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Apraava Energy completes solar electrification project in Madhya Pradesh

Diversified power company Apraava Energy has partnered with SELCO Foundation to deploy solar solutions in 14 villages. The systems will generate approximately 13.9 MWh of electricity per year.

ISA opens global bids for solar cold storage in Africa

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is overseeing bids from prospective contractors to supply, install and commission solar cold storage capacity in Senegal, Sudan, and Seychelles. Bidding is also open for two 2 MT systems in Djibouti.

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Uttar Pradesh tenders 95 MW of solar under PM KUSUM scheme

Under a new tariff-based competitive bidding system, Indian farmers can set up solar plants ranging in size from 500 kW to 2 MW on uncultivable farmland, so they can sell the electricity to state distribution companies. They can also lease their land for PV arrays. The fixed ceiling tariff is INR 3.10 ($0.04)/kWh, with bidding scheduled to close on June 15.

India’s race to 175 GW renewables slowed by performance of key States

A new report finds Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh account for two-thirds of India’s 65 GW shortfall on 175 GW renewable energy target as of March 2022.

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Delhi discom deploys digital data platform for solar energy management

BSES Yamuna Power Limited has deployed a digital solution pilot project that predicts the energy demand at consumption points like electric vehicle charging stations and energy generation capacity at solar rooftops. This will help the utility plan to store excess energy by considering the distribution congestion and commercial aspects. 

India calls for credit guarantee fund to drive solar adoption in electricity-deprived regions globally

RK Singh, India’s power minister, and president of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Assembly, called on nations to support solar investments in developing and under-developed regions, including Africa, through low-cost finance and credit guarantee fund.

Madhya Pradesh renewable energy capacity grew 32-fold in 12 years

The State has reached 5,152 MW of installed renewable energy capacity, including 2,444 MW of wind, 2,490 MW solar, 119 MW biomass, and 99 MW small hydropower.

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India may miss 2022 solar target of 100GW by 27%

A new report by JMK Research and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) says India is likely to miss its ‘100GW by 2022’ solar target by about 27GW, mainly due to the underwhelming growth of rooftop solar. While utility-scale solar is on track to achieve nearly 97% of the 60GW installed capacity targeted by 2022, rooftop solar will be 25GW short of the 40GW mark.

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APAC to lead global battery storage market, clock 68% share by 2026

The global battery energy storage market will grow to $10.84 billion in 2026, with around two-thirds of the demand concentrated in the Asia Pacific region. 

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Distributed solar developers want ongoing open-access and net metering projects excluded from ALMM mandate

Over 4GW of open access and rooftop solar projects under various stages of development can get stuck due to the ALMM requirement, according to Distributed Solar Power Association (DiSPA).

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