BHEL’s Indian PV portfolio hits 370MW at end of fiscal year, mulls trackers and storage

Vertically-integrated solar firm and industrial goods company Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) had 370MW in its solar PV portfolio at the end of FY2016/17, of which 360MW was ground-mount and 10MW was rooftop.

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ARENA’s new investment plan makes PV innovation a priority

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) launched its new investment plan prioritising how to use US$800 million worth of funds in the next few years, with solar PV innovation one of the main new areas of focus.

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Telangana state power firm tenders 20MW solar in India

Power firm Telangana State Power Generation Corporation (TSGENCO) has issued three tenders for solar PV projects with a combined capacity of 20MW.

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BHEL commissions 3MW site in India’s Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has commissioned a 3MW solar plant in the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli for the region’s power distribution corporation.

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SECI lowers benchmark tariffs for 500MW rooftop tender

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has reduced the levelised ceiling tariffs for its recently amended 500MW solar rooftop tender.

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Record high investment in Australia’s renewables sector

Australia’s renewable energy sector experienced an all-time high for investment in 2016, according to the Clean Energy Regulator (CER).

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Andhra Pradesh Discom tenders 100MW of solar

The state distribution company in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has issued a tender for 100MW of solar PV at the Ananthapuramu-II solar park in Talaricheruvu via an EPC contract.

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APA Group to purchase 110MW PV farm under development in Queensland

Australian energy infrastructure firm APA Group has agreed to purchase a 110MW solar plant that is currently under development near Dalby in south-western Queensland, Australia, for AU$200 million (US$150 million).

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India to add nearly 10GW solar in 2017 – Mercom

India will add 9,812MW of solar PV this year, according to the latest quarterly market update from Mercom Capital Group, which is significantly up from the 9,020MW that the consultancy previously forecast in January this year.

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Pacifico Energy starts constructing Japan’s largest solar plant

Pacifico Energy has started construction on what will be the largest solar PV project in Japan, standing at 257.7MW on land that was previously destined to become a golf course.

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The Philippines clears 162MW of PV and 30MW storage for grid impact studies

The Department of Energy (DoE) of the Philippines has progressed solar projects with a combined total of 162MW of capacity, along with a 30MW battery energy storage project to grid impact testing (GIS) stages, according to consulting firm Enerdata.

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