Utility Scale PV

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.

Azure Power commissions 50 MW NTPC solar project in Uttar Pradesh

A leading independent solar producer in India, Azure power has commissioned 50 MW solar power plant in Uttar Pradesh.

REI: upstream and downstream review of the Indian solar show

Last week’s Renewable Energy India exhibition was a busy, bustling affair that highlighted the rude health and impressive energy of India’s solar sector. There are still many hurdles to overcome, however, if India is to develop its own domestic manufacturing industry.

Slight rise in India’s solar tariff: bids at INR 2.65 in Gujarat

A slight variation from last auctioning results which had lowest bidding at INR 2.44/kwh at Bhadla Solar Park in Rajasthan.

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