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.
Major Indian PV developer says this is a ‘special one-off case’, while one analyst warns of potential escalation in time of trade anxiety.
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 follows through with its tender promise earlier this month as the public sector solar scheme starts to ramp up.
India continues with 1.2GW of PV in Madhya Pradesh, 275MW in Uttar Pradesh, and a significant solar-plus-storage tender in Andhra Pradesh, while the prime minister approves the ‘National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage’.
The government will watch early tenders with a view to possibly including ingots, wafers and polysilicon to the domestic content mandate.
Continuing a gargantuan tender spree, SECI is looking to procure solar and storage in desert and mountainous states as well as the far south.
India’s solar tender spree continues with more alternative versions of the technology.
A 750MW solar PV auction for capacity in the Indian state of Rajasthan has drawn lowest bids that were four rupees per unit higher than India’s record low.
SECI plans to issue a triple whammy of gigawatt-scale solar tenders across India, including hybrid wind and solar, solar-plus-storage and pure solar PV, all connected to the ISTS, in what the India Energy Storage Alliance has called ‘the long-awaited step’.