State-run hydropower producer NHPC will form the joint venture with a capital investment of INR 500 crore, raising a majority stake of 74% with the rest 26% held by Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha Limited (GEDCOL).
West Bengal Power Development Corporation Ltd has invited bids to install and commission floating solar plants on water ponds of thermal power stations in the Birbhum, Purulia and Murshidabad districts. Bidding closes on January 24.
Developers have until December 29 to bid for setting up floating solar projects on ten reservoirs in Kerala. The bidders must quote for a minimum of 100 MW involving at least three reservoir sites.
The grid-connected solar projects, to be installed at Tata Steel’s operating locations in Jharkhand and Odisha, will be a mix of rooftops, floating, and ground-mounted solar plants.
The 145 MW Cirata floating PV project achieved financial close in August. The developers claim that the array, which covers 200 hectares of the water’s surface, is an example of transferring new technology that will pave the way for Indonesia’s solar industry and enable the setting of new policies.
The floating solar plant, located at Meghadrigedda reservoir in Visakhapatnam, occupies 0.005 sq. km out of 5 sq.km of the reservoir area.
State-owned coal miner The Singareni Collieries Company Limited has invited bids from project management consultants for its 250 MWp DC floating solar power plant in Telangana. The selection will be made through domestic competitive bidding followed by reverse auction.
The state-owned engineer and solar EPC has commissioned a 25 MW project at NTPC’s Simhadri thermal power station, in Andhra Pradesh.
India will require large swaths of land for the huge expansion of renewable energy capacity over the coming decades. The energy transition requires planning for proper siting of these plants and solutions like agrivoltaics, distributed energy systems, and offshore wind to reduce land-use conflicts.
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