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India eyes 500 GW renewable capacity by 2030

The country has so far achieved around 80 GW of installed renewable energy capacity in chasing “175 GW by 2022” target. De-dieselisation of farms and railways ranks high on the Modi government’s priority list to push solar adoption.

Karnataka sets benchmark capital cost for solar

The reference capital cost for developing solar projects in Karnataka has risen this year despite continuing falls in component prices.

Maharashtra to get 500 MW floating solar plants in four dams

Earlier, the state had planned to set up floating solar plants at Ujani and Irai dams but had to shelve the projects due to ambiguity on the project implementation as well as revenue sharing, and the high cost involved, respectively.

Haryana tenders 57 MW grid-connected solar capacity

Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited has invited global bids for setting up of an aggregate ground-mounted solar capacity of 57 MW at three sites in the state. Of the total capacity, 30 MW shall come up in Faridabad, and plants of 15 MW and 12 MW at two separate sites in Yamuna Nagar. Bidding closes on July 17.

NSEFI urges Karnataka to prevent solar curtailment

Citing huge losses to solar power developers, the lobby group has urged state-owned utility Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited not to arbitrarily curtail generation from solar power projects that are in any case ‘must run.’

Railway Energy tenders 140 MW hybrid project capacity

Three dual renewable energy generation projects are up for grabs with the state owned railway management company having set a tariff ceiling of Rs2.70/kWh for projects which will be dominated by wind capacity.

Adani Renewable bags 600 MW wind-solar hybrid project

The developer’s Gujarat business will supply power for Rs2.69 under a 25-year PPA after winning a tender conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India.

750 MW Rajasthan tender attracts low bids of Rs 2.5/kWh

The tariffs are slightly above Rs2.48/kWh seen in March procurement but still fairly below the levels hit in Maharashtra and Gujarat auctions recently—reaffirming the state’s attractiveness to PV developers.


56% solar installations in water-scarce areas: Bridge To India

Wasteful use of water for solar panel cleaning is posing these areas to a high level of water risk. To justify its environment-friendly tag, the industry needs to replace manual cleaning with technologies providing water-efficient solutions.


NTPC tenders 160 MW solar project in Rajasthan

A requirement for domestic-only solar modules has been lifted in the latest solar tender by the Indian power giant. Interested bidders have until next Wednesday to get their submissions in.

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