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SunSource Energy commissions a 6 MW rooftop solar plant in Rajasthan 

The project—based on Resco model—is developed for the Bhilwara industrial site of a textile company. It is spread across five rooftops covering 21,00,000 square feet and uses 20,000 solar modules of different types.

REIL opens tender for 6500 quantities of 325Wp solar modules 

Bids are invited from Indian manufacturers to supply 72-cell, 325Wp polycrystalline solar modules made using domestically manufactured cells. August 20 is the last date to lodge the interest.

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Europe will be our next stop – S&W solar interview

Having bagged large orders in the U.S. and Australia, Indian multinational engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services provider Sterling and Wilson Solar is bidding for tenders in regions which have eased up business lines, Europe among them. Kannan Krishnan, S&W’s chief operations officer for solar in India and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation area, speaks to pv magazine about the impact of Covid-19 on the solar EPC business and the company’s expansion plans.

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India will reach 125 GW renewable capacity by December 2022

A new report by ICRA says large-scale solar in the country will likely achieve the 60 GW target set by the Indian government. Rooftop solar and wind, however, will see a shortfall.  

Safeguard duty on solar cell imports extended by a year

The import duty will be levied on Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai solar cells – whether assembled into modules or not – at 14.9% from today and falling to 14.5% in six months’ time. Malaysian products are exempted as their imports have fallen dramatically since the duty was imposed, in July 2018.

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PFC to fund IIT- Kanpur R&D in smart grid technology

State-owned Power Finance Corporation will provide Rs 2.38-crore financial assistance to the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur to develop infrastructure for R & D in smart grid technology.

Essar Power to set up 100 MW solar plant in Madhya Pradesh

The Bhander town in Datia district will now host a 100 MW solar plant in place of a gas-based plant approved earlier. The plant—set up over 105 hectares area—will be established by Essar Power at an investment of around Rs 700 crore.

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REIL seeks to empanel EPC contractors for residential rooftop solar in Bihar

The projects are to be carried out on a turnkey basis, with solar modules and inverters supplied by Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL). Bidding closes on August 4.

Guidelines for using coal-fired power generation to balance intermittent renewables

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has specified how procurement of back-up grid capacity will work for electricity distribution companies. The rules consider energy storage solely as part of the 51% clean energy requirement, and instead contemplate coal – with a variable price tariff element – as necessary for evening out supply.

MNRE puts call for ‘global supergrid’ proposals on hold

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy had invited consulting proposals for its ambitious globally interconnected power grid plan called ‘one sun, one world, one grid’ (OSOWOG). The program—taken up with assistance from the World Bank— aims at seamless sharing of renewable energy resources among countries for mutual benefits and global sustainability.

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