Utility-scale PV

Interview: Hindustan Powerprojects CEO on stepping into new territories

Hindustan Powerprojects has executed more than 350 MWp in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, Korea and the U.K. since its establishment in 2008. It claims to have been the largest solar project developer in the UK from 2011-13 and commissioned its first utility-scale project in India in Tamil Nadu in 2010. In an interview with pv magazine, Lalit Jain, CEO for the firm’s international solar business, shared his experience from developed markets, and what it takes to be successful doing business overseas.

Uttarakhand tenders 200 MW grid-connected solar capacity

Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) has invited bids for setting up cumulative 200 MW grid-connected solar PV power capacity in the state. The projects would be awarded based on tariff-based international competitive bidding.

By 2030, solar tariffs in India could fall below Rs 2 per unit

The cost of wind would fall to Rs 2.3-2.6/kWh, while solar tariff would reduce to Rs 1.9-2.3/kWh. The cost of storage will fall by about 70%, according to a report.

Government fund to safeguard payments for PV developers

The payment security fund administered by SECI will ensure late payments by debt-laden discoms will not affect solar developers. The government is considering a levy on PV projects to help maintain the fund.

Azure to set up 1 GW solar capacity across Uttar Pradesh

The project is one among 300 odd projects worth Rs 65,000 crore including solar parks to be launched during a ground breaking ceremony in Kanpur later this month.

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India will add 11.4 GW of solar capacity annually: S&P Global

Owing to the general elections this year, little progress on the policy front is expected in the near term, according to the report.

SECI issues 50 MW tender for Kerala

Developers will have to provide operation and maintenance services for ten years for the project at Kasargod Solar Park. The deadline for bid submission is in two weeks.

Filipino company Solar Philippines enters India

The Philippines-based solar major will develop around 500 MW of solar capacity in India, which it describes as having favourable regulatory environment.

The long read: PV’s Polish cold turkey

Considering the remarkable advances made by the solar sector since the Rio ‘Earth Summit’ of 1992, PV was notable by its absence at the Convention of Parties climate change summit held by the UN in Poland.

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Solar in India: The 10 Year Challenge

The last 10 years have seen India emerge as a solar superpower, setting an example from which many emerging countries in Africa and Southeast Asia are eager to learn.

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