NISE amends solar dryer tender for Jammu and Kashmir

The National Institute of Solar Energy has invited bids to fabricate, supply, install and commission 800 solar dryer cum space heating systems in Jammu and Kashmir. The systems will be installed in the Leh and Kargil regions in a phased manner. The deadline for bid submissions is May 24, with technical bids opening on May 27.

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BHEL tenders power-conditioning units for 129 MW solar project in Telangana

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has invited bids to supply, install and commission 1,250 kW, three-phase, grid-connected power-conditioning units for 129 MW solar PV capacity in the state of Telangana. The deadline for bid submissions is May 27.

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Off-grid solar plants can be connected to the grid, says MNRE

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has said that off-grid solar plants that have been installed under its own programmes can be connected to the grid in locations where net-metering provisions are in place.

Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments floats solar cell tender

Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL), Jaipur, has invited bids to supply 4.3 W and 4.5 W multicrystalline silicon solar cells. The deadline for submissions is June 4.

Vikram Solar announces successful long-duration PV reliability test results

U.S.-based PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) has found that Vikram Solar’s Somera monocrystalline silicon and Eldora polycrystalline silicon PV modules met and exceeded international quality and performance benchmarks.

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Borosil Glass Works’ solar business consolidation likely to wrap up soon

Borosil Glass Works plans to consolidate its solar business by amalgamating Gujarat Borosil, Vyline Glass and Fennel Investments, while simultaneously demerging its consumer and scientific glassware business. Post restructuring, Borosil Glass Works will be renamed as Borosil Renewables.

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Modi government propelled renewable growth: CEO survey

In a recent survey, an overwhelming 73% of respondents said they remain upbeat about India’s renewable growth prospects, despite recent policy reversals and various other operational challenges the industry faces.

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Tata Power and natural gas supplier MGL partner on e-mobility

This is Tata Power’s fourth major partnership with an energy retailer to expand its presence in the e-mobility business. As part of the MoU, the private-sector electricity generator with work with Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) to set up solar rooftop projects and commercial-scale electric vehicle (EV) charging and battery swapping stations.

The long read: Implementing standards

While Bureau of India Standards certification is a genuine attempt by the Indian government to mitigate the risks associated with poor solar module quality, there are several reasons why it is not 100% effective. pv magazine India’s Uma Gupta investigates India’s efforts to ensure quality in its booming PV industry.

MNRE clarifies import of lead-acid batteries for solar PV applications

The import of secondary cells and batteries of lead-acid and nickel-based chemistries will be allowed subject to IEC 61427 certification of the product and certificate issued by the MNRE, along with an undertaking from the supplier that the products will be utilised for solar PV power projects only.

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