Gujarat’s New Land Policy for Solar, Wind Projects to Make Developers More Accountable

Gujarat’s New Land Policy for Solar, Wind Projects to Make Developers More Accountable

The state government of Gujarat has issued amendments to its wasteland allotment policy for wind, solar, and hybrid (wind and solar) power projects. According to the amendments, the renewable power ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bangladesh Issues Bids to Develop 100 MW of Wind Projects

Bangladesh Issues Bids to Develop 100 MW of Wind Projects

The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has released a notice inviting bids to develop 100 MW of grid-connected wind power projects at two sites in the country. The board intends ...
/ / Other, Wind
India Poised to Drive Global Energy Demand Growth: bp Report

India Poised to Drive Global Energy Demand Growth: bp Report

The global energy system is fundamentally restructuring and becoming more diverse, driven by customer needs and increased competition between fuels, said the latest bp Energy Outlook 2020. The report highlights ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Maharashtra to Procure 200 MW of Power from Wind Projects with Expired EPAs

Maharashtra to Procure 200 MW of Power from Wind Projects with Expired EPAs

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd. (MSEDCL) issued a Request for Selection to procure 200 MW of wind energy from intra-state wind power projects with expired or soon-to-be expired ...
/ / Wind
Starkraft Acquires Five Irish Solar Farms Totalling 275 MW From Lightsource bp

Statkraft Acquires Five Irish Solar Farms Totaling 275 MW From Lightsource bp

Statkraft Ireland acquired five solar projects with a combined capacity of 275 MW from Lightsource bp. The projects are located in counties of Meath, Laois, Tipperary, and Cork. The acquisition is ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
NLC India_ Central Public Sector Unit With Largest Capacity of Solar Installed

NLC India: Central Public Sector Unit With Largest Capacity of Solar Installed

The Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) submitted its annual report for 2019-20, which said that it commissioned 1,421 MW of renewable projects in 2019-20. With the commissioning of the entire 709 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra_ APTEL Approves Curtailment of Wind Power in the State Citing Grid Stability

Andhra: APTEL Approves Curtailment of Wind Power in the State Citing Grid Stability

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) declined a wind power generator’s appeal against the Andhra Pradesh State Load Despatch Centre (APSLDC) and the Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (APTRANSCO), asking ...
/ / Wind
Strong Performance of Solar Assets Takes Adani Green’s Revenue Up by 10% YoY

Strong Performance of Solar Assets Takes Adani Green’s Revenue Up by 10% YoY

Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) declared its financial results for the first quarter of the financial year 2020-2021. Despite COVID, The company’s revenue and ‘earnings before interest taxes depreciation amortization’ ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Japan's Orix to Acquire 20% Stake in Indian Renewable Developer Greenko at $980 Million

Japan’s Orix to Acquire 20% Stake in Indian Renewable Developer Greenko at $980 Million

Orix Corporation, a Japan-based financial services group, announced that it had signed a framework agreement with renewable energy project developer Greenko Energy Holdings, to acquire approximately 20% of its shares ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Buyers Lap Up Solar and Green Power from Indian Energy Exchange’s New Trading Platform

Buyers Lap Up Solar and Green Power from Indian Energy Exchange’s New Trading Platform

Solar power is trading at premiums ranging between ₹0.40 (~$ 0.0054)/kWh and ₹0.60 (~$0.0082)/kWh on the Indian Energy Exchange’s (IEX) recently launched renewable energy platform, an executive told Mercom. “IEX ...
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Solar Developers in Andhra Are Facing Risk of Loan Recall_ FICCI to MNRE

Solar Developers in Andhra Are Facing Risk of Loan Recall: FICCI to MNRE

In a letter addressed to the Secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the Chairman of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), urged ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Total Forms JV to Manufacture Lithium-Ion Batteries in Europe

Daily News Wrap-Up: Total Forms JV to Manufacture Lithium-ion Batteries in Europe

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Neoen, a France-based renewable energy company, has been awarded a 14-year contract to supply 100 MW of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Apple to Expand its Renewable Energy Portfolio in Europe

Daily News Wrap-Up: Apple to Expand its Renewable Energy Portfolio in Europe

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Global technology giant Apple announced that it would invest in two onshore wind turbines near the Danish ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Gas Authority of India Has Several Renewable Projects in the Offing

Gas Authority of India Has Several Renewable Projects in the Offing

Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) submitted its Annual Report for 2019-20 that sheds light on GAIL's ambitions and accomplishments in the renewable energy sector. According to GAIL, its total ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tamil Nadu Commission Directs State DISCOM to Pay ₹6.7 Million in Wind Energy Dues

Tamil Nadu Commission Directs State DISCOM to Pay ₹6.7 Million in Wind Energy Dues

The Tamil Nadu State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has ordered the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (TANGEDCO) to pay wind generators ₹6.69 million (~$91,586) along with interest at 1% ...
/ / Other, Wind
Solar and Wind Installations Outshine Fossil Fuel-Based Installations in 2019_ Report

Solar and Wind Installations Outshine Fossil Fuel-Based Installations in 2019: Report

As the world embraces renewable energies to combat the disastrous effects of climate change, solar and wind power installations continue to surge despite challenges. BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) Power Transition Trends 2020 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Month in a Minute_ Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in August 2020

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in August 2020

August saw the India renewable sector trying to come to terms with the new normal in the COVID-19 world. Here is a recap of the month’s most important headlines: Mercom ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Global Investment in Renewable Energy Could Reach $3.40 Trillion by 2030_ Report

Global Investment in Renewable Energy Could Reach $3.40 Trillion by 2030: Report

Global investments in the renewable energy sector are expected to rise to $3.4 trillion by 2030, including an estimated investment of $2.72 trillion in solar and wind energy sectors, according ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Sungrow to Supply Inverters for a 900 MW Solar Project in Dubai

Daily News Wrap-Up: Sungrow to Supply Inverters for a 900 MW Solar Project in Dubai

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: WAAREE Energies Limited, a Mumbai-based solar panel manufacturer, said it received an order worth $105 million to ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tata Power Seeks to Procure 150 MW of Renewables From Wind, Solar, or Hydro Projects

Tata Power Seeks to Procure 150 MW of Renewables From Wind, Solar, or Hydro Projects

Tata Power’s distribution licensee division has invited bids for the procurement of 150 MW of renewable power (wind, solar, small hydro, or combination) on a short-term basis. The company has ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
SECI Disbursed ₹5.2 Billion to Solar and Wind Power Generators in July 2020

SECI Disbursed ₹5.2 Billion to Solar and Wind Power Generators in July 2020

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) paid nearly ₹5.2 billion (~$70.2 million) to developers for the purchase of solar and wind power in July 2020. This represented about ...
Brazil's Copel Awards 595 MW of Solar and Wind Projects

Brazil’s Copel Awards 595 MW of Solar and Wind Projects

Brazil's Copel Mercado Livre, a subsidiary of Companhia Paranaense de Energia, announced that it had awarded 595 MW of renewable energy projects for 13 years to expand its renewable energy ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Maharashtra Regulator Takes a Lenient Stand on MSEDCL’s Wind Dues Considering COVID-19

Maharashtra Regulator Takes a Lenient Stand on MSEDCL’s Wind Dues Considering COVID-19

In a recent order, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) reiterated its decision to reject a wind generator’s claim for dues in the absence of a valid energy purchase agreement ...
/ / Other, Wind
Bihar Releases Draft Tariff Regulations for Renewable Energy Projects

Bihar Releases Draft Tariff Regulations for Renewable Energy Projects

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has released draft tariff regulations for renewable energy projects. These regulations will be valid for the control period of the financial year (FY) 2020-21 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
IREDA Seeks Consultants for Wind and Solar Projects under GBI Program

IREDA Seeks Consultants for Wind and Solar Projects under GBI Program

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) seeking consultants for wind and solar projects under the generation-based incentives (GBI) program. Interested bidders are ...