“Solar curtailment in Andhra Pradesh, a willful violation,” NSEFI writes to power minister

Plant load factor for thermal power generators ramped up to 70-80% between July 2019 till date while solar power projects were arbitrarily backed down by more than 60-70% of their operational capacity during the same period.


Indian Railways tenders 32.56 MWp rooftop solar

The grid-connected projects—to be set up on ‘design-build-finance-operate-transfer’ basis—shall come up at 117 locations of four zonal railways (Eastern, North Central, North Frontier and Northern) and coach production units in Kapurthala and Raebareli. Bidding closes on December 9.

CSIR-CMERI develops solar artifacts

The aesthetically appealing 1 KWp, 3 KWp and 5 KWp artifacts can be installed at public places like beaches and parks to provide electrical power for different loads.

SECI tenders 500 quantities of solar cooking systems

Bids are invited for design, supply, installation and commissioning of solar home cooking systems in five districts of different states (Meghalaya, Chhattisharh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat). Bidding closes on November 8.

Another bidding extension for 275 MW Uttar Pradesh tender

The state government has set a solar power target of 10,700 MW by 2022 and 23,500 MW by 2030. The latest extension by Solar Energy Corporation of India is second in line for the 275 MW project which was announced in August.

REIL tenders 50 MW ‘RESCO mode’ solar projects across India

November 2 is the bidding deadline for grid-connected rooftop and small solar power plants that shall come up in government buildings across different states and union territories of India.

Adani Green Energy’s $362.5 million green bonds score E1/90 in S&P Green Evaluation

The bonds being issued by the company’s three arms collectively—Adani Renewable Energy Ltd, Kodangal Solar Parks and Wardha Solar (Maharashtra)—will be used to finance and refinance solar power plants and related transmission infrastructure in India.

System integrators must be allowed for KUSUM projects: NSEFI

Further, the lobby group has asked the ministry to remove the domestic content requirement for solar cells at least for the first year, while also highlighting the need to specify standards or guidelines for setting up of agrivoltaics systems in farm lands.

Central Electronics Ltd tenders for supply of multicrystalline solar cells

Bids are invited for supply of cells using 5 busbars, providing an efficiency of minimum 18.8%. The quantity to be supplied is 500,000. Bidding closes on October 15.

SunAlpha commissions 1.2 MW solar project for Dynamic Cables

The rooftop solar project—commissioned under Rajasthan’s solar net-metering policy—will meet about 30% of Dynamic Cables’ energy requirement.

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