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Andhra Pradesh: NREDCAP tenders 35 MW rooftop solar

New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd (NREDCAP) has announced a tender of grid-connected rooftop solar PV plants of 1 kW to 500 kW, cumulatively 35 MW, to be installed at various locations in the state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) under the net metering policy. The total capacity… read more →

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India probes dumping of EVA sheets for solar modules by 5 nations

India has initiated a probe into the alleged dumping of EVA sheets used in solar cell industry, imported from China, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Thailand. The investigation on imports of 'Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) sheets for solar modules' is carried out by the Directorate General of… read more →

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Yamaha Motor India upgrades its solar power plant in Chennai

Yamaha Motor India Group, a subsidiary of Yamaha Motor, Japan, has installed 1100 kW rooftop solar power plant at company’s manufacturing facility in Chennai. With this new installation, the total solar capacity of Yamaha’s Chennai plant has increased to 1450 KW and the company has plans to increase… read more →

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ISMA Wants Safeguard Duty On Solar Cells Import

The Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) has demanded imposition of safeguard duty on imports of solar cells and modules. The association has written to the Commerce ministry favouring the Directorate General of Safeguards (DGS) recommendation of imposing 70 percent duty on imports of solar… read more →

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Actis may buy Shapoorji Pallonji’s solar assets

British private equity firm Actis is close to signing a deal to buy the solar power portfolio of Indian conglomerate Shapoorji Pallonji. The acquisition of Shapoorji’s 400 megawatt (MW) solar power portfolio will be done via a renewable platform owned by Actis named “Sprng Energy” at an equity… read more →

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Azure Power Commissions 40 MW Project in Uttar Pradesh

Azure Power, one of India’s leading independent solar power producers, announced the commissioning of a 40-megawatt (MW) solar power plant in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Spread across an area of approximately 225 acres, the project has been setup under the government’s National Solar Mission Phase-II… read more →

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MRPL commissions largest solar project of 6.063 MWp in a refinery site in India

MRPL has successfully commissioned largest solar power project in a refinery site in the country. The solar power project with a total capacity of 6.063 MWp is spread across 34 roof-tops within the refinery premises comprising both RCC and sloping sheet steel roofs. Built at a cost of INR 27 crores… read more →

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Mahindra lowest bidder again in India’s Andaman solar-storage retender

Major Indian solar EPC firm Mahindra Susten has put in the lowest bid for a solar and energy storage auction in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for the second time, having seen its victory in the original auction torn away by authorities as they reportedly explored other sources of power generation.… read more →

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With different ceiling rates, 7,670 MW solar projects on offer across India

A batch of solar power projects with a total capacity of 7,670 megawatts (MW) is set to be put out to tender in the next two months where the benchmark tariff will vary according to location. Also, there will be no viability gap funding for bidders, like earlier auctions, to quote lower than the market… read more →

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Rajasthan aims 3,780 MW solar capacity by April next year

With 20 projects of 1,500 MW capacity in pipeline, Rajasthan is targeting to increase its solar power generation to 3,780 MW by April next year in order to achieve the goal of 7,000 MW clean energy capacity in the next four years. The current solar power generation is contributing 10 percent to the… read more →

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