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Indian Railways tenders 1 GW of ground-mount solar

Developers have until Sept. 1 to bid for capacity along railway tracks and on company-owned land across a number of Indian states.

Indian Railways tenders 400 MW of grid-connected solar

Bidders have until September 16 to pitch for generation capacity which can be installed on vacant land owned by the rail company nationwide.

Indian Railways plans 3 GW of solar capacity

The projects – to be developed in three phases of 1 GW each – will be completed by the end of 2023. While the first and third phases will be developed under public-private partnerships, the second phase will be built under India’s Central Public Sector Undertaking Scheme.

Indian Railways tenders for 1 GW of solar

Developers have until June 30 to lodge bids to develop plots of solar capacity across the national rail network which offer a maximum INR2.71/kWh ($0.036) for the electricity generated under a 25-year contract.

The year in solar, part III: Battery breakthroughs, inverter trouble, sustainable role models and new tech

Storage has long been expected to be the handmaiden of a renewable energy world and its long awaited advances started to finally emerge in the third quarter as researchers posited R&D achievements ranging from potentially potent tungsten disulfide nanotubes to the business case for 10-year solar panels.


Indian Railways eyes 500 MW of rooftop solar by 2021-22

With 95.67 MW already installed on railway buildings, a further 248.46 MW, awarded by the Railway Energy Management Company Limited, is under development.


Indian Railways to become world’s first 100% green operator, says government minister

The plan, announced in parliament, is an extension to the bid by the national rail operator to install 1 GW of solar generation capacity during the current fiscal year and hit 5 GW in 2025. The emphasis will be on trackside and static rooftop installations rather than solar train roofs, said India’s minister for railways.


The prospects for solar after the Indian elections

Narendra Modi’s BJP party is seeking re-election with the aim of ensuring the electrification of all railways by 2022 and turning renewable energy into a popular movement with steps including an emphasis on solar farming. Even if the elections spring a surprise, however, the renewable momentum is unlikely to slow as no government can afford to roll back the clean power tide.

Indian Railways plans to tender 4 GW solar project

The procurement will be worth an estimated $2.25 billion, and will stipulate the use of 1.2 GW of Indian-made equipment. The power generated will replace 4 GW of coal-fired electricity consumption used by the railways.


5 MW solar installation unveiled on railway stations in New Delhi

The total capacity of 5 MW Solar as part of railways 1,000 MW solar mission is commissioned on four central stations – Hazrat Nizamuddin, Anand Vihar, New Delhi, and Old Delhi Railway Station.

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