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NTPC tenders 600 MW of wind-solar projects across India

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.


NTPC launches 190 MW solar tender in India

Solar developers have until Feb. 10 to bid for the capacity, which will be awarded through international competitive bidding, followed by a reverse auction.

Indian power company tenders to acquire 1 GW of already-built solar projects

NTPC wants to buy PV plants with a minimum generation capacity of 50 MW which sell power for a maximum INR5/kWh ($0.0668).

Easy-to-clean solar panel coating developed in India

The super-hydrophobic coating uses nanoparticles to reduce dust deposition on solar panels and cleans itself by the movement of water on modules.


India mulls alternatives to bank guarantees for PV projects

Lobby group the National Solar Energy Federation of India has welcomed the move and asked the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to extend any such measures to existing contracts to help developers meet working capital requirements.

Tata Power Solar bags 250 MW PV project from Indian utility NTPC

The project will be built with Indian-made cells and modules. It will likely be completed within the next 20 months.

Oman reveals bidders in 146 MW solar-diesel-storage tender

The state-owned Rural Areas Electricity Company wants to build 11 solar-diesel-storage projects in isolated rural areas. Pre-qualified bidders in the tender include Engie, Canadian Solar, Akuo, Longi, Jinko, GCL, Abengoa, Total and Belectric.


Goa to extend solar PPA with NTPC by 3 more years

The government of Goa, now reeling under severe electricity shortages, has decided to extend its solar power purchase agreement with NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam by three years, following a complete lack of interest in the Indian state’s recent solar tenders.

Indian fossil fuel giant NTPC tenders 1 GW of solar capacity

Developers have until November 18 to submit bids for projects anywhere in India. The projects are to be set up on a develop, build, demonstrate and transfer basis.

Indian power company chief calls for AI to help ‘clean’ coal for at least 30 years

An energy conference in West Bengal heard of a proposed 800 MW solar project in the state on top of a 900 MW scheme being carried out with Japan. But the chairman of power giant NTPC said artificial intelligence and digitization should be used to extend coal burning for decades.

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