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Evolving risks could dampen solar investment flow

Indian solar sector remained buoyant even amid Covid pandemic as 15.3 GW of solar capacity (including solar-wind hybrid) was sanctioned in the current year’s first half itself. However, returns expectations from equity investments rose from around 14% in the first half of 2019 to 16-17%, indicating heightened risk perceptions among investors.


Azure Power secures Letter of Award for 2 GW Greenshoe option

With this, the NYSE-listed developer has been awarded 4 GW in total as part of an auction won in December, which is one of the largest solar projects ever awarded globally.


Private utility AEML tenders 350 MW of wind-solar hybrid projects

Private-sector utility Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited has invited global bids to set up 350 MW of grid-connected wind-solar hybrid power projects. There is also the Greenshoe option to add another 350 MW. The projects—to be developed on build-own-operate basis—can be set up anywhere in India. Bidding closes on August 9.

Solar tariffs in Gujarat rise to INR 2.98/kWh

In a recent auction of 500 MW solar PV in the state of Gujarat, solar tariffs have increased to INR 2.98 ($0.046)/kWh, as quoted by state-owned Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (GSEC) Ltd. The reason for the increased tariff rate is cited as pertaining to the uncertainties created by upcoming duties.

Gujarat: GUVNL tenders 500 MW solar project

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) has announced a 500 MW grid-connected solar PV power project to be set up in the state of Gujarat. The project can be extended to 1 GW with an additional 500 MW under the ‘Greenshoe’ option.

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