A 500MW solar auction in the Indian state of Gujarat, held by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd. (GUNVL) has seen a winning low bid of INR2.65/kWh (US$0.041), despite several uncertainties for the wider Indian solar sector.
India has enough tempered solar glass capacity to cater for its own PV manufacturers despite the introduction of anti-dumping duties against certain glass imports from China, according to the Indian firm that originally petitioned for the trade measures.
Indian manufacturer Borosil Glass Works has completed acceptance tests for a major line of 2mm fully-tempered glass, which a company executive claims to be the first such glass produced at this thickness in the world.
A lack of clarity around India’s recently enforced Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill has caused a PV tender delay in the state of Gujarat and prompted the nation’s energy storage alliance to write a letter of appeal to the government.
Vertically-integrated solar firm and industrial goods company Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has bagged an EPC contract with the Largest Chlor-Alkali manufacturer in India, Gujarat Alkalies and Chemical Limited (GACL), for setting up a 15MW solar PV plant in Gujarat.
Indian firm Gujarat Industries Power Company (GIPCL) has signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Solar Energy Corporation of India for 80MW of solar projects in Gujarat, according to a BSE filing.
Capacity for a solar park in the Indian state of Gujarat has been awarded to four companies in the latest National Solar Mission (NSM) auction after changes to VGF funding garnered more interest from developers.