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Andhra Pradesh inching towards 10 GW solar for farming needs

The 6.4 GW auction success takes the state government closer to its 10 GW solar target to provide free, uninterrupted power supply to farmers during the daytime. 

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6.4 GW solar auction concludes with lowest price of INR 2.47/kWh

The Andhra Pradesh solar auction was oversubscribed by 8.5 GW, but the final prices are significantly higher than the INR 1.99-2.00/kWh record-low tariffs discovered in recent auctions.  

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Andhra Pradesh tenders 6.4 GW of solar capacity for agricultural loads

Solar power developers have until December 28 to bid for an aggregate 6.4 GW of grid-connected solar power capacity, which shall come up across ten locations in the state. The Andhra Pradesh Green Energy Corporation Ltd (APGECL) will serve as the offtaker and supply the power procured from these projects to meet the demand of agricultural loads in the State.

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UK investor acquires two Acme Solar projects aggregating 400 MW

Private equity investor Actis has completed the acquisition of Haryana-based Acme Solar’s 400 MW PV assets in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

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Andhra Pradesh allocates 57% of energy budget to ‘free power for agriculture’ scheme

The overall energy outlay of Rs 6984.73 crore for the year 2020-21 is much lower than 2019-20’s revised estimate of Rs 11,639 crore.

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Andhra Pradesh set for 10 GW of agricultural solar

The state—which commissioned an aggregate 3530.74 MW solar capacity as of May 31, 2020—will set up the new plants to ensure nine hours of free power supply to the agriculture sector.

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Azure Power posts Q3 loss but continues to expand solar portfolio

The New Delhi-based developer posted a Rs136 crore loss from October to the end of December but has managed to shift current liabilities into the long grass as it aims to continue on an expansionist trail, backed by the Canadian pension fund which holds almost half its shares.

Renewable energy: 7,592 MW commissioned in first nine months of the fiscal year

Capacity additions for the current fiscal year are set to exceed the previous accounting period’s 8,532 MW. With Rs405 billion invested in clean energy in the last fiscal year, spending in the first nine months of 2019-20 has been estimated at Rs367 billion.

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Indian researchers develop a mathematical method to choose the best PV technology in hot, dry areas

The proposed model is said to perform better at energy prediction than software tools such as PVWatts, PVSyst or RetScreen. The approach was validated on two 5 MW PV plants in the same district of the Indian state of Rajasthan.

BHEL tenders power conditioning units for 47 MW floating solar projects

Bidders are required to supply and commission 1500V, 2.5 MW outdoor/containerised power conditioning units for two floating solar projects at NTPC. In all, 19 units are to be supplied—10 for 25MW (AC) NTPC Simhadri and 9 for 22MW (AC) for NTPC Kayamkulam. Bidding closes on February 4.

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