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Tata Power secures 300 MW solar project from NHPC

Tata Power Solar has secured an engineering, procurement and construction contract for a 300 MW solar project under India’s Central Public Sector Undertaking scheme. The project, awarded by state-owned hydropower producer NHPC, will be located in the state of Rajasthan.

Small-scale floating PV with pumped hydro storage

Indian scientists have developed a system under which a pumped-hydro facility stores grid electricity during off-peak hours by pumping water to an upper reservoir. During peak hours, the system feeds the load, rather than taking power from the grid.

The long read: Decision time for India’s solar manufacturing plans

India is expanding solar cell production capacity in a big way. Will manufacturers go down the established mono PERC route or leapfrog to advanced n-type technologies? Uma Gupta investigates.

Indian opportunity for renewable energy investments

In a keynote address at Intersolar Europe 2022, Indian Union Minister Bhagwant Khuba asked global investors to seize the opportunity to focus on India as it targets net-zero emissions by 2070 and 500 GW of installed non-fossil energy capacity by 2030.

JLNPhenix Energy expands lithium battery capacity to 550 MWh/year

Noida-based manufacturer JLNPhenix Energy has expanded its lithium battery manufacturing capacity in India to 550 MWh/annum, with the addition of a 150 MWh/year plant in Maharashtra.

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GAIL awards 10 MW green hydrogen project

GAIL, India’s largest state-owned natural gas company, has awarded a contract to an undisclosed company to install and commission a proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis unit in Madhya Pradesh. The system will be powered by 10 MW of renewables, to produce around 4.3 metric tons of hydrogen per day.

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Jakson wins O&M services for 255 MW of solar projects

Noida-headquartered Jakson Group has secured a three-year operations and maintenance contract for NTPC’s 250 MW solar project in Ananthapuram, Andhra Pradesh, as well as a contract for a 5 MW plant in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

NLC launches EPC tender for 100 MW solar project

State-run thermal energy giant NLC India has tendered the installation and commissioning of a grid-connected 100 MW (AC) solar project, in addition to a three-year operation and maintenance contract. Prospective developers can choose to install the PV capacity at any location in India. Bidding closes on June 8. 

Hygenco commissions green hydrogen pilot plant powered by off-grid solar 

India-based Hygenco has set up a green hydrogen generation plant on a build-own-operate basis in Madhya Pradesh. The alkaline electrolysis-based plant is co-located with a solar PV project in the state’s Ujjain district. 

ReNew Power CEO receives award from Columbia University

Sumant Sinha has been given the first “Distinguished Alumni Award” from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He was recognized for his work in promoting sustainable development and addressing climate change through renewable energy expansion.

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