This Week’s Solar News Wrap includes, SECI Tender for solar project in Rajasthan, BSES Rajdhani wins IGSF Gold Innovation Award, Nextracker to Supply Smart Solar Trackers for Brazil, Sungrow Launches 75 kW String Inverter, Karnataka Renewable Energy Policy for 2021-2026, Fortum and RDIF and more
SECI floats tender for 1,785 MW of Solar Projects in Rajasthan
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has floated tendering inviting bids to develop 1,785 MW of solar projects in Rajasthan. Bids will open on April 20 and the last date to submit the bids online is April 15, 2021. Scheduled commissioning date for commissioning of the project’s full capacity is 18 months from the power purchase agreement’s effective date.
India Utility wins IGSF Gold Innovation Award for Rooftop Solar Workflow Automation
The India Smart Grid Forum (IGSF) presented the prestigious Gold Innovation award to BSES Rajdhani Power Limited, for automation of rooftop solar workflow in their territory. BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) distributes power over 2.4 million customers spread over 21 districts in South and West Delhi, of which over 3,000 customers have installed rooftop solar systems.
Nextracker to Supply Smart Solar Trackers for Brazil’s Largest Solar Power Plant
Nextracker has announced that it has been selected by leading Brazilian EPC firm Andrade Gutierrez and developer Elera Renováveis (formerly Brookfield Energia Renovável) to supply 830 MW of its world-leading solar tracker technology, NX Horizon for Phase I of the Janaúba solar complex located near the city of Janaúba, Minas Gerais, Brazil. When completed, the plant will be the largest of its kind in South America and is scheduled to become operational by early 2022.
Sangam Renewables subsidiary of Waree Energies commissions 16 MW solar project in Maharashtra
Sangam Renewables has commissioned a 16 megawatt solar project in Gavhankund, Maharashtra. The project has been commissioned through subsidiary Waacox Energy Private Limited, Sangam Renewables said in a BSE filing.
Karnataka Releases Renewable Energy Policy for 2021-2026, targets adding 2 GW of Rooftop Solar out of 20 GW of Renewable Energy
Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has released the‘Draft Karnataka Renewable Energy Policy 2021-2026 , With this policy, the state aims at developing 20 GW of renewable energy projects with and without energy storage. Out of the 20 GW of renewable energy projects, 2 GW will be rooftop solar projects.
Sungrow Launches the Latest 75 kW String Inverter for Brazilian DG Market
Sungrow rolled out the Company’s latest commercial string inverter SG75CX for Brazilian micro-generation power plants. Equipped with 9 MPPTs, the 75 kW inverter is installable in diversified commercial PV plants. It guarantees optimal power generation even performing in the shade. It is compatible with bifacial modules of over 600Wp.
Average rural power supply duration went up to 18.5 hours per day in 2019-20
Average rural power supply duration increased from 12.5 hours in 2014-15 to 18.5 hours in 2019-20, Power Minister R K Singh has said. The minster was addressing the Power Ministry Parliamentary Consultative Committee in a meeting.
TPDDL, Power Ledger launches first live peer-to-peer solar energy trading project
Tata Power DDL and Power Ledger in collaboration with India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) have rolled out live peer-to-peer (P2P) solar energy trading, a first-of-its-kind pilot project in Delhi, a statement said.
Union Cabinet recently approves MoU between India and the French Republic in the field of renewable energy
The Union Cabinet recently approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and the French Republic in the field of renewable energy to attain the target of 450 GW of installed energy capacity by 2030.