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Bids Show a 1 kW Rooftop Solar System to Cost ₹60,000 in Jharkhand

Bids Show a 1 kW Rooftop Solar System to Cost ₹60,000 in Jharkhand

Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has announced the lowest (L1) bids to install and commission 3 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems of various capacities with and without battery ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Maharashtra Invites Bids for a 1 MW Solar Project

Maharashtra Invites Bids for a 1 MW Solar Project

Maharashtra’s Public Works Department (PWD) of the Yavatmal Division has invited bids for installing and commissioning a 1 MW grid-connected solar project at Giroli in the Washim district of the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Uttarakhand Invites Bids for 9.5 MW of Solar Projects

Uttarakhand Invites Bids for 9.5 MW of Solar Projects

UJVNL, a government of Uttarakhand enterprise, has invited bids to set up 9.5 MW of grid-connected solar projects near the Kulhal powerhouse in the Dehradun district. The projects will be ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
GUVNL Invites Bids for 500 MW Solar Projects with Greenshoe Option

GUVNL Invites Bids for 500 MW Solar Projects with Greenshoe Option

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam (GUVNL) has invited bids for purchasing power from 500 MW of grid-connected solar power projects (Phase XIX) to be set up anywhere in India with a ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Coal India Subsidiary Invites Bids for 4 MW Solar Project in Jharkhand

Coal India Subsidiary Invites Bids for 4 MW Solar Project in Jharkhand

Central Mine Planning and Design Institute (CMPDI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coal India, has invited bids for installing and commissioning a 4 MW grid-connected solar project for Central Coalfields in ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
West Bengal DISCOM Floats O&M Tender for a 10 MW Solar Project

West Bengal DISCOM Floats O&M Tender for a 10 MW Solar Project

West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company (WBSEDCL) has invited bids for a three-year operation and maintenance (O&M) contract for an existing 10 MW solar power project at Santaldih in the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
CEA Proposes Underground Transmission Lines for Endangered Bird Area

CEA Proposes Underground Transmission Lines for Endangered Bird Area

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has proposed that power transmission lines of up to 33 kV voltage level passing through the Great Indian Bustard (GIB) area should be underground lines ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Extends BIS Certification Deadline for Solar Inverters Again to June 30

MNRE Extends BIS Certification Deadline for Solar Inverters Again to June 30

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the deadline for compliance with and implementation of the Quality Control Order, 2017, for solar photovoltaic inverters until June 30, ...
/ / Inverters & BOS, Solar
Regulator Rejects Wind Developer’s Plea for Adjustment of Banked Units

Regulator Rejects Wind Developer’s Plea for Adjustment of Banked Units

Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ruled that a wind power generator was not entitled to an adjustment of banked units from the generating project as the banked units injected ...
/ / Other, Wind
Union Budget 2023: Substantial Capital outlay to expedite Green Energy Transition

Focus on Green Energy Transition at the Core of Union Budget 2023

The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman laid out an expansive budgetary outlay for expediting green transition as she identified ‘Green Growth’ as one of the seven pillars for Budget 2023 ...
Juniper Green, EDF Renewables, ACME, and Solarcraft Win GUVNL’s 300 MW Wind Auction

Juniper, EDF Renewables, ACME, and Solarcraft Win GUVNL’s 300 MW Wind Auction

Juniper Green Energy, WYN Renewables (EDF Renewables), ACME Pokharan Solar, and Solarcraft Power India won the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam’s (GUVNL) auction to supply power from 300 MW of grid-connected ...
/ / Other, Wind
IndiGrid’s Q3 Profit Rises 27% to ₹1.19 Billion on the Back of Acquisitions

IndiGrid’s Q3 Profit Rises 27% to ₹1.19 Billion on the Back of Acquisitions

IndiGrid, the Indian power sector’s first infrastructure investment trust (InvIT), said its profit jumped 27% year-over-year (YoY) to ₹1.19 billion (~$14.59 million) in the third quarter (Q3) of the financial ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Grid, T&D
Rajasthan Invites Bids for 1.5 GW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects with Storage

Rajasthan Invites Bids for 1.5 GW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects with Storage

Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam (RUVNL) has invited bids to set up 1,500 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind-solar hybrid power projects anywhere in India with required storage for distribution ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE Hikes Central Assistance for Residential Rooftop in Northeastern States

MNRE Hikes Central Assistance for Residential Rooftop Solar in Northeastern States

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has increased the Central Financial Assistance (CFA) for residential rooftop solar consumers of northeastern states, along with hilly states of Uttarakhand, Himachal ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Military Engineer Services Invites Bids for 1.33 MW Solar Projects

Military Engineer Services Invites Bids for 1.33 MW Solar Projects

Military Engineer Services has invited bids for developing three solar power projects of capacities 1 MW, 200 kW, and 130 kW at Niwaru, Bhakrota, and Jaipur military station, respectively, under ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
London-based Thomas Lloyd Energy Trust Acquires SolarArise

London-based Thomas Lloyd Energy Trust Acquires SolarArise

SolarArise, a Delhi-based solar project developer, has announced the completion of its acquisition by Thomas Lloyd Energy Impact Trust, an investment fund listed on the London Stock Exchange. SolarArise has ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Solar Accounts for 15% of Installed Power Capacity in 2022; Coal Drops Below 50%

Solar Accounts for 15% of Installed Power Capacity in 2022; Coal Drops Below 50%

At the end of the calendar year (CY) 2022, India's renewable energy capacity, including large hydroelectric projects, made up 40.75% of the country's cumulative power capacity, with 166.9 GW, according ...
MNRE Grants Timeline Extension for Solar Projects Bid Before BCD Announcement

MNRE Grants Timeline Extension for Solar Projects Bid Before BCD Announcement

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the timeline for the completion of solar and wind-solar hybrid projects for which bids were finalized before March 9, 2021 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Sector Pins Hopes on Budget 2023, Here’s the Long Wish List

Solar Sector Pins Hopes on Budget 2023, Here’s the Long Wish List

The solar sector has a long wish list for the Union Budget 2023, which will be presented in a few days. Stakeholders look forward to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announcing ...
ACME Partners with Norfund to Develop Renewable Energy Projects in India

ACME Partners with Norfund to Develop Renewable Energy Projects in India

ACME Group and Norwegian investment fund Norfund will co-invest in the development of greenfield renewable power projects in India. Norfund invests in developing countries and manages the Norwegian Climate Investment ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Maharashtra Invites Bids to Procure 350 MW of Solar Power

Maharashtra Invites Bids to Procure 350 MW of Solar Power

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) has invited bids to procure 350 MW of solar power from projects to be developed in the state. MSEDCL has set a ceiling ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Rajasthan Signs MoUs Worth ₹1.23 Trillion for Renewable Projects

Rajasthan Signs MoUs Worth ₹1.23 Trillion for Renewable Projects

To project Rajasthan as an attractive investment destination, the Rajasthan government has signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) for nearly ₹1.23 trillion (~$15.77 billion) of renewable energy projects under the Invest ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Regulator Directs Captive Solar Power Generator to Pay Transmission Charges

Regulator Directs Captive Solar Power Generator to Pay Transmission Charges

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) recently directed the Odisha Power Transmission Corporation (OPTCL) and Bharat Electronics (BEL) to finalize the contracted capacity for the transmission of power utilizing the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Regulator Directs DISCOMs to Pay ‘Change in Law’ Dues to Solar Developers

Regulator Directs DISCOMs to Pay ‘Change in Law’ Dues to Solar Developers

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has directed distribution companies (DISCOMs) to compensate solar developers for incremental impact due to the imposition of safeguard duty and associated 'carrying costs.' It ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NTPC Floats Balance of System Tender for 1 GW Wind Projects in Gujarat

NTPC Floats Balance of System Tender for 1 GW Wind Projects in Gujarat

NTPC Renewable Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, has invited bids for the balance of system (BoS) package of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind power projects of 1,000 MW capacity ...
/ / Other, Wind