Telangana

Closing the information gap will drive rooftop solar, says Freyr Energy

Up to 70% of prospective customers have shied away from owning a rooftop solar system due to lack of readily available information on how to assess various solar options, says Saurabh Marda, co-founder and managing director of Freyr Energy – a Hyderabad-based rooftop solar firm that has completed over 1200 installations in just 5 years since inception in 2014.

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White paper sums up e-transport policy progress across India

Range anxiety continues to be an obstacle to electric vehicle take-up but the nation’s willingness to embrace car-sharing and other workarounds offers plenty of promise to the sector, according a World Economic Forum report.

ICRA downgrades 1.9 GW of wind, solar projects amid headwinds

Continuing delays in payments from utilities, regulatory uncertainty on tariff matters and tight financing have hit the industry hard.

Minister advises developers to turn to court to secure clean energy monies owed by electric utilities

The financial failings of India’s electric companies have once again come to the fore as the power minister warned the seven worst offending states the lengthening debts they owe renewables developers could be recovered via the National Company Law Tribunal.

Telangana targets 5 GW of renewables next year

Decentralized model of solar project development has avoided the need to spend huge amounts on grid upgrades in India’s newest state. With EV charging plans advancing Telangana now intends to change policy to reflect falling solar costs.

Care Ratings revises outlook on 11 solar developers to negative

The revision in outlook reflects increased counterparty risk and weakening in the liquidity position of these generators owing to significant delays in the receipt of payments from Telangana DISCOMs.

Visaka’s solar roofing to power Air India SATS’ walkways

Air India SATS has introduced new aircraft-boarding walkways that use integrated solar roofing panels from Visaka Industries to run two air-conditioners for up to six hours.

Vikram Solar commissions 5 MW solar plant for state-owned Bharat Dynamics Limited

The plant was conceived under viability gap funding scheme for Ministry of Defence establishment to set up 300 MW of grid-connected and off-grid solar power projects at their locations.

BHEL tenders 69 MW solar project work for SCCL in Telangana

The state-owned engineering major has invited bids for supply of balance-of-system items, and installation and commissioning of an aggregate capacity of 69 MW (AC) grid-connected solar plants for Singareni Collieries Company Limited in Telangana. The projects—including 39 MW at Yellandu village and 30 MW at Manuguru—will come up in Bhadadri Kothagudem district of the state. Bidding closes on July 31.

L&T Hyderabad Metro to get 8 MW solar plants by end of 2019

The captive solar plants in Metro depots and on station rooftops will meet 15% of its total electricity consumption.

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