Indian solar to create 125,000 army of rooftop installers in five years

India’s 175GW by 2022 renewable energy target could create up to 330,000 jobs in the next five years, predominantly in the rooftop PV sector, according to a report from India’s CEEW and NRDC.

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SECI tenders another 750MW at record-luring Bhadla Solar Park

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has launched another 750MW of solar tenders for the Bhadla Solar Park in the state of Rajasthan.

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Australian utility increases solar feed-in tariff

An Australian utility has increased its solar feed-in tariff (FiT) rates to ensure the benefits are not eroded by increasing wholesale electricity prices.

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Larsen & Toubro bags 50MW solar EPC contract for NHPC in Tamil Nadu

Larsen & Toubro, also known as L&T Construction, has won an EPC and O&M contract from State-run hydro power giant NHPC for a 50MW solar PV project in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

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Double policy boon for India’s rooftop solar

India has put forward two separate policies that both promote and mandate rooftop solar for certain buildings – complementing the economic benefits of rooftop PV.

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Lyon plans another giant solar and storage plant in Australia with ground-breaking tender

Brisbane-based renewable energy investor Lyon Group has launched an innovative utility-scale solar-plus-storage market services tender to cover 640MWh of storage across three major projects in Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.

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India ROUNDUP: 500MW Gujarat tender, Azure World Bank rooftop loan, Military solar in Punjab

GUVNL tenders 500MW solar in Gujarat, Azure bags World Bank loan for rooftop solar. MES tenders 6MW for military stations.

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Major players stay away from Tamil Nadu’s oversubscribed 1.5GW solar tender

Although Tamil Nadu’s latest 1.5GW solar tender has seen significant oversubscription with 3,774.5MW of submissions, most of the key solar players in India have not participated.

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‘Everything on the table’ for India’s solar anti-dumping petition

Anything from duties to a minimum import price (MIP) on solar imports are being sought by India’s anti-dumping petitioners, but there are concerns around circumvention of an MIP if introduced, according to a person close to the issue.

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Rapid rooftop PV uptake in Southwest Australia is shifting demand profile

The rapid uptake of rooftop solar in southwest Australia is shifting peak demand periods to later in the day as the sun sets, according to analysis from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).

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NTPC ROUND UP: World’s largest solar park nearly ready, India’s first PV canal, Microgrid

World’s largest solar park at Kurnool is nearly complete, NTPC installs India’s first PV canal, NTPC completes an AC microgrid test bed.

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