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EESL tenders 100 MW solar EPC work in Maharashtra

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.

Waaree commissions 16 MW solar project to power agriculture feeder

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. 

EESL tenders for 70 MW distributed solar in Goa

Bidders have until February 26 to lodge their interest to set up the grid-interactive, decentralized solar capacity across various locations in the State. The project size will not exceed 10 MW at a particular location.

CSIR-CMERI develops solar-biodiesel powered mini-grid

The renewables-powered mini-grid with 50kW peak system capacity was recently installed at the residential colony of the institute’s Center for Excellence in Farm Machinery (CoEFM) in Punjab. It uses solar trees of different capacities and biodiesel-run generators to provide uninterrupted power. 

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Powering to empower rural India

Smart Power India, a subsidiary of US-based impact investor The Rockefeller Foundation, was established in India in 2015 with the aim of extending power to those without sufficient access to reliable and quality electricity. Jaideep Mukherji, CEO, Smart Power India, speaks to pv magazine about their work in India and way forward.

Tesla sharpens focus on solar

In an earnings call this week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk boldly claimed that the company will soon be “the market leader in solar.”

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West Bengal tenders for solarization of grid-connected agriculture pumps

Developers have until February 13 to bid for installation and commissioning of distributed grid-connected solar PV plants to power agriculture pumps.

IFC says green recovery could drive $2.5tn renewables market this decade

The private-sector arm of the World Bank, which claims to leverage $3 of its own capital and $8 from third parties for every dollar invested in its blended finance funds, has attempted to quantify what devoting Covid recovery funds to green investment would mean for emerging economies.

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Amplus Solar launches innovation challenge for clean energy start-ups

Applications are invited from start-ups with ready-to-deploy solutions in areas like distributed solar, Internet of Things (IoT) applications in energy, battery storage and electric mobility. Winners will be supported through seed capital to scale up.

Telangana plans solar-powered floating restaurants and boats on water bodies

The floating restaurants and boats shall have on-board Li-ion battery storage to continuously power main motors and utility loads for six hours on a single charge. The batteries shall be charged by solar power and AC current from the shore to ensure the loads’ uninterrupted operation.

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