Solar Bags 70 MW Floating Solar Project in Kerala from NTPC

Tata Power Solar has bagged a 70 MW floating solar project in the state of Kerala. The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) had issued tender for the development of 70 ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar
Indian Telephone Industries Issues Tender to Procure Solar Power Through Open Access

Indian Telephone Industries Issues Tender to Procure Solar Power Through Open Access

Indian Telephone Industries (ITI) Limited, a government-owned manufacturer of telecommunication equipment, has issued a tender to procure 600,000 kWh of solar power monthly from offsite ground-mounted projects for its facility ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Adani Acquires Transmission Project in Rajasthan Solar Zone from PFC Consulting

Adani Acquires Transmission Project in Rajasthan Solar Zone from PFC Consulting

Adani Transmission Limited (ATL) has signed a share purchase agreement and completed the acquisition of the special purpose vehicle of Bikaner-Khetri Transmission Limited (BKTL),  incorporated by PFC Consulting Ltd. ATL ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Gujarat Relaxes its Solar Policy to Benefit MSMEs

Gujarat Relaxes its Solar Policy to Benefit MSMEs

In a welcome move, the Gujarat government has relaxed the state’s solar policy to allow micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) to install solar projects that are more than 100% ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bharat Petroleum Floats Tender to Procure Renewable Power Through Open Access

Bharat Petroleum Floats Tender to Procure Renewable Power Through Open Access

Government-owned oil marketing company, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), has issued two tenders to procure renewable power though open access from solar and non-solar projects for its Mumbai refinery. BPCL ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
EBRD Approves $329 Million to Support Kazakhstan Renewables Framework

EBRD Approves $329 Million to Support Kazakhstan Renewables Framework

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved ~$329 million (₹23.6 billion) for the Kazakhstan Renewables Framework to support the country’s drive as a regional leader to promote ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tata Power Commissions a 150 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

Tata Power Commissions a 150 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), a subsidiary of Tata Power, has commissioned a 150 MW solar power project in Pokharan, Rajasthan. With this, the overall operating renewable capacity of ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Uttarakhand DISCOM Asked to Amend its Draft PPA for 200 MW of Solar Projects

Uttarakhand DISCOM Asked to Amend its Draft PPA for 200 MW of Solar Projects

The Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) recently approached the Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) seeking its approval for the model power purchase agreement (PPA) between the petitioner and the selected ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Renewable Energy Certificate Trading Reduces by Half in August 2019

Solar Renewable Energy Certificate Trading Reduces by Half in August 2019

In the August 2019 renewable energy certificate (REC) trading session, there was a significant fall in the number of solar and non-solar RECs that were traded compared to July. A ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Engie Set to Acquire Solar Solutions Provider Mobisol to Expand its Footprint in Africa

Engie Set to Acquire Solar Solutions Provider Mobisol to Expand its Footprint in Africa

The French multinational energy conglomerate Engie has decided to expand its operations in Africa through the acquisition of Mobisol, an off-grid solar solutions company. With the acquisition of Mobisol, Engie ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Evolution II Fund Secures Another $87.75 Million for Clean Energy Access in Africa

Evolution II Fund Secures Another $87.75 Million for Clean Energy Access in Africa

Inspired Evolution, an Africa-focused investment advisory firm that specializes in providing clean energy access, has secured another $87.75 million, reaching a total capital of $216 million at the final closing ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Australian Research Team Achieves 21.6% Efficiency in Perovskite Solar Cells

Australian Research Team Achieves 21.6% Efficiency in Perovskite Solar Cells

A team of research scientists from the Australian National University (ANU) has had a breakthrough in the efficiency of solar cells, an outcome multiple entities around the world are incessantly ...
/ / Solar, Technology
JERC Sets Generic Tariffs for Solar and Other Renewable Projects for 2019-20 in Goa

JERC Sets Generic Tariffs for Solar and Other Renewable Projects for 2019-20 in Goa

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has issued an order for generic tariff applicable to the renewable projects for the financial year ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttar Pradesh Proposes 6% Banking Charges for Solar and Wind Energy

Uttar Pradesh Proposes 6% Banking Charges for Solar and Wind Energy

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has issued draft regulations for captive and renewable energy generating projects in the state. These regulations will be effective beginning April 1, 2019, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra DISCOM T=to Procure 300 MW of Solar Power from EESL to Meet its RPO

Maharashtra DISCOM to Procure 300 MW of Solar Power from EESL to Meet its RPO

Last month, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd. (MSEDCL) had filed a petition with the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) seeking the approval to procure an additional 300 MW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar