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12 GW ‘new solar’ proposal: Industry reaction

“While there are ample solar PV module manufacturers in India to meet the government demands, the proposal would provide impetus to existing and new players to venture into cell production”—according to Sunil Rathi, director, Waaree Energies.

Vikram Solar bags 1 MW private sector floating solar project

The Kolkata-based module manufacturer and EPC contractor will commission the project for Hindustan Zinc Limited at Ghosunda Dam, near Chittorgarh, in Rajasthan.

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Premier Solar modules the first in the world to secure revised IEC certification

Testing has led to the first certificate of its kind worldwide since a revision of International Electrotechnical Commission Standards in 2016. Accreditation enables Premier Solar to access markets in Latin America, Europe and Africa.

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Gujarat to buy solar power from salt farmers

Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has allowed Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) to procure 2.7 MW solar power generated by salt pan workers of Self-Employed Women Association (SEWA) during off-season.

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NTPC eyes 1 GW solar projects in Africa

The state-owned power generator will follow the bidding route for development of solar projects in African countries that are members of the International Solar Alliance.

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State-owned utilities tender 45 MW of floating solar projects

Following power company NTPC’s 20 MW tender for Rajasthan and 15 MW procurement for Himachal Pradesh, Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited has invited bids to develop 10 MW of floating PV in Hisar. The deadline for bid submission is on March 1.

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Adani Green wins 390 MW hybrid renewable project

The facility is expected to have solar generation capacity of 360 MW and wind capacity of 100 MW, said the company in a financial update.

IESA calls for swift launch of National Energy Storage Mission

“We urge the government to take swift action in launching the National Energy Storage Mission in order to support the development of an R&D and manufacturing ecosystem for energy storage and electric vehicles,” said Rahul Walawalkar, president of the India Energy Storage Alliance.

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14 MW solar+42 MW storage project for Jammu & Kashmir approved with VGF support

The president of India has sanctioned setting up of 14 MW grid-connected solar PV projects with aggregate battery storage capacity of 42 MWh for Jammu & Kashmir under Prime Minister Development Package (PMDP)-2015 . The projects would be set up during 2019-20 and 2020-21, and include 7 MW solar projects with battery storage of 21 MWh each in Leh and Kargil at different locations. These would be implemented in developer mode, at a fixed tariff of Rs 2 per unit, with viability gap funding support.

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Tamil Nadu floats new solar policy to generate 9 GW by 2022

Tamil Nadu government has unveiled a new solar energy policy 2019 that aims at generating 9 GW for the state by 2022. The policy would be applicable to projects, programmes and installations relating to both solar PV and thermal energy, including utility as well as consumer categories.

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