Installations

India solar installs hit 2.2GW in Q3

Record growth continues as India installed 2,247 MW of solar projects in Q3 2017, up 15% from Q2 2017. The total installation at the end of 2017 is expected to range from 9.5 GW to 10 GW. The 7 GW solar installation in first nine months covered more than one-third of total new power capacity addition in 2017.

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Sunsure Energy look at $30.8 million revenue in FY2018

The New Delhi based solar developer is marking its second consecutive year of growth. Sunsure Energy founded in 2014, until now, has commissioned 6+ MW and is executing 25+ MW solar installation across India.

India-World Bank signs $100 million loan agreement for Solar Parks

India signs loan agreement with the World Bank for $100 million for large-scale solar power projects named as “Shared Infrastructure for Solar Parks Project”.

Climate Policy Initiative presents financial solutions for rooftop solar in India

CPI has summarized the present rooftop sector of India, its economics, and the financial facilities to the industry from government and banks. The analyst and advisory firm has presented the solutions for the current financial obstacles to the growth of rooftop solar. The team has advised two Indo-U.S. collaborative initiatives, USICEF and USICFP, with which these solutions can be implemented.

Interview: Ujaas Energy JMD talks on Indian solar sector

Vikalp Mundra, Joint MD and promoter of Ujaas Energy Ltd, speaks to pv magazine about the solar manufacturing and quality importance for India. The company has installed more than 200 MW of solar at utility-scale, rooftop, and residential. He also defended the Renewable Energy Certificate, but explained its drawbacks.

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MIT researchers release evaluation of solar pumps for irrigation in India

Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) study of solar pump technology used in India assesses technical performance and explores innovative business cases to increase user adoption. The study also helps farmers to choose the right size of the pump according to their requirement or size of fields.

Odisha announces net metering system for rooftop solar

Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission has introduced a net metering facility to the existing rooftop solar plants in the Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack city of Odisha.

Indian government planning ‘rent a roof’ policy for solar rooftop

Under proposed ‘rent a roof’ policy, solar developers will rent rooftop space to install a PV array and offer to lease to each household and then feed the solar power to the grid, said MNRE Secretary Anand Kumar.

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Anti-dumping petition has created huge uncertainty for entire Indian solar sector, Bridge to India says

Indian renewable analyst firm notes that anti-dumping comes at inopportune time with the industry already reeling from a slowdown in new project procurement, extra costs due to GST, import duties and increased module prices. It is expected to come by October 2018 and may affect all stakeholders and projects in the pipeline as well as those awaiting auction.

KREDL retenders 200 MW Pavagada Solar Park

The Karnataka renewable energy development limited (KREDL) has reissued the tender for Pavagada 200 MW solar park that was withdrawn in August 2017.

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