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TN to increase installed capacity of solar energy

According to reports, Tamil Nadu Government has floated tenders for generating solar energy to the tune of 1,500 MW as part of its proposal to increase the installed power capacity in solar energy to 5,000 MW in coming years. According to the policy note tabled in the state assembly by Electricity Minister P Thangamani today, Tamil Nadu had a total solar installed capacity of 1,702.40 MW as of May 31, 2017. “Tamil Nadu has harnessed around 1,644 million units of solar ... Read More »

CleanMax Solar bags 2.5 MW order from IPGCL

According to reports, on-site Solar power producer CleanMax Solar today said it has bagged an order of 2.5 MW from Indraprastha Power Generation Co Ltd (IPGCL). “CleanMax Solar has been awarded a 2.5 MW contract by IPGCL who has the mandate to execute solar project on behalf of Department of Power, Delhi Government to meet their growing power demands at several institutes and prime locations around the city,” the company said in a statement. According to statement with this order, CleanMax ... Read More »

NHPC awards 50 MW solar project order to L&T

According to reports, State-run hydro power giant NHPC has awarded an order of Rs 287.48 crore for setting up 50 MW solar power capacities at Theni and Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu to Larson and Tubro Ltd. “An EPC contract for the development of 50 MW Solar PV grid connected project located at Theni and Dindigul district in Tamil Nadu has been awarded to Larson & Tubro, L&T Construction, Manapakkam, Chennai for an amount of Rs 287.48 crore with comprehensive ... Read More »

GE Energy Connections is to provide 140 MW solar inverters to Solairedirect projects

GE Energy Connections is to provide Engie subsidiary Solairedirect with 140MW of solar inverters for projects in India. The inverters will be installed at two 70MW projects, GE said. The deal also includes a 25-year service agreement. GE Energy Connections south Asia regional commercial leader for grid solutions Sujoy Ray said: “With a 400/220kV substation under execution at the same location – Bhadla in Rajasthan – the customer is confident of meeting the stiff completion schedule with available site establishment.” Read More »

TN Govt to set up solar panels atop Chennai Corpn buildings

According to reports, Tamil Nadu goverment will set up solar panels atop Chennai Corporation buildings with the aim of tapping 88 lakh units of power potential. Municipal Administration Minister SP Velumani said an estimated 5.5 MW of power a day can be generated by installing solar panels atop these buildings. “It has been estimated that a total of 88 lakh units of power can be generated annually from solar energy,” he said. The scheme will be implemented at a cost of ... Read More »

Chennai Metro to draw solar power, save ₹1.5 crore a year

According to reports, the Chennai Metro Rail Ltd, a joint venture of the Central and Tamil Nadu governments, intends to install solar power plants at its stations and the Koyambedu maintenance depot to provide 6 MW of electricity. Bengaluru-based CleanMax Solar will put up and own the solar plants and sell the power to Chennai Metro. The price at which the energy will be sold has not been disclosed, but a press release from CleanMax says Chennai Metro would save ... Read More »

Chinese firms inks deal with Adani, to invest $300 million in Gujarat

According to reports, India’s Adani Group inked a deal with East Hope Group, one of China’s largest companies, which will invest over $300 million to set up a manufacturing unit for solar power generation equipment in Gujarat. “The MoU signed between the two leading companies from India and China proposes to set up manufacturing units in Mundra SEZ, Gujarat to produce solar power generation equipment, chemicals, aluminum and animal feed, and to put in place East Hope Group’s engineering and ... Read More »

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