Solar Energy

Myanmar’s 1.06 GW Solar Tender – An Opportunity for Indian Developers

The Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) of Myanmar has recently issued tender inviting bids from solar photovoltaic (PV) developers for the construction of multiple solar power plants across the country, with an aggregate 1.06 GW of capacity. Moreover, Myanmar’s Power Ministry is looking to build approx. 30 large-scale ground-mounted solar power plants with capacities […]

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MNRE Urges SERCs to Allow Online Petition Listing, Start Hearing via Video Conferencing

In order to provide support to the renewable sector in regularizing the matters at SERCs and to safeguard the ongoing investment in the country, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has requested all the State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERCs) to consider allowing filing and listing of petitions online and hear urgent matters through […]

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India’s Solar, Wind Capacity Installation Falls 70% in Q1 2020

The solar and wind energy installations in India fell short by 70 percent with 720 MW of solar energy and 188 MW of wind energy projects installed during the January-March quarter of 2020, as compared to the previous quarter, as per the research and advisory services provider firm. On a yearly basis, India commissioned 35 […]

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Top 10 Ground Mounted Solar Power States by Installed Capacity in India

With the Modi Government’s aspirational goal of 5 trillion dollar economy by 2024-25 for India, power sector gets a centre stage as it is one of the most important pillars of the economic growth of the country. However, coronavirus likely to impact the goals. Despite such hindrances, power industry especially renewable energy has a higher […]

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TransAlta Renewables Net Earnings Slip in Q1

Canada-based independent power producer (IPP) TransAlta Renewables has reported a sharp decline of CAD 73 million in its net earnings attributable to common shareholders to merely CAD 3 million, during the first quarter of 2020. The company’s net earnings attributable to common shareholders stood at CAD 76 million in the same period last year. Further, […]

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Brazilian Solar Industry Feels the Heat of Both Falling Economy, COVID-19

With the rising cost of imports, shrinking power demand and indefinite postponement of auctions amid coronavirus crisis, Brazilian solar photovoltaic (PV) industry is feeling the heat which may likely to impact the momentum of the annual installation. Brazilian PV sector’s annual installation capacity is expected to decline to 0.7 GW in 2020, from 1.3 GW […]

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India needs 30-fold Jump in Renewable and Nuclear Energy: Dr. Anil Kakodkar

In order to make 70 percent carbon free energy, India will require a 30-fold surge in both renewable energy and nuclear energy along with doubling of thermal energy, said Dr. Anil Kakodkar. Dr. Kakodkar, a Padma Vibhushan awardee and a former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and Chairman of Rajiv Gandhi Science & Technology Commission, […]

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SECI to Organize Stakeholders Consultation Meet for 100MW Solar + BESS Project in Chhattisgarh

Nodal agency the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) will be organizing an online stakeholder’s consultation meeting in the state of Chhattisgarh for solar plus battery energy storage system (BESS). The meeting will be with respect to SECI’s upcoming project for the designing, engineering, supplying, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of 100 MW (AC) solar […]

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PGCIL Issues Statcom Package-I & II Tenders for Evacuating 8.1 GW Solar Energy in R’sthan

State-owned Maharatna company Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) has floated a tender for Statcom Package-I & II for the evacuation of 8.1 GW of power from solar energy zones in Rajasthan. The PGCIL described in a tender document for package-I as “Statcom Package-I for Statcom at 400kV Fatehgarh-II PS associated with transmission system […]

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