India Solar – 79.56 MW of capacity added in July 2013

MNRE has updated the renewable capacity additions for the month of July 2013. Solar capacity additions which had reduced to a trickle and completely stopped in June has finally seen some new additions with about 80 MW being added in July. Wind capacity additions which has been steadily declining over the course of the last year continues its downtrend with…read more →

SECI announces list of successful bidders under Phase II

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) had earlier invited bids from prospective developers to install rooftop PV systems across six cities in India totalling 11.1 MW. The allocations were to be made to developers who offered the lowest price per Wp for installing the rooftop PV systems in the various cities. Following the tendering process, SECI has now released…read more →

Renewable capacity additions slows down to a trickle

MNRE has updated the renewable energy capacity additions in the country for the month of June 2013. Worryingly, the capacity additions are experiencing a downward trend. The wind energy sector, which used to be the flagbearer of renewable energy in the country has been in turmoil. With no clarification on Generation Based Incentives(GBI) or Accelerated Depreciation(AD) benefits for wind projects,…read more →

India Solar – MNRE officially stops appointment of new Channel Partners

It is now official. MNRE has released a notice saying that it is no longer accepting any new applications to become channel partners. The full notice reads” The SPV division has stopped receiving new applications to become channel partners under Off-Grid and Decentralized Solar Applications programme for the time being. The already received applications will be processed by the end…read more →