Procurement

China’s JinkoSolar the biggest module supplier to India in first quarter

All the JinkoSolar PV modules shipped to India during January to March period of 2020 are based on mono PERC technology, comprising full-cell and half-cell modules.

Liquidity booster for Discoms, state guarantee to rescue

The government’s announcement of Rs 90,000 crore liquidity injection comes as a relief for Discoms. It will be, however, essential to see as to what extent the discoms can avail the scheme given the ‘tied’ nature of this support and requirement of State Government guarantee—shares Care Ratings. 

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Gigawatt scale ‘ultra-mega’ solar parks driving India’s energy transition

India hosts numerous 1 GW-plus solar parks, two of which are the largest commissioned in the world. The huge sites have been instrumental in driving economies of scale and continue to attract global capital and some of the most recognized renewables developers.

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India’s renewables-plus-storage tenders mark a new beginning with highly competitive tariffs: NSEFI

The recently concluded 400 MW renewables auction to supply 24-hour electricity saw winning bid of INR2.90/kWh—a new milestone after peak+off-peak tariff of INR4.07 was achieved in January’s 1.2 GW auction demanding assured power supply during peak demand hours.

Australian miner launches feasibility study on India’s first lithium refinery

Australia based Neometals and India’s Manikaran Power—which announced their collaboration on India’s first lithium refinery last year—have also doubled the proposed refinery capacity to 20,000 tonnes per annum of lithium hydroxide.

CEL seeks to empanel BOS suppliers for small solar power packs

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) seeks to empanel balance-of-system (BOS) suppliers for compact solar power packs ranging from 1 kWp to 5 kWp. The empaneled vendors shall also be responsible for installation and commissioning of the packs at four locations—in and around Pune, Chennai, Delhi National Capital Region and Sahibabad.

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SunSource orders 105 MW of Trina Solar modules with 500W+ output

Trina Solar’s new Vertex series of bifacial modules have a conversion efficiency of up to 21% and can deliver more than 500W of power from the front surface.

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Indian Railways tenders 1 GW of ground-mounted solar projects

Developers have until June 30 to lodge bids to develop plots of solar capacity across the national rail network paying no more than Rs2.71/kWh for the electricity generated under a 25-year contract.

BHEL tenders solar module supply for VTU, Karnataka

May 4 is the last date to submit bids for supplying 1130 quantities of 72-cell, 330Wp crystalline-silicon solar modules for Visvesvaraya Technological University. The modules are to be delivered within 45 days of the purchase order. 

NTPC plans hydrogen buses and cars for Delhi, Leh

The state-owned power producer has invited global Expression of Interest (EOI) for supply of hydrogen fuel cell based electric buses and cars—ten each—for pilot projects in Delhi and Leh. The last date for submission of EOI is May 15.

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