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Uttar Pradesh tenders 95 MW of solar under PM KUSUM scheme

Under a new tariff-based competitive bidding system, Indian farmers can set up solar plants ranging in size from 500 kW to 2 MW on uncultivable farmland, so they can sell the electricity to state distribution companies. They can also lease their land for PV arrays. The fixed ceiling tariff is INR 3.10 ($0.04)/kWh, with bidding scheduled to close on June 15.

Rays Experts building world’s largest solar park in Rajasthan

Rays Experts has agreed to supply plug-and-play infrastructure for up to 3 GW of PV projects across 9,000 acres in Bikaner district, Rajasthan.

Gensol secures 15 MW of captive solar projects

Ahmedabad-based Gensol has won 15 MWp of “captive” solar projects in Goa, Gujarat and Punjab. The total project value is INR 37.5 crore ($4.86 million).

Webdyn India crosses 4.2 GW mark, Fimer supplies inverters for solar-plus-storage project

Webdyn’s Indian unit has supplied remote monitoring tech and hybrid power management solutions for 4.2 GW of solar plants since 2015, while Italian inverter maker Fimer has supplied its 1 MVA inverters for a new integrated solar-plus-storage project in Gujarat.

SJVN awards 1 GW solar EPC project to Tata Power

State-owned hydropower producer SJVN has awarded a 1 GW solar engineering, procurement, and construction project to Tata Power Solar. The PV installation will be built in Rajasthan with an investment of around INR 5,492 crore ($720 million).

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NTPC exploring canal-top, floating solar potential at thermal power station in Uttar Pradesh

NTPC has invited bids to carry out the feasibility study for canal-top, elevated-module mounting structure and floating solar at its Tanda thermal power station in the Ambedkar Nagar district.

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Maharashtra tenders 865 MW of distributed solar

Bidders have until February 28 to lodge their interest in developing grid-connected, ground-mounted solar plants in sizes of 2-10 MW in various districts of Maharashtra. The ceiling tariff is fixed at INR 3.10/kWh.

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NTPC tenders 100 MW solar EPC with land in Maharashtra

The solar plants are to be installed in 2 MW to 10 (2×5) MW sizes for giving daytime power to agricultural consumers. Bidding closes on December 20.

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The long read: Nothing simple about solar O&M

New investors and technological complexity demand new approaches to O&M service provision, argues NovaSource’s Timo Moeller. With larger PV fleets and the ability to process the operational data of generation, pure-play O&M may continue to deliver on solar’s cost learning curve.

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Kerala tenders 40 MW distributed solar under PM KUSUM

December 8 is the bidding deadline to set up solar power plants on uncultivable farmland for selling the generated power to the State Discoms. The ceiling tariff is fixed at INR 3.66/kWh. The plants, in sizes of 500 kW to 2 MW, shall come upon land within a 5 km radius of substations in the State.