Solar and Wind Generated 9.4% of the World’s Electricity in 2020

Solar and Wind Generated 9.4% of the World’s Electricity in 2020

The strong growth in wind and solar power capacity additions in 2020, despite the pandemic, resulted in a record fall in coal power globally, according to the climate and energy ...
Project Finance Brief Lightsource bp Acquires 156 MW Solar Projects in Italy

Project Finance Brief: Lightsource bp Acquires 156 MW Solar Projects in Italy

Lightsource bp, a solar project developer, acquired three projects from Horizon Firm, a developer specialized in solar, totaling 156 MW, across the country. Two of the projects are based in ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Meghalaya Issues Tenders to Empanel Installers of Renewable Energy Projects

Meghalaya Issues Tenders to Empanel Installers of Renewable Energy Projects

The Government of Meghalaya has invited bids to empanel firms for the design, engineering, and installation of hydro, solar, wind, and biomass projects in the state. The projects will be ...
New Generic Tariff for Solar, Wind, Small Hydro Announced for Goa and Union Territories

New Generic Tariff for Solar, Wind, Small Hydro Announced for Goa and Union Territories

The Joint Electricity Regulator Electricity Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and Union Territories (UTs) has announced the generic tariffs for solar photovoltaic (PV), wind and small hydro projects ...
APTEL Allows Open Access, Banking Facility to Four Wind Power Generators in Maharashtra

APTEL Allows Open Access, Banking Facility to Four Wind Power Generators in Maharashtra

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to grant open access facility to four wind developers and also ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Sasol and Air Liquide Invite Bids to Procure 1,800 GWh of Solar and Wind Per Year

Sasol and Air Liquide Invite Bids to Procure 1,800 GWh of Solar and Wind Per Year

Sasol South Africa Limited (Sasol) and Air Liquide Large Industries, South Africa, have invited bids to procure 1,800 GWh per annum of renewable energy (solar and wind) from independent power ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
NTPC Invites Bids for 600 MW of ISTS-Connected Wind -Solar Hybrid Projects

NTPC Invites Bids for 600 MW of ISTS-Connected Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

NTPC Limited has invited bids to develop interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind-solar hybrid projects of capacity up to 600 MW anywhere in India. NTPC will develop the hybrid power projects ...
Tamil Nadu DISCOM Ordered to Clear Outstanding Dues of Another Wind Power Generator

Tamil Nadu DISCOM Ordered to Clear Outstanding Dues of Another Wind Power Generator

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has directed the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) to pay ₹132.8 million (~$1.76 million) in dues, including interest at 12% ...
/ / Other, Wind
Tamil Nadu DISCOM Directed to Pay ₹165 Million in Wind Dues With 12% Interest

Tamil Nadu DISCOM Directed to Pay ₹165 Million in Wind Dues with 12% Interest

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC), in a recent order, directed the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) to pay $164.95 million (~$2.18 million) in outstanding dues ...
/ / Other, Wind
SJVN Releases Tender to Acquire Hydro, Solar, and Wind Projects Across India

SJVN Releases Tender to Acquire Hydro, Solar, and Wind Projects Across India

SJVN Limited has invited expressions of interest from independent power producers, power generating companies, developers, state electricity boards, and lenders for offering their hydro, solar, and wind projects in India ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar's Share in India's Installed Power Capacity Rises to 10.7%

Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Rises to 10.7%

India's installed renewable energy (including large hydro projects) capacity stood at 141.4 GW, accounting for a share of 36.94% in the overall power mix at the end of Q1 2021, ...
SECI Payouts to Solar and Wind Developers Down to ₹4.08 Billion in February 2021

SECI Payouts to Solar and Wind Developers Down to ₹4.08 Billion in February 2021

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) paid nearly ₹4.08 billion (~$56.2 million) to solar and wind developers for the purchase of power in February 2021, as per the data ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Solar Wind Hybrid Project of the Year: CleanMax Solar’s Project in Karnataka

Solar Wind Hybrid Project of the Year: CleanMax Solar’s Project in Karnataka

Indian rooftop solar developer, CleanMax Solar, was adjudged the winner in the ‘Best Hybrid Project’ category, during the recently held Mercom India Solar Summit 2021. CleanMax developed a wind-solar hybrid project for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Facebook Ties Up with CleanMax to Source 100% Renewable Power

Facebook Ties Up with CleanMax to Source 100% Renewable Power

Facebook has partnered with renewable energy company CleanMax to further the global tech giant’s sustainability ambitions in India. As part of the deal, Facebook will procure renewable energy from wind ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
SECI Invites Bids for 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Wind Hybrid Projects

SECI Invites Bids for 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Wind Hybrid Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids for setting up 1,200 MW interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind-solar hybrid power projects (Tranche-IV) on a build, own, operate basis ...
Over 260 GW of Renewables Added Globally in 2020, Beating the Previous Record by 50%

Over 260 GW of Renewables Added Globally in 2020, Beating the Previous Record by 50%

According to data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the world added more than 260 GW of renewable energy capacity in 2020. Global renewable energy capacity additions in ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Deferring New Solar Bids Until Backlog of Unsigned PSAs is Cleared the Way Forward

Deferring New Solar Bids Until Backlog of Unsigned PSAs is Cleared the Way Forward

Deferring new bids until the backlog of unsigned power sale agreements (PSAs) with the distribution companies (DISCOMs) is cleared by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) may be the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Access to Solar Project Finance is Key to Achieving India's Ambitious Targets

Access to Solar Project Finance is Key to Achieving India’s Ambitious Targets

India has taken significant strides towards transitioning to clean energy by tapping renewable sources. However, the mobilization of funds to meet India's clean energy commitments presents a formidable challenge. India ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Daily News Wrap-up_ NTPC Commissions 70 MW Capacity of a Solar Project

Daily News Wrap-up: NTPC Commissions 70 MW Capacity of a Solar Project

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: NTPC has announced that 70 MW of 85 MW Bilhaur Solar PV Project at Bilhaur, Uttar Pradesh, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
SECI to Tender 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Wind Hybrid Projects Soon

SECI to Tender 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Wind Hybrid Projects Soon

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has informed that it will issue a request for selection (RfS) for setting up 1,200 MW of inter-state transmission system-connected (ISTS) solar wind ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-up_ EESL Subsidiary to Aggregate Demand for EVs, Solar in Rural Areas

Daily News Wrap-up: EESL Subsidiary to Aggregate Demand for EVs, Solar in Rural Areas

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has signed an ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Transmission Constraint Should Not Restrict Power Generators: Commission to DISCOM

Transmission Constraint Should Not Restrict Power Generators: Commission to DISCOM

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission has directed the Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (RVPN) to ensure no curtailment of any power generator connected at 132/33 kV Sheo Substation on account ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
Amendments to Solar, Wind, and Hybrid Policies in Andhra Pradesh

Amendments to Solar, Wind, and Hybrid Policies in Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh Energy Department has clarified that the amendments made to policies on the wind, solar, and wind-solar hybrid projects will apply to projects commissioned after November 18, 2019 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
A Record 114 GW of Wind Power Capacity Added Globally in 2020

A Record 114 GW of Wind Power Capacity Added Globally in 2020

A total of 114 GW of new wind capacity was added globally in 2020, representing an 82% increase year-over-year (YoY), according to a report from Wood Mackenzie. This is the ...
/ / Wind
Daily News Wrap-Up: ReNew Power Commissions a 300 MW Wind Project in Gujarat

Daily News Wrap-Up: ReNew Power Commissions a 300 MW Wind Project in Gujarat

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: ReNew Power has commissioned a 300 MW of wind power project in Kutch, Gujarat. The project was ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy