India to electrify every home by December 2018 using solar, storage and LEDs

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has launched a new programme to electrify every willing household in the country by 31 December 2018, using solar, energy storage batteries and LED lighting.

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India ponders how to mandate storage with large-scale solar and wind

India’s Central Electricity Authority (CEA) is debating how and whether to introduce a mandate for solar and wind projects above a certain size to be coupled with energy storage.

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‘Race to secure financing’ for Australian solar and wind

Queensland dominates Australian solar and wind projects financing in 2017.

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Azure Power commissions 50MW solar project in Uttar Pradesh

India-based solar developer Azure Power has commissioned the final phase of a 50MW PV plant in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

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Mahindra launches India’s first mobile PV testing lab as some project performances plunge

Some solar projects in India have seen module performance drop 10% in first year or 8% in the third year alone, according to Mahindra Susten field tests.

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India to review rooftop solar subsidies in November

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has nearly finished approving all sanctions for rooftop solar subsidies and the sanctioning process will be reviewed in November, according to Hiren Borah, who heads Solar City, Green Building, grid-connected roof top programmes at MNRE.

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MNRE secretary reaffirms Indian government commitment to solar manufacturing

The comments at the REI Expo in Delhi came as the industry awaits the outcome of an anti-dumping investigation.

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Prices surprise in Gujarat’s 500MW solar auction

A 500MW solar auction in the Indian state of Gujarat, held by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd. (GUNVL) has seen a winning low bid of INR2.65/kWh (US$0.041), despite several uncertainties for the wider Indian solar sector.

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Azure Power wins 50MW of Indian government building rooftop solar projects

The rooftop solar arm of Indian PV developer Azure Power has won 50MW of rooftop projects for government buildings in an auction conducted by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

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CleanMax completes 1.5MW rooftop PV system for IIT in Varanasi

Indian rooftop solar specialist CleanMax Solar and technology engineering institute IIT (BHU), Varanasi, have commissioned a 1.5MW rooftop PV project across multiple building rooftops the IIT campus in Uttar Pradesh.

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India brings back RE-INVEST as International Solar Alliance takes shape

India will hold its second RE-INVEST event on 7-9 December 2017 to take stock of its renewable energy progress in the last three years and show off the progress of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) that it brought to the world stage at COP21.

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