Renewables

Wind farm India

Wind tariffs continue to fall in SECI Auction No.3

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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Carport solar plant commissioned at commercial mall

India’s first rooftop solar plant at the carport of a commercial mall was recently inaugurated. The 300-kW plant set up at Unity One, a commercial mall of Unity Group is located at Rohini, Delhi, was jointly executed by Tata Power Delhi Distribution and Tata Power Solar.

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InterSolar India 2017 opens on December 5 in Mumbai

Intersolar India 2017 will be held during December 5-7, 2017 taking 260 exhibitors to more than 12,000 international solar and energy storage experts.

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PI Berlin forms subsidiary in India

The Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin (PI Berlin) has created a subsidiary based in India. In one of the most important markets worldwide for photovoltaics, there is particularly high demand for PI Berlin’s services, such as laboratory tests for modules and quality assurance in the planning, construction and operation of photovoltaic plants.

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