Utility Scale PV

Diu India’s first union territory to run 100% on solar

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.

NLC India issues tenders for Andaman storage project, $394 million in finance for 709 MW Tamil Nadu PV project

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.

The recent trade conflicts will reduce India’s total solar installed capacity to 6 GW in 2018

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.

600 MW now in operation at 2 GW Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka

Karnataka’s Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inaugurated the Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka last week.

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NTPC bids for 500 MW solar plant in Oman

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Ltd, has bid for 500 MW solar power plant tendered by the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company, which will be located in Ibri, 300 km west of capital city of Muscat.

President of France to inaugurate 75 MW solar plant in Uttar Pradesh

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.

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Avaada Power to develop 500 MW solar, investing $526 million in Andhra Pradesh

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.

SECI tenders 3 GW ISTS connected solar power projects

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.

Odisha: 1,415 acres of suitable land identified for 400 MW solar park

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 to build 1 GW+ renewable energy in Andhra Pradesh

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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