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Utility Scale PV

Essar Power to set up 90 MW solar plant in Madhya Pradesh

The private power producer will set up the proposed solar plant in the Datia district in two parts of 33.7 MW and 56.17 MW. The project is expected to be completed by June 2022.

Another bidding extension for 20 MW solar-plus-storage in Ladakh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India has allowed a two-week bidding extension for the installation of a 20 MW (AC) solar plant (50 MWp DC) with 20 MW/50 MWh battery energy storage in the union territory of Ladakh.

India added 3.2 GW of solar capacity in 2020, says Mercom

Out of the total solar installations, 78% (2520 MW) came from utility-scale PV and 22% (719 MW) from rooftops, says a Mercom India report. 

JMK says India could install 9.7 GW of new utility-scale solar in 2021

The nation is going to make great strides in new utility-scale solar installation this year after adding just about 2.6 GW in 2020.

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Larsen & Toubro wins 400 MW solar EPC work in Gujarat

The Indian engineering, procurement and construction contractor has secured orders to build two solar plants of 200 MW each in Gujarat. It has also won significant contracts for power transmission and distribution related work in Rajasthan, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, and Arabian country Qatar.

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Indian startup Solavio Labs raises Canadian fund

The solar panel-cleaning robot startup, which saw its sales jump 125 times last year, has thus far raised three levels of funding amounting to INR 2 crore from government bodies in India, Dubai, and Canada. 

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India added 1.4 GW of solar in October-December period

The new solar capacity addition during the third quarter of FY 2020-21 was way above 928 MW installed in the previous quarter (July-September). 

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Solar developers take 700 MW retender issue to APTEL

Tata Power, TEQ Green Power, and Vena Energy Renewables Urja have approached the Delhi-based Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) seeking interim relief against the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission’s order allowing retendering of the awarded solar capacity.  

NTPC tenders for 300 MW solar EPC work in Gujarat

The solar plants are to be developed under the Open category, allowing the use of solar cells and modules of any origin. The deadline for bid submissions is March 16.

Indian solar developers must capitalize on advances in resource risk management

For developers to close the emerging gap as the market becomes more competitive – and, crucially, build projects that perform to investors’ expectations in the long term – they need to not only develop better understanding of the factors influencing project performance but also take steps to adopt advances made in other established solar markets worldwide in the use of solar data.