India

BHEL tenders for supply of 286,000 solar cells

Manufacturers have until December 4 to bid for the supply of 286,000 multicrystalline silicon solar cells using five bus bars. The cells are required in the peak power rating of 4.62W (10,000 quantities), 4.67Wp (60,000) and 4.72Wp (216,000).

India added just 853 MW of solar capacity in third quarter

The solar installation in India is making a slower-than-expected recovery as Covid-related disruption continues to hurt construction progress. Safeguard duty extension and module price increase have added to the pain.

India draws new record-low solar tariff of INR 2/kWh

A recent SECI auction secured the lowest bid of INR 2/kWh, 15% lower than the INR 2.36/kWh record-low winning bid by Spanish developer Solarpack in a 2 GW auction previously.

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Exide Industries increases stake in lithium battery JV with Leclanché

With an additional investment of INR 33.17 crore, Exide Industries’ shareholding in the joint venture company has increased by 2.28% to 80.15% of the paid-up equity share capital.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate RE-Invest 2020 tomorrow

The three-day event will connect the global investment community with Indian renewable energy stakeholders. It is expected to be attended by over 75 international ministerial delegations, over 1000 global industry leaders, and 50,000 delegates.

India and Israel to work together on perovskite solar cells and lithium sulfur batteries

Low-cost batteries and novel perovskite materials are among the topics selected for joint research and development.

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Government planning electric vehicle charging kiosks at 69,000 petrol pumps

An underdeveloped charging ecosystem is one of the many factors restricting the uptake of electric four-wheelers in India. A limited number of products and higher costs than combustion-engine powered vehicles are the other deterrents.

State-owned investors dump coal for solar and wind

Coal project finance in the year 2019 stood at just INR 1100 crore (US$190 million), compared to renewable energy lending aggregating to INR 22,971 crore (US$3220 million).

Meghalaya tenders for 20 MW grid-connected solar

Global bids are invited to set up the solar capacity on a build-own-operate basis across two sites, each with around 10 MW. Bidding closes on December 17.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils 45 MW monocrystalline solar panel plant at PDPU

The solar panel production line at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University’s campus in Gujarat will demonstrate the process of cell-to-panel integration, lamination and EL testing.

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