Tariff tussle grows over pricing of 970 MW project

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) have locked horns over the power pricing of a 970 MW solar project.

SECI hikes tariff ceiling to lure bidders

Reeling from a no-show from bidders at various auctions, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has raised the ceiling price for two of its mega tenders by 10 paise (US$0.0014) each.

India-Taiwan safeguard duty talks hit an impasse

India and Taiwan have failed to reach an agreement at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over the 25% safeguard duties imposed by India on solar imports. The talks, however, will continue.

Indian PV procurement leapt to 3 GW in October figures

Developers gave short shrift to gloomy predictions about depreciation, protectionism and tax headwinds as tendering and auction figures soared, but they shied away from the tough price caps set for SECI’s procurement exercises.

SECI director floats idea of further large-scale reservoir PV

With the Solar Energy Corporation of India having already proposed 10 GW of solar be located on artificial bodies of water over the next three years, Shailesh Mishra has mooted ambitious plans at four more locations.

Solar still gaining as coal’s share of national capacity falls

India saw an increase in PV’s share of national generation capacity in the third quarter, as 2 GW more solar was added despite worries buffeting the industry.

SoftBank and Essel to develop 500 MW solar park

A failed association with IL&FS has failed to deter SoftBank from its plan to invest a staggering $1tn in Indian solar by 2030. Now the Japanese funding giant is working with Essel Infraprojects on a 500 MW plant, with further details yet to be revealed.

Falling rupee could threaten Rs28,000 crore of solar projects

As the currency continued to fall today, analysts are concerned developers will see any savings from falling module prices disappear, and lenders may get nervy, putting the national solar target in grave doubt.

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India largest market for off-grid solar products: report

Cornering 44% of the total global sales for 3.66 million off-grid solar products in the first half (H1) of 2018, India has emerged as the world’s largest cash market for such products, according to the latest report by Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA).

India to add up to 8.5 GW of RE in FY19

India is likely to add between 8-8.5 GW of renewable energy generation capacity in the current financial year ending March 2019, according to ICRA Limited.

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