Installations

Solar pump testing and research lab coming up at TERI

The test facility, to be set up by the Maxop Research and Testing Institute, will be capable of testing solar water pumping systems and other solar products in compliance with Bureau of Indian Standards guidelines and international standards.

NTPC tenders 15 MW floating solar project in Himachal Pradesh

The project would be awarded based on international competitive bidding followed by reverse auction. The deadline for bid submission is February 25. The bids will opened on February 26, while the date of reverse auction will be intimated at a later date.

Maharashtra to add 3.2 GW solar capacity in two years

The state has ordered 200 MW of PV across each of 16 zones this year and next, and said all government buildings, water and irrigation projects will host solar arrays.

Indian Railways plans to tender 4 GW solar project

The procurement will be worth an estimated Rs16,000 crore, and will stipulate the use of 1.2 GW of Indian-made equipment. The power generated will replace 4 GW of coal-fired electricity consumption used by the railways.

Hyper low costs ensure clean energy investment fell in India last year

The nation still managed to attract around $11.1 billion for renewable energy in 2018, to be the world’s fifth most attractive destination for funds, according to new figures compiled by BloombergNEF.

SECI tenders 1.2 GW with upper tariff cap of Rs 2.65/kWh

SECI has issued a 1.2 GW solar tender for ISTS-connected projects with an upper tariff ceiling of Rs 2.65 ($0.038)/kWh.

Lakshadweep’s renewable with storage tender set for January 31

India’s Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) will float a global tender to develop renewable energy projects coupled with battery energy storage system across the 11 islands of the union territory of Lakshadweep.

Indian solar is coming up on the rails of China and the US

Taiwanese market research company EnergyTrend says the 5/31 policy change in China last year had a less dramatic effect on global demand than expected and, with the Modi government introducing solar-friendly policies, India – and Japan – will close the gap on the world leaders for installed PV capacity.

UAE minister and OPEC chief says IRENA’s solar forecasts for Gulf nations will prove conservative

With the International Renewable Energy Agency’s number-crunchers predicting almost 5.4 GW of new solar across the six Gulf Cooperation Council nations today, Suhail Mohammed Faraj Al Mazroui said his nation alone would install 6-7 GW of new renewables capacity by 2024, as pv magazine editor-in-chief Jonathan Gifford reports.

Investment funds scramble to acquire Indian giant’s 1 GW assets

Global Infra Partners, KKR, Brookfield, I Squared Capital and Macquarie are reported to be among those eyeing the renewable energy assets of debt riddled Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services.

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