India’s SECI in early talks to invest in overseas solar

State-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is considering opportunities to develop solar PV and help develop policy in various Asian countries, according to a SECI official.

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India ROUND UP: CEL flexible module EoI, Off-grid equipment tests, Puducherry 30MW EoI

News in brief: CEL looks to partner a foreign manufacturer on flexible module manufacturing near Delhi, MNRE mandates module and battery tests for off-grid programme, Puducherry EoI.

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Japan could strip FiT for a quarter of approved clean energy pipeline

Japan may remove feed-in tariff (FiT) support for a significant number of clean energy projects certified before July last year, because they missed a deadline to secure grid access, according to provisional estimates from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

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Massive oversubscription for 750MW solar tender in India’s Rajasthan

A Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) tender for 750MW of PV capacity at the Bhadla Solar Park in Rajasthan has been massively oversubscribed, with roughly 8.75GW worth of technical bids received.

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Rays Power constructs 78MW plant in India’s Uttarakhand

Rays Power Infra has commissioned a 78MW solar PV project at Roorkee district in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand.

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Vietnam introduces utility-scale solar FiT and rooftop net metering

Vietnam has confirmed a long-awaited feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme for utility-scale solar projects along with a net metering scheme for rooftop PV systems.

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SECI halves Indian government building rooftop tender to 500MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has reduced the solar capacity to be tendered on government buildings from 1GW to 500MW after its latest buildings survey came out with the lower potential figures.

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JA Solar reaches 1GW module shipments to India

Silicon Module Super League (SMSL) member JA Solar has reached a total of 1GW of PV module shipments to the Indian market.

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PPAs signed for breakthrough Indian solar projects at Rewa

Power purchase agreements (PPAs) have been signed for the pioneering Rewa solar park projects, which briefly had the lowest solar tariffs ever in India.

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ReNew Power commissions 143MW solar plant in Telangana

India’s leading renewable independent power producer (IPP) ReNew Power has brought online what is claimed to be the largest PV plant in Telangana with the 143MW Dichpally solar farm.

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India’s Karnataka reduces benchmark solar tariff after record lows in other states

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has reduced the benchmark tariff for grid-connected utility-scale solar in the Indian state from INR6.51/kWh (US$0.101) to INR4.36/kWh (US$0.068).

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