Rooftop Solar Subsidies Should be Transferred to Beneficiaries, Not System Integrators

Rooftop Solar Subsidies Should be Transferred to Beneficiaries, Not System Integrators

The Uttar Pradesh Solar Energy Developer Association (UPSEDA) has written a letter to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the additional secretary of the cabinet secretariat highlighting ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
MNRE Clarifies Residential Rooftop Solar Subsidy Applicability

MNRE Clarifies Residential Rooftop Solar Subsidy Applicability

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification regarding the subsidy applicable for rooftop solar installations by individual residential households under phase-II of grid-connected rooftop solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
North East Tea Planters Demand 90% Subsidy for Solar Projects in Tea Gardens

North East Tea Planters Demand 90% Subsidy for Solar Projects in Tea Gardens

The tea planters of North East India have urged the central government to allow 90% subsidy on the installation of solar projects in the tea industry. The representatives of the ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
Karnataka Sets New Generic Tariff for Solar Projects

Karnataka Sets New Generic Tariff for Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an order setting the generic tariff for solar projects in the state for the period starting April 1, 2019, and ending March ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gujarat Seeks EV Manufacturers for Marketing and Distribution Authorization

Gujarat Seeks EV Manufacturers for Marketing and Distribution Authorization

The Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has invited expression of interest (EoI) from reputed manufacturers for their authorization to market and distribute battery operated two and three-wheelers. The EoIs have ...
Arunachal Pradesh Floats Tender for Over 1 MW of Off-Grid Solar Projects

Arunachal Pradesh Floats Tender for Over 1 MW of Off-Grid Solar Projects

The Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) has introduced a tender for over 1 MW of off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be installed in the state. Through this tender, ...
Jammu and Kashmir to Soon Add 30 Electric Buses in Srinagar’s Fleet

Jammu and Kashmir to Soon Add 30 Electric Buses in Srinagar’s Fleet

The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) government has decided to deploy electric buses in the state’s summer capital Srinagar. Tata Motors has already supplied ten electric buses to the Jammu and ...
China Allocates $435 Million for Solar Project Subsidies in 2019

China Allocates $435 Million for Solar Project Subsidies in 2019

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has confirmed that it will allocate approximately RMB 3 billion ($435 million) for solar projects this year. This is the first time that the country ...
Punjab’s Akal University Installs a 1.2 MW Project to Fuel its Energy Needs

Punjab’s Akal University Installs a 1.2 MW Solar Project to Fuel its Energy Needs

Akal University in Punjab’s Bhatinda is the latest entrant in a rapidly evolving league of educational institutions that have chosen to harness solar power to take care of their electricity ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Haryana Announces Subsidy of ₹15,000 for Installing Solar Home Systems

Haryana Announces Subsidy of ₹15,000 for Installing Solar Home Systems

Haryana government recently announced that it would provide subsidy to the tune of ₹15,000 (~$214.75) to consumers for installing solar home systems under the ‘Manohar Jyoti Yojana’ which aims to ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Power Grid Corporation to Install 5 MWp Rooftop Solar across 50 of its Premises

Himachal Pradesh Gives Out Consent Letters to 150 Prospective Rooftop Solar Installers

In an effort to expand the reach of rooftop solar in the state, Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPREC) has issued a notification that allows consumers to install rooftop ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Japan’s Proposal to Rollback on Solar Subsidy Angers Investors and Operators

Japan’s Proposal to Rollback Solar Subsidy Angers Investors and Operators

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has proposed that companies granted permits for solar projects between the fiscal years of 2012 to 2014 under Feed-In-Tariffs (FiT) should submit ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
USTDA Funds Feasibility Study to Assess Viability of a 100 MW Solar Project in Mozambique

China’s Solar Subsidy Backlog Estimated to be Approximately $17.4 Billion

Many solar power projects in Ningxia, in the northwestern region of China, are finding it difficult to stay afloat, according to a report published by Reuters. These projects may face ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Lowest Tariffs Drops to ₹1.38/kWh in Madhya Pradesh’s 8.6 MW Rooftop Solar Auction

Lowest Tariff Drops to ₹1.38/kWh in Madhya Pradesh’s 8.6 MW Rooftop Solar Auction

The Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has auctioned 8.6 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar under RESCO II model. The projects will be developed at more than 13 locations ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Government Approves Outlay of ₹55 Billion for FAME II Program

Government Approves Outlay of ₹55 Billion for FAME II Program Providing Subsidies for EVs

The central government has approved a subsidy corpus of ₹55 billion (~$0.78 billion) to be disbursed under the second phase of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid and) Electric Vehicles ...
Government Mulls Subsidizing of EV Charging Infrastructure to Boost E-Mobility

Government Mulls Subsidizing of EV Charging Infrastructure to Boost E-Mobility

To speed up India’s electric vehicle (EV) revolution, the government of India is planning to subsidize EV charging infrastructure. A Press Trust of India (PTI) report quoted the power secretary ...
Government Approves Scale Up of Access to Clean Energy Program

Government Approves Scale Up of Access to Clean Energy Program

The Government has approved the launch of "Scale Up of Access to Clean Energy" program for the period financial year (FY) 2018-19 and FY 2019-20. The program is one of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
FAME India II Likely to Have ₹40 Billion as Subsidy for EVs and Charging Infrastructure

FAME India II Likely to Have ₹40 Billion Subsidy Outlay for EVs & Charging Infrastructure

The Ministry of Finance is expected to approve a corpus of ₹40 billion (~$0.58 billion) as subsidy to be disbursed under the second phase of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of ...
In Light of Water Shortage, Solar Can be a Game-Changer in India

Solar Pumps Can Help India Reach its 40 GW Distributed Solar Target: Study

If net-metered solar pumps are installed across all states for complete agricultural energy consumption, India would surpass its distributed solar goal of 40 GW by a wide margin, according to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Madhya Pradesh Announces First of its Kind Tender for 33 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Uttar Pradesh Announces an Additional ₹15,000 in Residential Rooftop Solar Subsidies

Installing rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for residential consumers will become more affordable in Uttar Pradesh. An official at the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) told ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Himachal Pradesh to Provide 10% Subsidy for Rooftop Solar Installations

Himachal Pradesh to Provide 10% Subsidy for Rooftop Solar Installations

Installing rooftop solar systems just got cheaper in Himachal Pradesh. “The state government of Himachal Pradesh has decided to provide a state subsidy of 10 percent of cost or ₹4,000/kW ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Madhya Pradesh Clarifies the Impact of Solar Safeguard Duty on 30 MW Rooftop Tender

India’s Rooftop Solar in Dire Need of Innovative Financing Solutions

Four years ago, under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, India set a target to install 175 GW of renewable capacity by the year 2022. Of the targeted capacity, 100 ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Oversubscribed by 4 Times, Odisha’s 200 MW Solar Tender Receives Massive Response

Solar Installations in India Increased 34% to 3.3 GW in Q1 2018

Indian solar market had its best quarter ever with 3,269 MW of solar installed in Q1 2018 according to Mercom India Research’s newly released Q1 2018 India Solar Market Update ...
Subsidy Disbursement Delays are Hampering Growth of Residential Rooftop Solar in India

Subsidy Disbursement Delays are Hampering Growth of Residential Rooftop Solar in India

The Indian solar installation goal of 100 GW by the year 2022 set by the government calls for 60 MW of large-scale solar and 40 GW of rooftop solar. Though ...
Gujarat provides Subsidy to 2,000 Consumers for Purchasing Two-Wheeler EVs

Gujarat Provides Subsidy to 2,000 Consumers for Purchasing Two-Wheeler EVs

Around 2,000 people have been provided subsidies for the purchase of two-wheeler Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the state of Gujarat. Each beneficiary has been provided a subsidy of 10,000 (~$156) ...