Indian Railways Readies 3 Gigawatts Of Solar Power Tenders

Indian Railways will soon launch tenders to set up large-scale solar power projects working towards its overall solar power target of 5 gigawatts. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal recently announced that Indian Railways will soon float solar power tenders to set up 3 gigawatts of capacity. These projects will be set …

India’s Tamil Nadu Plans 500 Megawatt Solar Park

The south Indian state of Tamil Nadu has announced plans to set up a 500 megawatt solar power park. This will be the first solar power park the state government has planned under the central government’s 40 gigawatt program. The solar park will be located at Kadaladi. The location was …

Wind Energy Tariffs In India Fall 30% In 10 Months

Within 10 months of introducing competitive auctions in the wind energy sector, India has witnessed a sharp correction in tariff bids by project developers. The major reason for this sharp correction is the virtual ban on allocation of wind energy projects under the feed-in tariff regime. India held its first-ever …

Indian State Earns Nearly $1 Million Selling Excess Wind Power In 14 Days

The record wind energy generation that India witnessed brought in record revenue (and profit!) for the state of Tamil Nadu, the leading producer of wind power in the country. According to officials, the state power distribution company sold 11.94 gigawatt-hours of wind power over 14 days in August of this …

500 Megawatt Solar Tender In India Scrapped Due To High Tariffs, Poor Response

The state of Tamil Nadu has scrapped another 500 megawatt solar power tender, citing higher tariff bids and poor response by prospective project developers. According to media reports, the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has asked all bidders to collect the financial guarantees they had deposited at the …

Indian Wind Tender 3X Oversubscribed, New Record Low Tariff Expected

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), responsible for conducting wind energy auctions in India, has seen a tremendous response to the latest 1 gigawatt tender. According to media reports, project developers have placed bids to set up a total of 2,898 megawatts against an offered capacity of 1,000 megawatts. …