A Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) tender for 750MW of PV capacity at the Bhadla Solar Park in Rajasthan has been massively oversubscribed, with roughly 8.75GW worth of technical bids received.
The PV CellTech 2017 conference has just finished. The findings were revealing, stimulating, thought-provoking, and in terms of mass production metrics from a PV event, once again ground-breaking, writes Finlay Colville.
One of the key sessions at PV CellTech 2017 in Penang, Malaysia, on 14-15 March 2017, is on GW-cell expansions across Southeast Asia and India, and there is a powerful selection of speakers lined up here. PV-Tech spoke to Finlay Colville, the PV CellTech conference Chair, and head of market research at PV-Tech’s parent company Solar Media Ltd.
With the industry’s leading PV manufacturing event, PV CellTech 2017, just a few weeks away on 14-15 March 2017 in Penang, Malaysia, PV-Tech took the opportunity to speak with the Chairman of the Technical Advisory Board, Finlay Colville, on what we can expect to learn from the event this year.
While there is no shortage of leading indicators in the PV industry that can be used to predict future trends in manufacturing and across the various companies involved in this space, one of the most pertinent ones relates to capital expenditure (or capex).
Indian conglomerate Adani has released more details of its planned 1GW of solar investments in Australia over the next five years, while the Queensland Supreme Court has dismissed appeals against granting mining licenses for Adani’s planned $16.5 billion Carmichael coal project.
The regulator in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu has rejected Indian conglomerate Adani’s call for a revaluation of the tariffs it is set to receive for developing the world’s largest solar plant, Adani sources have told Mercom Capital Group.
Adani Group, currently the largest solar developer in India, plans to start constructing two solar PV plants with 100-200MW capacities in Australia next year, according to a Bombay Stock Exchange filing.
Indian power giants Tata Power Renewable Energy and Adani have put in the lowest ever bids for solar capacity under Indian’s Domestic Content Requirment (DCR) rules, going below five rupees per unit (US$0.075/kWh) for the first time.
Indian corporates are taking a significant share of the domestic solar PV market with Indian conglomerate Adani taking top spot in terms of capacity additions in the last year, according to consultancy firm Bridge to India.