State-run power producer NTPC today said It has commissioned 115 MW capacity out of 260 MW of Bhadla Solar Power Project. With this, the installed capacity of NTPC’s solar power projects touches 475 MW. The total installed capacity of NTPC on standalone basis has become 41,177 MW and that of NTPC… read more →
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India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given the go ahead for the second phase of India’s mega-scale solar park plans to bring the total to 40GW up from 20GW. The new 20GW will include a total of 50 solar parks each of 500MW capacity or more, which would actually suggest rather… read more →
The Indian state of Tamil Nadu has received just 300MW of technical bids in its second attempt at a tender for 500MW of solar capacity, according to consultancy firm Mercom Capital Group. The previous attempt from Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) to tender the same 500MW,… read more →
Assessment of the country’s PV manufacturing landscape by Mercom Capital Group finds series of challenges for domestic firms, including sustained low-cost competition from China, lack of scale and inconsistent support from government. High levels of low-cost Chinese imports are unlikely to subside… read more →
When it comes to solar plants and open access grid production in Karnataka, production has far exceeded demand from companies and industries who directly buy solar power. This has led to closing of a few plants to avoid redundancy. Access to these solar grids necessitates negotiating a lot of red tape,… read more →
Vadodara-based Madhav Infra Projects has put its 34 MW of solar assets up for sale. The company’s solar business is believed to be worth about R300 crore. Analysts reckon the move marks an incipient trend given that solar firms’ margins are falling to wafer-thin levels, making it difficult for smaller… read more →
The first 1 MW Canal-top Solar Power Project was implemented on the Sanand Branch Canal of the Sardar Sarovar Project. It is capable of generating 1.6 million units of clean electricity per year and 90 lakh litres of water is prevented from getting evaporated. The solar cells mounted on the canal top… read more →
Muzaffarnagar based MSME entrepreneur successfully installed a grid connected rooftop solar generator in his factory, which is likely a first of its kind project in Western UP. The government has been widely promoting solar energy. In 2016, rooftop solar has particularly emerged as a significant segment… read more →
India’s solar manufacturers have said that roughly 2.25GW of module manufacturing capacity that was previously deemed functional is either obsolete or too old to be counted as operational, according to consultancy firm Mercom Capital Group. As of December 2016, Mercom had put the installed figures… read more →
To facilitate farmers store their horticulture produce for longer period, the Telangana government is considering provision of 50 % subsidy on ‘solar powered cold storage’ with the help of Central government assistance under MIDH (Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture). According to… read more →