Utility Scale PV

Gujarat tenders for 159 MW of solar EPC work

EPC contractors have until December 24 to bid for development of a cumulative 140 MW (AC) solar capacity across Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Limited’s substations, and 15 MW plus 4 MW (AC) at Charanka Solar Park.

SJVN seeks installers for at least 100 MW of solar

The state-owned hydropower producer has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) to select potential engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) service partners for building solar capacity of at least 100 MW (AC) anywhere in India on a turnkey basis.

INR 2.0/kWh tariff is a new milestone in Indian solar PV history 

The minimum solar tariffs discovered fell by 131.5% over the last five years, with an 18% drop achieved in the last five months alone.

CERC calls for proposals to study useful life and CUF of solar projects

The regulator has sought a detailed study after it received requests for reconsidering the useful life and capacity utilization factor (CUF) of solar projects as notified in draft regulations 2020.

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The market for hybrid energy and storage

“Efficient and economically viable energy storage, and optimal hybridization, are crucial for ensuring the expansion of renewable power generation both at the grid and micro-grid scale,” says Deepak Thakur, chief executive officer for the hybrid and energy storage business of Sterling and Wilson. He has spoken to pv magazine about the accelerated proliferation of renewables-plus-storage across¬†markets.

SECI tweaks 100 MW solar-plus-storage Chhattisgarh tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India has issued amendments to the procurement and extended the bidding deadline a second time.

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Himachal Pradesh developing 880 MW solar park

Land has already been identified for the solar park in Kaza town of Lahaul and Spiti district. State-owned Satluz Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd is developing the solar park.

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India ranked the world’s most attractive solar PV market by Ernst & Young

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.

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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.

India added just 853 MW of solar capacity in third quarter

The solar installation in India is making a slower-than-expected recovery as Covid-related disruption continues to hurt construction progress. Safeguard duty extension and module price increase have added to the pain.