The EPC contractor aims to exceed 30 MW of installed solar for the food processing sector by the end of this fiscal, enabling the clients to save at least INR 30 crore per year.
The government is trying to harness renewables to increase domestic output but will need a more liberal energy market and to consider the structure of procurement auctions, cloying red tape and the financial travails of state utilities if it is to achieve its goals, says Rakshika Kaul of Amp Energy India.
The developer will commission a 335 kWp ‘carport-style’ solar plant for Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata city, West Bengal. It is estimated the plant will generate around 426 MWh of electricity for the hospital per year and reduce annual carbon emissions by 80kg.
October 20 is the final date to submit bids for the generation capacity, which will be set up on buildings on the islands of Middle and North Andaman.
The state—which has already installed an aggregate 9.6 GW of renewable energy capacity as of FY 2019-20 end—will add another 22.6 GW to the grid by the end of FY2029-30. Of the new RE addition, 18 GW will come from solar capacity.
Faced with raw material and labor shortages, solar manufacturers have stressed the need to find alternative supply chains and to push automation and internet of things applications on the factory floor to keep production running.
Bridge to India figures show dominance of Chinese inverters, which supplied almost 80% of installs from July last year to the end of June.
As of June 30, the country installed 90.5 GW of renewable energy capacity from solar (utility-scale and rooftop), wind and biomass resources.
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