PV manufacturers seeking Indian state funding for new production lines will need to meet minimum scale and module-efficiency requirements, according to new government guidelines.
EPC service providers have until May 31 to bid for Interstate Transmission System-connected solar capacity anywhere in India. PV cells and modules of any origin can be used in the bids for the projects.
Gold Plus Glass Industry, an Indian float glass manufacturer, has told pv magazine that it plans to set up a new solar glass factory with a capacity of 300 tons per day. The plant, to be built in southern India, will be operational by September 2023.
Developers have until May 17 to bid for grid-connected, ground-mounted PV capacity that will come up across 29 districts in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The ceiling tariff is fixed at INR 3.05/kWh.
In its maiden venture into solar power generation, state-run Coal India Limited will set up a 100 MW plant and sell the electricity produced to state utility Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd for 25 years.
The integrated power producer will sell solar power from a plant located in Gujarat to its licensed distribution business unit at a price of INR 2.22/kWh ($0.03/kWh).
Covid-19 disruption has been cited as the chief culprit as imports from China, Thailand and Vietnam slumped from April to January, but safeguarding duty also appears to have had an impact, with unaffected imports from nations such as Myanmar, Chad and Russia on the rise and Malaysian trade keeping steady.
Developers have until May 27 to submit bids for NTPC’s projects anywhere in India. BHEL is seeking module supply partners for an aggregate 750 MW of panels.
The UK-based flexible solar film developer is expanding into the Indian market with Thermax as its market development and manufacturing partner.
The PV plant—to be set up in the state of Gujarat for a private utility—will supply power for INR2.22/kWh for 25 years.
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