The state—which had 8.5 GW of renewables capacity (2 GW solar, 6 GW wind and 0.8 GW biomass) operational as of March—is expected to add a staggering 46 GW to reach 55 GW mark by 2029-30.
New incentive scheme will see state government offering up to 40% subsidy towards cost of residential solar systems with the aim of adding 8 lakh of new arrays by 2022.
Bids are invited for supply, installation and commissioning of eight 1250kW 3-phase grid-connected power conditioning units for a 10 MW (AC) solar power plant in Charanka Solar Park of Gujarat. Bids will open on August 26.
With this win, the company’s capacity under implementation would become 650 MW, which is in addition to the operating capacity of 2,476 MW (comprising 932 MW wind and 1544 MW solar capacity at utility scale).
The state has issued expressions of interest for the two forms of battery-powered vehicle which each attract a subsidy for purchasers. The two-wheeler inititiave has been extended from secondary school to college students.
The Gujarat-based independent power producer has signed power purchase agreements with three paper mills—two in Vapi and one in Surat—for sale of solar power totaling 3.05 MW for a period of 15 years.
RK Singh told the upper house of the Indian parliament yesterday the nation had added 780 MW of new generation capacity in the last two years. The share of renewables in India’s power mix is rising too, but not fast enough to ensure electricity supply for all.
The Dholera Special Investment Region—known for the upcoming 5 GW solar park—has secured the first Lithium battery investment from Tata Chemicals, which has committed Rs 4000 crore to set up 10 GW capacity.
Independent power producer KPI Global Infrastructure has received Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation’s approval to enhance solar power evacuation from 30 MW to 70 MW (30 MW existing + 40 MW additional capacity) at 66 KV Amod Substation of district Bharuch in Gujarat.
Long regarded as a solar pioneer, the state has now announced grand plans to shoulder the burden of 17% of the nation’s clean energy ambition as India races to install 175 GW of clean energy capacity in just three-and-a-half years.
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