BRIDGE TO INDIA | 13 August 2018

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL), Maharashtra’s largest DISCOM, has proposed a series of measures to counter growth of rooftop solar in its latest petition to the state regulator. The proposed measures include: i) shift from net-metering to gross-metering; ii) restrictions on capacity addition…

Surbhi Singhvi | 08 August 2018

In an encouraging move for prospects of domestic battery manufacturing, two government run institutions — Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI) — have announced plans to transfer their cell manufacturing technology to private companies. Various…

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 06 August 2018

SECI has cancelled 2,400 MW of the 3,000 MW solar tender for which an auction was completed about three weeks ago. Capacity was won by Acme (600 MW, INR 2.44/ kWh), Azure (300 MW, 2.64), Canadian Solar (200 MW, INR 2.70), Adani (300 MW, INR 2.71), ReNew (500 MW, INR 2.71) and SoftBank (1,100 MW, INR 2.71). All bids other…

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 30 July 2018

BRIDGE TO INDIA has released the latest edition of its India Solar Rooftop Map report. As per the report, India added new rooftop solar capacity of 1,142 MW in the financial year 2017-18, up 68% over previous year. Total installed capacity is estimated to have reached…

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 23 July 2018

Indian government appears to be working on a new scheme to support domestic manufacturing. The scheme involves procuring 12 GW of new project capacity using domestically manufactured modules over next four years. Power from these projects will be bought exclusively by public sector…

Vinay Rustagi | 18 July 2018

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has issued its final decision on the safeguard duty petition by domestic cell and module manufacturers. It has recommended a safeguard duty on imports of all cells and modules, irrespective of technology…

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 16 July 2018

SECI completed auction for its 3,000 MW solar tender last week. Capacity was won by 6 developers – Acme (600 MW, tariff INR 2.44/ kWh), Azure (300 MW, 2.64), Canadian Solar (200, 2.70), Adani (300, 2.71), ReNew (500, 2.71) and Softbank (1,100 MW(1,100 MW, 2.71). The auction follows another similar…

Sai Nandamuri | 12 July 2018

Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL), in partnership with the World Bank, has issued a 28 MW rooftop solar tender under the OPEX model. The tender has been re-issued but the capacity has been revised down from 40 MW earlier after conducting site surveys. The proposed capacity is expected…

Sangeetha Suresh | 10 July 2018

India’s total installed utility scale solar capacity grew by over 70% in 2017-18 to reach 21.3 GW. Total solar capacity including rooftop solar and off-grid systems reached 24.5 GW as of March 31, 2018…

 

 

Vinay Rustagi | 02 July 2018

India has made tremendous progress in renewable energy in the last four years. Solar sector, in particular, has grown rapidly with India becoming the third largest international solar market after China and the USA. Both by total installed capacity and annual capacity addition, India is now amongst the top five renewable countries in the world. The industry…

Surbhi Singhvi | 28 June 2018

Q1 2018 saw commissioning of a record 3,766 MW (+100% over Q4 2017) of utility scale solar projects. Cumulative utility scale solar capacity has crossed the 20,000 MW mark and now stands at 21,331

 

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 25 June 2018

There have been some bold announcements coming out of MNRE in the last few weeks. It has claimed that India aims to achieve total RE capacity (excluding large hydro) of 227 GW by March 2022. It has also announced that the government plans to launch a single 100 GW solar manufacturing-cum-storage-cum project development tender…

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