Utility-scale PV

Madhya Pradesh signs state guarantee for 750 MW Rewa PV plant

The guarantee is a unique initiative by the state government of Madhya Pradesh for its Payment Security Mechanism, which had a role to play in the phenomenally low tariff achieved for the Rewa solar project.

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Adani’s Australian subsidiary signs PPA for Rugby Run solar plant in Queensland, Australia

Adani Australia is planning to construct a 300 MW and 10 0MW solar PV farm at Rugby Run in Queensland and Whyalla, South Australia, respectively.

MNRE urges Tamil Nadu to prevent curtailment of solar

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has confirmed that renewable energy in Tamil Nadu should have “must run” status and there should not be any more backdowns in solar power.

Essel Infraprojects installs 55 MW solar in two Indian states

Essel Infraprojects, part of Essel Group, has added 55 MW of solar in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka, bringing its total installed PV capacity to 220 MW nationwide.

Tamil Nadu cancels 500 MW of solar projects

The government of the Tamil Nadu state decided to cancel an auction held Jan-Feb 2017, as developers rejected offer to reduce tariff bid of INR 4.40 ($0.07)/kWh.

Solar fastest growing energy source in 2016, finds latest IEA report

The International Energy Agency’s Renewables 2017 report finds that solar PV capacity grew 50% last year, underpinning a 12% increase in this year’s renewables forecast and prompting the IEA to forecast 1,000 GW of clean energy by 2022.

Hareon Solar and Renew Power commissions 172 MW solar park in Telangana

The Dichpally solar plant is the largest joint-venture project between Hareon Solar Technology and ReNew Power Ventures in India.

Tamil Nadu signs MoUs for 1.5 GW solar auction

The government of Tamil Nadu this week signed MoUs with four companies to set up solar plants, after 16 companies successfully bid for 1.5 GW of capacity.

Azure Power wins 20 MW solar rooftop contract for Indian Railways

The Indian clean energy developer secures yet another contract to expand the electrification of Indian Railways using solar power.

Siemens Gamesa to build India’s first hybrid wind-solar farm

Siemens Gamesa has been commissioned to move forward with the coupling of a newly constructed 28.8 MW solar facility to an existing 50 MW wind farm, the company’s first and a noteworthy development for India’s solar market.

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