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MERC’s Take On Solar Rooftop Sets The Benchmark

In a critical decision for solar rooftop sector in Maharashtra, the state regulator, Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has settled the Grid Support Charge (GSC) issue for good, it seems. With this, state consumers and installers can hope for a much better time for solar rooftops, hopefully. The announcement, hidden deep in the detailed tariff […]

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As Power Demand Slumps, RE Generators Brace For Impact

The coronavirus pandemic has created some of the most unprecedented situations ever faced by the energy sector in India. For one, demand has never dropped off as steeply as it has in March. For possibly the first time ever in living memory, a slump in global oil prices has stopped delivering any revenue benefits to […]

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MNRE Issues Draft Guidelines for Installation of Innovative Stand-Alone Solar Pumps

MNRE has issued draft guidelines for the installation of innovative stand-alone solar-powered pumps under its varied schemes. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had issued updated specifications for stand-alone solar pumps in July last year. And since then it claims to have received representations from innovators claiming that by using different design/software for […]

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PFC Disburses Rs 11K Crore, Claims to be Unaffected by Lockdown

PFC has disbursed Rs 11,000 crore to finance power sector projects during the first week of lockdown till March 31 and has claimed to be unaffected by it. State-owned Power Finance Corporation (PFC) has disbursed Rs 11,000 crore to finance power sector projects during the first week of lockdown till March 31. The company claimed that the […]

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SECI Extends Bid Deadline for 14 MW Solar Plus BESS Again

SECI has again extended the bid submission deadline for its tender for the development of 14 MW of solar projects along with 42 MWh of BESS The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline for its tender for the development of 14 MW of solar power projects along with 42 […]

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MNRE Offers Solutions for Invoicing for Renewable Energy Supplied During Lockdown

MNRE has issued a new notification, offering viable solutions for invoicing for renewable energy (RE) supplied during the ongoing lockdown The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a new notification to offer relief to stakeholders as the renewable energy industry grapples with the ongoing lockdown imposed to combat the spread of the […]

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Storage Stays In Focus With New 1200 MW tender Plan from SECI

After the success of its previous 1200 MW tender for renewable generation plus guaranteed peak supply, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a notice inviting tender (NIT) for a repeat of its previous tender. That was oversubscribed by 420 MW. SECI informs us that details will be uploaded soon on the website […]

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S&W Solar Continues Repairwork On Reputation

Sterling and Wilson Solar, which has been through the proverbial ‘series of unfortunate incidents’ ever since its IPO, continues to build back its reputation, slowly. The firm, whose IPO price of Rs 780 back in August 2019 is now a distant memory for investors who have lost heavily, with the price down almost 90 percent […]

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Suzlon Survives, With Debt Recast From Bankers

Troubled Wind Energy manufacturer Suzlon has informed the stock exchanges about a debt recast approved by its lending consortium, led by the State Bank of India. The total amount involved has been reported to be close to Rs 14,000 crores. The firm has been in financial trouble for quite some time, a situation that has […]

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