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Maharashtra tenders 230 MW of distributed solar

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd (MSEDCL) has started accepting bids to develop grid-connected, ground-mounted solar plants, ranging in size from 2 MW to 10 MW, in various districts of Maharashtra. The ceiling tariff is fixed at INR 3.30 ($0.041)/kWh, with bidding scheduled to close on December 16.

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The long read: What does India’s National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy mean?

In May 2018, India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy adopted the National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy. Though paltry when it comes to offering incentives or preferential treatment to solar-wind-hybrid (SWH) projects, the policy aims to enable more SWH projects to efficiently utilize transmission infrastructure and land, as well as reducing variability in renewable generation and thus improving grid stability.

Maharashtra tenders 600 MW of distributed solar

Maharashtra State Power Generation Co. Ltd. (MAHAGENCO) has started accepting bids to develop grid-connected, ground-mounted solar plants, ranging in size from 2 MW to 10 MW, at six sites in Maharashtra. Bidding closes on Oct. 19.

Gensol secures 55.8 MWp of solar

Gensol, an Ahmedabad-based solar advisory and EPC services provider, secured 55.8 MWp of ground-mount and rooftop solar projects in August.

SJVN launches EPC bids for 115 MW of solar

SJVN, a state-owned hydropower producer, has started accepting bids to set up a 15 MW (AC) floating solar plant in Himachal Pradesh. It is also seeking EPC contractors for a 100 MW (AC) grid-connected, ground-mount PV project in Punjab. 

Assam chief minister inaugurates Azure Power’s 90 MW solar project

The solar project, the largest in the state, will supply power to Assam Power Distribution Co. Ltd under a 25-year power purchase agreement.

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).

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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.

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