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NTPC installs India’s largest floating solar PV plant

According to reports, State-run NTPC on Friday said it has installed India’s largest floating solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant (RGCCPP) at Kayamkulam in Kerala. “A 100 kWp (kilowatt peak) floating solar PV plant, the largest of its kind in India as on date, indigenously developed as a part of ‘Make In India’ initiative, was inaugurated by A K Jha, Director (Technical) NTPC in presence of V B Fadnavis, RED (SR), R K Srivastava, ED (NETRA) ... Read More »

McNally Bharat bags Rs. 415-cr solar power project in AP

According to reports, McNally Bharat Engineering Company Ltd has bagged a Rs. 415.29-crore order from Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Ltd. The project entails design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, commissioning and operation and maintenance of 500-MW grid connected solar photo voltaic power project including civil works in Andhra Pradesh, the company informed the BSE. Read More »

Rewa solar plant to receive loan from World Bank

According to reports, the World Bank has agreed to provide loan to develop internal transmission arrangements of the upcoming Rewa Ultra Mega Solar (RUMS) project in Madhya Pradesh, a state government official said today. “The World Bank has agreed to provide loan to develop internal transmission arrangements of the Rewa project. It will provide 25 per cent of the loan amount under its Clean Technology Fund (CTF), where the money will be provided at an interest rate of only 0.25 ... Read More »

Canadian Solar to deliver 80MW in India

Canadian Solar has secured power purchase agreements totalling 80MW with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). The power will be delivered from projects awarded to Canadian Solar under a 450MW solar capacity tender in the state of Maharashtra. The projects are scheduled to start operations in late 2017. Canadian Solar chairman and chief executive Shawn Qu said: “This investment adds to our India pipeline that stands at 110MW.” Read More »

Tata Power Solar expands Bengaluru manufacturing facility

According to reports, Tata Power Solar, India’s largest integrated solar company, has announced a significant expansion and modernisation of its solar cell and module manufacturing facility in Bengaluru. The two-stage expansion doubled the company’s module capacity to 400 from 200 MW, and increased its cell manufacturing capacity by 65 per cent from 180 to 300 MW. Tata Power Solar, as part of this process, modernised and fully automated its entire manufacturing facility. The company was also able to ramp-up to ... Read More »

IIT Madras Solar Tech aims to go commercial

According to reports, after taking electricity to remote villages in various corners of the country, IIT Madras is gearing up for a pan-India commercial launch of its solar-powered microgrid technology by this year-end. Microgrids are small power supply networks set up in remote villages, which obviate the massive investment needed to provide electricity to inaccessible and difficult terrains. This first-of-its-kind grid supplies direct current (DC), improves the energy efficiency of household appliances threefold, claimed its makers. The technology developed by ... Read More »

Cochin International Airport Limited’s solar capacity increases by 6MW

According to reports, the solar initiatives of Cochin International Airport Ltd (Cial) was a matter of pride for the entire nation, remarked chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday after inaugurating the solar power expansion capacity of the airport. The power increment – from 15.5 MW to 21.5 MW – is attributed to the energy requirement of Cial’s new terminal (T3) and is expected to double the airport’s operational capacity. The new plants, to generate the additional 6MW, have been installed ... Read More »

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