The Haryana-based developer has agreed to acquire 260 MW of operating solar projects in Telangana and a 99 MW hydropower project in Uttarakhand for around INR 28.5 billion (US$ 384 million).
Loom Solar has installed a solar plus storage system at a small ashram in the hills of Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. The system comprises 6x440W Shark Super high-efficiency PV panels, a 5kWh (100Ah/51.2V) Atom lithium battery, and a 5kVA high-frequency design (string) inverter.
Gautam Mohanka, managing director of New Delhi-headquartered Gautam Solar, told pv magazine its Haridwar module factory, now scaled up to 250 MW, is producing panels with a power output of up to 400 W, using mono PERC and polycrystalline cells.
The hill state in northern India has added the electric bus footprint with the service flagged off in the capital city Dehradun. The state government plans to start 30 such eco-friendly electric buses in this financial year. The buses, supplied by Olectra Greentech, will run in Dehradun, Mussoorie, Rishikesh and Haridwar.
Developers have until November 30 to lodge their interest with Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) to install and support PV plants for beneficiaries of Mukhyamantri Saur Swarojgar Yojana. A total of 10,000 solar power plants (in sizes up to 25 kWp) are proposed to be set up under the scheme.
The system will use an innovative solar film developed by Power Roll that can be manufactured for just $0.03/Watt and deployed on a wide range of non-load bearing buildings, including agricultural and warehouse roofs.
The region could, by 2050, cut greenhouse gas emissions from power, heat, transport and desalination which are expected to add up to more than 825 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent this year. Such a transition could be perfectly possible, technically and financially.
Bids are invited to install a 2,285 kWp grid-connected rooftop solar system at G.B. Pant University Of Agriculture And Technology. The plant is to be set up under the RESCO model. Ceiling tariff for over 25 years is fixed at Rs 3.5/kWh.
March 27 is the last date to bid for ground-based, grid-interactive solar power plants ranging from 500 kWp to 2 MWp or more at various locations/sub-stations of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL). Bidding for 100 kWp to 500 kWp grid-interactive rooftop solar plants in Uttarakhand closes on March 21.
Developers have until December 3 to submit bids for the project which shall come up on dams at Haripura (27 MW) and Tumariya (13 MW) in district Udham Singh Nagar. The project will be awarded through tariff-based competitive bidding.