National Average Levelized PPA Prices in the US Dropped 17% to $24/MWh in 2019: Report

National Average Levelized Solar PPA Prices in the US Dropped 17% to $24/MWh in 2019: Report

According to the latest report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) on the solar market's key trends in the United States,  more than 4.5 GW (AC) of utility-scale solar power ...
/ / Consumers, Solar
2015-2018 Saw 70% Dip in the Price of Utility-Scale Battery Storage in the US Market

2015-2018 Saw 70% Dip in the Price of Utility-Scale Battery Storage in the US Market

The average energy capacity cost of utility-scale battery storage in the United States has rapidly decreased from $2,152/kWh in 2015 to $625/kWh in 2018, according to the U.S. Energy Information ...
Hero, SB Energy, Aditya Birla_ Top Utility-Scale Solar Developers in First Half of 2020

Hero, SB Energy, Aditya Birla: Top Utility-Scale Solar Developers in First Half of 2020

Hero Future Energies, SB Energy (SoftBank), and Aditya Birla emerged as the top utility-scale solar project developers in India in terms of installed capacity in the first half (1H) of ...
COVID-19 Disrupts India’s Solar Growth, Installations Decline to 1.1 GW in Q1 2020

COVID-19 Disrupts India’s Solar Growth, Installations Decline to 1.1 GW in Q1 2020

India installed 1,080 MW of solar capacity in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020, a 43% decline quarter-over-quarter (QoQ), compared to 1,897 MW installed in Q4 2019. The findings were ...
New Carbon Nano Structure Made from Diamond Nano Threads for Energy Storage

New Carbon Nano Structure Made from Diamond Nano Threads for Energy Storage

A group of scientists from the QUT Center for Materials Science in Australia has proposed the design of a new carbon nanostructure made from diamond nano threads (DNT) that could ...
ReNew Power, NLC India, and Azure Power, Top Utility-Scale Solar Developers in 2019

ReNew Power, NLC India, and Azure Power, Top Utility-Scale Solar Developers in 2019

ReNew Power, NLC India, and Azure Power emerged as the top utility-scale solar project developers in India in terms of installed capacity in the calendar year (CY) 2019, according to ...
China Could Install 23-31 GW of Solar in 2020_ Report

China Could Install 23-31 GW of Solar in 2020: Report

According to the data released by China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), the country had nearly 204 GW of installed solar generation capacity by the end of 2019, which included 141.67 ...
Indian Solar Industry Optimistic Going Into 2020

At 7.3 GW, India’s Solar Installations in 2019 Declined by 12%

India installed 7,346 MW of solar capacity in the calendar year (CY) 2019, a 12% decline year-over-year (YoY), compared to 8,338 MW in 2018, according to Mercom India Research’s newly ...
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With Over 12 GW of Solar Deployed in December Alone, China Installed 30 GW in 2019

With Over 12 GW of Solar Deployed in December Alone, China Installed 30 GW in 2019

In the calendar year (CY) 2019, China is estimated to have installed 30 GW of solar capacity, a decline of 32% year-over-year (YoY) compared to 2018, when 44 GW of ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
India Added 5.4 GW of Solar in 9M 2019, with 2.2 GW Installed in Q3 2019

India Added 5.4 GW of Solar in 9M 2019, with 2.2 GW Installed in Q3 2019

According to Mercom India Research’s newly released Q3 2019 India Solar Market Update, solar installations in India increased 44% in Q3 2019 reaching 2,170 MW, compared to 1,510 MW in ...
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MNRE’s New Guidelines Shed Light on Bidding Process for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

MNRE’s New Guidelines Shed Light on Bidding Process for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued its draft guidelines for the tariff-based competitive bidding process for the procurement of power from grid-connected wind-solar hybrid projects. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Mercom Research Focus, Q2 2019, 1H 2019, India Solar Installations, India Solar Market, Renewables, Rooftop Solar, GST, Safeguard Duty, Modules, Export Import, Cumulative Solar Installations, Tariff Caps, Tender and Auction, State Installations, Utility-scale, New Power Addition

1.5 GW of Solar Capacity Installed in India During Q2 2019

Solar installations in India in Q2 2019 witnessed a slight decline with 1,510 MW, a 14% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) decrease compared to 1,761 MW installed in Q1 2019. Installations were down ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
ACME, Adani, Essel Were the Top Solar Project Developers in India in 2018

ACME, Adani, Essel Were the Top Solar Project Developers in India in 2018

In 2018, ACME, Adani, and Essel were the top three developers of utility-scale solar projects in India in terms of installed capacity and accounted for 27% of installations in the ...
88 Solar Projects Likely to be Added to Vietnam’s National Grid by June 2019

China Installs Better than Expected 44 GW of Solar Capacity in CY 2018

In the calendar year (CY) 2018, China installed 44.26 GW of solar photovoltaic capacity.  The country installed 9.76 GW of solar PV capacity in the fourth quarter of CY 2018 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Decrease in Cost of Solar by 50% can Increase Solar Penetration by 8 Times: NITI Aayog

Tamil Nadu Floats Tender for 500 MW of Solar Projects with Tariff Ceiling of ₹3/kWh

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has tendered 500 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. The bid-submission deadline is December 27, 2018. TANGEDCO has fixed ₹3 (~$0.04257)/kWh ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Oman Calls for Proposals for Technical Consultancy for its Third Large-Scale Solar Project

Oman Calls for Proposals for Technical Consultancy for its Third Large-Scale Solar Project

Oman is planning to develop another large-scale grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV)project. The project is slated to have a capacity between 500 MW and 1,000 MW. The Oman Power and Water ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CDC to Partner with Globeleq to Fund a 52 MW Solar Project in Kenya

CDC to Partner with Globeleq to Fund a 52 MW Solar Project in Kenya

CDC, a development finance institution of the UK government, has partnered with Globeleq, an independent power producer and developer in Africa, to provide $66 million debt financing to Malindi Solar Group ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Top Solar States

Lightsource BP Completes 60 MW Solar Project in India Financed by Rabobank

Lightsource BP, a global renewable energy development firm, has completed its first utility scale solar project in India. The project has been developed in Wagdari, located in the state of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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