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Vikram Solar commissions 20 MW solar projects for WBSEDCL

The plants at Patni and Lalgarh in West Bengal are expected to generate 1.55 million units of electricity per megawatt (MW) annually.

BHEL and Libcoin to build India’s first lithium-ion battery gigafactory

Government-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited and Australian business Libcoin are in talks to form a joint venture to build a 1 GWh production capacity lithium-ion battery plant in India that would eventually be scaled up to 30 GWh.

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Tata, Chromeni to make EV batteries in [Vibrant] Gujarat

At the ongoing Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, Tata Group and Adani have announced plans to invest in lithium ion battery manufacturing in Gujarat. Chromeni Steels, a joint venture company of China’s Tsingshan Industries, will invest US$ 3 billion to manufacture stainless steel and electric vehicle (EV) batteries.

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Solar pump testing and research lab coming up at TERI

The test facility, to be set up by the Maxop Research and Testing Institute, will be capable of testing solar water pumping systems and other solar products in compliance with Bureau of Indian Standards guidelines and international standards.

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Make in India: HyET Solar plans to set up 300 MW fab in Gujarat

At the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, HyET Solar will sign a memorandum of understanding with the state to set up a solar module manufacturing facility.

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NTPC tenders 15 MW floating solar project in Himachal Pradesh

The project would be awarded based on international competitive bidding followed by reverse auction. The deadline for bid submission is February 25. The bids will opened on February 26, while the date of reverse auction will be intimated at a later date.

BHEL will set up solar EV chargers along highway

Government-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited will set up a network of solar-based electric vehicle chargers along the entire 250 km stretch of road between Delhi and Chandigarh, allaying range anxiety among EV users.

Indian Railways plans to tender 4 GW solar project

The procurement will be worth an estimated Rs16,000 crore, and will stipulate the use of 1.2 GW of Indian-made equipment. The power generated will replace 4 GW of coal-fired electricity consumption used by the railways.

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Lakshadweep’s renewable with storage tender set for January 31

India’s Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) will float a global tender to develop renewable energy projects coupled with battery energy storage system across the 11 islands of the union territory of Lakshadweep.

Tecchren joins the race to make lithium ion batteries in India

Tecchren Batteries will establish a 200 MWh LiFePO4 battery manufacturing unit at Sri City in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Set up after an investment of Rs446 crore, the unit will produce approximately 700,000 li ion batteries per year.

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