India’s solar sector witnessed a huge growth in 2017. The country is close to 20 GW cumulative solar installation at the end of January 2018. Bridge to India has released several charts comparing renewable installations, tariff rates, and upcoming projects. The data shows India installed 8.5 GW utility-scale and 1.4 GW rooftop solar in 2017.
The hybrid project will have energy source form both solar and wind, with an energy storage facility tentatively located in Andhra Pradesh.
Azure Power, one of India’s leading independent solar power producers, has commissioned a 100 MW NTPC solar power plant in Telangana.
The Indian state of Maharashtra is considering a floating solar application and is conducting a feasibility study to install solar panels on the Irai dam, located in the Chandrapur region of Maharashtra.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India has postponed the 2 GW PV project tender until further notice. The company has also extended the deadline for expression of interest for setting up the solar manufacturing plant in India until January 29.
Mahindra Renewables has been awarded a 250 MW solar PV project in the Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh. It will receive financing to the tune of around US$50 million from the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
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