Utility-scale PV

7 GW solar tender gets one-week extension—but will it help?

The manufacturing linked ISTS tender may face a ‘no bid’ situation even with amendments and bidding extensions, industry insider Gopal Lal Somani tells pv magazine as he explains the major reasons for developers’ cold response to some of the recent tenders.

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Afghanistan kicks off tender for another 40 MW solar project

The facility will be developed under the World Bank’s Scaling Solar initiative on a public-private partnership basis in Herat province.

The long read: Progress on Indian PV quality

While India’s government is taking steps to control the quality of the modules and cells used in solar projects, there is still much to improve upon when it comes to field installation and component selection.

JinkoSolar launches Tiger module Down Under

The Chinese manufacturer officially unveiled its high-efficiency product in Melbourne after celebrating a 13.6 MW panel order from the nascent Hungarian PV market.

Sterling & Wilson bags EPC order for 1.09 GW DC solar farm in Middle East

Worth around US$635 million, the latest award follows the EPC contract for a 200 MW DC solar farm in Australia amounting to AUD 220.83 million.

NTPC tenders BOS for 90 MW solar project in Rajasthan

November 21 is the last date to bid for the solar capacity which shall come up at NTPC’s Anta project in Baran district. Bids must be accompanied with Rs 20 million as bank guarantee.

India plans 55 GW of renewables capacity along Pakistan border

An AFP newswire report this week said Anand Kumar had announced plans for 30 GW of generation capacity in Gujarat and 25 GW in Rajasthan, all of it along a 20-25km strip of semi arid land on the border.

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NTPC tenders 1 GW grid connected solar projects

November 18 is the last date for interested bidders who are allowed to use cells and modules of any origin in the plant, which can be located anywhere in India. The projects are to be set up on develop-build-demonstrate-transfer basis.

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Adani launches new solar and iron ore mining arms

Mundra Solar Energy will undertake installation and commissioning of solar projects. Kurmitar Iron Ore Mining, on the other hand, will carry out mining activities in the state of Chhattisgarh.

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SECI tenders 400 MW of renewables with storage option

The ISTS connected projects—to be developed on ‘build-own-operate’ basis—can be set up anywhere in India for round-the-clock power supply to New Delhi Municipal Council and Dadra & Nagar Haveli. December 3 is the last date for bidding.

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