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Maharashtra leads solar rooftop market in India

India has installed total 1,861 MW rooftop PV as of September 2017 as the state of Maharashtra overtakes Tamil Nadu to become largest for rooftop solar, as per latest report by Bridge to India. Analysts have revised India’s rooftop projection to 10.8 GW by 2021.

Odisha: The eastern state is enhancing its solar potential

The Odisha state government plans to increase its solar power generation capacity from 63 MW to 333 MW by the end of 2017-2018. The eastern state of India has also invited bids for 200 MW of solar power, with the process set to begin in a fortnight. Odisha’s rooftop capacity stands at 16 MW.

Enphase Energy enters Indian market with R&D facility and 1 MW installation

US company has entered India’s solar market with creation of R&D center and microinverter supply deal for 1 MW solar installation in Bengaluru in partnership with RenXSOl Ecotech.

BNEF summit: Low solar prices spreading spending doubt among Tier-1 firms

Trina Solar may scrap planned Indian PV fab amid tumbling prices driven by solar auctions, reports Bloomberg New Energy Finance during its Shanghai summit. Demand for lithium, meanwhile, poised to reach record high on back of expected EV growth.

$23 billion rooftop PV opportunity in India, but 40 GW targets ‘unachievable’ – BNEF

India’s rooftop PV ambitions present a US$23 billion investment opportunity, says Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). However, despite the sub-sector being the fastest growing, its 40 GW targets are “unachievable”.

India’s bold 2018 solar plans to boost domestic manufacturing, jobs

“Huge demand” will be created in the Indian solar market in 2018 on the back of the government’s plans to auction off 20 GW worth of projects, says IHS Markit. Companies will only be permitted to take part in the auctions, it says, if they set up manufacturing facilites in the country. Jobs will also be created.

PPAs signed for 750 MW Bhadla solar projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India has signed power purchase agreements for the five solar projects totaling 750 MW. At auction, the Bhadla projects attracted the country’s lowest bids at INR 2.44 ($0.037)/kWh.

Solar developers not following DCR policy may face government action

India plans to take action against solar power companies using imported equipment for projects, which were awarded under the country’s domestic content requirement scheme, according to local media.

Jammu and Kashmir: 14 MW solar tender postponed

SECI has postponed the uploading of a tender document for 14 MW worth of grid-connected solar plants, including 42 MWh battery storage systems, for the Leh and Kargil districts of J&K.

MNRE releases roadmap for achieving 100 GW solar by 2022

The Indian government has finally clearly stated its solar objectives, and unveiled its plans for speeding up the work required to achieve them. The government is confident of achieving its 100 GW solar goal by 2022. The issue of rooftop solar is still to be addressed, however.

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