The developer secured the grid-connected solar capacity in a 700 MW auction by state utility Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited which had a tariff ceiling of INR2.92/kWh ($0.04). The Dholera Solar Park, in Gujarat, is set to eventually have a 5 GW footprint.
A study has attempted to provide detailed analysis of the beneficial impact off-grid renewables, led by solar, are having on people in the world’s least developed countries.
The project will be built with Indian-made cells and modules. It will likely be completed within the next 20 months.
The 10 MW system at Tata Power Delhi Distribution’s Rohini substation is said to be South Asia’s largest.
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.
Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL) has installed a 30 MW solar power plant at Palaswade, Maharashtra.
Tapping into the high potential for the implementation of microgrid projects for reliable electricity supply to rural areas, the Indian utility is piloting two such installations in the state of Bihar.
The Indian group’s solar portfolio has swelled by roughly 930 MW over the past 10 months, largely on the back of its $1.45 billion acquisition of Welspun Group’s 1.15 GW clean energy business last spring.
Extensive research from Mercom Capital has found that up until the end of 2016 Tata Power was the largest operator of utility-scale solar in India with almost 10% of the market, while Swiss company ABB has the largest market share of the PV inverters in the country, although the Chinese manufacturers are expected to make a surge soon.
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