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Gujarat auctions 500MW of PV and tenders 175MW in solar parks

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has auctioned 500MW of grid-connected solar capacity with winning tariffs in the range of INR2.55-2.66/kWh (US$3.6-3.8 cents).

India green-lights 26GW solar for farmers scheme

India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved its solar for farmers scheme that aims to support 25,750MW of solar by 2022 with INR344 billion (~US$4.84 billion) of central government backing.

Solar Energy Corporation of India tenders for floating solar, 60MWh storage on Lakshadweep islands

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a sizeable solar-plus-storage tender for the island archipelago of Lakshadweep involving 20MWac of floating solar projects coupled with 60MWh of battery energy storage systems.

India approves US$1.6bn of rooftop solar support

The second phase of the programme targeting 40GW of rooftop solar by 2022 backs residential solar systems and incentivises Discoms.

Investor appetite for Indian solar needs ‘rebuilding’

Pretty much everything that could go wrong for Indian solar in 2018, did go wrong, but 2019 will be brighter, according to the ‘India Solar Compass Q4 2018’ report from Bridge to India.

Prices remain competitive in 1GW Maharashtra solar auction

A 1GW solar auction has been completed in the Indian state of Maharashtra with tariffs remaining competitive but the number of winning players further narrowing, according to an industry analyst.

Vikram Solar overcomes terrain, GST and safeguard challenges for 200MW project in Andhra Pradesh

India-based PV module manufacturer and EPC player commissions large solar project on difficult terrain for the local utility.

India’s first grid-scale storage project launches: 10MW li-ion system will ‘pave way’ for the future

Described as a project of ‘strategic importance’ for India’s entire energy sector, the country’s first grid-scale lithium-ion battery energy storage system officially went into service this week.

Indian manufacturers ‘elated’ with 12GW domestic content solar scheme

India has approved a 12GW solar scheme for central public sector undertakings (CPSUs), which are state-owned enterprises, and it includes a requirement to source cells and modules locally.

India plans 14MW of solar with 42MWh of battery storage in Ladakh

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is planning two hybrid projects with a combined total of 14MW solar PV and 42MWh of battery energy storage in Leh and Kargil, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

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