Analysis of the solar pumping programs being rolled out across five states backs claim switching irrigation systems to PV could give the nation a huge leg-up towards its renewable energy ambition.
The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has followed the lead of the authorities in Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Maharashtra in setting generic levelised tariffs for PV projects.
The state-owned power generator has invited bids for operations and maintenance of 10 MWp solar plant at Unchahar in district Rai Bareilly of Uttar Pradesh, and also for setting up of 3 MW plant at its Kahalgaon plant in Bhagalpur district of the state of Bihar.
The Solar Energy Corporation (SECI) has pushed back the bid submission deadline for ISTS-connected 1.2 GW wind-solar hybrid projects by two weeks. On the other hand, the revised deadline for 200 MW grid-connected solar PV power capacity in Uttarakhand is now April 30.
Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam Limited (KBUNL), a wholly owned subsidiary of NTPC Limited, has invited bids for setting up of 500 KW of rooftop solar PV capacity on various buildings of its plant for Muzaffarpur Thermal Power Project in Bihar. The project will be awarded based on domestic competitive bidding. The deadline for bid submission is May 8.
Husk Power Systems Co-Founder and CEO Manoj Sinha speaks to pv magazine about the hybrid mini-grid systems that the company is going to install in India and Tanzania. Sinha also discusses battery technology and Husk’s contributions to India’s 100% electricity plan.
Maoists attacked a 30 MW Tata Power Solar plant in Gaya, Bihar.
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