Rajasthan

Renewable capacity in India set to jump by 50% in 2019

India is set to add renewable energy capacity of 15,860 MW in 2019, a leap of 50% on the 10,560 MW installed last year. Around 70% – 10,902 MW – of the new capacity will come from utility-scale solar projects, according to Bridge To India analysts.

Extent of India’s new utility-scale solar has almost halved in six months

India added 1.2 GW of large-scale projects in the third quarter of 2018-19, taking new capacity in the first half to 1.9 GW. The numbers are down 43% and 44%, respectively, on the same periods of the previous year, according to Bridge to India’s quarterly India Solar Compass.

620 MW commissioned at Bhadla Solar Park

With the commissioning of 620 MW by three companies, the total capacity of Rajasthan’s Bhadla Solar Park has reached 1,365 MW, Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Ltd (RRECL) announced.

Azure closes financing for 300 MW of PV, signs 415 PPAs

Azure Power has announced the early closing of a financing deal worth INR 4 billion (around US$58 million) for a 100 MW solar plant in the Indian state of Karnataka; and INR 6 billion (around $88 million) for a 200 MW solar power plant in Rajasthan. It also signed 415 rooftop solar PPAs in Madhya Pradesh.

Phelan closes financing for 50 MW Bhadla solar park

South Africa’s Phelan Energy Group has reached financial close on its 50 MW solar PV project, located in Rajasthan. It is set to be online by October.

Acme Solar to quit projects if safeguard duty not passed on to utilities

As of July, Acme Solar had about 2.8 GW solar projects at different stages of development across India. Recently, it won another 600 MW of SECI’s 3 GW interstate transmission system (ISTS) tender, at a tariff of INR 2.44/unit (USD 0.036/unit).

Bangladesh to buy 2 GW of solar power from India

Bangladesh will buy at least 2 GW of solar power from India, which will be mostly produced from large PV power projects in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan, according to reports.

Bhadla 750 MW solar project winners revealed

Solar Energy Corporation of India has revealed the winners of the Bhadla solar park 500MW Phase-III, and 250 MW Phase-IV solar projects. Azure Power, Hero, and SBE Four came up as the big winners.

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Ecoppia deploys PV cleaning systems for 84 MW Ostro Energy solar plants in Bhadla

Ecoppia’s water-free robotic cleaning solution of PV power plant is the priority in the water-deficient area of Bhadla, Rajasthan. The Israel based company won all the tenders for water-less robotic cleaning technology issued by tier-1 players in 2017, cementing its dominance in India.

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India’s wind energy giant Suzlon commissions all of its booked 340 MW solar projects

The projects developed through special purpose vehicles (SPVs) are located across three states in India: Telangana (210 MW), Rajasthan (60 MW), and Maharashtra (70 MW). The company told pv magazine that it is looking at solar-wind hybrid projects, citing them as good solutions for better grid utilization.

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