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India’s solar status 2017 w/ charts, Bridge to India

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.

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NTPC sets 32 GW renewables target by 2032

To date, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Ltd has installed roughly 1 GW of renewables in India. NTPC is planning several projects including floating solar and battery storage projects nationwide.

SECI tenders 2 GW of ISTS solar projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has announced 2 GW worth of grid-connected solar PV projects to be installed across India. Out of its 20 GW tender plan for the 2017-18 fiscal year, approximately 8 GW has already been tendered.

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SECI tenders 160 MW hybrid energy storage project in Andhra Pradesh

The hybrid project will have energy source form both solar and wind, with an energy storage facility tentatively located in Andhra Pradesh.

Azure Power commissions 100 MW NTPC project in Telengana

Azure Power, one of India’s leading independent solar power producers, has commissioned a 100 MW NTPC solar power plant in Telangana.

Maharashtra planning floating solar plant on Irai dam

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.

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Uttar Pradesh tenders 1,000 MW PV projects

Uttar Pradesh’s UPNEDA has released a 1,000 MW tender for solar PV projects to be installed anywhere in the state. Bid submissions are due on February 2.

SECI postpones 2 GW tender and extends solar manufacturing EoI deadline

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.

IFC to invest $50 million in Mahindra Renewables 250 MW PV plant

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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Azure Power wins 200 MW in SECI auction

Azure power has won a 200 MW solar PV project to be developed at the Bhadla Solar Park in Rajasthan, in an auction conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

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