India ROUND-UP: Weather and low cost power portals, Maharashtra 2GW tenders, Tamil net metering cuts

Piyush Goyal launches lowest-cost power ‘Weather Portals’ for the industry, Maharashtra set for 2GW of solar tenders, Tamil Nadu proposes ‘drastic’ net metering cuts

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Sharp to develop 16MW rooftop PV portfolio in Thailand

Sharp Corporation, through its Thailand subsidiary company Sharp Solar Solution Asia, has signed off on an agreement to develop rooftop PV projects for Big C, one of Thailand’s largest hypermarket retailers, through Impact Solar.

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Yes Bank signs charter with Dutch, French, German development banks for green finance in India

Three major development banks have joined major Indian private sector financier Yes Bank and signed a charter to mobilize green investments in India.

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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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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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