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Total-EDF secure 1.35 GW of Indian solar in four months

The generation capacity – three 450 MWp projects in the state of Rajasthan – is expected to be commissioned towards early 2022.

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Solarpack reveals details of record-breaking Indian PV project

The Spanish developer, which will sell solar energy at an Indian record low tariff of €0.028/kWh under a 25-year deal has spoken to pv magazine about the specifics of the landmark PV plant.

Indian developer wants to walk away from record low solar price

Acme Solar made headlines in 2018 when its offer to accept $0.0322354 per kilowatt-hour generated at a 600 MW solar farm planned in Rajasthan secured the project from federal body the Solar Energy Corporation of India. Now the developer wants to rip up the agreement, blaming Covid-19-related hold-ups.

India added 1,836 MW of rooftop solar in last fiscal year

Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu were the top five states by annual installation, accounting for 60% of the new capacity.

India to open bids for $5bn of new transmission lines

In response to feedback from the domestic renewable energy sector, the Indian government has revealed plans to launch $5 billion of tenders for new transmission lines, starting in phases from this summer.

Fresh blow for Indian PV with 18% GST rate verdict

The decision to tax the ‘service’ provided to solar developers at the full rate comes days after India’s Supreme Court upheld the federal government’s imposition of a 25% safeguarding duty on Chinese and Malaysian panels.

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SECI launches 750 MW Rajasthan tender

With a maximum fixed tariff of $0.0427/kWh under a 25-year PPA, the total capacity available is made up of 10 MW multiples and could potentially all go to one bidder.

Greenko to buy Orange Renewable for $1 billion

Greenko, backed by Singapore’s GIC and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, is set to buy the solar and wind portfolio of Orange Renewable. The move will constitute Greenko’s largest acquisition and will add 1 GW to its operational capacity to raise the company’s portfolio to 4.2 GW, just shy of the capacity held by ReNew Power Ventures, the country’s largest renewable energy company.

IBC Solar switches on 22.5 MW project in India

The German developer has completed its sixth solar PV plant in India.

Good news coming from India’s EPC companies

RaysExperts adds 30 MW to its Rays Solar Park in just 90 days, whereas Rays Infra Power makes it on to IHS Markit’s top 10 EPC companies list, outside U.S. and China.

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