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Flexing India’s energy system

India has set exceptionally ambitious renewable energy targets including 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewables by 2022, 275GW by 2027, and to achieve 40% of electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuels by 2030. India seeks to tender another 80GW of renewables in total over the coming two years.

Hyper low costs ensure clean energy investment fell in India last year

The nation still managed to attract around $11.1 billion for renewable energy in 2018, to be the world’s fifth most attractive destination for funds, according to new figures compiled by BloombergNEF.

SECI tenders 1.2 GW with upper tariff cap of Rs 2.65/kWh

SECI has issued a 1.2 GW solar tender for ISTS-connected projects with an upper tariff ceiling of Rs 2.65 ($0.038)/kWh.

Lakshadweep’s renewable with storage tender set for January 31

India’s Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) will float a global tender to develop renewable energy projects coupled with battery energy storage system across the 11 islands of the union territory of Lakshadweep.

Indian solar is coming up on the rails of China and the US

Taiwanese market research company EnergyTrend says the 5/31 policy change in China last year had a less dramatic effect on global demand than expected and, with the Modi government introducing solar-friendly policies, India – and Japan – will close the gap on the world leaders for installed PV capacity.

Tecchren joins the race to make lithium ion batteries in India

Tecchren Batteries will establish a 200 MWh LiFePO4 battery manufacturing unit at Sri City in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Set up after an investment of Rs446 crore, the unit will produce approximately 700,000 li ion batteries per year.

Investment funds scramble to acquire Indian giant’s 1 GW assets

Global Infra Partners, KKR, Brookfield, I Squared Capital and Macquarie are reported to be among those eyeing the renewable energy assets of debt riddled Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services.

Suzlon sells subsidiary to Canadian firm AMP Solar

Suzlon has sold its majority stake in Rudra Solarfarms for Rs 142.10 million. It had set up the subsidiary, in partnership with AMP Solar, in order to execute a 15 MW solar project in Telangana.

BHEL wins 129 MW solar project in Telangana state

Government-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has won an EPC order for setting up the solar PV power plants across four locations.

Planned 5 GW Ladakh solar plant will be ‘the world’s largest’

Known as the “roof of the world,” the scenic Ladakh region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir will soon host the world’s largest single-location PV plant.

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