India added 7.7 GW of new renewable energy (RE) capacity in FY2020-21, out of which 5.5 GW (71%) came from solar (grid-scale and rooftop) alone. Overall power generation capacity addition for the year stood at 12.1 GW.
Solar power generators have until June 22 to bid for the development of projects, on a build-own-operate basis. The ceiling tariff payable for the electricity generated has been fixed at INR3.08 INR/kWh in the tender.
A new report states decentralized solar installations in climate-vulnerable regions of Assam, Jharkhand, and Rajasthan lacked design to deal with future climate risks. The report authors, based on their study, outline considerations for policymakers, implementing agencies, vendors, and funding agencies to build resilient structures.
Developers have until May 17 to bid for setting up the grid-connected, ground-mount solar capacity that shall come up across 29 districts in the State. The ceiling tariff is fixed at INR 3.05/kWh.
The company believes introducing its ATUM solar roof (PV panels integrated on cement boards) would be a gamechanger for South Africa. The product, which can directly be used as a roof, will enable distributed microgrids in the region to address the energy requirements of the unelectrified.
Tata Power brings technology and financial strength to set up the distributed, small-scale solar power systems in rural areas and provide round-the-clock power supply to households and businesses. CSC brings to the partnership village-level entrepreneurs to provide quick, low-cost service support.
As of 2020, only 13 cities in India had renewable energy targets and/or policies in place. These cities, however, are home to a significant 67.6 million people.
The joint venture company, Empat Mitra Indika Tenaga Surya (EMITS), will provide onsite and offsite solar, battery storage and EV charging infrastructure solutions to Indonesia’s commercial and industrial sector. It expands Fourth Partner Energy’s footprint in South-east Asia while taking Indika Energy a step closer towards meeting its commitment to increase revenues from the non-coal segment by 50% by 2025.
Solar module manufacturers, grid-tied inverter manufacturers and PV system integrators with requisite EPC experience can bid for the grid-interactive PV capacity. The plants—to be set up in sizes ranging from 2 MW to 10 MW—shall come up in various districts of the state. Bidding closes on March 17.
The solar project—developed in the Amravati District of Maharashtra—uses 60,660 numbers of 330Wp polycrystalline PV modules and is expected to generate more than 78,600 MWh of power annually.
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