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 Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has reduced the solar capacity to be tendered on government buildings from 1GW to 500MW after its latest buildings survey came out with the lower potential figures.
The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has reduced the benchmark tariff for grid-connected utility-scale solar in the Indian state from INR6.51/kWh (US$0.101) to INR4.36/kWh (US$0.068).
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).
Spain has made the second of four steps necessary to carry out its 2-3GW renewable energy tender by passing a ministerial order, but the country’s main solar association has taken issue with with what it believes is a blatant favouring of wind energy in what should be a technology neutral auction.
India needs to pick up the pace of its solar tendering to stay in touch with its ambitious targets, but recent low bids have caused widespread reworking of state tenders, according to consultancy firm Mercom Capital Group.
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.
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.