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Key Highlights From SECI’s RFS for Battery Storage Systems

SECI’s release of the RFS document inviting submissions for Pilot Projects of 500 MW/1000MWh Standalone Battery Energy Storage Systems in India finally gets the process started on this critical aspect of the future for renewable energy. We bring you some key highlights from the document. At the outset, the RFS, for the first time acknowledges […]

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At 2256MW, Gujarat adds Most Solar, Wind Capacity b/w July’20 & June’21

India added a total of 6,530 mega watt (MW) of solar and wind capacities between July 2020 and June 2021, according to a report released yesterday by Bridge to India, a renewable energy consultancy and knowledge services provider. Gujarat added 2,256 MW capacity, the highest capacity during the said period, followed by Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh […]

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Total Eren, Inaccess Ink Solar Monitoring Agreement

London-based Inaccess has signed a global framework contract with Paris-based Total Eren for the support and maintenance of unity monitoring, SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) and PPC (power plant control) system for several Total Eren’s solar plants located in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, and Kazakhstan. The unity system optimizes the operation of modern renewable power portfolios […]

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Turkey Tenders 1.5 GW Solar Project for 5th Round of RE Auction

Turkey has invited bids for a 1.5 GW solar tender for the fifth auction round of its Yenilenebilir Enerji Kaynak Alanları (YEKA) renewable energy program, the submission of which must be done on January 12, 2022. The country’s Ministry of Energy aims to select 76 large scale PV projects with capacities ranging from 10 to 30 […]

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Lightsource BP, With Fresh $1.8 B Fundraise, Targets 25 GW RE by 2025

Lightsource BP, the London-based solar developer led by Nick Boyle, with 50% ownership by BP has secured a  $1.8bn finance package that it announced will lead to a massive change in its plans for the immediate future. Calling the financing a key step to a change in mindset from ‘gigawatts to terawatts’ the firm has […]

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Tata Motors signs a PPA with TATA Power For 3 MWp Solar Rooftop At Its Pune plant

Tata Motors has signed a Solar Power Purchase Agreement with Tata Power to install and operate a 3 MWp rooftop solar project at its Passenger Vehicle Business Unit (PVBU) plant in Pune. This solar rooftop project is expected to generate nearly 45 lakh KWh per year, reducing carbon emissions by approximately 3,538 tonnes per year. […]

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Indonesia Ramping Up Solar Capacity to Meet 18 GW Target For 2025: Report

Indonesia is considering how to reduce its growing greenhouse gas emissions. A moratorium on new coal power plants bodes well for growth of solar power in Indonesia. Yet harnessing solar power requires government action such as improving transparency around power purchase agreements and revising long- term power plans. A new report, jointly produced by BloombergNEF, […]

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After Hurricane Ida, Communities in US Get help From Solar Installations

South Louisiana communities hit hard by Hurricane Ida are now using the power of the sun in their recovery efforts. New Orleans Solar Company, PosiGen Solar, has teamed up with the Footprint Project to deploy 12 solar power stations at disaster supply sites in hurricane-damaged areas. A dozen firehouses, churches and community centers damaged or […]

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