Polycrystalline PV technology, which is seeing its market share tumble on the global stage, still dominates India’s small solar manufacturing base and is emblematic of the R&D shortfalls in the sector, according to a survey of the state of the industry.
The NYSE-listed developer must establish a total 500 MW of annual cell and module manufacturing capacity as part of the deal and has agreed with an Indian panel producer to jointly develop the production lines with Azure holding a majority stake in the enterprise. The developer has an option to double up to 4 GW of project capacity within the next four days.
A new series of tweaks by Solar Energy Corp. of India appear to have paid off, as the organization’s ambitious, manufacturing-linked 7 GW solar tender has been oversubscribed by 1 GW.
A series of new amendments by the Solar Energy Corporation of India appear to have paid off, as the organization’s ambitious manufacturing-linked solar tender has reportedly ended up oversubscribed by 1 GW – of the capacity offered as an incentive at least.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India’s 1.2 GW auction saw four companies – Ayana Renewable, ReNew Power, NYSE-listed Azure Power and Mahindra Susten – secure a combined capacity of 1.15 GW at INR2.54/kWh. Avaada Energy landed the remaining 50 MW, at Rs2.55.
A profit is a profit, even if it amounts to less than $2,000, and the NYSE-listed developer appears to have turned the corner after a $14,700 loss a year ago. Borrowings are on the rise though, as the company plans to drum up an ever larger project portfolio.
The independent power producer now has 1.6 GW of operational solar assets. Other recently commissioned Azure projects include the final phase of a 260 MW solar project in Gujarat and a 100 MW facility in Karnataka.
A week after rejecting the sole bid received – from Azure Power – for its manufacturing-linked 10 GW solar procurement, the government has trimmed the size of the ill-fated exercise by more than two-thirds.
Delhi-based developer Azure had bid for a 2 GW project on a single site – plus 600 MW of manufacturing capacity – as part of a much-hyped national 10 GW manufacturing-linked tender. The government has decided to reject the bid because it says the quoted price is unreasonable.
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