Tamil Nadu location for 130 MW NLC solar plant

The thermal energy giant of India has commissioned a 130 MW solar plant in the state of Tamil Nadu, comprised of two, 65 MW blocks across 655 acres.

Gas utility GAIL connects country’s second-largest rooftop solar plant

GAIL, which is a state-owned provider of gas, commissioned a 5.76 MW rooftop PV array at its Pata petrochemicals plant in Uttar Pradesh at the end of 2017.

ReNew Power mulls purchase of Waaree Energies solar portfolio – reports

ReNew Power Ventures, which is backed by Goldman Sachs, is exploring an opportunity to acquire the solar assets of Waaree Energies ahead of a planned IPO, reports Mint.

India mulls solar cell import duty after petition by five local manufacturers

Five Indian solar firms have filed an application for the imposition of import duties on solar cells with the Directorate General of Safeguards in a move designed to boost domestic manufacturing and protect local interests.

EIB partners with YES Bank to offer $400m funding boost to Indian renewables

Both the European Investment Bank and India’s YES Bank will provide $200 million investment to co-finance a series of solar and wind power projects across India.

India’s DISCOMs to manage nationwide rooftop PV deployment under new $3.6bn MNRE scheme

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy will make available $3.6 billion to distribution companies in India to boost their deployment of rooftop solar PV projects under Phase-II the National Solar Mission.

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SECI to roll out 10 GW floating solar tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India will invite expressions of interest (EOI) from developers eager to build, own and operate floating PV installations at selected sites across the country.

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KOR Energy to build 2.8 MW rooftop solar in Uttar Pradesh

The Indian EPC will construct four separate rooftop solar installations across the state, two of which will be 1.2 MW in size.

Hyet Solar seeks investors for 200 MW module fab in Assam

The Dutch solar energy company is hoping to attract investors in a proposed 200 MW solar manufacturing facility in the Indian state of Assam.

Karnataka issues 860 MW solar tender

The state’s Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) announces tender for 43 individual solar plants located in taluks – small districts dotted across the state of Karnataka.

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