The Union Territory of Diu, located in the western part of India is reportedly generating up to 13 MW of solar every day, which is more than its daily electricity demand.
Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Ltd (NLCIL) has re-tendered the 2 x 10 MW grid-connected solar PV power project with the reduced 8 MWh battery energy storage capacity. It has also invited bids to lend INR 25.52 billion ($394 million) in finance required for the proposed 709 MW solar project in Tamil Nadu state.
According to the Bridge to India’s ‘India Solar Compass’ report, the total capacity addition in 2017 was 9,255 MW, up 94% over 2016. However, Q4 2017 was slow in terms of project commissioning with only 1,503 MW of utility scale projects being commissioned. Moreover, the execution costs have shot up by about 18% in just six months.
Karnataka’s Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inaugurated the Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka last week.
According to reports, French President Emmanuel Macron will inaugurate the 75 MW solar PV power plant, located in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh on March 12. The plant is developed by the French company, Engie Solar.
In a recent investor summit of Andhra Pradesh, Avaada Power has inked a $526 million contract with the state government of Andhra Pradesh to develop 500 MW solar capacities in the state.
Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids for selection of solar power developers for setting up of 3 GW Interstate Transmission System (ISTS) connected solar power projects under global competitive bidding. Out of its 20 GW tender plan for the 2017-18 fiscal year, approximately 11 GW has already been tendered.
Keeping in sight the plan of Renewable Energy policy 2016, government of Odisha is putting efforts for solar development and has identified land for 400MW solar park.
Adani Group has signed a MoU with Andhra Pradesh government for the development of more than 1 GW of renewable energy in the state.
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