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Industry reacts to India’s production-linked PV incentive scheme

Indian solar manufacturers have welcomed the bidding criteria for incentives to set up gigawatt-scale, high-efficiency PV production lines, but said that they would like a bigger budget to finance significant capacity build-out.

India’s 250 MW solar auction concludes with lowest bid of $0.033/kWh

A unit of Tata Power has secured the rights to develop a 250 MW grid-connected solar project in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

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Indian government outlines rules for production-linked incentive scheme

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.

Indian manufacturer to set up new solar glass factory

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.

Indian state of Maharashtra tenders 1.3 GW solar for agriculture

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.

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India’s biggest coal producer secures first solar PPA

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.

Torrent Power secures PPA for 300 MW solar capacity in India

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).

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India’s solar imports dipped 75% in ten months

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.

India’s NTPC tenders 1 GW of solar capacity, BHEL issues global tender to select module partners

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.

UK’s Power Roll wants to manufacture solar films in India

The UK-based flexible solar film developer is expanding into the Indian market with Thermax as its market development and manufacturing partner.

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