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    What it takes to be the world’s largest solar park

    According to reports, with more than 900 MW of the 1,000 MW already commissioned, and the rest expected to be ready soon, the Kurnool Ultra Solar Park has become the largest single location solar project. With a capacity of 1,000 MW, it has already outpaced the 648 MW solar park developed by the Adani group in Tamil Nadu and the 550 MW Topaz Solar Park in California. The project is located about 280 km from Hyderabad and is developed under ... Read More »

    Diamond city Surat to get Smart Solar Energy award for Rooftop plants

    According to reports, after being declared the fourth cleanest city of the country, the Diamond City has added yet another feather in its cap. Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) will be given away ‘smart energy’ award by Exhibitions India group under the Smart Cities India Award-2017 for smart rooftop solar power plants on May 12 at New Delhi. The civic body’s exemplary work in solar energy sector has been recognized for taking up a massive campaign for rooftop solar power plants. ... Read More »

    India unlikely to achieve 40 GW rooftop solar power target: CARE Ratings report

    According to reports, India is unlikely to achieve its target of achieving 40GW power capacity through rooftop solar panels by 2022 given the slow pace of the programme, a report said. The report by industry lobby group PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry and credit rating agency CARE Ratings was released on Wednesday at the National Solar Summit 2017 organised by them. “Implementation of rooftop solar is taking place at a much slower pace and it seems unlikely that the ... Read More »

    Solar power tariffs fall to new low of Rs2.62 per unit

    According to reports, India’s solar power tariffs fell to a new low of Rs2.62 per unit during the auction of a 250 megawatt (MW) capacity at Bhadla in Rajasthan. South Africa’s Phelan Energy Group and Avaada Power bid Rs2.62 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) to win contracts to build capacities of 50MW and 100MW, respectively, at Adani Renewable Energy Park Rajasthan Ltd. SBG Cleantech bid Rs2.63 per kWh to construct a 100MW capacity, said a person associated with the auction process, requesting ... Read More »

    Solar tariffs: Foreign firms emerge lowest bidders

    According to reports, one of the winning bidders for Bhadla solar power park in Rajasthan is South Africa’s Phelan Energy Group. The Rs2.62 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) bid by the Cape Town-headquartered firm is representative of a trend in India’s solar energy space wherein overseas firms have led the race to the bottom for tariffs to secure contracts. Also SBG Cleantech, a joint venture between Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp., India’s Bharti Enterprises Ltd and Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group placed a winning ... Read More »

    TN ranks low in ease of doing solar business

    According to reports, despite being a fast-growing solar state, Tamil Nadu ranks poorly in terms of ease of business when it comes to solar projects among top ten states, according to Bridge to India. “We asked the industry to rate the top 10 States on ease of doing business in the sector. Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat are the top three States, while Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have come at the bottom,” the solar consultancy firm said. ... Read More »

    Rational exuberance is in the air

    According to reports, one event changed it all. Until around mid 2016, the Indian wind power industry, which comprises wind turbine manufacturers and their customers, was mumbling and moaning about the future. Industry representatives were generally incorrigible whiners and they spoke endlessly of uncertainties in demand, vanishing subsidies, difficulties in land purchase and regulatory hurdles. The Indian market for wind turbines used to be around 2,500 MW, and a year that saw the 3,000 MW mark breached was considered a ... Read More »

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