NTPC tenders for energy storage combined with 30MW of new and existing solar in Andaman and Nicobar islands, Mahindra closes financing on 250MW Rewa solar project with Yes Bank, Vikram Solar commissions 100kW rooftop solar project for Indian Oil Corporation.
Yes Bank, India’s fifth largest private sector bank, has said it will mobilise US$1 billion of financing for solar projects in India up to 2023 and US$5 billion up to 2030, while at the International Solar Alliance (ISA) conference organised at World Future Energy Summit 2018 in Abu Dhabi.
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.
India’s fifth largest private sector bank Yes Bank plans to raise INR3.3 billion (US$49.6 million) through the issue of seven-year Green Infrastructure Bonds to the Dutch Development Bank FMO in order to fund solar and wind projects.
Difficulties in financing Indian solar projects with extremely low tariffs and the wobbling of major solar player SunEdison will not impact the long-term prospects of India’s PV market, according to two senior banking and finance representatives.