A total of 27 carports at India’s Cochin International Airport, the first airport in the world to run completely on solar power, are now up and running.
The $625 million program, which is being financed by the World Bank, will provide private developers with financing for viable grid-connected rooftop PV projects.
Swansea University will lead a consortium of 12 British and Indian universities on a £7 million project to build five solar-powered buildings in remote Indian villages that will be fully self-sufficient.
French clean energy developer Engie is reportedly discussing a partnership with Indian roofing manufacturer Everest Industries to develop “solar-ready” rooftop solutions for the under-served distributed generation market.
Report by market analysts forecasts India to become world’s third-largest solar market for 2017 but warns of headwinds including rising competition forcing down tariffs, uncertainty caused by anti-dumping issue, and potential rising module prices.
The large-scale project will be owned and developed by IBC solar in Odisha.
Opinion: One of the main challenges for investors in India is to meet competitive pricing while achieving acceptable quality. Prakash Vora, senior director – Operations at Terraform Global India, explains how to ensure quality in India.
Switzerland’s ABB has further consolidated its market presence in India’s burgeoning renewables sector, surpassing a 5 GW supply milestone. The company claims its inverters now power 40% of various solar projects across the country, whose accumulated capacity stands at 13 GW.
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