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Wind-solar hybrid policy issued

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

Siemens Gamesa

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

Avaada Solar

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

Wind farm India

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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Suzlon Group commissions offshore met station on west coast

Suzlon Group along with its associates, under the guidance from Chennai-based National Institute of Ocean Technology and approvals through National Institute of Wind Energy (also based in Chennai), have installed their first Operational Offshore LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) based wind measurement station in the Arabian Sea, south west of Jakhau port in Kutch, Gujarat. The met station is expected to collect data for a period of two years.

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Guidelines issued for procurement of auction-based wind energy

The Centre has issued detailed guidelines that provide a framework for procurement of wind energy through the tariff-based competitive bidding route.

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Sharp pickup expected in solar rooftops

The solar industry is expected to see a quantum jump with respect to grid-connected rooftops, according to Puneet Jaggi, Director, Gensol Group, a solar advisory, design & engineering, and operation & maintenance (O&M) service provider. Jaggi was interacting with T&D India during the InterSolar 2017 event in Mumbai.

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