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Saurabh An avid follower of latest developments in the Indian renewable energy sector.



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Renewable Energy Investments Worth $14 Billion Pledged In Gujarat, India

February 8th, 2019 | by Saurabh

The state government of Gujarat recently concluded another edition of its biennial Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit. The summit, once again, witnessed pledges being made for large-scale renewable energy deployment in the state, but these pledges need to be taken with a pinch of salt given the poor track record of such pledges being converted into actual operational power plants.


Indian Solar Giants Dominate In 1 Gigawatt Tender, Offer Bids For 1.9 Gigawatts

January 29th, 2019 | by Saurabh

A large solar power tender launched by the west Indian state of Maharashtra has witnessed encouraging responses from some of the leading renewable energy developers in India. The tender is among the largest issued by a state in the last few months, and marks a crucial point in the current scheme of things as similar tenders have dried up at the central government level.


Indian Railways Planning 4 Gigawatts Solar Power Capacity

January 29th, 2019 | by Saurabh

India’s push to promote domestic manufacturing in the solar power segment may soon get a boost, thanks to the Indian Railways. The world’s fourth-largest railway network is planning to replace almost its entire power supply from thermal power plants with solar power plants.


Private Company Floats 300 Megawatt Solar Tender In India

January 28th, 2019 | by Saurabh

A privately-owned power distribution company in India has launched a tender to set up 300 megawatts of solar power capacity in the western state of Gujarat. The capacity auctioned shall be used by the distribution company to fulfill its Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO).


India Cuts Implementation Timelines For Solar Power Projects

January 21st, 2019 | by Saurabh

Concerned over the lackluster pace of capacity addition in the solar power sector, the Indian government has made amendments to the auction and project implementation timelines. The recent amendments to the policies would result in much quicker implementation of large-scale solar power projects giving hope to the government that the 2022 target of 100 gigawatts solar power capacity will be realized.


Global Wind Turbine Manufacturers Score Big Orders In India

January 14th, 2019 | by Saurabh

The Indian spree of wind energy auctions seen over the last two years has resulted in an upsurge in orders for some of the leading wind turbine manufacturers. This recent jump in orders comes as developers look to meet the deadlines to commission their respective projects.


Wind Energy Tenders Back In India, 1.2 Gigawatts Offered

January 5th, 2019 | by Saurabh

Lack of transmission infrastructure, increasing concerns over liquidity and financial health of power producers, and insufficient interest by developers has forced India to reduce the size of what was supposed to the largest wind energy tender in its history.



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