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PSUs frittering away their core strengths   
17 May 2021 |

Coal India Limited, a public sector company and the world's largest coal producer, won 100 MW capacity in the recent 500 MW solar auction in Gujarat with a bid of INR 2.20/ kWh. Two of the other four bidders in the auction were also PSUs – NTPC and SJVN won 150 MW and 70 MW...

PSUs frittering away their core strengths   
17 May 2021 |

Coal India Limited, a public sector company and the world's largest coal producer, won 100 MW capacity in the recent 500 MW solar auction in Gujarat with a bid of INR 2.20/ kWh. Two of the other four bidders in the auction were also PSUs – NTPC and SJVN won 150 MW and 70 MW...


India Renewable Power Tenders Update – April 2021
11 May 2021 |

This video presents a summary of major developments for renewable tenders during the month. It includes details of tender issuance, bid submission, completed auctions and related market trend.

India Renewable Power Tenders Update – April 2021
11 May 2021 |

This video presents a summary of major developments for renewable tenders during the month. It includes details of tender issuance, bid submission, completed auctions and related market trend.


India Renewable Power Policy Update – April 2021
11 May 2021 |

This video presents a monthly snapshot of key policy and regulatory developments in India's renewable power sector.

India Renewable Power Policy Update – April 2021
11 May 2021 |

This video presents a monthly snapshot of key policy and regulatory developments in India's renewable power sector.


Warning: ‘duck’ curve ahead!   
10 May 2021 |

In Q1 2021, daytime power prices in southern Australia fell repeatedly below zero between 10 am and 3:30 pm. The negative prices came on back of low power demand and increasing renewable power penetration in the country (28% in 2020). In Germany too, where Q1 renewable power penetration crossed 50%, frequency of negative price points has been increasing...

Warning: ‘duck’ curve ahead!   
10 May 2021 |

In Q1 2021, daytime power prices in southern Australia fell repeatedly below zero between 10 am and 3:30 pm. The negative prices came on back of low power demand and increasing renewable power penetration in the country (28% in 2020). In Germany too, where Q1 renewable power penetration crossed 50%, frequency of negative price points has been increasing...


Two exits tell a sorry tale   
30 April 2021 |

Japan’s SoftBank is in the process of exiting Indian renewable sector, selling most of its 80% stake in SB Energy to CPPIB, the Canadian pension fund. Remaining 20% stake in the company would continue to be held by Bharti Enterprises...

Two exits tell a sorry tale   
30 April 2021 |

Japan’s SoftBank is in the process of exiting Indian renewable sector, selling most of its 80% stake in SB Energy to CPPIB, the Canadian pension fund. Remaining 20% stake in the company would continue to be held by Bharti Enterprises...

Award winnig research
Rooftop solar market resilient but for how long?   
26 April 2021 |

BRIDGE TO INDIA’s latest data compilation exercise for rooftop solar suggests that India installed 1,352 MW capacity in 2020, down 13.5% YOY. Total installed capacity is estimated to have reached 6,792 MW by December 2020...

Rooftop solar market resilient but for how long?   
26 April 2021 |

BRIDGE TO INDIA’s latest data compilation exercise for rooftop solar suggests that India installed 1,352 MW capacity in 2020, down 13.5% YOY. Total installed capacity is estimated to have reached 6,792 MW by December 2020...


Duty-free window a dilemma for solar project developers   
18 April 2021 |

As things stand today, safeguard duty (SGD) of 14.5% on solar PV cells and modules is set to expire on 29 July 2021. While the Ministry of Commerce trade investigation...

Duty-free window a dilemma for solar project developers   
18 April 2021 |

As things stand today, safeguard duty (SGD) of 14.5% on solar PV cells and modules is set to expire on 29 July 2021. While the Ministry of Commerce trade investigation...


India Renewable Power Policy Update – March 2021
12 April 2021 |

This video presents a monthly snapshot of key policy and regulatory developments in India's renewable power sector.

India Renewable Power Policy Update – March 2021
12 April 2021 |

This video presents a monthly snapshot of key policy and regulatory developments in India's renewable power sector.


India Renewable Power Tenders Update – March 2021
11 April 2021 |

This video presents a summary of major developments for renewable tenders during the month. It includes details of tender issuance, bid submission, completed auctions and related market trend.

India Renewable Power Tenders Update – March 2021
11 April 2021 |

This video presents a summary of major developments for renewable tenders during the month. It includes details of tender issuance, bid submission, completed auctions and related market trend.


PLI scheme approved for solar manufacturing   
10 April 2021 |

The Indian Cabinet has approved Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme worth INR 45 billion (USD 602 million) for domestic solar manufacturing. The scheme targets total cell-module manufacturing capacity...

PLI scheme approved for solar manufacturing   
10 April 2021 |

The Indian Cabinet has approved Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme worth INR 45 billion (USD 602 million) for domestic solar manufacturing. The scheme targets total cell-module manufacturing capacity...

Award winnig research
Net metering on the way out   
05 April 2021 |

Indian states are rushing to block net metering connectivity for rooftop solar systems. After the Ministry of Power’s policy guidance to restrict net metering to system sizes up to 10 kW, Karnataka and West Bengal have already announced net metering system...

Net metering on the way out   
05 April 2021 |

Indian states are rushing to block net metering connectivity for rooftop solar systems. After the Ministry of Power’s policy guidance to restrict net metering to system sizes up to 10 kW, Karnataka and West Bengal have already announced net metering system...


Green tariffs: an emerging option for all consumers to go green   
28 March 2021 |

Maharashtra has become the latest state to offer ‘green tariff’ option to grid power consumers. This route allows consumers to notionally procure renewable power through DISCOMs without incurring any capital expenditure or entering into complicated renewable power purchase agreements directly with power producers...

Green tariffs: an emerging option for all consumers to go green   
28 March 2021 |

Maharashtra has become the latest state to offer ‘green tariff’ option to grid power consumers. This route allows consumers to notionally procure renewable power through DISCOMs without incurring any capital expenditure or entering into complicated renewable power purchase agreements directly with power producers...


Investment enthusiasm spills over to wind   
22 March 2021 |

SECI concluded its 1,200 MW ISTS wind tranche X auction earlier this week. The tender was oversubscribed by 2.6 times. Successful bidders include Adani (300 MW), Ayana (300 MW), Evergreen Power (150 MW) and JSW (450 MW) with tariffs between INR 2.77-2.78/ kWh. Azure (300 MW, INR 2.79/kWh), O2 (300, 2.80), Shirdi Sai (300, 2.84), AMP (150, 2.88), Enel...

Investment enthusiasm spills over to wind   
22 March 2021 |

SECI concluded its 1,200 MW ISTS wind tranche X auction earlier this week. The tender was oversubscribed by 2.6 times. Successful bidders include Adani (300 MW), Ayana (300 MW), Evergreen Power (150 MW) and JSW (450 MW) with tariffs between INR 2.77-2.78/ kWh. Azure (300 MW, INR 2.79/kWh), O2 (300, 2.80), Shirdi Sai (300, 2.84), AMP (150, 2.88), Enel...


Basic customs duty on solar cells and modules: a poor decision   
15 March 2021 |

We finally have it. After almost a year of uncertainty, MNRE has announced that PV cells and modules shall be subject to basic customs duty (BCD) of 25% and 40% respectively from April 2022 onwards. MNRE has also clarified that only bids submitted until 9 March 2021 shall be offered BCD related ‘change in law’ compensation

Basic customs duty on solar cells and modules: a poor decision   
15 March 2021 |

We finally have it. After almost a year of uncertainty, MNRE has announced that PV cells and modules shall be subject to basic customs duty (BCD) of 25% and 40% respectively from April 2022 onwards. MNRE has also clarified that only bids submitted until 9 March 2021 shall be offered BCD related ‘change in law’ compensation


New boom era beckons for renewables   
07 March 2021 |

The new US Energy Secretary, Jennifer Granholm, has signalled a transformational shift in the country’s energy policy to combat global warming. In her first public speech in the new role, Granholm announced that the US would install “hundreds of gigawatts” of clean energy...

New boom era beckons for renewables   
07 March 2021 |

The new US Energy Secretary, Jennifer Granholm, has signalled a transformational shift in the country’s energy policy to combat global warming. In her first public speech in the new role, Granholm announced that the US would install “hundreds of gigawatts” of clean energy...