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This section provides regular aggregation of news and updates from India and around the world for Solar Energy. This is part of EAI 360, India's largest renewable energy and clean technology news aggregator.

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Govt benchmarks tariff for Bhadla solar park at Rs3.43 per unit

The Centre has benchmarked a tariff ceiling of Rs3.43 per unit for upcoming auctions for the solar power park in Bhadla, Rajasthan, in acknowledgement of the steep fall in tariffs in recent tenders. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has mentioned in the tender document, “it shall enter… read more →

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New catalyst paves way for carbon neutral fuel

Australian scientists have developed an efficient catalyst that converts carbon dioxide into synthetic natural gas in a clean process using solar energy, paving the way for carbon neutral fuel. The study by researchers, including those from University of Adelaide in Australia, could make viable a process… read more →

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SECI tenders another 750 MW at record-luring Bhadla Solar Park

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has launched another 750MW of solar tenders for the Bhadla Solar Park in the state of Rajasthan. This includes 500MW at Bhadla Phase-III solar park and 250MW at Bhadla Phase-IV solar park. The issuance comes under the National Solar Mission Phase-II, Batch-IV… read more →

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India’s NTPC reaches 845 MW of installed solar capacity following latest commissioning

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) of India has provided an update of its solar progress, revealing that it now has 845 MW of installed capacity across India. This figure was boosted by the recent addition of 225 MW, which is the total commissioned at the Mandsaur Solar Power Project –… read more →

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Sterling and Wilson bags EPC contract for world’s largest solar PV plant

Mumbai-based engineering firm Sterling and Wilson has won both the EPC and O&M contract for the world’s single largest solar PV plant – the 1,177MW Noor Abu Dhabi plant in Sweihan. The company, which is a subsidiary of the Mumbai-based conglomerate Shapoorji Pallonji Group, has already begun construction… read more →

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RaysExperts commissions 5.5 MW solar project for a leading PSU

Leading innovative solar solutions provider RaysExperts on Tuesday announced the commissioning of its 5.5 MW solar project for an Indian PSU. One of the largest solar power EPC and development company has projected to generate electricity worth over Rs. 25 crore which will be sold to third parties via… read more →

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What ails India’s solar energy drive?

India is the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world. As a signatory to the Paris Agreement, India is committed to investing in climate change mitigation, while addressing poverty, food security and access to healthcare and education. While the generation from conventional sources showed… read more →

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Over 12,000 solar pumps distributed to farmers in Chhattisgarh

Over 12,000 solar pumps have been distributed so far to the farmers at subsidised rates under 'Saur Sujala Yojna' in Chhattisgarh. "About 12,161 solar powered pumps had been provided to the farmers till now against the target of 11,300 under 'Saur Sujala Yojna' since the inception of the scheme in November… read more →

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Major players stay away from Tamil Nadu’s oversubscribed 1.5GW solar tender

Although Tamil Nadu’s latest 1.5GW solar tender has seen significant oversubscription, with 3,774.5MW of submissions, most of the key solar players in India have not participated. Jasmeet Khurana, associate director, consulting, at Bridge to India, told PV Tech: “Even though the bid is oversubscribed,… read more →

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WAIVER PERIOD FOR INTER-STATE TRANSMISSION CHARGES AND LOSSES FOR SOLAR PROJECTS EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 31, 2019

The waiver period for inter-state transmission (ISTS) charges and losses for solar projects has been extended to December 31, 2019. This waiver applies to solar projects that are commissioned on or before December 31, 2019; these projects will not be subject to ISTS charges. The waiver will be applicable… read more →

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