The power produced by NTPC (40 MW) and Sukhbir Agro Energy (32 MW) will be purchased by Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited at tariffs of Rs 3.02/KWh and Rs 3.05/KWh, respectively, for a period of 25 years.
Jal Shakti minister Mahendra Singh wants to achieve a win-win by wiping out his department’s Rs3,000 crore electricity bill and selling clean energy to the Ministry of Power. His solution involves ambitious plans for floating PV in Uttar Pradesh.
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.
Bids are invited for design, supply, installation and commissioning of solar home cooking systems in five districts of different states (Meghalaya, Chhattisharh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat). Bidding closes on November 8.
The state government has set a solar power target of 10,700 MW by 2022 and 23,500 MW by 2030. The latest extension by Solar Energy Corporation of India is second in line for the 275 MW project which was announced in August.
While some of the industry insiders gathered at REI 2019 have made predictable calls to be free of the restrictions imposed by regulators, others maintained policy support is crucial and audience members voiced concern about India’s lack of recycling rules.
The Chinese manufacturer claims to be the first company in the nation to supply that volume of solar modules. The news is unlikely to be welcomed by a government desperate to foster its own solar manufacturing sector.
With the power minister hinting a new renewable energy tariff policy could be in the works, the federal agency responsible for solar – which has come under fire after the latest delay to a troubled PV manufacturing tender – has boasted of the volume of clean power it has signed deals for recently.
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