Chandigarh-based Hartek Solar has secured the EPC and operation and maintenance contract for a 22 MW DC (15 MW AC) floating solar PV power project in Himachal Pradesh.
SJVN has secured around INR 915 crore ($111.3 million) loan to partly finance its 90 MW Omkareshwar floating solar project in Madhya Pradesh and 100 MW Raghanesda solar project in Gujarat.
A local environmental organization has published pictures of the stranded array which appeared last week on two beaches. Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department is currently investigating where the installation came from.
The South African government is looking for independent power producers to build and operate floating or ground-mounted PV projects at selected government waterworks infrastructure or damns. The projects should be operational for 20 years.
An international group of researchers has calculated the potential for floating solar across the world. The results show a generation potential of 9,434 TWh per year across 114,555 global reservoirs, with 30% of their area covered. The United States leads with 1,911 TWh per year of potential, followed by China at 1,107 TWh per year and Brazil at 865 TWh per year.
Solar Energy Corp. of India Ltd (SECI) has invited global bids to build a 100 MW (AC) floating solar PV Project at Getalsud Dam in the Ranchi district of Jharkhand. Bidding closes on May 2.
NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd, on behalf of its joint venture with DVC, has invited bids to build 260 MW of floating solar and 50 MW of ground-mount PV projects at DVC reservoirs in Tilaiya and Panchet. Bidding closes on March 31.
Ahmedabad-based Gensol Engineering has secured 182.3 MWp of ground-mount, 44 MWp floating, and 21.05 MWp rooftop solar projects.
State-run hydropower producer THDC has formed a 74:26 joint venture with Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corp. Ltd to develop 10 GW of renewable energy projects in Rajasthan. The JV partners also plan floating solar and pumped hydro storage projects in the state.
State-owned Singareni Collieries Co. Ltd (SCCL) has commissioned 5 MW of its planned 15 MW floating solar plant at the Singareni Thermal Power Station reservoir in Telangana. The plant was built by Hyderabad-headquartered Novus Green Energy Systems using glass-to-glass PV modules.
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