Indian solar tariffs reached yet another new low yesterday with the Indian arm of French clean energy firm Solairedirect winning 250MW(ac) of capacity in Andhra Pradesh with a record bid of INR 3.15/kWh (US$0.0494).
NTPC targets 32GW of renewable energy deployment by 2032, The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed an MOU with Mexican development bank NAFIN over renewables in Mexico, TEDA has invited expressions of interest for a 500MW solar park in Tamil Nadu.
India’s current template for solar power procurement is up for review. Record low tariffs in Rewa have inspired this re-examination. Jasmeet Khurana, associate director, consulting, Bridge to India, looks at how different states and utilities are reacting to the new procurement landscape.
Zambia plans another 500MW of renewables auctions, NTPC installs robot cleaners, aleo and DC Solar install commercial system in US, GE Renewable Energy equips first US commercial solar-wind hybrid project and Soltage brings a 3.7MW solar project online in Massachusetts.
Last week saw solar prices in India blast the Asian giant’s energy sector into a new era, but what happened to all the fears about project viability and unrealistic bidding? PV Tech caught up with financiers and analysts to discuss a new financial environment.
Fears about India’s largest procurer of solar energy being unable to cope with payment defaults have been allayed by its inclusion in a payment security mechanism, according to the latest update from consultancy firm Bridge to India.
Tariffs for utility-scale solar power in India are expected to go below the four rupee (US$0.059) mark next year, which would be a “radical moment” for India’s entire power sector, according to consultancy firm Bridge to India.
Indian energy firm Thermax and German concentrated solar power (CSP) company Frenell have been awarded a contract for what is claimed to be Asia’s first integrated solar thermal power plant by India’s largest utility NTPC.