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.
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 company recently bagged a total capacity of 480 MW in Gujarat, including 200 MW wind and 280 MWp solar. Its 338 MWp solar project at Kadapa Solar Park in Andhra Pradesh has also gone live.
Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd has invited bids to set up 750 MW grid-connected solar projects at 1 GW Dholera Solar Park, and 200 MW projects at 700 MW Raghanesda Solar Park. Tariff ceiling for the projects is set as Rs 2.75/kWh and Rs 2.65/kWh, respectively. Bidding closes on July 24.
The success of the e-bike cycling tours – which operate out of recycled shipping container ‘e hubs’ – looks set to be replicated in four more states in short order.
Three dual renewable energy generation projects are up for grabs with the state owned railway management company having set a tariff ceiling of Rs2.70/kWh for projects which will be dominated by wind capacity.
The developer’s Gujarat business will supply power for Rs2.69 under a 25-year PPA after winning a tender conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India.
The state-owned engineering major will set up a floating solar plant at NTPC Ramagundam in Telangana and a ground-mounted plant at Raghanesda Ultra Mega Solar Park in Gujarat, with a capacity of 100 MW each.
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