The latest addition takes Tata Power Renewable Energy’s total installed capacity to 2,797 MW, including 1,865 MW of solar and 932 MW wind.
Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GESCL) has tendered the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) work for an aggregate 224 MW of grid-connected solar projects in the State. The projects, to be set up in 10-55 MW sizes, shall come up in Surendranagar, Morbi, Kutchh, Jamnagar, and Surat districts. Bidding closes on September 8.
The installation of the DC fast charger is in sync with the Government’s move to make Kevadia the country’s first ‘only electric vehicle city.’ The charger is supported by Tata Power EZ Charge Mobile App that helps EV owners locate the station in real-time.
The recently announced Electric Vehicle Policy-2021 by the state government of Gujarat has declared multiple incentives and initiatives for the EV customers and manufacturers both.
The latest addition has swelled Tata Power Solar’s pipeline to around 2.8 GW projects with an approximate value of INR 13,000 crore (US$ 1783 million).
The vertically integrated factory, located in the Dholera Special Industrial Region, will produce 2 GW of mono PERC solar cells and modules annually. Production is expected to start from the next fiscal year.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is funding the 300MW wind-solar-storage project as part of its mission to promote sustainable infrastructure projects in partner countries like India.
The integrated power producer will sell solar power from the Gujarat plant to its licensed distribution business unit at an INR 2.22/kWh tariff.
Gujarat tops the list of Indian states with respect to installed solar rooftop capacity, as it has already achieved around 40 percent of its allotted target. The persisting pandemic has slowed down the pace of capacity addition but policy incentives like SURYA- Gujarat are paving way towards Gujarat’s clean energy transition.
The Indian developer has followed up the commissioning of a 110 MW solar plant in Rajasthan earlier this month with a 105 MW PV farm in Gujarat. The Gujarat plant will supply electricity to state Discom Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) at a tariff of INR 2.68/kWh (US$0.036/kWh).
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