Indian Railways to Tender 5 GW of Solar to Cut Down Power Costs

Indian Railways to Tender 5 GW of Solar to Cut Down Power Costs

The Indian Railways is turning to solar power to cut down its increasing power costs. The Railways will soon launch tenders to set up large-scale solar power projects, inching closer ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Greenko Interview: Recent Low Wind Tariffs Cannot be Compared with Solar

Greenko Interview: Recent Low Wind Tariffs Cannot be Compared with Solar

The introduction of reverse auctions in the wind sector is making the power generation source increasingly competitive with solar and thermal power in India. In a recently concluded 500 MW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gujarat Tenders 500 MW of Wind Projects to be Developed Across the State

Gujarat Tenders 500 MW of Wind Projects to be Developed Across the State

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has tendered 500 MW of wind projects to be developed across the state. The bid-submission deadline is April 2, 2018. Under this global tender, ...
/ / Other, Wind
KERC Proposes Lower Benchmark Tariff of ₹2.79/kWh for New Solar Projects in Karnataka

KERC Proposes Lower Benchmark Tariff of ₹2.79/kWh for New Solar Projects in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has proposed a tariff of ₹2.79 (~$0.043)/kWh for new, MW-scale, grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects developed in Karnataka. The proposed utility-scale solar benchmark tariff ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
No Agreement Reached on Renegotiated PPAs for Six Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

No Agreement Reached on Renegotiated PPAs for Six Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

The meeting between Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) and the project developers ended on January 31st, 2018, without an agreement on the negotiated tariff for six grid-connected solar photovoltaic ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
President Trump Imposes 30 Percent Tariff on Solar Cells and Modules, Now It’s India’s Turn

President Trump Imposes 30 Percent Tariff on Solar Cells and Modules, Now It’s India’s Turn

President Trump today revealed the much-anticipated anti-dumping tariffs on imported solar cells and modules at 30 percent for the first year, which will gradually decline in five percent increments over a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Delayed PPA Signing and Subsidy Reimbursement

Delayed PPA Signing and Subsidy Reimbursement Not Helping the Indian Solar Sector: Interview

As the Indian sector continues to grow there are challenges everywhere but PPA renegotiation and delayed PPA signing, delay in reimbursement of subsidies are particularly troubling. Here is an excerpt ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Mercom REI Panel

Tariff and GST Uncertainty Are Only a Temporary Drag on India’s Solar Market

Tax confusion, uncertainty about anti-dumping tariffs, and stagnant demand are all affecting India’s solar sector, which witnessed relatively smooth growth in the last three-to-four years until the hiccup that began ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tata Power Solar

Tata Power Solar CEO Says India’s Solar Manufacturing Sector Needs Support to Become Competitive

The following is from a conversation Mercom India had with Tata Power Solar CEO Ashish Khanna at the Renewable Energy Expo 2017 in Greater Noida, India. This is the first ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
TANGEDCO Solar Tariff

Breaking News: New Tariff Low in TANGEDCO; Rs.3.47 (~$0.05364) per Unit Quoted in 1,500 MW Solar Tender

In the 1,500 MW Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) tender, Raasi Green Earth Energy won the bid to develop 100 MW of solar by quoting Rs.3.47 (~$0.05364)/unit. This ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
solar project

BREAKING: TANGEDCO Receives Technical Bids Aggregating 3,700 MW in Response to a 1,500 MW Solar Tender

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has received technical bids aggregating 3,700 MW in response to a 1,500 MW solar tender issued in May 2017. The price bids are expected ...
modules

BREAKING NEWS: Indian Solar Manufacturers File Anti-Dumping Petition

Indian solar manufacturers have filed an anti-dumping petition with the Ministry of Trade and Commerce, against Chinese solar modules and cells hoping that an interim duty will be levied, according ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
tamil nadu tender

TANGEDCO Announces 1,500 MW Solar Tender

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has announced a tender for 1,500 MW of solar in Tamil Nadu through reverse auction. Developers can bid for a minimum capacity ...
rooftop

MNRE Exempts Solar Rooftop Materials and Equipment from Customs and Excise Duty

Solar rooftop materials and equipment utilized for rooftop solar projects (grid-connected) is now exempt from customs and excise duty. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released new ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Utility scale

ReNew Power Commissions 143 MW of Solar Project in Telangana

ReNew Power, a renewable energy project developer, commissioned a 143 MW solar project at Dichpally, Telangana. The project was being developed under the Telangana State Solar Policy (Group 2). ReNew ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Indian port

CERC Releases Draft Renewable Energy Tariff Regulations for 2017-2020

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) released their draft tariff regulations for 2017 to 2020. The public hearing on the draft will be held on March 15, 2017, and the ...
/ / Other Energy
TNERC Tariff Order of Rs.7.01/kWh Appealed by Energy Watchdog

TNERC Tariff Order of Rs.7.01/kWh Appealed by Energy Watchdog

Energy Watchdog, an NGO, has filed a petition against Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) and Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) for extending the control period for solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar