Waaree becomes India’s largest solar panel maker

Waaree Energies, in a release, said that it has become India’s largest solar panel manufacturer. This milestone was crossed with the recent launch of its 1-GW manufacturing plant at Vapi in Gujarat. Together with the Surat plant that was established in 2007 and that has a capacity of 500 mw, the total solar panel manufacturing capacity of Waaree has reached 1.5 GW per year.

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Swelect gets BNEF recognition as Tier-1 manufacturer


Swelect Energy Systems Ltd has been recognized as “Tier-1 Solar PV Module Manufacturer” by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), the highly recognized global industry standard in classifying solar photovoltaic module manufacturers.

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Centre targets 30 GW offshore wind power capacity by 2030


The Union ministry of new & renewable energy has set a target of 30 GW for offshore wind installations by 2030. The interim target is 5 GW by 2022.

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Wind-solar hybrid policy issued

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The ministry of new and renewable energy has issued a National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy. The objective of the policy is to provide a framework for promotion of large grid connected wind-solar PV hybrid system for efficient utilization of transmission infrastructure and land. It also aims at reducing the variability in renewable power generation and achieving better grid stability, a government release said.

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Siemens Gamesa wins its largest order in India

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has received an EPC order from Sembcorp Green Infra Ltd to build a 300-mw wind farm in Gujarat. The order, of unspecified value, also involves maintenance of the asset for a 10-year period. The project is scheduled for completion by April 2019. The wind farm will be connected to India’s Interstate Transmission System (ISTS) and supply power to multiple states.

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Avaada Power to develop 500 mw solar portfolio in Andhra Pradesh

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Avaada Power Pvt. Ltd has partnered with Andhra Pradesh to develop 500 mw worth of utility-scale solar projects. To this effect, Avaada plans to invest Rs.3,500 crore in the state. The agreement was signed at “CII Partnership Summit 2018” held in Visakhapatnam.

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Wind tariffs continue to fall in SECI Auction No.3

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Nodal agency Solar Energy Corporation of India has completed the auction of 2 GW of ISTS-connected wind projects under the third round of auction. The lowest tariff quoted by developers was Rs.2.44 per kwh, which is Rs.0.20 per kwh lower than the tariff seen in the second round.

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Jakson Group forges alliance with UAE-based conglomerate

Jakson Group, an energy and engineering solutions company with presence in power generation, solar, EPC and defence industries, recently announced a strategic partnership with Al Naboodah Electrics, part of UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates, Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE) to distribute its wide range of solar products including solar modules in the Middle-East market.

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India’s solar capacity touches 20 GW

India’s renewable energy pursuits crossed an important milestone with grid-connected solar power capacity touching 20 GW, according to information released by Mercom India Research.

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Vestas India order inflow crosses record 600 mw in 2017

The order inflow of Vestas in the Indian market crossed 600 mw in 2017, making it the highest annual order intake ever since the company entered in the Indian wind energy market in 1986, a release from Vestas said.

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