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Amp Energy commissions 45 MW open-access solar project

Developer Amp Energy has completed a 45 MW corporate solar project within the scheduled timelines. The project will supply electricity to Cipla, Eternis Fine Chemicals, and Jubilant Ingrevia.

NTPC commissions 35 MW of Kayamkulam floating solar project

State-owned power producer NTPC has commissioned 35 MW of floating solar capacity. About 57 MW out of its 92 MW Kayamkulam floating solar project is now operational.

GSECL tenders EPC contract for 59 MW of solar

Gujarat State Electricity Corp. Ltd. (GSECL) is seeking contractors to install and commission 45 MW of grid-connected solar capacity in Bhavnagar district and 14 MW in Morbi, Gujarat.

SCCL tenders EPC contract for 22 MW solar plant

SCCL is tendering an engineering, procurement and construction contract for a grid-interactive solar plant at Singareni Collieries Company’s Ramagundam site in Telangana. Bidding closes on June 15.

Cost comparison between lithium batteries, fuel cells, reversible solid oxide cells as storage for off-grid rooftop PV

Scientists in the United Arab Emirates have looked at how off-grid rooftop PV could be combined with batteries, fuel cells or reversible solid oxide cells for energy storage. The modeling assumed a typical commercial building in Los Angeles.

Uttar Pradesh tenders 95 MW of solar under PM KUSUM scheme

Under a new tariff-based competitive bidding system, Indian farmers can set up solar plants ranging in size from 500 kW to 2 MW on uncultivable farmland, so they can sell the electricity to state distribution companies. They can also lease their land for PV arrays. The fixed ceiling tariff is INR 3.10 ($0.04)/kWh, with bidding scheduled to close on June 15.

Greenko starts work on 5.23 GW renewable storage project

Indian developer Greenko has begun construction of a hybrid energy storage project featuring 10.8 GWh of daily pumped storage, 3 GW of solar, and 550 MW of wind. It claims that it might be the world’s largest renewables-based storage project upon completion.

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Madhya Pradesh to host 1.4 GW solar plant near Behrara Mata Temple 

A new solar power plant in Madhya Pradesh – twice as big as the state’s 750 MW Rewa plant – will be developed on 2,800 hectares of land in the hills of Behrara Mata Temple, in Morena district. It is expected to be operational within a year.

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Sembcorp signs 33 MW wind-solar power supply agreement with Saint-Gobain 

The independent power producer will supply 33 MW of wind-solar hybrid power to Saint-Gobain’s manufacturing facilities in India. 

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Tata Power to install EV charging infrastructure at Hyundai dealerships

Tata Power has signed an agreement to commission home chargers for EV owners and install its EZ Charge fast chargers (DC 60 kW) at Hyundai Motor India’s 34 electric vehicle dealer locations in 29 cities.