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Tata Power Renewable Energy commissions two projects in AP, TN

According to reports, Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd (TPREL), Tata Power’s wholly-owned subsidiary, has commissioned 36 MW wind capacity of a 100 MW wind farm (under construction) at Nimbagallu in Andhra Pradesh, and a 49 MW solar plant at Kayathar, Tamil Nadu, under Welspun Renewable Energy Pvt Ltd (WREPL). With these, the operating renewable energy capacity of TPREL goes up to 1,876 MW, comprising 841 MW wind, 915 MW solar, and 120 MW waste heat recovery capacity as of today. ... Read More »

BHEL bags order to build high voltage sub-stations in Karnataka solar park

According to reports, state-run BHEL has bagged a Rs. 96-crore order from Power Grid Corporation of India for augmentation of three extra high voltage (EHV) sub-stations on a turnkey basis in Karnataka. “Valued at Rs. 96 crore, the order has been won against stiff competition in an ADB-funded international competitive bidding tender,” the state-run engineering major said in a statement today. According to the statement, the sub-stations to be augmented are 400/220 kV sub-station at Tumkur (Pavagada), 400kV at Mysuru ... Read More »

SunEdison said to exit India with sale of projects to Greenko

According to reports, bankrupt clean-energy giant SunEdison Inc is exiting its business in India by selling 1.7 gigawatts of wind and solar farms to Greenko Energies Pvt, according to two executives with direct knowledge of the transaction. Greenko, backed by the sovereign wealth funds of Abu Dhabi and Singapore, took over SunEdison sites in September that include ones with 440 megawatts of capacity already operating and another 1,200 megawatts of projects still under development, according to the people, who asked ... Read More »

SECI to call 2,300-mw solar power bids soon: Ashvini Kumar

According to reports, Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) will shortly float tenders for putting up of solar power projects with capacity of 2,300-mw, its managing director Ashvini Kumar said on Monday. The corporation has committed to finalise tenders for producing 5,500-mw of solar energy, of which PPAs to produce 3,200-mw are already in place and tendering process for remaining 2,300-mw of solar power projects are at various stages of implementation, Kumar said. The tenders will require companies to source domestic ... Read More »

India achieves only 19% of 12,000-MW solar power target in 2016-17

According to reports, even as the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has been championing the cause of green energy, India has achieved only around 19% of the targeted 12,000 MW solar power till now. As per the official data of the Union ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE), against the targeted 12,000 MW (10,500 MW ground mounted and 1500 MW rooftop solar) for grid-connected solar projects in 2016-17 (till 31 March 2017), only 2,250 MW has been achieved so ... Read More »

Renewable companies line up for solar rooftop projects

According to reports, in one of the largest tenders for the rooftop solar power projects, sector majors lined up to bid in a wide range of tariff – from Rs 3 per unit to Rs 6.9 per unit. The capital expenditure quoted by the companies is in nominal range of Rs 59,000 per kWp to Rs 79,000 per kWp. Against the tender of 500 MW, the bidding agency Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) received bids totalling 602 MW. SECI ... Read More »

Piyush Goyal dismisses doubts on Chinese solar equipment quality

According to reports, dismissing doubts on quality of Chinese solar equipment, Power Minister Piyush Goyal Monday said that India is looking at affordable power and not at the country of its origin, especially when it is imported by private players who ensure quality beforehand. India imported solar and photovoltaic cells worth about USD 826 million from China in the first six months of the current fiscal, which is over 87 per cent of the country’s total such imports. “We are ... Read More »

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