Indian State Plans Massive Solar Project At Retired Coal Power Plant

More Indian states are switching to solar power from thermal power due to the cost benefits available with the former. Now, the northern state of Punjab is considering setting up a huge solar power project at the land where currently a 460 megawatt coal-based power plant stands. The power plant, …

India’s Renewable Energy Capacity Addition In Q2 2017 Lowest In 6 Quarters

India added the least renewable energy capacity it has added in six quarters during Q2 2017, which is also 25% less than what was added during the same period last year. According to the data released by Central Electricity Authority, India witnessed a renewable energy capacity addition of just 1,043 …

Ratings Agency Says India Needs To Do More To Achieve 175 Gigawatts Renewables Target

Delay in payments from utilities, non-compliance with renewable energy procurement targets, and non-availability of transmission infrastructure for power injection are some of the major issues Indian renewable energy developers are facing. These must be addressed on an urgent basis if the Indian government hopes to achieve 175 gigawatts of installed …

New Solar Projects In India Are Cheaper Than 92% Of All Thermal Power Plants...

Media outlets are abuzz with the collapse in solar power tariff bids in India last week when 750 megawatts was allocated at the cheapest tariffs ever. The tariffs range between Rs 2.44/kWh (3.8¢/kWh) and Rs 2.62/kWh (4.1¢/kWh). India’s minister for coal, power and renewable energy has repeatedly tweeted that the …

Kenya to Install 23 Solar Mini-Grids to Power Remote North

The Kenya government, with the support of a 33-million-euro credit from the French government, plans to install 23 solar mini-grid power stations with the capacity to produce 9.6 MW of power to connect households in remote northern Kenya to electricity. Also to be installed as part of the project is …