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American firm launches 2 GW electrolyzer fab in India

The giga-scale factory, located in the Bengaluru city of Karnataka, will initially have the capacity to manufacture about 500 MW of electrolysis equipment per annum.

ReNew Power signs PPA for 400 MW round-the-clock supply

The Indian developer will build a 1,300 MW hybrid renewable energy capacity (900 MW wind plus 400 MW solar) supplemented with storage to ensure a round-the-clock supply. The project cost is estimated at approximately US$ 1.2 billion.

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SECI tenders 1.2 GW solar in Karnataka

Developers have until September 3 to bid for the solar projects to be set up on a build-own-operate basis in Karnataka.

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Fortum to sell off 500 MW of India solar assets to Actis

The Finnish clean energy company, which works primarily on a build-operate-transfer model in India, has signed the agreement to divest its 250 MW solar plant in Karnataka and 250 MW in Rajasthan to UK investor Actis. The transaction is valued at approximately EUR 280 million and will enable Fortum to invest in building new projects.

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Water-free, portable cleaning bot for rooftop solar

India’s Aegeus Technologies has developed an autonomous, water-free cleaning bot for rooftop solar installations. The bot weighs 5 kg (with battery) and can be operated remotely through a web-based app. It uses an air wash technology to clean the panels, ensuring no need for water or any harmful chemicals.

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Tata Power Solar expands cell and module capacity

The solar manufacturer and EPC player has added new lines to its existing factory at Bengaluru, widening its current product range to include half-cell and bifacial mono PERC panels.

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IISc sets up off-grid EV charging station powered by Vikram Solar modules

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore has set up a solar-powered charging station to conduct the system’s impact assessment. The system—designed by UK-based renewable energy advisor GreenEnco—uses Vikram Solar’s 16 mono PERC solar modules of 400 Wp each, a hybrid inverter, and battery storage.

NHPC tenders for 100 MW solar EPC work in Karnataka

Bids can be submitted until February 16 to install and commission the project at the Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Park (UMREPP) in Koppal District.

ADB to provide $100 million to upgrade power distribution system in Bengaluru

The funds will be used to move about 7,200 km of overhead distribution lines underground. Besides, fibre-optical cables will be installed in parallel to the underground distribution cables to strengthen the communication network for smart metering, distribution automation, etc.

BESCOM seeks consultant as it plans 1.06 GW rooftop solar

The work includes consultancy for demand aggregation and implementation of 1060 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV systems. Applications can be submitted until January 1, 2021.

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