India’s SECI cancels major solar-plus-storage tenders

India’s first major large-scale solar-plus-storage tenders, tied with solar parks, have been cancelled by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

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India’s Mizoram targets 80MW under solar power policy

The far eastern Indian state of Mizoram has adopted its own solar power policy targeting 80MW of solar deployment by 2012/22.

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ADB invests US$57.7 million in B. Grimm for renewables in Southeast Asia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has invested THB1,968 million (US$57.7 million) in Thai power firm B. Grimm Power Public Company (B. Grimm) to develop renewable energy projects in Southeast Asia.

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Up to 100 Japanese solar PV firms could go bust this year, report finds

Up to 100 solar PV firms in Japan could face bankruptcy this year, with more than double the number of firms going bust in the first half of this year than the same period in 2016.

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Masdar formalises cooperation in Indonesia as talk of floating solar grows

The UAE’s Masdar group has formalised its cooperation with Indonesia with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indonesian state power firm PT PJB.

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Indian tax reform uncertainty beginning to impact solar and storage

A lack of clarity around India’s recently enforced Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill has caused a PV tender delay in the state of Gujarat and prompted the nation’s energy storage alliance to write a letter of appeal to the government.

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Multiple Indian ‘Gigafactories’ expected by 2019

At least two global technology leaders could set up Gigafactories to manufacture lithium-ion cells in India in the next couple of years, and most major Indian firms are setting up energy storage divisions, according to the head of the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA).

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Kyocera to expand solar energy business in Thailand

Japanese electronics firm Kyocera announced Tuesday that it is expanding its solar energy business in Thailand — with the company planning on increasing sales in the country by 2.5 times during the year ending 31 March 2018 when compared with the previous year.

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NLC India tenders for 709MW of solar in Tamil Nadu

UPDATED: Indian state-run mining and power firm NLC India is to invite bids for the EPC of 709MW(AC) of solar PV projects in the state of Tamil Nadu.

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Tata Power Solar commissions India’s first solar project on iron ore mine

Indian solar manufacturer and EPC firm Tata Power Solar has commissioned an innovative 3MW hybrid solar PV project at Tata Steel’s Noamundi iron ore mine.

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IFC subscribes to L&T’s Green Bond to help finance Indian solar

The World Bank’s IFC has invested INR6.67 billion (US$103 million) in L&T Infrastructure Finance Company to help finance solar PV in India.

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