India’s southern states have emerged as leaders in solar, dominating installations in 2017, according to the latest figures from Mercom Capital Group. Overall, the company says 9.6 GW of solar PV were installed across the country last year. Despite this, 2018 will see a decline, it says.
A tender for 1 kW to 1,000 kW grid-connected rooftop solar power plants at various locations in Telangana state has been released by Telangana Renewable Energy Development Corporation Ltd (TSREDCO).
The leading solutions provider for corporate customers in Asia has inked long-term PPAs with three different firms, effectively augmenting its current portfolio that has been expanding since November.
West Bengal Power Development Corporation Ltd (WBPDCL) has tendered a 5 MW floating solar power plant at Sagardighi thermal power plant in the first phase.
The KREDL tender for a 55 MW solar project was won by a joint venture between Think Energy and EverStream Capital Management. The JV has also won 23.39 MW of rooftop capacity under a SECI auction.
Solar tops the installation list in 2017-18 with 264 MW of capacity commissioned to surpass wind for the period. Wind power remains leading renewable resource, as of January 31, 2018.
One of India’s leading solar EPC companies, Mahindra Susten has commissioned a 2.2 MW rooftop solar PV plant for a textile factory in Bhawanimandi, Rajasthan. The company claims it is the largest rooftop plant in the desert state.
India’s solar sector witnessed a huge growth in 2017. The country is close to 20 GW cumulative solar installation at the end of January 2018. Bridge to India has released several charts comparing renewable installations, tariff rates, and upcoming projects. The data shows India installed 8.5 GW utility-scale and 1.4 GW rooftop solar in 2017.
The upcoming 2 MW project is the first ever rooftop solar project for Udaipur Smart City Limited, which is located in the state of Rajasthan.
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