India’s Solar Capacity Grows Over 3 Folds to 10,000 Megawatt in Three Years

India has crossed 10 GW of Solar power capacity, which is more than 3 times increase in less than 3 years. India’s solar power generation capacity has crossed 10,000 megawatt (MW), a more than three-time jump in less than three years as government pushes for renewable energy sources to meet galloping demand. The milestone came […]

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NTPC commissions 45 MW of Bhadla Solar Power Plant

NTPC Ltd has commissioned the Bhadla Solar Power Plant with 45 MW capacity, taking company’s overall capacity to 48,188 MW. India’s largest power generator NTPC Ltd has commissioned another 45 MW of its Bhadla solar power plant in Rajasthan and with this the company’s total installed capacity has become 48,188 MW. Last month, the company […]

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Rajasthan Lags Behind Neighboring States in Solar Power Projects

Rajasthan falls behind Neighboring States under Grid connected roof-top and small solar power plants programme. Rajasthan has lagged behind neighbors like Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat in new and renewable energy despite holding a huge potential in the sector. According to Union ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) data, Rajasthan has only 31 MW […]

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India’s Total Solar Power Capacity Crosses 9 GW

India’s Solar Power Capacity Crosses 9000 Megawatt with Tamil Nadu leading the Pack Country’s solar power generation capacity stood at over 9 GW as on December 31, 2016 with Tamil Nadu having the largest output capability followed by Rajasthan and Gujarat. Total solar power generation capacity was 9,012 MW as on December 31, 2016. Tamil […]

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Hindustan Zinc to set up 155 MW solar project, to invest Rs 630 crore

Hindustan Zinc Ltd (HZL) has announced that it is foraying into solar energy business and will set up 115 MW of solar energy projects with an investment of Rs 630 crore. The company led by billionaire Anil Agarwal already produces 474 MW of thermal power and 274 MW of wind energy. HZL CEO Sunil Duggal […]

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Poor implementation of net-metering policies poses a major challenge for rooftop solar

India’s rooftop solar market has been growing rapidly with the country adding more capacity in the past 12 months than all previous years put together. However, grid interconnection regulations and processes remain challenging in most parts of the country despite almost all states announcing net- and/or gross-metering policies for rooftop solar. According to survey of […]

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IDFC Alternatives acquires three solar projects from Punj Lloyd

The India infrastructure fund of IDFC Alternatives has bought three solar projects in Rajasthan and Punjab from Punj Lloyd Infrastructure as part of the company’s plan to set up a strong foothold in the renewable energy space through acquisitions — as much as 1 GW in a year or so. IDFC Alternatives signed the deal […]

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NLC India gives up on plans to set up project plans in Rajasthan

NLC India Ltd. has cast aside its plans to set up solar projects in Rajasthan as the state’s power distribution companies have turn down to purchase the power generated at the rate NLC had estimated. NLC, earlier called Neyveli Lignite Corporation, had in January invited global tenders to set up four blocks of solar projects […]

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IBC Solar acquires EPC for 22.5 MW solar park in India

German photovoltaic (PV) systems specialist IBC Solar has signed an EPC contract for a 22.5-MWp photovoltaic (PV) park in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The construction will commence from October, and is expected to be commission by April 2017. Shailendra Bebortha, IBC Solar Projects Managing Director said that “With this project, IBC Solar India will […]

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