India

India picks developer for 70MWac/105MWp floating solar plant
India has now chosen a developer for one of the largest floating PV projects ever seen in the country, with plans to take the plant to the finish line within two years.
Sep 27, 2019 // Floating PV, India, NTPC, floating PV, Asia, world bank, kerala, tata power solar, Ashish Khanna
Upstream ROUND-UP: Q CELLS toasts 1.7GW plant; Sungrow debuts line; Risen & Arctech milestones.
Hanwha Q CELLS has celebrated the grand opening of what it bills as the “largest” solar panel factory in the western hemisphere, a US$200 million facility in Dalton, Georgia, meant to supply 1.7GW to the US market every year.
Sep 23, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Sungrow, India, Ukraine, Europe, Asia, Risen Energy, North America, Hanwha Q Cells, kazakhstan, downstream, arctech solar, Brian Kemp
Indian renewables leaders split over need for regulation
While some of the industry insiders at REI 2019 have made predictable calls to scrap restrictions imposed by regulators, others have continued to maintain that policy support is crucial, while audience members voiced concerns about India’s lack of recycling rules.
Sep 20, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, Tariffs, Policy, India, China, Asia, REI, Somesh Kumar, Santosh Khatesal, Enerparc Energy, Anuvrat Joshi, Cleantech Solar, Arvind Reddy, Enerparc
India’s state utility plotting 5GW solar plant, according to reports
India’s state utility plotting 5GW solar plant, according to reports
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, India, NTPC, Asia, gujarat, utility scale
Six developers bag 1.85GW in Indian government solar auctions
The state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has revealed the results of two major utility-scale auctions held in June that saw six companies win 1.85GW of capacity.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, India, Solar Energy Corporation of India, auctions, utility-scale, Rajasthan, tenders, ntpc corporation, mahindra susten
India’s SECI to supply 1.3 GW of clean power through recent deals
With India’s power minister hinting that a new renewable energy tariff policy could be in the works, the federal agency responsible for solar has started boasting about the volume of clean power it has in the pipeline.
Sep 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Tariffs, Policy, Floating PV, India, SECI, Asia, Floating solar, Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam, Rihand Dam, Kerala State Electricity Board, Raj Kumar Singh
Value of local manufacturing demonstrated, utilization up but still a long way to go
Indian module manufacturers are gearing up for an end-of-year surge in solar project procurement and hoping their investments in incorporating global manufacturing benchmarks will translate into enhanced sales.
Sep 12, 2019 // Manufacturing News, India, Asia, South Asia, Rajaram Pai, DuPont Photovoltaic Solution, Module Accelerated Sequential Testing
The energy transition is easily affordable but all hope of 1.5C warming will vanish in 2028
Technical consultancy DNV GL has published its Energy Transition Outlook 2019. While the electric vehicle, storage and renewable energy industries are likely to see significant rises in demand, the sobering conclusion is the world will miss carbon reduction targets by a long shot.
Sep 12, 2019 // Solar, storage, India, China, Asia, DNV GL
Rajasthan issues tender for 113.5MW of small-scale solar
The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RRECL) has issued a competitive tender for 113.5MW of small grid-connected solar projects in the desert state.
Sep 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, India, Asia, Rajasthan, tenders, rajasthan renewable energy corporation
Have your say on NSEFI best practice guidelines for utility scale PV
The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) is continuing to step up its efforts to ensure the quality of large scale solar projects. The body is now looking for stakeholder input into its new best practice guidelines for PV power plant projects, as a part of its ongoing Quality Taskforce initiative.
Sep 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Solar, India, Asia, SolarPower Europe, NSEFI, Subrahmanyam Pulipaka
Softbank injects another $10m into Swedish dye-sensitized solar specialist Exeger
The Japanese multinational lender is making its second investment in the Swedish start-up. The funds will help the company ship its first products next year.
Sep 9, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Japan, Saudi Arabia, India, Asia, Softbank Group, Exeger, Giovanni Fili, Shigeki Miwa, Japan.
STI Norland expects 1.2GW of contracted mounting systems orders in 2019
Mounting systems specialist STI Norland said it had surpassed 3GW of cumulative installations with 1.2GW of contracted mounting systems orders expected in 2019.
Sep 8, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Japan, Spain, France, India, pv power plants, Europe, Asia, Mexico, North America, sti norland, pv trackers, pv mounting systems
Rajasthan eyes 50 GW of solar within six years
The state plans to achieve half the amount by 2021-22 under its new draft solar policy. The package also suggests establishing a research hub, privately financed solar parks and encouraging commercial self-consumption of clean energy.
Sep 3, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Policy, India, floating PV, Asia, Rajasthan, solar-wind hybrid, Gopal Lal Somani
India’s Adani Green Energy buys operational 205MW from Essel Group
Indian energy giant Adani Green Energy Limited has inked a deal to purchase 205MW of contracted and operational solar assets from Essel Group for an enterprise price of INR1,300 crore (US$182 million).
Sep 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, India, Asia, South Asia, Adani Green Energy, Essel Group
IndianOil to produce non-lithium EV batteries
The state-run fossil fuel giant has partnered with an unnamed foreign start-up to produce electric vehicle batteries using raw materials easily available in India.
Aug 29, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Storage, Transport, India, Asia, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, electric vehicle, EV batteries