For sustainable solar shine, integrated energy policy is key - Livemint

LivemintIndia’s insatiable appetite for electricity and the government’s push for clean energy have meant sunny times for solar power. Plunging solar tariffs—including a record-low bid of Rs3.3/kWh (kilowatt hour) recently—augur well. So much so that solar … …read more

Solar sector seen adding 10 GW this year: Mercom

According to reports, new solar capacity addition in India is expected at over 10 GW during the calendar year 2017, according to Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm. In the beginning of the year, it had projected a capacity addition of 9 GW for 2017. Now, it has revised guidance … Read more

KEC International to foray overseas in solar segment for better margins

According to reports, even as India’s solar prospects look bright, engineering company KEC International looks to foray into overseas markets in the solar segment for better margins, a top company official said. In addition to solar, the company will also look at railway opportunities in foreign markets. The company also looks to grow its order … Read more

India to become major wind energy hub: Suzlon Chairman Tulsi Tanti

According to reports, falling tariff is not the only trend that renewable energy is witnessing. Suzlon, the domestic market leader in wind equipment manufacturing, expects global vendors to come to India to tap 60 gigawatts (Gw) of additional wind capacity that the government is aiming to achieve by 2020. In an interview to Business Standard, … Read more

‘Better payment guarantee can bring down wind power tariffs further’

According to reports, assurances of timely payments from power distribution companies will push wind power tariffs down further, according to industry watchers. Chairman at the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association, Sarvesh Kumar, said, “A better payment guarantee mechanism will push tariffs down further.” He was speaking at a press conference on the sidelines of Windergy … Read more

Solar power bids: the battle for low tariffs - Livemint

LivemintNew Delhi: India’s solar power sector turned a corner on 10 February with record low winning bids of Rs3.30 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for building a 750 megawatts (MW) plant at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh. Expectedly, it offered a template, with France’s …PPAs signed for breakthrough Indian solar projects at RewaPV-TechDevelopers sign PPAs for 750-MW Rewa … Read more

Solar tariff wars heat up in India - Livemint

LivemintThe latest was the record low tariff of Rs3.15 per kilowatt hour (kWh), quoted by France’s Solairedirect SA on 12 April to win the rights to set up 250 megawatt (MW) of solar plants at Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh and sell power to state-run NTPC Ltd. The … and more …read more