The European Investment Bank (EIB) is to supply State Bank of India with a €200 million (US$214 million) 20-year loan to support €650 million of investments in five utility-scale solar PV projects in India.
Indian renewable energy firm Greenko Energy Holdings has raised US$155 million in equity from an affiliate of global investment firm GIC and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA).
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.
Despite India tripling solar deployments to reach 10GW in less than three years, the country's ultimate target of 100GW by 2022 will be extremely difficult without better enforcement of the Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO), according to Mercom Capital Group’s latest market intelligence report.
The energy nodal agency in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu has put in a bid for 50MW of solar in a 500MW retender due to insufficient interest from other players, according to consultancy firm Mercom Capital Group reporting a Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) official.
India is expected to double its installed solar PV capacity from 10GW to 20GW within 15 months, according to energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal, who is also encouraging manufacturers to locate in India.
Indian solar developers have been more aggressive than their international counterparts in solar tenders and their risk pricing appears to have been inadequate, according to a new report from consultancy firm Bridge to India.
India’s solar manufacturers have said that roughly 2.25GW of module manufacturing capacity that was previously reported as functional is either obsolete or too old to be counted as operational, according to consultancy firm Mercom Capital Group.
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.
After 33 hours of bidding, Mahindra Renewables, Acme Solar and Solenergi Power have emerged triumphant in the 750MW solar auction in Madhya Pradesh, with the lowest price smashing records at just INR2.97/kWh (US$0.044) in year one before an annual escalation kicks in.