Strategies for Large-Scale Solar Project Development

Strategies for Large-Scale Solar Project Development

The Indian solar industry grew during the second Covid-19 wave as installations increased despite the lockdowns imposed by several states. However, the industry continues to battle uncertainties due to higher ...
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Shree Cement to Develop 106 MW of Solar Projects to Meet its Captive Power Needs

Shree Cement to Develop 106 MW of Solar Projects to Meet its Captive Power Needs

Kolkata-based cement manufacturer Shree Cement plans to develop 106 MW of solar power projects to meet the captive power needs of its cement manufacturing facilities at various locations. The proposed capacity is ...
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Maharashtra Cabinet Approves 577 MW of Solar Projects

Maharashtra Cabinet Approves 577 MW of Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Government has approved proposals to develop two solar projects with 577 MW capacity. The Maharashtra State Power Generation Corporation Limited (MAHAGENCO) is expected to develop these projects. The ...
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TANGEDCO to Develop a 4 GW Solar Park With Battery Energy Storage in Tamil Nadu

TANGEDCO to Develop a 4 GW Solar Park With Battery Energy Storage in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu’s Power Minister V Senthil Balaji informed the legislative assembly that Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) would develop a 4 GW solar park with battery energy storage ...
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Global Installed Solar Capacity Could Reach 3,000 GW by 2030: Report

Global Installed Solar Capacity Could Reach 3,000 GW by 2030: Report

Global installed solar capacity would be doubled by 2025 and quadrupled to 3,000 GW by 2030, DNV said in its latest technology report. The report stated that global solar power generation could ...
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KPI Global Commissions 7.76 MW of Solar Projects for Industrial Customers

KPI Global Commissions 7.76 MW of Solar Projects for Industrial Customers

KPI Global Infrastructure has commissioned a 7.76 MWdc solar project under the independent power producer (IPP) category for its industrial customers against their power purchase agreements (PPAs). According to a ...
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Hyderabad International Airport Commissions Another 5 MW Solar Project

Hyderabad International Airport Commissions Another 5 MW Solar Project

The GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL) has commissioned its second phase 5 MW solar project and raised its solar power capacity to 10 MW. In 2015, the airport had commissioned a ...
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ACME to Develop a 300 MW Solar Project In Partnership with Brookfield Renewable

ACME to Develop a 300 MW Solar Project in Partnership with Brookfield Renewable

Independent power producer ACME Solar has announced that it has closed a deal with Brookfield Renewable, a global owner and operator of renewable power assets, to jointly develop a 300 ...
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Open Access Consumers in Tamil Nadu to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.70_kWh

Open Access Power Consumers in Tamil Nadu to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.70/kWh

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has heard a petition filed by the distribution company and approved an additional surcharge of ₹0.70 (~$0.0093)/kWh, payable by open access consumers. The ...
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Large-Scale Project of the Year: ENGIE's 250 MW Solar Project in Kadapa

Large-Scale Project of the Year: ENGIE’s 250 MW Solar Project in Kadapa

In the recently concluded Mercom India Solar Summit 2021, the virtual event, which was held on April 08 and April 09, ENGIE Solar India was declared the winner in the ...
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Airtel’s Data Centers Go Green Sourcing Power from a 14 MW Captive Solar Project

Airtel’s Data Centers Go Green Sourcing Power from a 14 MW Captive Solar Project

Digital communications solutions provider Bharti Airtel announced that it will begin sourcing power from a 14 MW captive solar project to meet the energy requirements of its core and edge ...
Amazon To Set Up 62 MW of Ground-Mounted Solar Projects in Singapore

Amazon To Set Up 62 MW of Ground-Mounted Solar Projects in Singapore

U.S.-based e-commerce giant Amazon announced its plans to set up 62 MW of ground-mounted solar projects in Singapore. It expects to complete the project in 2022. It is expected to generate 80,000 ...
Ceiling Tariff Lowered for 275 MW Solar Park Tender, Bid Deadline Extended

Ceiling Tariff Lowered for 275 MW Solar Park Tender, Bid Deadline Extended

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has extended the bid submission deadline for its tender seeking solar power developers to set up 275 MW of grid-connected ...
Cost of Large-Scale, Rooftop Solar Systems Rise Slightly in Q4 2020

Cost of Large-Scale, Rooftop Solar Systems Rise Slightly in Q4 2020

The average cost of large-scale solar projects stood at about ₹35.3 million (~$488,255)/MW as of the fourth quarter of 2020 (Q4 2020), according to Mercom's recently released 2020 Q4 & Annual ...
Amara Raja Batteries to Set Up a 50 MW Solar Project in Andhra Pradesh

Amara Raja Batteries to Set Up a 50 MW Solar Project in Andhra Pradesh

Amara Raja Batteries has announced that it would set up a 50 MW solar power project worth ₹2.2 billion (~$30.30 million) in Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh. The project will help ...
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Tata Power Receives Letter of Award to Develop a 110 MW solar project in Kerala

Tata Power Receives Letter of Award to Develop a 110 MW Solar Project in Kerala

Tata Power has received a Letter of Award (LoA) from the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) to develop a 110 MW solar project. The energy will be supplied to KSEB ...
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Researchers Say 53 Million Hectares of Abandoned Land Could be Used for Solar Deployment

Researchers Say 53 Million Hectares of Abandoned Land Could be Used for Solar Deployment

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have estimated the potential for solar photovoltaic (PV) and bioenergy deployment on recently abandoned cropland across the globe. The researchers ...
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Sri Lanka Plans a 100 MW Solar Project Through Private Sector Investment

Sri Lanka Plans a 100 MW Solar Project Through Private Sector Investment

Sri Lankan cabinet of ministers approved a proposal tabled by the Ministry of Energy (MoE) to develop the 100 MW Siyabalanduwa solar power project through private sector investment. According to ...
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SJVN to Develop an 880 MW Solar Park in Himachal Pradesh

SJVN to Develop an 880 MW Solar Park in Himachal Pradesh

The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh speaking during the plenary session of the chief ministers at the third RE-Invest 2020, said that the contract for developing the 880 MW mega ...
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Nigeria to Set Up Hybrid Solar Projects for Seven Universities

Nigeria to Set Up Hybrid Solar Projects for Seven Universities

Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency (REA) has revised the deadline for its Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP). Under NEP, the Nigerian government plans to develop solar hybrid power stations at seven universities, ...
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Third Phase of Dubai Solar Park with 800 MW of Projects Commissioned

Third Phase of Dubai Solar Park with 800 MW of Projects Commissioned

The third phase of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority's (DEWA) Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park with 800 MW of projects has been commissioned. The park was inaugurated ...
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EESL to Install 100 MW of Solar Projects To Support Goan Farmers

EESL to Install 100 MW of Solar Projects to Support Goan Farmers

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of New and Renewable Energy (DNRE) of Goa to implement India’s first convergence project ...
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Andhra Sets 30 Year PPA for 10 GW of Solar Projects Supplying Power to Farmers

Andhra Sets 30 Year PPA for 10 GW of Solar Projects Supplying Power to Farmers

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has adopted proposals suggested by the Andhra Pradesh Green Energy Corporation Limited (APGECL) to develop 10 GW of solar power capacity in the state to ...
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Gujarat Seeks Consultants for a 3.3 GW Wind and Solar Hybrid Park at Rann of Kutch

Gujarat Seeks Consultants for a 3.3 GW Wind and Solar Hybrid Park at Rann of Kutch

The Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has invited bids to appoint a consultant for a 3.3 GW wind, solar, and hybrid park at Rann of Kutch area in Gujarat ...
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Gujarat Invites Application for Setting Up Small-Scale Solar Projects

Gujarat Invites Application for Setting Up Small-Scale Solar Projects

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has invited applications for setting up small-scale solar projects ranging between 0.5 MW and 4 MW. The tender is open for individuals, companies, ...
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