India deployed a record 9,255MW of solar in 2017, up 94% from the previous year, but uncertainty and a slowdown looms in 2018, according to the latest quarterly report from consultancy firm Bridge to India.
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the US Government’s development finance institution, will provide US$74 million to Indian energy firm ReNew Power Ventures for a 100MW solar farm in the Indian state of Telangana.
Domestic developers triumphed in Karnataka’s 500MW solar auction, maintaining the market’s fiercely competitive tariff levels with winning bids between INR4.78-4.8/kWh (US$0.072) for capacity in the Pavagada Solar Park in Tumkur District.
India-based renewables developer ReNew Power Ventures will receive up to US$250 million of debt financing from Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the US government's development finance institution, to help construct 400MW of solar PV projects in India.
Solar capacity auctioned last night in the Indian state of Jharkhand saw significant contrasts in bids received for the smaller-scale sub-25MW category when compared to the larger utility-scale segment, with indian developer Renew Power winning big.