Indore Smart City Tenders Consulting and O&M for 100 MW of Solar Projects

Indore Smart City Tenders Consulting and O&M for 100 MW of Solar Projects

Indore Smart City Development Limited (ISCDL) has floated a tender for a consultant for 100 MW of solar projects. The estimated cost of work is ₹20 million (~$281,587). Interested bidders ...
Jammu and Kashmir Issues EOI to Carry Out Evaluation Study of its Solar Devices

Jammu and Kashmir Issues EOI to Carry Out Evaluation Study of its Solar Devices

The Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) for conducting a study assessing the impact of the solar devices it has installed under ...
MERC Permits Adani to Renegotiate Tariff for 700 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Power

MERC Permits Adani to Renegotiate Tariff for 700 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Power

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulator Commission (MERC) has allowed Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited (AEML) to renegotiate a lower tariff for 700 MW of grid-connected solar-wind hybrid power. The Mumbai-based private power ...
IFC to Lend $36 Million to Mahindra Renewables for a 250 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

IFC to Lend $36 Million to Mahindra Renewables for a 250 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the financial arm of the World Bank, has announced its plan to lend $36 million (~₹2.57 billion) for a 250 MW solar project by Mahindra ...
Karnataka Smart Cities Issue Rooftop Solar Tenders for Government Buildings

NTPC Tenders for 550 kW of Rooftop Solar Systems at Thermal Power Stations in Odisha

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited has floated a tender for the supply, installation, and commissioning of 550 kW of rooftop solar systems at thermal power stations in the state ...
SECI Issues RfS for 1,200 MW of Solar Projects Under Tranche VIII of ISTS Program

SECI Issues RfS for 1,200 MW of Solar Projects Under Tranche VIII of ISTS Program

The Solar Electricity Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a detailed request for selection documents to set up 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected solar projects. The tender was ...
Over 181,000 Solar Water Pumps Installed in India

Over 181,000 Solar Water Pumps Installed in India

In response to an inquiry raised in the Lok Sabha, Union Power Minister R.K. Singh announced that over 181,000 solar water pumps had been installed across the country by October ...
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Month in a Minute_ Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in December 2019

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in December 2019

The year 2019 wrapped up with a host of newsworthy developments recorded in the renewable energy industry. There were several important company announcements besides crucial government updates during the last ...
Maharashtra Retenders 1.35 GW of Solar Projects, Ups Tariff Cap to ₹3.30_kWh

Maharashtra Retenders 1.35 GW of Solar Projects, Ups Tariff Cap to ₹3.30/kWh

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has reissued a tender for 1,350 MW of solar projects to be developed across 30 districts. The ceiling tariff has been raised ...
Bihar Announces a 5 MW Tender for Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

Bihar Announces a 5 MW Tender for Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

The South Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited (SBPDCL) has floated a tender for 5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects across the state for the residential sector. The scope of ...
Indian Solar Industry Optimistic Going Into 2020

Indian Solar Industry Optimistic Going Into 2020

After a somewhat disappointing year, the domestic solar industry’s hopes are pinned on 2020. Towards the end of 2019, Mercom revised its estimates for the calendar year (CY) 2019 down ...
CEL Floats Tender for 5 MW of Multicrystalline Solar Modules in Maharashtra

CEL Floats Tender for 5 MW of Multicrystalline Solar Modules in Maharashtra

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has floated a tender for 5 MW of multicrystalline solar modules for several substations in Maharashtra. The modules must be rated for a minimum of ...
MSEDCL’s New Tender for 500 MW of Solar Projects Comes with a Tariff Cap of ₹2.90_kWh

MSEDCL’s New Tender for 500 MW of Solar Projects Comes with a Tariff Cap of ₹2.90/kWh

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a request for selection (RfS) for the long-term procurement of power from 500 MW of intra-state grid-connected solar power projects ...
African Development Bank Approves $21.7 Million for Solar Pumps in Sudan

African Development Bank Approves $21.7 Million for Solar Pumps in Sudan

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $21.78 million (~₹1.54 billion) grant to the government of Sudan to promote the adoption of solar-powered irrigation pumps in the country. The ...
EESL Issues Tender for 181,200 Off-Grid Solar Pumps Across India Under KUSUM Program

EESL Issues Tender for 181,200 Off-Grid Solar Pumps Across India Under KUSUM Program

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has invited bids for off-grid solar water pump systems across India under the Pradhan Mantri Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyaan (PM KUSUM) program that ...
AIIB Approves $65 Million Loan for Hero Future Energies’ Solar Project in Jodhpur

AIIB Approves $65 Million Loan for Hero Future Energies’ Solar Project in Jodhpur

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a multilateral development bank, has announced that its board of directors has approved a $65 million (~₹912,896) loan for a 250 MW solar power ...
2019_ A Lost Year for India’s Solar Sector

Year in Review: 2019 A Lost Year for India’s Solar Sector

The year largely failed to live up to the expectations with solar installations expected to cross 7 GW for the year. Inconsistent policy implementation, trade policies, a slowing economy, and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
ŠKODA Commissions 8.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems at its Pune Production Plant

ŠKODA Commissions 8.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems at its Pune Production Plant

ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited, a Czech Republic-based automobile company, has announced that it has commissioned 8.5 MW of solar rooftop systems at its manufacturing plant in Chakan, Pune ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Solar Project Developers Still Waiting for Safeguard Duty Reimbursement

Solar Project Developers Still Waiting for Safeguard Duty Reimbursement

To protect domestic cell and module manufacturers, a 25% safeguard duty was announced on solar cell and module imports from China and Malaysia for the period between July 30, 2018, ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Bank of America Lends ₹3.56 Billion to Distributed Solar Company Fourth Partner Energy

Bank of America Lends ₹3.56 Billion to Distributed Solar Company Fourth Partner Energy

The Bank of America (BofA) has announced its plans to lend ₹3.56 billion (~$50 million) to Fourth Partner Energy, a distributed solar energy management company. The amount is a local currency revolving ...
Oil India Limited Announces 55 MW EPC Tender for Hybrid Solar and Wind Projects

Oil India Limited Announces 55 MW EPC Tender for Hybrid Solar and Wind Projects

The Oil India Limited (OIL), a Navaratna enterprise, has issued a tender inviting bids for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts for a hybrid project consisting of 41 MW (±5%) ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Haryana DISCOM Ordered to Pay Dues for Power from Captive Solar Project With Interest

Haryana DISCOM Ordered to Pay Dues for Power from Captive Solar Project With Interest

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued an order directing the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) to pay its dues to Merino Panel Products Limited for power injected ...
China, US, and India Added 9.4 GW of Solar in Q3 2019

China, US, and India Added 9.4 GW of Solar in Q3 2019

The top 3 solar markets in the world - China, the U.S., and India collectively added 9.4 GW of solar in Q3 of 2019. The U.S. solar market installed 2.6 ...
Import of Solar Cells and Modules Drop and Exports Rise in the First Nine Months of 2019

Import of Solar Cells and Modules Drop and Exports Rise in the First Nine Months of 2019

In the first nine months (9M) of 2019, India imported solar cells and modules worth $1.6 billion (~₹115.7 billion), a drop of around 22% compared to 9M 2018. However, exports ...
Airports in Assam, Bihar, and Maharashtra Go Solar

Airports in Assam, Bihar, and Maharashtra Go Solar

Vikram Solar has announced the commissioning of new solar projects at three airports for the Airports Authority of India. The three projects have been installed at Dibrugarh in Assam, Gaya ...