India

Tamil Nadu: Solar developers get relief as APTEL quashes power regulator’s unviable tariff order

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) observed that Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC), in its Solar Tariff Order dated March 28, 2016, determined the tariff/capital cost without cogent or adequate reasoning while also being divergent from its own regulations.

Pay-as-you-go solar provider Greenlight Planet partners telco Orange in Africa

The partnership allows Orange subscribers to access Greenlight Planet’s off-grid solar systems via simple mobile pre-payment, wherever they are and regardless of their total energy needs.

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Ecoppia to deploy cloud-based robotic cleaners for over 400 MWp Fortum solar projects

The Israeli developer of module cleaning robots—which has secured over 7 GW of projects globally—will deploy its connected and water-free E4 solution for Fortum projects in Pavagada and Bhadla solar parks.

Andhra Pradesh proposal casts doubt on India’s renewable sector: Rystad Energy

India may fall around 7 GW short of its ‘60 GW by 2022’ utility-scale solar target if the power purchase agreement revision proposal by the state government is implemented.

Solar Village Project aims to raise $15,000 for 3 schools through crowdfunding

The US-based non-profit organization will use the amount to install solar panels in three schools of Maharashtra and also fund 300 solar lights for the students. Its partner in these projects, Think Sharp Foundation, will also use the power generated for digital learning tools and libraries.

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UNDP tenders 91.5 KWp off-grid solar in Assam and Jharkhand

Prospective developers have until November 18 to submit bids for standalone PV systems, with inverter and lead-acid batteries, at various government high schools, health sub-centres and Anganwadi Centres.

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Gujarat seeks to empanel rooftop solar installers for government buildings

November 28 is the last date for EPC installers to submit the rates for different capacities of grid-connected rooftop solar systems on government buildings.

Abu Dhabi’s Masdar invests $150 milion in Hero Future Energies

The clean tech company will use the amount to fund its expansion as it plans to reach 5 GW of solar capacity in the next two or three years.

Tata Power to develop 50 MW in Gujarat’s Dholera Solar Park

With this award, the company’s solar capacity under implementation in the state has now swelled to 400 MW, including another 250 MW in Dholera Solar Park and 100 MW in Raghanesda Solar Park.

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Uttarakhand tenders 10 MW grid-connected rooftop solar

November 29 is the last date to bid for projects that are to be set up in sizes of 1 KWp to 500 KWp across the state. The entire project cost is estimated at Rs 500 million.

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