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Solar power rates have not fallen in the past 18 months: Bridge to India

According to reports, amid widespread talk of falling solar tariffs, a recent study has thrown up a contrary conclusion. “Adjusted for changes in capital costs and other parameters, bids in India have not trended down in the last 18 months,” Bridge to India, a consultancy, said in a report that analysed price trends across major auctions conducted from July 2015 to December 2016. “Harmonised tariffs have stayed reasonably stable around the average level.” The average harmonised price has been Rs ... Read More »

Making power while the sun shines

According to reports, for the residents of Idihalli, a remote village in Tumakuru district of Karnataka, the shimmering 30 Mega Watt (MW) solar farm— that generates 30,000000 volt ampere power—set up in their vicinity is a big surprise. People are happy that they are a part of the first solar farm of India, and are contributing their bit in generation of clean energy. Thanks to the Mumbai-based CleanMax Solar, one of India’s largest rooftop solar power developers, today this solar ... Read More »

First Russian investment in solar sector in Tamil Nadu

According to reports, taking cooperation between Russia and India in renewable energy to a new level, Russian joint venture Miyota Power India and Chennai-based  Al Ameen Green Energy on Mar. 17 signed an agreement for a 100-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu. The Russian partner will invest around $80 million in the project. The agreement for financing and EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) was signed on the sidelines of IESS trade show in Chennai, marking ... Read More »

India’s solar capacity to cross 20GW in next 15 months: Piyush Goyal

According to reports, India’s solar power generation capacity would cross 20,000 MW in the next 15 months from the current level of 10,000 MW, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said. “On 10th of March this year the installed solar power capacity in India has crossed 10,000 MW, four times the installed capacity three years back, which in next 15 months would cross 20,000 MW,” a Power Ministry statement quoted the minister as saying. “India could not have completely focused on Making ... Read More »

NEXTracker partners with to APL Apollo Tubes to expand domestic manufacturing

According to reports, global solar tracker manufacturer, NEXTracker has partnered with APL Apollo Tubes for manufacturing a bulk of its products in India. According to a press statement, NEXTracker will be increasing its local steel content percentage to over 80 per cent by volume and weight of its final product. NEXTracker also assess that the association with new Indian steel manufacturer reduces shipment time by up to 50 per cent. Shares of APL Apollo closed 4.91 per cent higher in ... Read More »

Delhi solar plan to meet 8% energy demand?

According to reports, the national capital has been struggling to meet its power demand even as it has been witnessing power struggle between the governments – the Centre and the Delhi government led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. While the endless conflict in the corridors of powers may hinder many real issues, there could be a ray of hope for the citizens troubled by power outage. The Delhi government solar power policy targets 2,000 MW solar power generation by 2022, ... Read More »

New renewable energy company formed

According to reports, Pashupathy Shankar Gopalan, who used to head the Indian operations of the renewable energy company, SunEdison, till the company collapsed in April last year, has now formed a new company. According to papers filed with the Registrar of Companies, Avyan Renewable Solar Pvt Ltd is into “steam and hot water supply”. No further details are available; Pashu himself was not available for comment. The company has been formed with an authorised capital of Rs. 10 lakh and ... Read More »

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