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The long read: The feasibility of India’s solar auctions

The offtaker’s creditworthiness, the ease of land acquisition, infrastructure readiness, policy consistency and clarity, and access to low-cost funds are among the key determinants for the success of large-scale PV auctions in India, writes Uma Gupta in New Delhi.


NTPC enlisting EPC bidders for ground-mount and floating solar plants

The enlisted players will be invited to participate in the upcoming tenders for the installation of floating and ground-mounted solar power projects. April 6 is the deadline to submit applications for enlistment.


JMK says India could install 9.7 GW of new utility-scale solar in 2021

The nation is going to make great strides in new utility-scale solar installation this year after adding just about 2.6 GW in 2020.


Larsen & Toubro wins 400 MW solar EPC work in Gujarat

The Indian engineering, procurement and construction contractor has secured orders to build two solar plants of 200 MW each in Gujarat. It has also won significant contracts for power transmission and distribution related work in Rajasthan, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, and Arabian country Qatar.


Waaree commissions 16 MW solar project to power agriculture feeder

The solar project—developed in the Amravati District of Maharashtra—uses 60,660 numbers of 330Wp polycrystalline PV modules and is expected to generate more than 78,600 MWh of power annually. 

Agartala airport to get 2 MW solar plant

Bidders have until February 22 to lodge their interest to develop the ground-mount, grid-connected solar plant with net metering. Technical and commercials bids will open on February 23.


6.4 GW solar auction concludes with lowest price of INR 2.47/kWh

The Andhra Pradesh solar auction was oversubscribed by 8.5 GW, but the final prices are significantly higher than the INR 1.99-2.00/kWh record-low tariffs discovered in recent auctions.  


Sterling and Wilson commissions 25 MW solar project in Oman

The latest addition is the Indian multinational’s second project in Oman after a 125 MWp solar plant commissioned in June last year.


Gujarat issues RfS for purchase of 500 MW solar power

The selection of developers to set up 500 MW solar project capacity and supply power to the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd will be done through competitive bidding followed by reverse auction. Bidding closes on February 23.


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.

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