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Gigawatt scale ‘ultra-mega’ solar parks driving India’s energy transition

India hosts numerous 1 GW-plus solar parks, two of which are the largest commissioned in the world. The huge sites have been instrumental in driving economies of scale and continue to attract global capital and some of the most recognized renewables developers.

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Another bidding extension for SCCL’s 81 MW solar projects

Developers now have one extra month to submit bids for 34 MW (AC) ground based, 32 MW (AC) over-burden dump based and 15 MW (AC) floating solar plants at Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) sites in Telangana state.

Problems observed in solar module mounting structures in India

Findings from solar installation sites in Gujarat and Rajasthan and some suggestions to handle the issues.

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The long read: EL to the field – Assessing plant health

Electroluminescence imaging is gaining traction in the field at project sites for operations and maintenance and to support PV plant mergers and acquisitions. EL testing can help PV asset owners evaluate power plant system health and can predict potential future underperformance and failures. Tristan Erion-Lorico, the head of PVEL’s module business, and dowstream business chief Andrew Sundling discuss the outlook for this enabling technology.

Indian Railways tenders 1 GW of ground-mounted solar projects

Developers have until June 30 to lodge bids to develop plots of solar capacity across the national rail network paying no more than Rs2.71/kWh for the electricity generated under a 25-year contract.

The long read: More or less

How much granularity in monitoring and optimization is enough? Module-level power electronics have been a popular addition to the residential segment and, for several reasons, have enjoyed growing popularity on commercial rooftops. But where is the limit? While there are the first ground-mount installations with MLPE, other companies suggest that less is more and scaled down their optimization and monitoring granularity.

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SECI extends deadline for 81 MW SCCL projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India has extended the bid submission deadline for 34 MW (AC) ground based, 32 MW (AC) over-burden dump based and 15 MW (AC) floating solar plants at Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) sites in Telangana state.

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Gensol wins solar EPC projects worth Rs 45.86 crore in India

The EPC provider has won an aggregate 13.2 MWp solar capacity from State-owned Central Electronics Limited, in addition to projects from Gas Authority of India Limited, Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and Reserve Bank of India.

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Tata Power Solar bags 300 MW CPSU II project from NTPC

The grid-connected solar project—scheduled for commissioning in September 2021—is valued at Rs 1730.16 crore and will be developed using Tata Power’s own cells and modules.

Sungrow signs 650 MW PV inverter supply deal with Avaada Energy

The Chinese inverter manufacturer will supply its 1500V 3.125 MW central inverter solution for Indian developer Avaada Energy’s upcoming PV projects in India.

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