A 100 MW solar park in Tumkur District has been connected to the regional grid in Karnataka, reports project owner Fortum. The project is Fortum’s fourth project to be connected in India, and its largest so far, more than doubling its total capacity to 185 MW.
The Indian EPC will construct four separate rooftop solar installations across the state, two of which will be 1.2 MW in size.
Uttar Pradesh released a new solar policy on December 7 for the development of 10.7 GW of solar installations in India by 2022, including 4.3 GW through rooftop solar. The government has proposed several incentives and offers to promote solar growth in the state.
This week’s Intersolar India 2017 in Mumbai, which ran from Tuesday to Thursday at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), highlighted both the potential and the challenges of India’s vast residential PV market. Everything from policy to unique environmental challenges and installation processes was discussed.
Milan Koev, REC Group’s Vice President Sales & Marketing APAC, speaks to pv magazine about the potential of India’s rooftop solar market.
Kolkata airport has commissioned a 15 MW, ground-mounted, grid-connected PV plant. The solar plant is among the largest located at any airport 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.
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