Solar Capacity

2021: Counting On PSU’s To Flex Solar Muscles

Just 5 years ago, if you had looked around at India’s largest energy public sector firms or PSU’s, be they energy producers or consumers, you would have struggled to see ambition, when it came to their renewable energy plans. However, more has changed in the preceding 5 years than any 5 year plan devised by […]

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2021 Carries All Solar Hopes In India, With Expected 8.8 GW Capacity Addition

A fresh quarterly update from a research agency pegs expected solar capacity addition in the calendar year 2020 (Jan-Dec) at  2.8 GW, while Wind Energy is expected to add just 1.2 GW. However, things should start looking up from the next two quarters itself, i.e. Q4 2020 and Q1 2021, when about 4 GW of […]

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5.5 GW PV Additions in India in FY21; 15% Decline due to COVID-19: ICRA

According to ICRA, the solar PV capacity additions in FY 2020-21 are expected to remain subdued given the continued execution challenges due to COVID-19. The domestic solar PV capacity additions in FY 2019-20 has remained lower by about 15 percent than the previous estimate of 7-7.5 GW, mainly on account of the disruption in supply […]

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Installation of Additional Solar DC Capacity to be Left on Developers: MNRE

MNRE has stated that as long as the solar plants are in accordance with the contracted AC capacity, installation of DC capacity should be left to developers In a decision that will come as a relief for solar power developers in the country, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an advisory/clarification […]

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Telangana to Add 1,000 MW Solar PV Capacity by the End of 2019

Telangana stands at second position with a generation capacity of over 3,500 MW commissioned through solar energy, which is expected to touch 4500 MW by the end of the year. Telangana will add another 1,000 MW of solar energy capacity in next six to eight months taking the total installed capacity to over 4,500 MW in solar […]

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Indian Railways to Set Up 1 GW Solar Capacity by 2020-21

Indian Railways has an existing capacity of 71.19 MW of Solar plants from rooftops solar installations at various Railways stations. Ministry of Railways has planned to set up 1000 Mega Watt (MW) solar power by 2020-21 which would help Railways to source about 10% of its electrical energy from renewable source, Minister of State of […]

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West Bengal Issues Tender for 11 MW solar Energy

The project is for 900 grid connected solar rooftop power projects of 10 KW capacity and 100 units of 20 KW capacity at multiple locations. Increasing West Bengal’s share of solar power, West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency has issued a tender for the installation of 11 MW of solar power in the state. The […]

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Growth of Indian Solar Capacity Slowing Down: Experts

According to Bridge To India’s latest report, India’s total solar capacity touched 27.4 GW by the end of September 2018. India’s solar capacity which had been witnessing a continual growth over the last four year took a slump in 2018 because of policy challenges and struggles in execution of the projects. Vinay Rustagi, Managing Director […]

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India’s Solar Capacity Addition Slow in H1 2018: Experts

Consulting firm Bridge To India’s latest report says that solar capacity of utility scale witnessed an addition of 1.2 GW in the said period. The unpredictability in the solar industry caused by fluctuating tenders, lackluster response to auctions coupled with the issues related to GST and safeguard duty have caused a slowdown in the July-September […]

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