MNRE’s New Guidelines Shed Light on Bidding Process for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

MNRE’s New Guidelines Shed Light on Bidding Process for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued its draft guidelines for the tariff-based competitive bidding process for the procurement of power from grid-connected wind-solar hybrid projects. The ...
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1.5 GW of Solar Capacity Installed in India During Q2 2019

Solar installations in India in Q2 2019 witnessed a slight decline with 1,510 MW, a 14% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) decrease compared to 1,761 MW installed in Q1 2019. Installations were down ...
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ACME, Adani, Essel Were the Top Solar Project Developers in India in 2018

ACME, Adani, Essel Were the Top Solar Project Developers in India in 2018

In 2018, ACME, Adani, and Essel were the top three developers of utility-scale solar projects in India in terms of installed capacity and accounted for 27% of installations in the ...
88 Solar Projects Likely to be Added to Vietnam’s National Grid by June 2019

China Installs Better than Expected 44 GW of Solar Capacity in CY 2018

In the calendar year (CY) 2018, China installed 44.26 GW of solar photovoltaic capacity.  The country installed 9.76 GW of solar PV capacity in the fourth quarter of CY 2018 ...
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Decrease in Cost of Solar by 50% can Increase Solar Penetration by 8 Times: NITI Aayog

Tamil Nadu Floats Tender for 500 MW of Solar Projects with Tariff Ceiling of ₹3/kWh

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has tendered 500 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. The bid-submission deadline is December 27, 2018. TANGEDCO has fixed ₹3 (~$0.04257)/kWh ...
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Oman Calls for Proposals for Technical Consultancy for its Third Large-Scale Solar Project

Oman Calls for Proposals for Technical Consultancy for its Third Large-Scale Solar Project

Oman is planning to develop another large-scale grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV)project. The project is slated to have a capacity between 500 MW and 1,000 MW. The Oman Power and Water ...
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CDC to Partner with Globeleq to Fund a 52 MW Solar Project in Kenya

CDC to Partner with Globeleq to Fund a 52 MW Solar Project in Kenya

CDC, a development finance institution of the UK government, has partnered with Globeleq, an independent power producer and developer in Africa, to provide $66 million debt financing to Malindi Solar Group ...
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Lightsource BP Completes 60 MW Solar Project in India Financed by Rabobank

Lightsource BP, a global renewable energy development firm, has completed its first utility scale solar project in India. The project has been developed in Wagdari, located in the state of ...
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Indian Railways to Tender 5 GW of Solar to Cut Down Power Costs

Indian Railways to Tender 5 GW of Solar to Cut Down Power Costs

The Indian Railways is turning to solar power to cut down its increasing power costs. The Railways will soon launch tenders to set up large-scale solar power projects, inching closer ...
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