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Mobile solar pumping system deployed in remote areas

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar have developed a solar power system that can be easily moved between farms to pump water for irrigation. The kit comprises solar panels and an inverter to power a surface-mounted pump.


Dalmia Cement expands solar plant capacity to 17.1 MW

The cement manufacturer has added 14.7 MW of ground-mounted solar power plant to supply green energy to Kaplias Cement Works plant in the Cuttack district of Odisha.


NHPC to acquire majority stake in 500 MW floating solar JV with GEDCOL

State-run hydropower producer NHPC will form the joint venture with a capital investment of INR 500 crore, raising a majority stake of 74% with the rest 26% held by Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha Limited (GEDCOL). 

Mahanadi Coalfields to set up 50 MW solar plant in Odisha

The Coal India arm has selected a Chennai-based firm to build the ‘captive mode’ solar PV project in Odisha. It shall utilize the energy produced through long-term open access. 

Adani Solar partners KSL Cleantech for retail expansion to East and Northeast

The Indian solar manufacturer and EPC contractor has chosen KSL Cleantech as the channel partner for the retail distribution of its solar panels in the eastern and northeastern markets of India.


Tata Power to develop 41 MW solar projects for Tata Steel

The grid-connected solar projects, to be installed at Tata Steel’s operating locations in Jharkhand and Odisha, will be a mix of rooftops, floating, and ground-mounted solar plants. 

Adani Green to buy Essel’s 40 MW solar assets in Odisha

The operating solar assets benefit from a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) at an INR 4.235/kWh tariff. The remaining PPA life is 22 years.


NHPC tenders 100 MW floating solar EPC in Odisha

The grid-connected floating solar project shall come at Rengali reservoir in the Angul district of Odisha. Bidding closes on October 7.


Coal India Limited arm tenders 75 MW DC solar for self-consumption

Bids are invited to build the solar project in ‘design-build-demonstrate-transfer’ mode anywhere in Odisha. The electricity produced will be utilized for captive consumption of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited through long-term open access. Bidding closes on September 1.


Tata Power awarded 40 MW solar project in Odisha

State-owned hydropower producer NHPC Ltd has awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction work for a 40 MW PV project to Tata Power Solar Systems. The project—to be located in the Ganjam District of Odisha—is scheduled to be commissioned within 12 months.