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Madhya Pradesh: Ten-fold growth in renewable energy capacity since 2012 

Today, the State has 5042 MW of renewable energy capacity, a ten-fold increase from 491 MW in 2012.

Essar Power to set up 90 MW solar plant in Madhya Pradesh

The private power producer will set up the proposed solar plant in the Datia district in two parts of 33.7 MW and 56.17 MW. The project is expected to be completed by June 2022.

India added 3.2 GW of solar capacity in 2020

With large projects contributing 78% of the new capacity, the nation installed less than half the 7.3 GW added in 2019 and recorded its poorest figures in five years, according to a Mercom India report.

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Adani launches joint venture for renewables-powered data centers

AdaniConneX, the joint venture with US-based data center solution provider EdgeConneX, will develop renewable energy-powered data centers with up to 1 GW of power demand in India over the next decade.

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West Bengal tenders for rooftop solar

Bidders have until April 23 to lodge their interest to set up 990 small-size grid-connected rooftop solar plants in turnkey mode. The plants—in sizes of 10 kWp each—shall come up across the State.  

JMK says India could install 9.7 GW of new utility-scale solar in 2021

The nation is going to make great strides in new utility-scale solar installation this year after adding just about 2.6 GW in 2020.

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Indian startup Solavio Labs raises Canadian fund

The solar panel-cleaning robot startup, which saw its sales jump 125 times last year, has thus far raised three levels of funding amounting to INR 2 crore from government bodies in India, Dubai, and Canada. 

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India added 1.4 GW of solar in October-December period

The new solar capacity addition during the third quarter of FY 2020-21 was way above 928 MW installed in the previous quarter (July-September). 

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Hinduja Renewables commissions 75 MWp solar plant for vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland 

The plant, situated in Tamil Nadu, is one of India’s largest group captive solar plants serving a single client. It is expected to generate over 120 million units of electricity annually. 

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Battery major Amara Raja plans 50 MW solar plant

The Indian automotive battery major has announced the setting up of a 50 MW solar power plant in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. The plant—to be built at INR 220-crore investment—will help reduce the manufacturer’s carbon footprint while lowering its electricity bill. The firm, which has already set up a pilot plant facility for Lithium-ion cell development, is also mulling investments into energy storage for the renewables sector.