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  • Indian solar market records new heights in 2017-18

    India’s total installed utility scale solar capacity grew by over 70% in 2017-18 to reach 21.3 GW. Total solar capacity including rooftop solar and off-grid systems reached 24.5 GW as of March 31, ...

  • Growing renewable energy faces new pressures

    India has made tremendous progress in renewable energy in the last four years. Solar sector, in particular, has grown rapidly with India becoming the third largest international solar market after ...

  • Installation activity to slowdown in 2018

    Q1 2018 saw commissioning of a record 3,766 MW (+100% over Q4 2017) of utility scale solar projects. Cumulative utility scale solar capacity has crossed the 20,000 MW mark and now stands at 21,331 ...

  • Open access market in Telangana slows down

    Telangana is the third largest open access (OA) state in the country with an installed capacity 322 MW. The state has an attractive OA policy and added 145 MW capacity in 2015. But since then, acti...

  • Bidding stays aggressive in solar auctions

    NTPC, SECI and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) completed auctions for their 750 MW, 200 MW and 1,000 MW tenders respectively in last two weeks. The NTPC and SECI...

  • DC overloading gains increasing acceptance in India

    A solar power plant rarely produces nameplate capacity power as solar modules operate at their maximum efficiency only during limited peak hours. It has therefore become routine industry practice t...

  • SECI draws strong response to its 2000 MW wind auction

    SECI conducted another e-auction for 2,000 MW of wind power projects on 6 April 2018. Winning bids were INR 2.51 - 2.52/kWh, just marginally higher than the tariffs discovered in the previous 2,000...

  • Surge in tender issuances but uncertainty about allocation remains

    Last three months (Dec 2017-Feb 2018) have witnessed a surge in solar tender issuances with a total of 11 GW of project development tenders. This compares to annual average of just 6 GW over 2016 a...

  • Trade protection for domestic manufacturers is misguided

    While the solar industry anxiously awaits the safeguard duty decision, we have examined the rationale of policies favouring domestic manufacturing in a recent study. We have assessed the complete s...

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