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South Eastern Coalfields targets 142 MW solar in three years

The Coal India Limited arm plans a 40MW ground-mounted, grid-connected solar power plant initially as it eyes an overall 142 MW PV capacity in three years.

The long read: The impact of dust on solar panels matters

Anil Kottantharayil currently leads the Centre for Research in Nanotechnology and Science, as well as the Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility, at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. He works on high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells, the impact of dust on solar panels, and the long-term reliability of photovoltaic modules.

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NTPC tenders 500 MW of solar EPC work

August 10 is the deadline to submit bids for setting up the grid-connected solar projects anywhere in India. The projects are tendered under the Open category, allowing the use of only India-made cells and modules.

Manipur tenders 50 MW grid-connected solar

The solar capacity is to be developed on a build-own-operate basis in the Jiribam district. Bidding closes on July 9.

Indian Railways tenders 740 MW of ground-mounted solar

The capacity—to be set up on a build, own, operate basis—will be installed on vacant railway land. Bidding closes on August 26.

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The long read: PV project owners – Drones or measurements?

Solar PV project owners need to make choices in terms of plant monitoring equipment. That can be electrical metrology equipment, but could also include new approaches such as using drones and machine-learning algorithms, or both.

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Godawari Power & Ispat to set up a 250 MW captive solar plant in Chhattisgarh

The Chattisgarh-headquartered integrated steel manufacturer will set up a solar power plant of 250 MW capacity in the Raigarh district. The electricity generated from the plant shall be utilized for the enhanced billet capacity at the company’s existing factory in the Raipur district.

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Madhya Pradesh tenders 270 MW of solar under PM KUSUM

Developers have until June 21 to bid for grid-connected solar installation under the Scheme that allows farmers to set up PV power plants on their land and benefit from selling the generated power to the State Discoms. The plants, in sizes of 500 kW to 2 MW, shall come upon cultivable or uncultivable land within a 5 km radius of substations.

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Uttar Pradesh tenders 106 MW of solar under KUSUM program

Solar power generators have until June 15 to bid for the development of projects on a build-own-operate basis. The ceiling tariff payable for the electricity generated has been fixed at INR 3.10/kWh.

Odisha tenders 500 MW of farmland solar under KUSUM program

Solar power generators have until June 22 to bid for the development of projects, on a build-own-operate basis. The ceiling tariff payable for the electricity generated has been fixed at INR3.08 INR/kWh in the tender.

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