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Coal India Invites Bids to Select EPC Contractor for 810 MW Solar Project

Coal India Invites Bids to Select EPC Contractor for 810 MW Solar Project

Coal India (CIL) has issued a request for expression of interest from engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors for 810 MW of solar projects in Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam’s ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
West African States Kicks Off $311 Million Project to Boost Renewables

West African States Kick Off $311 Million Project to Boost Renewables

The new Regional Emergency Solar Power Intervention Project (RESPITE) has commenced operations in Freetown, Sierra Leone, to expand electricity access to millions of consumers in Chad, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
DISCOMs Owed ₹329 Billion to Power Generators as of January 2023

DISCOMs Owed ₹329 Billion to Power Generators as of January 2023

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed power generators ₹329.72 billion (~$4 billion) in overdue payments for the monthly billing cycle at the end of January, according to Ministry of Power data. The ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Karnataka Regulator Directs DISCOMs to Honor Solar Developer’s GST Claims  

Karnataka Regulator Directs DISCOMs to Honor Solar Developer’s GST Claims  

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has directed four distribution companies (DISCOMs) to compensate a solar developer for the additional cost incurred due to the imposition of the goods and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Month in a Minute Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in January 2023

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in January 2023

Here is a recap of important headlines from January 2023: India's solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing capacity exceeded 39 GW at the end of September 2022 and is expected to reach ~95 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Mazagon Shipbuilders Invites Bids to Maintain 1 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

Mazagon Shipbuilders Invites Bids to Maintain 1 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders, a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Defence, has invited bids for maintaining the 390 kW and 650 kW rooftop solar systems located at its North, ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Pays ₹7.91 Billion to Solar and Wind Developers in November

SECI Pays ₹7.91 Billion to Solar and Wind Developers in November

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has released ₹7.91 billion (~$96.6 million) in payments to solar and wind power generators for the power purchased in November 2022. The disbursal ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Railways Invites Bids to Empanel Agencies for 3 MW Rooftop Solar Systems

Railways Invites Bids to Empanel Agencies for 3 MW Rooftop Solar Systems

Danapur railway division of the East Central Railway has invited bids for state-wise empanelment of agencies to implement 3.252 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Economic Survey 2023: India Eyes Private Investment to Finance Net Zero Goal

Economic Survey 2023: India Eyes Private Investment to Finance Net Zero Goal

The Economic Survey 2022-23, which was tabled in the Parliament today ahead of the budget sessions, said that India has become a popular investment destination for renewables over the last ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Sprng Energy, IB Vogt, Hinduja, Blupine Win GUVNL’s 500 MW Solar Auction

Sprng Energy, ib vogt, Hinduja, Blupine Win GUVNL’s 500 MW Solar Auction

Sprng Energy, ib vogt, Hinduja Renewables, and Solarcraft Power India 9 (Blupine Energy) have won Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam’s (GUVNL) auction to supply power from 500 MW of grid-connected solar ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Power Ministry Proposes Expansion of Economical Power Dispatch Program

Power Ministry Proposes Expansion of Economical Power Dispatch Program

The Ministry of Power has proposed to expand the security-constrained economic dispatch (SCED) program by including more state-owned thermal projects, which would run on a day-ahead basis. The program also ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
US-based Corporations Procured 20 GW of Clean Energy in 2022

US-based Corporations Procured 20 GW of Clean Energy in 2022

Even as power purchase agreement (PPA) prices increased, corporations in the United States procured nearly 20 GW of clean energy in 2022. Cumulatively, 326 companies contracted 77.4 GW of clean ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
India’s Solar Power Generation Rises by 38% YoY to 95.15 BU in 2022

India’s Solar Power Generation Rises by 38% YoY to 95.15 BU in 2022

India generated around 95.15 billion units (BU) of solar power in the calendar year (CY) 2022, a 38% increase compared to 68.77 BU generated last year. Solar generation has seen ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Solar
Battery Maker Amara Raja’s Q3 Net Profit Rises 52% YoY On Robust Demand

Battery Maker Amara Raja’s Q3 Net Profit Rises 52% YoY on Robust Demand

Amara Raja Batteries recorded a net profit of ₹2.21 billion (~$27.09 million) in the third quarter (Q3) of the financial year (FY) 2022-23, a 52% YoY increase from ₹1.45 billion (~$17.77 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
EV Makers Expect Tax Cuts and Incentives in Budget 2023

EV Makers Expect Tax Cuts and Incentives in Budget 2023

The Indian electric vehicle (EV) industry is hoping for the government to rationalize the indirect tax structure on EV components and extend the rollout of incentives under the Faster Adoption ...
Tesla’s Q4 Profit Up 19% YoY, Solar & Storage Revenues Rise to $1.31 Billion

Tesla’s Q4 Profit Up 19% YoY, Solar & Storage Revenues Rise to $1.31 Billion

Tesla recorded a revenue of $24.32 billion from all its businesses in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2022, a year-over-year (YoY) of 37% compared to $17.72 billion in the previous ...
NTPC Floats Balance of System Tender for 1 GW Solar Projects

NTPC Floats Balance of System Tender for 1 GW Solar Projects

NTPC Renewable Energy has invited bids for the balance of system (BoS) package with land for interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar projects up to 1,000 MW anywhere in India except ...
/ / Solar, Tenders and Auctions
MNRE Updates ALMM with 14 New Solar Module Manufacturers

MNRE Updates ALMM with 14 New Solar Module Manufacturers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an updated list of models and module manufacturers under the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) order to include ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gujarat Urban Development Company Invites bids for 2 MW Solar Projects

Gujarat Urban Development Company Invites bids for 2 MW Solar Projects

The Gujarat Urban Development Company (GUDC) has invited bids to commission 2,027.78 kW solar projects across six urban local bodies in Gujarat. The projects' estimated cost is ₹154.64 million (~$1.9 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI's Green Energy Open Access Foray Worries Private Developers 

SECI’s Green Energy Open Access Foray Worries Private Developers 

The government-owned renewable energy intermediary procurer Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) will soon enter the market for delivering renewable energy solutions through open access to the commercial and industrial ...
/ / C&I, Mercom Research Focus, Solar
Adani Green's Renewable Capacity Up 35% YoY to 7,324 MW in 9M FY23

Adani Green’s Renewable Capacity Up 35% YoY to 7,324 MW in 9M FY23

Adani Green Energy's (AGEL) total operational capacity has increased 35% year-over-year (YoY) to 7,324 MW in the first nine months (9M) of the current financial year. The company's operational portfolio ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Odisha Regulator Sets Tariff of ₹7.25kWh for 25 MW Solar Project

Odisha Regulator Sets Tariff of ₹7.25/kWh for 25 MW Solar Project

Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has approved the power purchase agreement (PPA) executed between Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO) and ACME Odisha Solar Power to procure power from a 25 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Indian Solar Module Manufacturing Capacity to Reach 95 GW by 2025

Indian Solar Module Manufacturing Capacity to Reach 95 GW by 2025

India's solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing capacity exceeded 39 GW at the end of September 2022 and is expected to reach ~95 GW by the end of the calendar year ...
Rajasthan Invites Bids for 31 MW Solar Projects Under PM KUSUM

Rajasthan Invites Bids for 31 MW Solar Projects Under PM KUSUM

The Jodhpur Vidyut Vitran Nigam (JDVVNL) has floated a tender for developing 31.02 MW grid-connected solar projects through the RESCO model under Component ‘C’ of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Uttarakhand's Draft Solar Policy Targets 2,000 MW Capacity by 2028

Uttarakhand’s Draft Solar Policy Targets 2,000 MW Capacity by 2028

The Uttarakhand Government has released a draft solar policy that targets 2,000 MW of installed solar capacity and envisages boosting the proportion of solar power in power distribution companies (DISCOMs) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar