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Solar tariffs in Gujarat rise to INR 2.98/kWh

In a recent auction of 500 MW solar PV in the state of Gujarat, solar tariffs have increased to INR 2.98 ($0.046)/kWh, as quoted by state-owned Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (GSEC) Ltd. The reason for the increased tariff rate is cited as pertaining to the uncertainties created by upcoming duties.

Equis Energy commissions 100 MW of solar in Karnataka

One of the largest renewable energy companies in Asia, Equis Energy has commissioned a 100 MW (135MWp) solar PV project in the state of Karnataka. The company has nearly 1 GW of renewable projects under operation, construction and advanced development across India.

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Fossil fuel global grip being loosened by holy trinity of affordable PV, wind and storage, finds BNEF

‘Unprecedented challenge’ for fossil fuels as low LCOE for solar and wind power, allied to tumbling storage costs, sees renewables claim a larger share of bulk and dispatchable generation while adding vital flexibility to the global energy mix.

BHEL wins 75 MW solar project in Gujarat

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has won an EPC order for a 75 MW solar PV plant to be installed at solar park in Charanka, Gujarat. The company also has manufacturing capacity of solar cells to 105 MW and solar modules to 226 MW annually.

Sterling and Wilson opens US office, launches 50 MW solar project

World’s second-largest EPC, a Mumbai-headquartered company will base their U.S. operations in Arizona. It launches with a 50 MW portfolio as EPC and/or co-development service provider.

IHS Markit White Paper identifies eight global solar and energy storage market trends to watch

Annual solar installations grew almost 20% year over year in 2017, and the solar industry is also edging within 100 gigawatts, a milestone the industry will reach this year, according to IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.

Azure Power wins 130 MW worth solar projects

The New Delhi-based solar energy firm has won 100 MW at Pavagada solar park in Karnataka and 30 MW solar rooftop projects with Indian railways across 12 states in India.

Ecoppia deploys PV cleaning systems for 84 MW Ostro Energy solar plants in Bhadla

Ecoppia’s water-free robotic cleaning solution of PV power plant is the priority in the water-deficient area of Bhadla, Rajasthan. The Israel based company won all the tenders for water-less robotic cleaning technology issued by tier-1 players in 2017, cementing its dominance in India.

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Giant solar project at area of Chernobyl’s nuclear disaster is doable, Engie’s study says

The feasibility study was conducted by France’s Tractebel Engineering SA. The authors of the report concluded that the 1.2 GW solar park is feasible, despite the current radioactive contamination levels in the area.

India’s wind energy giant Suzlon commissions all of its booked 340 MW solar projects

The projects developed through special purpose vehicles (SPVs) are located across three states in India: Telangana (210 MW), Rajasthan (60 MW), and Maharashtra (70 MW). The company told pv magazine that it is looking at solar-wind hybrid projects, citing them as good solutions for better grid utilization.

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