MNRE’s concept of promoting solar powered water pumps among farmers in coastal Andhra Pradesh has got a lukewarm response so far and the Eastern Power Distribution Company of AP Limited (APEPDCL) will be conducting another awareness program on January 9.
India has issued bidding guidelines for 3000 MW of grid connected solar power projects according to which developers will have to bid for a minimum of 10 MW on a fixed 25 year levelised tariff to be selected.
During Modi’s recent visit to Paris, India and France signed a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and France’s Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy.
A pilot project to irrigate farm land through solar power was launched on a pilot basis for the first time in Odisha about two months ago which is proving to be reliable and cost effective system of irrigation.
Canadian utility-scale solar developer SkyPower Global recently won a 150 MW of solar power purchase agreements (PPAs) in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh’s latest procurement process and this would be the company’s first project in India.
MP Power Management Company has opened the bids for supply of 300 MW solar power on long term basis recently for which companies have offered to sell solar energy to the state for as less as Rs 5 ($0.08) per unit for a period of over 20 years, which is lowest rate for supply of solar power till date in the country.