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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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