Uttar Pradesh Invites Bids for 200 MW in its Private Sector Owned Solar Park

Public Sector Units to Develop 12 GW of Solar Projects in 4 Years Using Domestic Modules

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the proposal for the implementation of setting up 12,000 MW of grid-connected solar PV power projects under the Central Public Sector ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
14 MW of Solar Projects with 42 MWh of Battery Energy Storage to Come up in Leh and Kargil

14 MW of Solar Projects with 42 MWh of Battery Energy Storage to Come up in Leh and Kargil

Leh and Kargil may soon have grid-connected solar projects connected to battery energy storage system (BESS). The proposal to set up a 14 MW solar project with aggregate battery storage ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Funding into the Global Solar Sector Falls to $2 Billion in Q1 2018

Indian Renewable Energy Sector Received $3.2 Billion in FDI During 2015-2018: DIPP

The Indian renewable energy sector received approximately $3.2 billion in the form of foreign direct investment (FDI) from April 2015 to June 2018, says data released by the Department of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Gujarat Decides to Implement Solar Agricultural Feeder Program on Pilot Basis

MNRE Amends VGF Guidelines for 2 GW of Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the implementation of its program under which the government aims to develop 2 GW of solar photovoltaic ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Azure Power and Maheswari Mining Win APDCL Tender for 85 MW of Solar Projects in Assam

MNRE Amends VGF Program Guidelines for Solar Projects Yet Again

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the implementation of its scheme under which the government aims to develop 5 GW of solar projects ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tariff Disputes Threaten to Stall 970 MW of Solar Projects in Karnataka

APTEL Intervenes in Ongoing Solar Tariff Dispute for 970 MW of Projects in Karnataka

 In Karnataka, which is also India’s top solar state, 970 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects have been embroiled in a tariff dispute. This situation arose after the procurers ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Asks SECI to Set Upper Ceiling for Solar Tariff at ₹2.50/kWh Without Safeguard Duty

MNRE Concerned Over Land Approval Delays for Solar Projects in Karnataka

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has written to the Karnataka government expressing its concern over delays in granting land approval for various solar projects, affecting the country’s ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tata Power Commissions 100 MW of Solar Projects in Ananthapuramu Solar Park

Tata Power Commissions 100 MW of Solar Projects in Ananthapuramu Solar Park

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. (TPREL), a subsidiary of Tata Power, has announced the successful commissioning of two solar projects of 50 MW each in Ananthapuramu Solar Park, located in ...
MNRE Amends VGF Program Guidelines for Solar Projects

MNRE Amends VGF Program Guidelines for Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the implementation of the viability gap funding (VGF) program for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects under National Solar ...
BEL Inaugurates 16 MW Solar PV Project in Chennai’s Avadi

BEL Inaugurates 16 MW Solar PV Project in Chennai’s Avadi

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a defence public sector undertaking (PSU), has successfully completed the construction of a 16 MW solar PV project at the Heavy Vehicle Factory (HVF) premises in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
GUVNL Cancels Recently Held 500 MW Solar Auction Citing High Tariffs

GUVNL Cancels Recently Held 500 MW Solar Auction Citing High Tariffs

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has scrapped the recently conducted auction for the development of  500 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the state. According to ...
MNRE Removes DCR Clause from 5 GW Viability Gap Funding Program

MNRE Removes DCR Clause from 5 GW Viability Gap Funding Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the implementation of Viability Gap Funding (VGF) program to develop 5 GW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Canadian Solar Sells 80 MW Solar Project in Maharashtra

Canadian Solar Sells 80 MW Solar Project in Maharashtra, India

Canadian Solar, a global module supplier and solar project developer, has sold its 80 MW (108 MW DC) grid-connected solar project in Maharashtra. The sale of the project by Canadian ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Winning Bid Without VGF Quoted in SECI’s Solar Auction

Winning Bid of ₹4.18 (~$0.064)/kWh Without VGF Quoted in SECI’s 5 MW Solar Auction

A winning bid of ₹4.18/kWh without viability gap funding (VGF) was quoted in a 5 MW grid-connected solar PV project auction conducted by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), under ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
TPREL Commissions 25 MW DCR Solar PV Project in Gujarat

Tata Power Renewable Energy Commissions 25 MW DCR Solar PV Project in Gujarat

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. (TPREL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has commissioned a 25 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Charanka Solar Park in Gujarat ahead ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Tata Power Renewable Energy

Tata Power Renewable Energy Commissions 30 MW Solar DCR Project in Maharashtra

Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL) commissioned a 30 MW grid-connected solar PV project developed under India’s domestic content requirement (DCR) category at Palaswade village in Maan taluka, in the ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Orange Renewable Commissions 140 MW of Solar

Orange Renewable Commissions 140 MW of Solar

Orange Renewable, a subsidiary of Singapore-based AT Holdings Pte. Ltd, has commissioned solar projects totaling 140 MW in India. These projects are in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. According ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
India Renewable Energy September 2017

India Renewable Energy News and Policy Roundup for September 2017

Several important renewable energy policies especially in solar were announced last month in India. Notable news was the Rewa payment guarantee announcement from Madhya Pradesh. State Agencies The Rajasthan Renewable ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Charanka Solar Park in Gujarat

Vikram Solar Commissions 80 MW of Solar at Charanka Solar Park in Gujarat

Vikram Solar commissioned 80 MW of solar at Gujarat’s Charanka Solar Park for Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited (GIPCL). The capacity comprises two projects of 40 MW each. These projects ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Small-Scale Solar Project

Military Engineering Services Tenders 2 MW of Solar in Jodhpur

The Military Engineering Services (MES) has tendered a 2 MW solar project to be developed at Jodhpur in Rajasthan. The project is being developed for the GE Army Utility at ...
Policy Roundup

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: June 2017

Mercom’s renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of June 2017: The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) issued a levelized generic tariff ...
MNRE VGF

MNRE Amends Guideline for Implementation of 5,000 MW VGF Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the implementation of 5,000 MW viability gap funding (VGF) program for solar under National Solar Mission (NSM) ...
UP 750 MW Bhadla

Uttar Pradesh Government Plans to Set Up 750 MW Solar Projects at Bhadla

In an aim to replicate the success of the recently concluded Bhadla Phase-III and Phase-IV Solar Park auctions, the government of Uttar Pradesh is also considering setting up 750 MW ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
modules

Mercom Exclusive: Domestic Content Requirement Tenders are all but Disappearing

The domestic content requirement (DCR) category, the mandate for solar projects in India to utilize domestically manufactured solar modules and cells, was instituted in the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar PV

MNRE Reduces Solar Tariffs for Defense VGF Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has proposed amendments to the guidelines for the implementation of Defense Viability Gap Funding (VGF) Program. The fixed tariff for these projects ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale