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.
The power transmission company of the state is planning to purchase 1 GW of solar power this year.
Mahindra Renewables has been awarded a 250 MW solar PV project in the Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh. It will receive financing to the tune of around US$50 million from the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has announced a 120 MW solar PV tender for the installation of various projects ranging from 500 kW to 3 MW in size. CEL has simultaneously released three more tenders related to solar cells and 100 kW PV installations on railway coaches.
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