India’s largest floating solar plant completed withstanding huge water level variations

The main challenge for the project was a water level variation of 21 metres between summer and monsoon seasons.

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TSEC signs MoU for financing 1GW of solar projects in southern Taiwan

PV cell and module manufacturer TSEC Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Pingtung County to aid the development of up to 1GW of solar PV capacity in southern Taiwan.

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Application deadline for Thailand’s 300MW hybrid renewables PPA scheme draws near

Submissions for Thailand’s first 300MW hybrid PPA scheme, which encourages use of energy storage to supplement renewable energy generation, are due by 20 October.

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Mahindra wins India’s first large-scale solar-plus-storage auction

State-run coal mining and power firm NLC India has auctioned a 20MW solar PV project to be combined with 28MWh of energy storage capacity in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Orange Renewable commissions 140MW of solar projects in Gujarat and Maharashtra

Delhi-based clean energy firm Orange Renewable, a subsidiary of Singapore-based AT Holdings, has commissioned 140MW of solar PV projects in the Indian states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.

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Australian renewables sector decries dropping of Clean Energy Target

Australian Solar Council chief John Grimes has said of the new technology-neutral plan: “It is hard to imagine a worse policy.”

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New South Wales consumers saved up to AU$3.3 billion in a year through rooftop PV

Rooftop solar PV systems are estimated to have saved energy consumers in the Australian state of New South Wales between AU$2.2 billion and AU$3.3 billion (US$1.7 billion to 2.6 billion) in a 12-month period, according to a report commissioned by campaign group Solar Citizens.

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NSPCL invites bids for EPC on 25MW West Bengal solar project

NTPC-SAIL Power Company (NSPCL), a joint venture between Indian utility NTPC and the Steel Authority of India, have invited bids for EPC on a 25MW solar project in West Bengal, India.

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Azure Power wins 250MW Indian local content solar auction

Azure Power has submitted the lowest bid of INR3.14 (US$0.048) in a 250MW solar auction under the Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) held by Indian utility NTPC.

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Malaysia’s TNB eyes solar EV charging stations and home energy management

State-run oil company Petrona Dagangan Berhad (PDB) has signed an MoU with Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia) and a subsidiary of major utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), to install 100 electric vehicle charging stations with solar PV by 2018 in Malaysia.

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New Indian power minister invites partner countries to ‘Make in India’ for renewables

India’s new power minister R.K. Singh has said that India’s power needs will double in the next 6-7 years, while India is committed to reaching 40% renewables in its energy mix by 2030.

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