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Madhya Pradesh to have 4.45 GW of new solar park capacity within three years

The State, which is home to 750 MW Rewa Solar Park, has a cumulative 4,450 MW of new solar park capacity under construction in Agar, Shajapur, Neemuch, Chhatarpur, Omkareshwar and Morena districts.

SECI tenders 25 MW solar for coal miner BCCL

Domestic bids are invited to set up a 25 MW (AC) grid-connected solar plant at Bharat Coking Coal Limited’s Bhojudih Coal Washery in West Bengal. Bidding closes on March 10.

Tata Power to develop 110 MW solar project for Kerala Discom

State Discom Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEBL) will procure the solar electricity generated from the project under a 25-year power purchase agreement.

SECI tenders EPC work for 40 MW conventional solar+10 MW agrivoltaics in Tamil Nadu

Bidders have until March 1 to bid for setting up the cumulative grid-connected solar PV capacity—including 40 MW conventional ground-based and 10 MW agrivoltaics—in Cuddalore and Tiruvannamalai districts.

Manipur invites bids for 100 MW solar plant

Developers have until January 15 to bid for the grid-connected solar plant, which has a ceiling tariff fixed at INR 3.0/ kWh. The plant—to be developed on a “build-own-operate” basis—shall come up in the Jiribam district.

SECI tenders for 20 MW solar-plus-storage in Ladakh

Bids are invited to set up a 20 MW (AC) grid-interactive solar plant with 20 MW/50 MWh battery energy storage under turnkey mode in Leh district.

Solar tariff drops below INR 2/kWh

The solar electricity price in India has dipped further to an all-time low of INR 1.99/kWh in a 500 MW Gujarat auction held recently, which is 0.5% lower than the previous record of INR 2/kWh set a month ago.

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NTPC arm tenders 30 MW solar in Madhya Pradesh

Bids are invited to set up 30 MW grid-connected solar capacity across various locations in the State. The projects shall be awarded through domestic competitive bidding. Bidding closes on January 7.

EESL commissions 8 MW solar plant for MSEDCL

The solar plant, installed at Devdaithan village in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district, will provide eight hours of uninterrupted electricity for agricultural loads served by the respective feeder.

The long read: Disrupting developments

The current developer-EPC model has increasingly turned to focus on quality over a two-year horizon. This contrasts with long-term owners who are focused on quality over the lifetime of their projects (20 to 40 years). With long-term owners now buying projects in the pre-construction phase, the current model looks set for disruption. Olivier Crepon, managing director at Skyray Engineering, reviews the emerging model of project development and explains how it will impact developers, EPCs, and third-party services and ultimately lead to a stronger, more mature PV sector.

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