Renewable Energy

EY ranks India as most attractive for solar PV investment

The nation has earned the highest score of 62.7 in terms of attractiveness for solar PV investment and deployment in the latest ranking of top 40 countries by Ernst & Young.

WoodMac says renewable electricity generation in India could be 56% cheaper than coal-fired by 2030

The analyst said currently, India and Australia are the only Asia Pacific countries where renewable power already costs lower than new-build coal. It predicted the trend would spread to the entire region by the end of the decade, while India and Australia would see renewables becoming further cheaper than coal.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate RE-Invest 2020 tomorrow

The three-day event will connect the global investment community with Indian renewable energy stakeholders. It is expected to be attended by over 75 international ministerial delegations, over 1000 global industry leaders, and 50,000 delegates.

State-owned investors dump coal for solar and wind

Coal project finance in the year 2019 stood at just INR 1100 crore (US$190 million), compared to renewable energy lending aggregating to INR 22,971 crore (US$3220 million).

Rooftop solar addition increased 112% y-o-y in second quarter

India added rooftop solar capacity of 399 MW in the second quarter (July-Sept) of FY 2020-21, compared to 188 MW installed in the corresponding period last year.

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NTPC tenders for solar EPC contractors and developers

The state-run power company has invited engineering, procurement and construction services contractors and developers to bid for its solar project contracts, excluding the supply of PV modules. Applications can be submitted until November 19.

KKR’s India platform will acquire operating renewables assets

Headquartered in Mumbai, Virescent Infrastructure owns 169 MWp of solar assets in Maharashtra and 148 MWp in Tamil Nadu.

NHDC seeks supplier for up to 350 MW of solar modules

The state-run hydropower company is targeting 340-350 MW of generation capacity in the 1.5 GW tender being held by SECI and state utility Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikash Nigam Limited. NHDC has opened a global tender to seek a panel supplier.

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Mitigating supply chain risks

Rajendra Khandalkar, group head of supply chain management at infrastructure EPC services company Sterling and Wilson, speaks to pv magazine about learning from the Covid-19 crisis and the importance of smart supplier management to bolster company resilience.

Odisha tenders for 10 MW of solar in Konark town

Developers have until November 10 to submit bids for the grid-connected, ground-mounted solar generation capacity. The project will be set up on a build-own-operate basis in Kalahandi district to meet the electricity needs of the town.

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