Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that its 35 MWp commercial and industrial solar portfolio in the state of Karnataka, India reached commercial operation in March 2018.
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Solarpack has been selected, via its subsidiary Ekialde Solar Pvt Ltd, to develop five solar photovoltaic plants with a total power of 133 MWp in the Indian state of Karnataka.
The five new solar parks in India, located in the towns of Afzalpur, Chincholi, Holenarsipura, Nanjangund and Yelandur, will enter operation in September 2019. They are expected to generate around 215 GWh a year, avoiding 175,000 tons of atmospheric CO2 emissions. The project has a 25-year power-purchase agreement.
Solarpack already has six solar photovoltaic plants in India, generating a total of 104 MWp.
Pablo Burgos, Solarpack’s CEO, commented: “This second contract consolidates our position in India, a market which we see as key in the coming years. Solarpack has made an important commitment to internationalization and this process has seen us becoming a key player in the sector.”
As well as the projects in India, Solarpack has commissioned 37 MWp across seven locations in Spain, 67 MWp in seven solar plants in Chile, 62 MWp in another three plants in Peru and 26 MWp in a solar park in Uruguay.
Guwahati now has India’s first railway station run by solar power. The project of installing solar panels was commissioned last year in April 2017.
Economic Times reported that around 2352 solar modules with a capacity of generating 700 kwp has been set up over the roof of the Guwahati railway station. Solar panels have been installed at the roof-top solar power plant.
Azure Power, one of India’s leading independent solar power producers, announced that its portfolio has surpassed 1 GW of operating solar capacity, making it one of the largest solar power companies in the country. This milestone was achieved with the company’s recent commissioning of a 50 MW project in Andhra Pradesh. The project has been setup in Ananthapuramu Solar Park across approximately 250 acres. Azure Power will supply power for 25 years to Solar Energy Corporation of India, a Government of India enterprise and a company with a AA+ domestic debt rating by ICRA, a Moody’s company. The levelized tariff is INR 4.79 per kWh, which includes Viability Gap Funding.
Azure Power, one of India’s leading independent solar power producers, announced that it has won a 130 MW solar power project which was recently auctioned by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited, rated A by ICRA, a Moody’s company. MSEDCL supplies electricity to 22 million consumers in Maharashtra and was declared as a load shedding free state in December 2012.
Chinese solar photovoltaic or PV panel manufacturer Znshine Solar has nailed a 300-MV module supply agreement with India renewable energy developer ACME Cleantech Solutions Private Limited, responding to growing market demand in India.
This is another bilateral agreement reached since the last year's cooperation between Znshine Solar and several well-known Indian companies, said Li Qian, president of sales and marketing of the company.
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has issued National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy here today. 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.
The Power Transmission & Distribution Business of L&T Construction has bagged EPC orders worth ₹2,440 Crores which include:
- A major order is received under the Saubhagya scheme. The scope of these packages involves electrification works in urban and rural areas, augmentation of 33/11kV substations and replacement of conductors with aerial bunched cables.
Alesia Communications, the expert renewable energy PR agency, announced today its new partnership with the SolarCoin Foundation. Alesia Communications enters the SolarCoin ecosystem as an official affiliate to provide large-scale solar asset owners with the support they need to understand and adopt the SolarCoin Intiative.