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Budget expectations for solar manufacturing

The government should consider offering a 50% capital subsidy for setting up R&D and quality testing infrastructure within the manufacturing units and a 200% super-deduction for the R&D expenditure on new and clean solar technology development. Simultaneously, it should look at implementing tariff barriers on imports for at least four-five years.

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Adani Green commissions 25 MW solar power plant in Uttar Pradesh 

The solar plant in Chitrakoot takes Adani Green Energy’s total operational renewable capacity to 2975 MW—a step closer to its vision of 25 GW capacity by 2025.

Hybrid renewable tariffs unlikely to match PV-specific

Uncertainty around generation compensation in the event of curtailment due to grid safety reasons and the requirement to maintain at least 33% wind project share in the total contracted capacity are among the deciding factors in tariff assessment.  

Rajasthan’s second-largest solar park to complete by March 2022

The state—which is already home to 2250 MW Bhadla Solar Park—is on pace to complete a 925 MW Nokh Solar Park in the Jaisalmer district.

Delhi Metro tenders 2 MW rooftop solar

Bidders have until February 23 to lodge interest for the solar capacity, which is to be developed in RESCO model and has levellized ceiling tariff fixed at INR 4/kWh.

Sungrow solar inverter sales in India cross 7 GW

The Chinese manufacturer, which has a central and string inverter factory in Bengaluru, sold a minimum 3 GW of the cumulative sales last year alone. Going forward, it has a strong order book for the upcoming solar capacity too.

Singapore’s Sembcorp awarded 400 MW solar power project in Rajasthan 

With this solar win, Sembcorp Industries’ renewables portfolio has swelled to over 3 GW in operation and under development across Singapore, China, and India.

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Tata Power to develop 110 MW solar project for Kerala Discom

State Discom Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEBL) will procure the solar electricity generated from the project under a 25-year power purchase agreement.

Madhya Pradesh to host ‘world’s biggest floating PV plant’ within two years

The 2,000ha installation, which will surpass in scale a 150 MW plant in China’s Anhui province, will reportedly require a INR3,000 crore investment.

SECI tenders EPC work for 40 MW conventional solar+10 MW agrivoltaics in Tamil Nadu

Bidders have until March 1 to bid for setting up the cumulative grid-connected solar PV capacity—including 40 MW conventional ground-based and 10 MW agrivoltaics—in Cuddalore and Tiruvannamalai districts.

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