Jharkhand Floats Tenders for 2,253 Solar Systems, 8,000 Solar LED Streetlights

Jharkhand Floats Tenders for 2,253 Solar Systems, 8,000 Solar LED Streetlights

The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has floated tenders for empanelling agencies for solar standalone systems and solar street lighting systems in the state. The first tender was for ...
MNRE Raises Solar Capacity Addition Targets for KUSUM, Cuts Central Assistance

MNRE Raises Solar Capacity Addition Targets for KUSUM, Cuts Central Assistance

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has ramped up the targets of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM--KUSUM) program. The program now hopes to ...
MNRE to Encourage Innovative Solar Pump Technologies Under KUSUM

MNRE to Encourage Innovative Solar Pump Technologies Under KUSUM

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines for the installation of innovative standalone solar pumps and has invited comments and suggestions from stakeholders. The last ...
96,376 Solar Pumps for Farmers Have Been Approved in 2 Years

96,376 Solar Pumps for Farmers Have Been Approved in 2 Years

The Government of India has a target of adding over 10,000 MW of solar capacity to solarize the agriculture sector. Solar power is one of the most versatile forms of ...
SECI’s 750 MW Solar Auction for Rajasthan Sees Lowest Tariff of ₹2.50/kWh

SECI’s 750 MW Solar Auction for Rajasthan Sees Lowest Tariff of ₹2.50/kWh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s recent tender to set up 750 MW (Tranche-II) of grid-connected solar projects in Rajasthan saw the lowest (L1) tariff of ₹2.50 (~$0.0359)/kWh at ...
MSEDCL Tenders Solar to meet its RPO

Maharashtra DISCOM Allowed Time Until March 2020 to Comply with Solar RPO for FY 2017-18

In an unusual ruling,  the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ordered Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to comply with its solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) requirement for FY ...
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MNRE Proposes Reducing Commissioning Timelines for Solar Projects

MNRE Proposes Reducing Commissioning Timelines for Solar Projects

A proposal has been made once again to amend the competitive bidding guidelines for the procurement of power from grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. This time around, the Ministry of ...
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SECI, Solar, PV, Grid-Connected, Standalone

SECI Tenders 750 MW of Solar Projects in Rajasthan

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered 750 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed on standalone basis across Rajasthan. The bid-submission deadline is September ...
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Power Grid Plans Capital Expenditure of Rs.250 Billion (~$3.87 Billion) for FY2017-18

The Power Grid Corporation (PGCIL), a state run transmission and distribution company, has planned a capital expenditure of Rs.250 billion (~$3.87 billion) for FY2017-18. The company has reported a 22 ...
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