Solarwatt sees growth in EV, UP buys solar power from farmers, MMRCL solar tender, Myntra goes green and more

This week’s Solar News Wrap includes – Solarwatt sees growth in EV, UP to buys solar power from farmers, MMRCL solar tender, Myntra taps solar power, MNRE tender for decentralised solar projects and more

1. India is a leader on renewables and a natural partner for Britain in the shared mission to create a greener planet and enable a clean and resilient recovery from Covid-19 said British Acting High Commissioner to India Jan Thompson.

2. Germany based residential solar battery maker Solarwatt is in talk with a car maker about a potential tie-up that would connect electric vehicles to its solar rooftop systems, CEO Detlef Neuhaus said while speaking to news agency Reuters.

3. Uttar Pradesh government planning to set up four sub-stations which would purchase solar power produced by farmers on their barren land announced state energy minister Shrikant Sharma while addressing a seminar.

4. Husk Power Systems-rural energy company operating renewable minigrids in Asia and Africa, announced that it has achieved two industry firsts: surpassing 100 community minigrids, and serving more than 5,000 micro-enterprise customers.

5. IEX announced the expansion of its delivery based Green Market with the launch of two new products The Indian Energy Exchange recently announced the expansion of its delivery based Green Market with the launch of two new products – Green Daily Contract and Green Weekly Contract.

6. Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant recently said clean energy is critical for India and it is important for the country to get into cutting-edge technology. Kant added India in the long run must become a manufacturer of solar products in India.

7. The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited floated tender inviting bids to install 5 megawatt of rooftop and ground-mounted solar power projects under RESCO model. The last date for bid submission is December 29, 2020.

8. China has brought about 40 gigawatts of new solar power into operation in 2020, taking its total installed solar capacity to 240 gigawatts, its solar manufacturing association said .

9. Myntra has equipped two of its largest Fulfilment Centers with solar roof panels. The solar panels at the two Fulfilment Centers located in Bhiwandi, near Mumbai and Bilaspur, near Gurgaon are spread over 58,000 square feet, generating electricity to meet 35% of the operational demand.

10. The Indian Institute of Technology -Kanpur , one of the premier institutes in the country is all set to become nation’s first to set up sustainable energy engineering department. With this the institute aims to become a vital contributor to the nation’s growing clean and renewable energy sector.

11. MNRE has called for bids to develop decentralised solar projects under the PM-KUSUM scheme. The tender document has been issued for Design, Manufacture, Supply, Transport, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Off Grid Solar Photovoltaic Water Pumping Systems of 1-10 Horsepower in selected States on pan India basis.

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