Author Archives: Saurabh Mahapatra

World’s Largest Coal Miner Launches 200 Megawatt Solar Power Tender

October 26th, 2017 | by Saurabh Mahapatra

The solar blitzkrieg in India has now attracted the world’s largest coal miner as well. Earlier this month, Solar Energy Corporation of India issued a tender on behalf of Coal India Limited for setting up two solar power projects of 100 megawatts capacity each at the planned Neemuch-Mandsaur solar power park in the state of Madhya Pradesh


Still No Takers For One Of India’s Cheapest Solar Projects

October 26th, 2017 | by Saurabh Mahapatra

Solairedirect, an international solar developer backed by French energy major Engie, is currently behind schedule for setting up a 250 megawatt solar power project in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh as there are no buyers identified for the power to be generated.


Indian Module Makers Beat Chinese Prices In 300 Megawatt Tender

October 23rd, 2017 | by Saurabh Mahapatra

In a major boost for the Indian solar module and cell manufacturers, Energy Efficiency Services Limited recently acquired 300 megawatts of modules for multiple uses. The order has come at a time when Indian manufacturers await a decision by the government to levy anti-dumping duties on Chinese modules.


Here’s Why The Middle East Leads In Lowest Solar Tariffs

October 23rd, 2017 | by Saurabh Mahapatra

We have seen solar power tariffs in competitive auctions crash to unprecedented levels across the world over the last few months. These have been mostly led by companies bidding for projects in the Middle East, with some also involved in projects in South America, particularly Chile. So what are the possible reasons that made the Middle East a leader in low-cost solar power?


ABB Plans 4,500 EV Charging Stations Across India

October 18th, 2017 | by Saurabh Mahapatra

ABB has become one of the world's leading EV charging station suppliers, and it is now leading the way into the compelling Indian market. The Indian subsidiary of the European electrical equipment giant has given a glimpse of its aggressive plans to capture a major share of this potentially giant market as India pursues its mission to adopt electric vehicles on a large scale



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