Hitting 76% of its solar ambition would still be some achievement for India

Analysts are weighing into the debate over the MNRE’s big solar plans, but pointing out that even a partial victory would set the foundation for future solar triumphs.

Mauritius installs the first wave of 10,000 solar rooftops

The Indian Ocean state has received $10m in concessional loan funding from the development agency of Abu Dhabi, in a program co-financed by the International Renewable Energy Agency.

Indian EPC eyes central Asian markets

Sterling and Wilson wants to construct 200 MW of PV in Kazakhstan in the next two years and says it is eager to get a slice of the Uzbek market too.

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Saft buys out JV partner and announces lith-ion investment

The historic French brand says it will focus on rail, telecom and infrastructure, but environmentalists hoping the move finally heralds a breakthrough for electric vehicles in one of the world’s biggest transport markets appear set to be disappointed.

Rs2.44 solar bid equalled in Gujarat – but is it viable?

The state’s second attempt to tender for 500 MW of capacity has made a mockery of predictions of rising PV electricity prices and exonerated utility for cancelling previous procurement round. But the absence of India’s cheapest solar energy generator from the latest exercise could be telling.

State-owned miner plans 300 MW of solar

The Singareni Collieries Company plans to pump more than Rs400 crore into nine PV projects across its operations in Telangana state. The largest of the new installations will be two 60 MW plants.

Vikram Solar demands special economic zone exemption from safeguarding

The Kolkata-based EPC company says failing to exempt SEZs from the new tariff defeats the point of the existence of such areas, which is to foster domestic manufacturing and industry.

Quality issues in Indian PV projects jeopardizing investments – report

Inspectors from solar risk management company PI Berlin visited six projects and exposed cost-cutting in installation, non-existent warranties, serious safety concerns and improbable performance figures.

Solar is turbocharging Karnataka to renewables leadership

The remarkable 4 GW of solar capacity added last year has seen the state displace Tamil Nadu as the nation’s renewables top dog. And there is more to come, according to a new report, with PV set to account for a third of rising energy demand over the next decade.

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