Guidelines for using coal-fired power generation to balance intermittent renewables

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has specified how procurement of back-up grid capacity will work for electricity distribution companies. The rules consider energy storage solely as part of the 51% clean energy requirement, and instead contemplate coal – with a variable price tariff element – as necessary for evening out supply.

MNRE puts call for ‘global supergrid’ proposals on hold

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy had invited consulting proposals for its ambitious globally interconnected power grid plan called ‘one sun, one world, one grid’ (OSOWOG). The program—taken up with assistance from the World Bank— aims at seamless sharing of renewable energy resources among countries for mutual benefits and global sustainability.

Another bidding extension for 14 MW solar with 42 MWh battery storage in Ladakh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India has extended the bidding for its solar-plus-storage project in Ladakh by one month. The revised deadline is now September 30.

BHEL seeks string monitoring boxes for 20MW NTPC solar project

An aggregate 104 quantities of 16-string monitoring boxes are required for the 20 MW NTPC solar project at Gandhar in the state of Gujarat. Bidding closes on August 4.

The long read: Bangladesh’s renewables pioneer dreams of a ‘solar nation’

Dipal C Barua started installing rooftop solar systems in Bangladesh when the PV industry itself was in its infancy, with his company Grameen Shakti. Now heading up the Bright Green Energy Foundation, Barua installs small residential systems, streetlights, and irrigation pumps throughout rural Bangladesh under various government programs.


NTPC opens tender to acquire 1 GW of already-built solar projects

PV plants should have a minimum generation capacity of 50 MW (AC) and offer power at a maximum price of Rs5/kWh.


Largest solar power plant of Navy commissioned in Kerala

The 3 MW solar plant at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, was executed by Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd (KELTRON).


Azure Power secures Letter of Award for 2 GW Greenshoe option

With this, the NYSE-listed developer has been awarded 4 GW in total as part of an auction won in December, which is one of the largest solar projects ever awarded globally.

Commercial and industrial rooftop solar set to surge

Rooftop solar is the obvious choice to save on electricity costs for businesses as they look to preserve capital and find ways to cut expenses post Covid-19. 

Fourth Partner Energy raises US$15 million from Swiss investor responsAbility

The Hyderabad-headquartered developer will utilize the debt funding towards construction of upcoming projects for its clients as it aims to add around 350 MW capacity across both open-access and distributed solar portfolios this fiscal year.

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