Gujarat expects Rs500 billion worth of renewables MoUs

The state, which plans to add 3 GW of renewable capacity annually, will host the ninth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, which opens in 11 days’ time.

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Oakridge raises residential solar rooftop funding from Dutch investor

Dutch lender Oikocredit has extended India’s first residential solar rooftop line of credit through its Indian subsidiary Maanaveeya Development & Finance

India can lead the way in distributed solar – GOGLA interview

India contributed to one-third of the global sales of distributed solar products during January-June 2018. Indian manufacturers can further leverage the International Solar Alliance (ISA) platform to engage with the global market, says Viraj Gada, GOGLA’s India regional representative and spokesperson for The India Distributed Energy Forum and Expo (IDEF), in an interview with pv magazine ahead of the event on January 30 and 31 in New Delhi.

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Indian Railways plans 1 GW solar power by 2020-21

The ambitious plan would help Indian Railways source about 10% of its electrical energy from renewables.

India floats mega tender of 7.5 GW for Jammu & Kashmir

India’s Solar Energy Corporation of India has invited solar power developers to construct 7.5 GW grid connected projects in Leh and Kargil Districts in the state of Jammu & Kashmir under a competitive bidding process. Bid submission deadline is April 30. Tenders will be opened on the same day. The date of reverse auction will be advised at a later date.

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Vikram Solar wins 140 MW solar project from NTPC

The Indian PV module manufacturer and EPC solutions provider will commission the NTPC project at Bilhaur, Kanpur in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

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Gujarat tenders 500 MW of grid connected solar capacity

The selection of solar project developers will be carried out through a competitive bidding process followed by a reverse auction. The deadline for bid submissions is January 30.

Emami demerges cement unit, consolidates solar business

Kolkata based Emami Group has transferred the solar power division of its cement unit to Emami Power, which aims to build over 300 MW of solar power capacity over the next three years.

Haryana: the argument for a rollback of solar incentives

The state has withdrawn its transmission charges waiver for solar projects bigger than 500 MW in capacity. While unhappy developers are protesting, industry experts deem it sensible for the government to apply a limit to – and possibly plan a phased withdrawal of – incentives for the solar sector.

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MNRE: Preference will be given to domestically manufactured renewable energy products

The Indian Government has mandated that preference be given to domestically manufactured renewable energy products in public procurement. As per the order, 100% of the solar modules for grid-connected solar power projects must be domestically manufactured.

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