Low-cost, durable catalyst for hydrogen production

Researchers from India’s Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences have developed a coordination polymer-based catalyst for hydrogen production that exhibits exceptionally high durability for 70 hours at a high current density of −300 mA/ cm2.

India’s NTPC 1.2 GW solar auction sees aggressive tariff of INR 2.43/kWh

Low tariff trends can be attributed to developers’ desperate attempt to take advantage of the current situation wherein only a safeguard duty of 14.9% is applicable, according to JMK Research.

Indian EPC Sterling and Wilson: Europe will be our next stop

Having bagged large orders in the U.S. and Australia, Indian multinational engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services provider Sterling and Wilson Solar is bidding for tenders in new regions, Europe among them. Kannan Krishnan, S&W’s chief operations officer for solar in India and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation area, speaks to pv magazine about the impact of Covid-19 on the solar EPC business and the company’s expansion plans.

India to hit large-scale PV target of 60 GW by 2022

India’s cumulative renewables capacity will hit 120 GW to 125 GW by December 2022, with solar to account for about 50% of the total, according to a new report by ICRA.

India confirms one-year extension of solar cell import duty

The ‘safeguard’ duty will be levied on Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai solar cells – whether assembled into modules or not – at 14.9% from today and falling to 14.5% in six months’ time. Malaysian products are exempted as their imports have fallen dramatically since the duty was introduced, in July 2018.

Indian utilities contemplate coal – rather than energy storage – to balance renewables

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has specified how grid back-up capacity procurement will work for Indian electricity distribution companies. The rules consider energy storage solely as part of the 51% clean energy requirement, and instead use coal – with a variable price tariff element – as necessary for evening out supply.

Indian power company tenders to acquire 1 GW of already-built solar projects

NTPC wants to buy PV plants with a minimum generation capacity of 50 MW which sell power for a maximum INR5/kWh ($0.0668).

C&I rooftop solar set to surge in India

Rooftop solar is the obvious way for businesses to save on electricity costs amid the pandemic.

India installed 7.6 GW of solar in the last fiscal year, and plans another 8 GW by April

Some 5.9 GW of utility scale PV generation capacity was added in 2019-20, plus 1.7 GW of rooftop solar, with domestic module manufacturers enjoying around 40% of the market.


Vikram Solar plans 3 GW wafer, cell and module fab in Tamil Nadu

The engineering, procurement and construction services contractor – which has a 1.2 GW module production facility near Kolkata – will establish the factory under a five-year timescale.

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