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India allocates 1.5 GW of solar at $0.031/kWh

The Indian government has allocated 1.5 GW of solar at $0.031/kWh. The winning developers will set up the projects on a build-own-operate basis and supply power under 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI).

Alpex Solar to set up second panel factory in India

Alpex Solar has secured land to set up a solar panel manufacturing facility in Uttar Pradesh, India.

India’s PV module production capacity hits 64.5 GW, cell output reaches 5.8 GW

Mercom says in a new report that India installed 20.8 GW of solar module manufacturing capacity and 3.2 GW of new PV cell production lines in 2023. The nation’s cumulative solar module manufacturing capacity stood at 64.5 GW on Dec. 31, 2023, while its solar cell capacity reached 5.8 GW, according to the research firm.

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Panasonic Energy, Indian Oil to set up lithium battery venture

Panasonic Energy and Indian Oil have started discussing a framework for a joint venture to manufacture cylindrical lithium-ion batteries in India. The venture will cater to battery demand for two- and three-wheel vehicles and energy storage systems in the Indian market.

Luminous opens solar panel factory in India

Luminous has opened a new solar panel factory in India. The fully automated plant has a current production capacity of 250 MW, expandable up to 1 GW of nameplate capacity.

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Adani Green switches on 180 MW of solar in India

Adani Green Energy (AGEL) has commissioned a 180 MW solar plant under a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI).

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Indian grid operator launches 500 MW/2,500 MWh energy storage tender

GRIDCO has started accepting bids to set up 500 MW/2,500 MWh of energy storage systems connected to the Indian grid. Bidding closes on April 23.

India sets efficiency requirements for cadmium telluride solar modules

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has established minimum efficiency standards for cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film solar modules to qualify for inclusion on the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM).

India’s NTPC allocates 1,584 MW of renewables-plus-storage at $0.056/kWh

India’s NTPC has allocated 1,584 MW of renewables-plus-storage projects at $0.056/kWh. The winning developers will set up renewable energy projects backed by energy storage systems to provide firm, dispatchable renewable energy, developed on a build-own-operate basis.

Citizen Solar introduces 590 W TOPCon bifacial module with 22.84% efficiency

The Indian manufacturer said its new TOPCon panels are built with 144 half-cut solar cells designed with 16 busbars. The temperature coefficient is -0.29% per C.

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