Tirunelveli Smart City Floats Tenders for 5 MW of Solar Projects

Tirunelveli Smart City Floats Tenders for 5 MW of Solar Projects

Tirunelveli Smart City Limited (TSCL) has floated two tenders to install 5 MW of solar projects in the district. The first tender is for 2 MW of solar projects at ...
Solar Tenders Rise by 14% as Auctions Decline in Q3 2020

Solar Tenders Rise by 14% as Auctions Decline in Q3 2020

The government agencies announced about 6.3 GW of tenders in the third quarter Q3 of the calendar year (CY) 2020, an increase of 14% compared to the previous quarter, according ...
Solar Auctions Rise, Tenders Fall in Q2 2020

Solar Auctions Rise, Tenders Fall in Q2 2020

Government agencies announced nearly 6 GW of solar tenders during the second quarter of 2020 (Q2 2020), a 58% decline compared to 13.4 GW in the previous quarter, according to ...
Uzbekistan Announces Tenders for 1.4 GW of Solar Projects

Uzbekistan Announces Tenders for 1.4 GW of Solar Projects

The Government of Uzbekistan has announced tenders for solar projects with a cumulative capacity of 1.4 GW. Under the first tender, 1 GW of solar projects will be developed with ...
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Despite COVID-19, About $7 Billion Worth of Solar Tenders Announced in Q1

Despite COVID-19, About $7 Billion Worth of Solar Tenders Announced in Q1

While the global pandemic continues to affect the solar industry around the world, India announced 14 GW of solar tenders. Despite the pandemic, about 3.5 GW of solar projects were ...
No More Tariff Caps for Solar and Wind Tenders

No More Tariff Caps for Solar and Wind Tenders

In an important and positive announcement for the domestic renewable industry, the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) said that upper ceiling tariffs or tariff caps will no longer ...
Solar Tender and Auction Announcements Declined Sharply in February

Solar Tender and Auction Announcements Declined Sharply in February

Tender announcements in February 2020 fell nearly 58% from the previous month, with only about 1.7 GW of solar projects announced, according to Mercom India’s Solar Tender Tracker. This is a ...
After a Slow November, Tender and Auction Activity Picked Up in December 2019

After a Slow November, Solar Tender and Auction Activity Picked Up in December 2019

The month of December 2019 saw a significant rise in the solar tender activity compared to the subdued activity in November 2019. The last month of 2019 also saw one ...
Solar Tender, Auction & Commissioning Delays Causing Liquidity Issues for Developers

Solar Tender, Auction & Commissioning Delays Causing Liquidity Issues for Developers

According to several solar developers Mercom interacted with recently, there was unanimous agreement that the cost of participating in large-scale solar tenders has reduced their ability to actively bid for ...
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GAIL Floats New Tender for 1.08 MW of Solar PV Projects in Madhya Pradesh

GAIL Floats New Tender for 1.8 MW of Solar PV Projects in Madhya Pradesh

The Gas Authority of India (GAIL) has floated a tender for a cumulative capacity of 1.8 MW of ground-mounted solar power projects to be developed at the GAIL complex in ...
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New Guidelines Restrict Short-term Equity Investment in Solar Projects

New Guidelines Restrict Short-term Equity Investment in Solar Projects

In an amendment to the competitive bidding guidelines for procuring power from grid-connected solar PV projects, issued by the MNRE in July 2019, it was noted that the project developers need to maintain a controlling shareholding of 51% in the SPV or project company executing the PPA. ...
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Solar Auction Activity Increased in October with 1.3 Gigawatts

Solar Auction Activity Increased in October with 1.3 Gigawatts

Auction activity increased in October 2019 while tender announcements decreased compared to the previous month, according to Mercom India solar tender tracker. About 2.7 GW of solar tenders were floated ...
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REIL Issues 3 Tenders to Procure Solar Cells and Module Mounting Structures

REIL Issues 3 Tenders to Procure Solar Cells and Module Mounting Structures

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), the government-owned manufacturer of electronic products, has issued three separate notices inviting tenders for rate contracts for the procurement of 4.5 watts (W) ...
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Maharashtra Invites Bids for 12.2 MW of Solar Projects for 9 Municipal Councils

Maharashtra Invites Bids for 12.2 MW of Solar Projects for 9 Municipal Councils

The Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) has floated nine tenders for solar projects in nine municipal councils totaling 12.2 MW. The projects have been tendered under the Atal Mission for ...
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Gulbarga DISCOM Invites Bids for 2,990 kW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Gulbarga DISCOM Invites Bids for 2,990 kW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company Limited (GESCOM) has floated five tenders inviting bids totaling 2,990 kW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects on government buildings located within its jurisdiction ...
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Municipal Corporation in Maharashtra Issues Tender for 939 kW of Rooftop Solar

Municipal Corporation in Maharashtra Issues Tender for 939 kW of Rooftop Solar

Maharashtra’s Nandurbar Municipal Council (NMC) has issued three tenders for 939 kW of rooftop solar projects. The individual capacities of the tenders are 310 kW, 314 kW, and 315 kW ...
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NTPC Retenders 20 MW of Floating Solar Projects for its Gas Plant in Uttar Pradesh

NTPC Retenders 20 MW of Floating Solar Projects for its Gas Plant in Uttar Pradesh

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has retendered and invited fresh bids for a 20 MW floating solar project. The project is to be established at the reservoir of NTPC ...
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Tariff Caps are Slowing Solar Auction Activity

Tariff Caps are Slowing Down Solar Auction Activity

The solar market in India is extremely competitive. Reverse auctions have driven tariffs lower and lower, and developers are fighting for every penny to make a decent return on their ...
SECI, UPNEDA Announce Deadline Extensions for 8 GW of Solar Tenders

SECI, UPNEDA Announce Deadline Extensions for 8 GW of Solar Tenders

Bid submission deadlines for two big solar photovoltaic (PV) tenders of combined capacity 8,000 MW have been extended. The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) had tendered ...
Bosnia Tenders 65 MW of Solar Project

In Brief: Solar EPC Tender for 250 kW of Projects in Thrissur, SITRA’s 100 kW Rooftop Tender

There were two interesting small solar tenders one from a government agency and the other from an industry association that was issued this week. These tenders display a variety of ...
Report Finds Municipalities Could Boost Rooftop Solar Adoption Using Bonds

BHEL Tenders 170 kW of Rooftop Solar in Haryana, Signs MoU with Exicom for E-Mobility

State-owned Navaratna enterprise, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), has invited bids for the supply, installation, and commissioning of grid-connected solar rooftop PV projects of cumulative capacity 170 kW in Haryana ...
Over 10 GW of Solar PV Projects Tendered in May 2018 in India

Over 10 GW of Solar PV Projects Tendered in May 2018 in India

Over 10 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity was tendered in May 2018, while over 2 GWs were  auctioned in India, according to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker. Solar tenders approximating ...
Afghanistan Awards 50 MW of Hybrid Solar Projects to be Developed in the Country

Afghanistan Awards 50 MW of Hybrid Solar Projects to be Developed in the Country

The Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) of Afghanistan has awarded 50 MW of solar hybrid projects to be developed in the country in two separate orders. The MEW has ...
West Bengal to Develop 63 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects Across Districts

West Bengal to Develop 63 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects Across Districts

The West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) is planning to develop a total of 63 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects across its various districts. WBSEDCL has ...
SECI Tenders 950 MW of Grid-Connected Solar

Breaking: SECI Tenders 950 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced two new separate tenders for 950 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh ...
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