NEXTracker has already signed deals and agreements with local firms to supply trackers for 1 gigawatts of solar power capacity. These orders are expected to be completed this year.
The shipments in 2016 doubled from those during the preceding year, SMA reported. With around 4 gigawatts of solar power capacity installed in India last year.
BHEL expanded a 26 megawatts solar module manufacturing facility to a capacity of 200 megawatts. The company also commissioned a solar cell manufacturing assembly line with capacity of 105 megawatts.
India’s solar power bids are expected to fall to a new record low with the upcoming reverse auction of 750 megawatts solar power park.
Media reports suggest that wind energy tariff bids in India could fall to as low as INR 4.00/kWh (5.90¢/kWh) once the 1 gigawatts of wind energy capacity is auctioned.
Suzlon Energy and the project developer will push hard to meet a possible deadline for expiration of the accelerated depreciation and generation-based incentive on 31 March 2017.
Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has issued a request for selection (RfS) document for auction and allocation of 500 megawatts solar power capacity.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation chief Mangu Singh told reporters that the subway system shall fully shift to solar power to run trains and support infrastructure, like lighting at stations, from next year.
The world’s second largest zinc producer – Hindustan Zinc Limited, part of the Vedanta Group – will set up 115 megawatts of solar power capacity for captive consumption.
NTPC Limited recently announced that it will set up its first wind energy project after months of aggressive and continued push into the solar power market.