Installations

Another bidding extension for off-grid solar and storage project in Himalayas

The Solar Energy Corporation of India has extended the bidding for its off-grid solar and storage project in Himalayas. The revised deadline is now December 21.

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Rooftop PV vs. rooftop farming

U.K. researchers have developed a way to optimize urban rooftop use with solar PV and agriculture.

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Singapore’s Blueleaf launches in India with the acquisition of commercial solar developer Vibrant Energy

The pan-Asian renewable energy development platform, owned by Australian investment bank Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG), has acquired a majority stake in Hyderabad-based commercial solar developer Vibrant Energy.

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Himachal Pradesh developing 880 MW solar park

Land has already been identified for the solar park in Kaza town of Lahaul and Spiti district. State-owned Satluz Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd is developing the solar park.

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India ranked the world’s most attractive solar PV market by Ernst & Young

The nation has earned the highest score of 62.7 in terms of attractiveness for solar PV investment and deployment in the latest ranking of top 40 countries by Ernst & Young.

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WoodMac says renewable electricity generation in India could be 56% cheaper than coal-fired by 2030

The analyst said currently, India and Australia are the only Asia Pacific countries where renewable power already costs lower than new-build coal. It predicted the trend would spread to the entire region by the end of the decade, while India and Australia would see renewables becoming further cheaper than coal.

India added just 853 MW of solar capacity in third quarter

The solar installation in India is making a slower-than-expected recovery as Covid-related disruption continues to hurt construction progress. Safeguard duty extension and module price increase have added to the pain.

India draws new record-low solar tariff of INR 2/kWh

A recent SECI auction secured the lowest bid of INR 2/kWh, 15% lower than the INR 2.36/kWh record-low winning bid by Spanish developer Solarpack in a 2 GW auction previously.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate RE-Invest 2020 tomorrow

The three-day event will connect the global investment community with Indian renewable energy stakeholders. It is expected to be attended by over 75 international ministerial delegations, over 1000 global industry leaders, and 50,000 delegates.

State-owned investors dump coal for solar and wind

Coal project finance in the year 2019 stood at just INR 1100 crore (US$190 million), compared to renewable energy lending aggregating to INR 22,971 crore (US$3220 million).

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