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There has been a significant lull in announcement of utility scale solar tenders from the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). It has announced only one tender – Bhadla 750 MW – this year in comparison to around 5 GW of new tenders in 2016. There have been expectations of new tenders totalling in Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh...
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SECI has completed auctions of 160 MW capacity of projects to be developed in the Charanka solar park in Gujarat under the viability gap funding (VGF) scheme. The original tender of 250 MW was broken down into five projects of 40 MW each and two projects of 25 MW but bids were received for just four projects of 40 MW....
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Auction results for the NTPC (350 MW) tender in Telangana were announced last week. The capacity was fragmented into 35 projects of 10 MW each and a bidder could apply for a maximum of 10 projects. The tender was not attached to a solar park and hence, land acquisition and transmission would be in the developer’s scope. NTPC has now...
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Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) recently conducted reverse auctions for 125 MW of the aggregate 440 MW capacity (390 MW capacity under open and 50 MW capacity under Domestic content requirement category) tendered under government solar park projects in Uttar Pradesh as part of its viability gap funding (VGF) scheme. In this scheme, developers sell power at a fixed...
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The Chandigarh Renewable Energy Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) is likely to issue a notification making rooftop solar mandatory in the union territory.  If that happens, Chandigarh would follow the neighboring state Haryana and become the second region in the country to make rooftop solar compulsory.
  •  The mandate targets commercial, government and residential buildings with a plot size larger than...
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Karnataka rolls out 1,200 MW tender

On 20th November 2015, Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Agency issued a request for selection (RFS) for allocating 1,200 MW of solar PV projects. Karnataka has already allocated 690 MW of solar projects previously in phases (130 MW in 2012, 60 MW in 2013 and 500 MW in 2014). According to BRIDGE TO INDIA research total capacity commissioned in Karnataka is 126...
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