Distributed solar

Gujarat extends solar power policy till December 31

The state’s Solar Power Policy 2015 was due to expire since April 1, 2020. With a 9-month extension, solar power plants installed and commissioned till December end become eligible for the benefits and incentives declared under this policy.

SunSource Energy bags Lakshadweep’s largest solar-plus-storage project

The 1.95 MW solar plant with 2.15 MWh battery storage will power four islands of the union territory—Agatti, Kavaratti, BangaRam and Thinnakara. 

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Prioritising clean energy will be key to economic recovery

Cost savings associated with switching to least-cost energy solutions like wind and solar can be redeployed for economic recovery. At the same time, building resilience on fronts like energy system design and supply-chain management is crucial to deal with unexpected shocks and crises.

Designing behind-the-meter solar-plus-storage program for India

A new report outlines key considerations for Indian regulators and other stakeholders when designing behind-the-meter distributed solar-plus-storage system programs, based on evidence from similar programs in the United States.

Financing solar projects amid the Covid-19 crisis – thinktank interview

Vaibhav Pratap Singh, senior analyst at the CEEW Centre for Energy Finance, tells pv magazine about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Indian solar sector, green finance and investment down the line.

Andhra Pradesh allocates 57% of energy budget to ‘free power for agriculture’ scheme

The overall energy outlay of Rs 6984.73 crore for the year 2020-21 is much lower than 2019-20’s revised estimate of Rs 11,639 crore.

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Andhra Pradesh set for 10 GW of agricultural solar

The state—which commissioned an aggregate 3530.74 MW solar capacity as of May 31, 2020—will set up the new plants to ensure nine hours of free power supply to the agriculture sector.

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Solar costs have fallen 82% since 2010

The levelized cost of energy generated by large scale solar plants is around $0.068/kWh, compared to $0.378 ten years ago and the price fell 13.1% between 2018 and last year alone, according to figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency.

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SunSource Energy bags another IndianOil project

The new rooftop solar project will be the EPC provider’s third project for Indian Oil Corporation. It will cover ten buildings across the state-owned fossil fuel giant’s flagship Gujarat Refinery and its residential township.

Covid delayed 63% of India’s utility-scale solar in first quarter

Covid-19-prompted disruption severely impacted solar installation during January-March, 2020 as the country added only 689 MW of utility-scale PV against 1,864 MW scheduled to be commissioned.

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