Jaipur DISCOM Floats Tender for 6,367 Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

Jaipur DISCOM Floats Tender for Solarization of 6,367 Water Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (JVVNL) has floated a tender for solarization of 6,367 grid-connected water pumps under Component-C of the government’s KUSUM Program. The scope of work will ...
NHPC’s 2 GW Solar Tender Receives Bids from Nine Developers, Oversubscribed by 1.7 GW

NHPC’s 2 GW Solar Tender Oversubscribed

The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation’s (NHPC) tender for 2 GW of Interstate transmission systems (ISTS) connected solar projects has been oversubscribed by 1.78 GW. The tender received bids from nine ...
Madhya Pradesh Issues RfP for 25 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects with Battery StorageMadhya Pradesh Issues RfP for 25 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects with Battery Storage

Madhya Pradesh Issues RfP for 25 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects with Battery Storage

The Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) to select contractors for grid-connected and off-grid rooftop solar projects within the state. The off-grid ...
1.4 GW of ISTS Solar Projects Awarded by NTPC Stand Canceled

1.4 GW of ISTS Solar Projects Awarded by NTPC Stand Canceled

In an important development for the industry, 1.4 GW of solar projects that were awarded under the National Thermal Power Corporation’s (NTPC) 2 GW auction has been canceled due to ...
CDC Group has Allocated $10 Million to Boost Solar Power in South Africa and Namibia

CDC Group has Allocated $10 Million to Boost Solar Power in South Africa and Namibia

CDC Group, a U.K. government-owned financial development institution, has announced that it plans to invest £2 billion (~₹184.41 billion) in African businesses over the next two years to double the ...
NTPC Floats O&M Tender for 10 MW Solar Project in Telangana

NTPC Floats O&M Tender for 10 MW Solar Project in Telangana

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids for the operation and maintenance of a 10 MW solar project in Ramagundam, a city in the Peddapalli district of Telangana, ...
China Sets a Subsidy Budget of RMB 1.5 Billion for New Solar Projects in 2020

China Sets a Subsidy Budget of RMB 1.5 Billion for New Solar Projects in 2020

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has announced that it plans to provide subsidies of RMB 1.5 billion (~$216.1 million) for new solar power projects in the country this year, according ...
NHPC to Enlist EPC Vendors for Floating and Ground-Mounted Solar Projects

NHPC to Enlist EPC Vendors for Floating and Ground-Mounted Solar Projects

The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) has issued documents for enlisting engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) vendors for floating and ground-mounted solar projects starting from 10 MW in size. The ...
Assam Floats Tender To Convert Diesel Operated Water Pipelines to Solar

Assam Floats Tender to Convert Diesel Operated Water Pipelines to Solar

The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) of Assam has floated a tender for the “conversion of diesel-driven water pipelines to solar power operated piped water supply system” in eight different ...
ENGIE to Sell 74% Stake in its Indian Solar Assets to Edelweiss Infrastructure Yield Plus

ENGIE to Sell 74% Stake in its Indian Solar Assets to Edelweiss Infrastructure Yield Plus

ENGIE, a French multinational electric utility company, has announced that it is selling a 74% stake in its solar assets in India to Edelweiss Infrastructure Yield Plus (EIYP). This transaction ...
New Renewable Energy Platform O2 Power to Build 4 GW of Solar and Wind Projects in India

New Renewable Energy Platform O2 Power to Build 4 GW of Solar and Wind Projects in India

Swedish private equity company EQT Infrastructure and Singapore-based holdings company Temasek have announced the launch of O2 Power, their renewable energy platform in India. According to a press statement from ...
SECI’s Tender for Solar-Wind Storage Projects with Assured Peak Power Supply Oversubscribed

SECI’s Solar-Wind Storage Tender with Assured Peak Power Supply Oversubscribed by 420 MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited’s (SECI) tender for setting up 1.2 GW of renewable projects with guaranteed peak power supply has been oversubscribed by 420 MW. The list ...
Masdar Announces Plans to Develop 145 MW of Floating Solar Projects in Indonesia

Masdar Announces Plans to Develop 145 MW of Floating Solar Projects in Indonesia

Masdar (or the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) announced that it had signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), Indonesia’s state electricity company, for a 145 ...
Abu Dhabi Fund Extends $105 Million for 8 IRENA Recommended Renewable Projects

Abu Dhabi Fund Extends $105 Million for 8 IRENA Recommended Renewable Projects

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has approved about $105 million (~₹7.42 billion) for the development of eight renewable energy projects under the seventh cycle of its partnership with ...
Masdar Signs Pact to Develop a 200 MW Solar Project in the Republic of Azerbaijan

Masdar Signs Pact to Develop a 200 MW Solar Project in the Republic of Azerbaijan

Masdar (or Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) recently announced that it had signed an agreement with the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to design, finance, build and operate ...
Tripura Announces Tender to Solarize 1,300 Agricultural Pumps under KUSUM Program

Tripura Announces Tender to Solarize 1,300 Agricultural Pumps under KUSUM Program

The Tripura Renewable Energy Development Agency (TREDA) has floated a tender for the solarization of 1,300 grid-connected agricultural water pumps in the state. The scope of work will include the ...
First Loss Protection Can Open up Third-Party Rooftop Solar Market

First Loss Protection Can Open up Third-Party Rooftop Solar Market

The rooftop solar market slowed down significantly in 2019 along with regulatory hurdles and the overall downturn in the economy – it has yet to recover. Because of the liquidity ...
Karnataka_ Delayed Rooftop Solar Project’s Tariff Reduced to ₹5.20_kWh from ₹9.56_kWh

Karnataka: Delayed Rooftop Solar Project’s Tariff Reduced to ₹5.20/kWh from ₹9.56/kWh

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) issued an order in favor of the Bangalore Electricity Company (BESCOM) and directed Emmvee Solar to downward revise the tariff for a 1 MW ...
Jinko’s Bifacial Solar Modules Achieve Efficiency of 22.49%

Jinko’s Bifacial Solar Modules Achieve Efficiency of 22.49%

JinkoSolar, a China-based solar module manufacturer, has announced that it has broken the world record for maximum conversion efficiency for its bifacial solar modules, hitting 22.49%. With this, the company ...
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Uttar Pradesh’s 500 MW Solar Tender Left Undersubscribed by 268 MW

Uttar Pradesh’s 500 MW Solar Tender Undersubscribed by 268 MW

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency’s (UPNEDA) 500 MW solar tender has been undersubscribed by 268 MW, according to Mercom’s sources. The tariff ceiling set for this ...
SECI Announces RfS for 1.2 GW Wind-Solar Hybrid Tender

SECI Announces RfS for 1.2 GW Wind-Solar Hybrid Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued the request for selection (RfS) for setting up 1,200 MW of interstate transmission-connected wind-solar hybrid power projects in the country under ...
Solar’s Share in India’s Total Installed Power Capacity Reaches 9.6% at the End of 2019

Solar’s Share in India’s Total Installed Power Capacity Reaches 9.6% at the End of 2019

Renewable energy (including large hydro) accounted for almost 36% of India’s total power capacity mix at the end of the calendar year (CY) 2019, according to data from the Central ...
Indian Solar Industry – Cautiously Optimistic

Solar REC Trading Volume Improved in December 2019

In December 2019’s renewable energy certificate (REC) trading session, there was a significant increase in the number of solar RECs that were traded when compared with the previous month of ...
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NTPC Floats O&M Tender for a 50 MW Solar Project in Madhya Pradesh

NTPC Floats O&M Tender for a 50 MW Solar Project in Madhya Pradesh

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has floated a tender for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of its 50 MW grid-connected Rajgarh solar project in the state of Madhya Pradesh ...
SECI Invites Solar, Wind Energy Generators to Supply Power Through Open Access

SECI Invites Solar, Wind Energy Generators to Supply Power Through Open Access

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) from interested renewable energy generators for the supply of power through open access. The EoI is for ...