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India’s 1.2GW tender pits dispatchable renewables as viable alternative to conventional power

The state-owned Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) issued at the beginning of the month a tender for 1,200MW of renewable power that can be used to alleviate peak demand issues on the grid, in effect mandating the use of energy storage systems (ESS).

India’s 1.2GW tender pits dispatchable renewables as viable alternative to conventional power

The state-owned Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) issued at the beginning of the month a tender for 1,200MW of renewable power that can be used to alleviate peak demand issues on the grid, in effect mandating the use of energy storage systems (ESS).

Energy storage, EVs boosted by India Budget

New finance minister promises support to lithium and EV manufacturing as well as solar and battery-based charging infrastructure.

India’s Madhya Pradesh consults on 500MW of energy storage and manufacturing

The Central Indian state wants storage services to help cater for an extra 2.7 million customers brought online by electrification schemes as well as increasing penetration of renewable energy on the grid.

India invites proposals for gravity-based energy storage projects

India is looking at gravity-based energy storage to take advantage of the technology’s short response times and flexibility when it comes to grid integration of clean energy sources.

ROUND-UP: JAKS 50MW Vietnam buy, Mono PERC in Belgium, India manufacturing delay, Iran water aid

JAKS MoU to buy 49.5MW Vietnam solar project, ReneSola provides 5.4MW of mono PERC modules to Helexia in Belgium, SECI delays PV manufacturing-linked tender again, Renewables to help Iran water scarcity.

Surprisingly ‘aggressive’ tariffs in Maharashtra’s 250MW solar auction

Bids have ranged between 2.87-2.91 rupees per unit in a 250MW solar auction at a challenging location, known as the Dondaicha Solar Park in the state of Maharashtra.

India solar heads cheerful with cross-political support – CEO survey

CEO’s expect 58GW of solar additions over the next five years, while average PV tariffs bids still seen as aggressive.

Gujarat awards 500MW in latest solar auction at 2.65 rupees low

The first auction for capacity at the Raghanesda Solar Park in the Indian state of Gujarat was scrapped due to high tariffs, but a second attempt has drawn far lower tariffs.

Japan tells India to review solar cell safeguard duties for product clarity

Japan has called on India to immediately review its safeguard duty on imported solar cells to ensure that products that have different characteristics from solar cells are excluded from the measure.

India ‘poorly positioned’ to handle growing solar waste

Bridge to India estimates PV waste volumes will increase to 1.8 million tonnes by 2050 in the South Asian nation and has called for “immediate efforts” on related policy.

India’s short-term hurdles won’t stop four-fold PV boom in a decade

Fitch: Solid state support will help capacity soar from last year’s 26GW to 105.9GW in 2028, as impact of tariff and tax measures dilute in a few years.

PV IndiaTech Talk: Finlay Colville to deliver 1-hour manufacturing seminar

PV Tech can reveal that our head of research, Dr. Finlay Colville, will deliver a one-hour presentation seminar during the forthcoming PV IndiaTech 2019 conference taking place in Delhi on 24-25 April 2019.

PV IndiaTech to address the challenges facing the Indian solar sector in its drive to 300GW

Ahead of PV Tech launching its new PV IndiaTech conference, on 24-25 April 2019, in Delhi, I review in this blog what the event is all about, and why the timing of the event has turned out to be perfect as India debates how to create a sustainable manufacturing segment that supplies quality modules to its downstream segments.

CSUN India dispute a ‘one-off case’, says ACME Solar

Major Indian PV developer says this is a ‘special one-off case’, while one analyst warns of potential escalation in time of trade anxiety.

India starts review phase on technology-selection for multi-GW of new cell and module facilities

Following recent announcements from the government departments administering India’s solar PV growth ambitions, the country is now in the process of working out how to expand its domestic upstream manufacturing capacity, at a time when the PV industry is going through a period of rapid technology-change and supplier competition.

India starts review phase on technology-selection for multi-GW of new cell and module facilities

Following recent announcements from the government departments administering India’s solar PV growth ambitions, the country is now in the process of working out how to expand its domestic upstream manufacturing capacity, at a time when the PV industry is going through a period of rapid technology-change and supplier competition.

SECI tenders 2GW of local content solar under CPSU scheme

SECI follows through with its tender promise earlier this month as the public sector solar scheme starts to ramp up.

India approves National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage

The new mission focuses on local manufacturing across the whole supply chain for electric vehicles (EV) including battery and cell manufacturing while also supporting clean energy and storage uptake.

India’s latest ‘big step’: 200MW / 300MWh of solar-plus-storage up for tender

India has released another significant solar-plus-storage tender – this time in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.

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