Indian infrastructure: Does the coastline matter? - Economic Times

Economic TimesTo truly utilise the coastline to deliver value, India will have to keep building on existing policies in both the coastal shipping and renewable energy space. India has a coastline of approximately 7,500 km and as we look to build infrastructure to … …read more

No bidders in solar auctions due to duty fears

BENGALURU: In a reversal of the upbeat sentiment prevailing in solar energy last year, two recent solar auctions – one in Maharashtra and the other in Karnataka – have failed to attract enough bidders, leading to their repeated postponement. Though India added a record 7,295 MW in 2017-18 until February end, and bid out another … Read more

String inverters gaining market share in India

Share of string inverters in the Indian solar market is increasing rapidly. It went up from only 1% until 2016 to 9% in 2017 for new utility scale solar capacity commissioned. We expect the trend to accelerate even further in the coming years. Figure: Use of central and string inverters in India in utility scale … Read more

Ecoppia deploys three PV cleaning systems for 84 MW Ostro Energy solar plants in Bhadla

Ecoppia, emerging as a world leader in robotic water-free photovoltaic solar panel cleaning solutions, announced today the completion of additional 3 deployments in the Bhadla region, which consists of a 2,255 MW Bhadla Solar Park, in Jodhpur, Rajasthan India. The three sites were developed by Ostro Energy, a renewable energy platform backed by emerging markets-focused … Read more

Solar auctions in Maharashtra & Karnataka put off on lack of bidders - Economic Times

Economic TimesAt first, developers stayed away from both the Maharashtra and Karnataka auctions because their bid documents did not include a crucial clause relating to ‘change of law’—that the winning tariff would be renegotiated if any rules relating to the solar … …read more

India Advised Against Levying Import Duty On Solar Cells & Modules - CleanTechnica

CleanTechnicaThe Indian government has been advised by multiple entities not to levy import duties on solar cells and modules. While the Chinese government was the first to caution India against levying anti-dumping or safeguard duties on imported solar cells and … …read more

250 Megawatt Project At Landmark Indian Solar Park Gets $146 Million Funding - CleanTechnica

CleanTechnicaMahindra Renewables won the rights to develop a 250 megawatts (AC) project in the Rewa solar power park in the state of Madhya Pradesh in 2017. Two other companies, Acme Solar and Solenergi, also won 250 megawatts of capacity each in the solar park … …read more