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India Set to Overtake Japan, Will Have Asia's 2nd Largest Power Capacity in 2018! - The Better India

8 hours 49 min ago

The Better India

India Set to Overtake Japan, Will Have Asia's 2nd Largest Power Capacity in 2018!
The Better India
However, experts contend that this is likely to change rapidly because the price of solar and wind energy are dropping precipitously. In fact, solar ... Also Read: How Karnataka is Becoming The Centrepiece of India's Electric Vehicle Revolution ...

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SB Energy Scores 200 Megawatts Of Solar In India At 4.16¢/kWh - CleanTechnica

25 May 2018 - 11:10pm

CleanTechnica

SB Energy Scores 200 Megawatts Of Solar In India At 4.16¢/kWh
CleanTechnica
The company managed to secure the entire 200 megawatts of capacity offered by SECI at the Pavagada solar power park in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. The auction witnessed only one other bid, by Tata Power Renewable Energy. SB Energy ...
Modi Govt @ 4: Despite PM's Push, Sun Yet to Rise on Renewable EnergyNews18
Solar Policy a good start, but implementation is key: IndustryOherald

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HC stays Karnataka electricity commission's retro charges on green power companies - Economic Times

24 May 2018 - 11:18pm

Economic Times

HC stays Karnataka electricity commission's retro charges on green power companies
Economic Times
KERC's order directed that all renewable energy producers should pay 25% of the same charges imposed on conventional power producers—solar developers from April 2017, wind developers from October 2013, and small hydro developers from January ...

Uniform policy & involving discoms, key to hit solar target - Business Line

24 May 2018 - 10:54pm

Business Line

Uniform policy & involving discoms, key to hit solar target
Business Line
Karnataka, where open access solar projects have been exempted from wheeling, banking and cross subsidy charges since 2013 till the end of March, 2018 (the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission has recently issued an order imposing the charges ...

Retro Karnataka charges irk green power companies - Economic Times

23 May 2018 - 10:56pm

Economic Times

Retro Karnataka charges irk green power companies
Economic Times
BENGALURU: Renewable energy developers in Karnataka are agitated over an order passed by the state power regulator imposing “transmission and wheeling charges” on them retrospectively – on solar projects from end-March 2017, on wind projects from ...

Solarpack wins 133 MWp Karnataka contract - pv magazine India

23 May 2018 - 7:28pm

pv magazine India

Solarpack wins 133 MWp Karnataka contract
pv magazine India
With an overall increase in capacity to 2,3379 MW as on January 2018, Karnataka is the country's third largest producer of renewable energy. This is Solarpack's second contract in India – it already has six solar photovoltaic plants in the Indian state ...

Renewable energy producers upset over Karnataka order raising transmission, wheeling charges - Business Line

23 May 2018 - 12:39pm

Business Line

Renewable energy producers upset over Karnataka order raising transmission, wheeling charges
Business Line
The order is meant for wind, solar, mini-hydel and biomass energy producers who sell their power directly to consumers (called 'open access'). The Commission has raised concessional transmission charges and wheeling charges from 5 per cent of what is ...

Karnataka's New Utility-Scale Solar Benchmark Tariff is 30% Less at ₹3.05/kWh - Mercom India

23 May 2018 - 11:01am

Mercom India

Karnataka's New Utility-Scale Solar Benchmark Tariff is 30% Less at ₹3.05/kWh
Mercom India
Karnataka's New Utility-Scale Solar Benchmark Tariff is 30% Less at ₹3.05/ The new generic tariff rate for rooftop solar without subsidy is ₹2.53 (~$0.037)/kWh or 49 percent less than the previous benchmark tariff of ₹5.20 (~$0.08)/kWh without subsidy.

Wheeling Charges in Karnataka Increase Five-Fold - Mercom India

23 May 2018 - 9:58am

Mercom India

Wheeling Charges in Karnataka Increase Five-Fold
Mercom India
With the cost of wind and solar power reducing drastically, renewable energy sources can now compete with the conventional sources of energy. There was a need to increase the applicable charges, because for the past 10 years in Karnataka, the wheeling ...

Indian Solar Tariffs Stable At 4¢/kWh After 1 Gigawatt State Tender - CleanTechnica

23 May 2018 - 3:52am

CleanTechnica

Indian Solar Tariffs Stable At 4¢/kWh After 1 Gigawatt State Tender
CleanTechnica
That tender was for the Pavagada solar power park in the state of Karnataka. The auction not only attracted bids for 3,500 megawatts (an over-subscription of around 370%) but the winning bids were also up to 11% lower than the bids in proceeding state ...
Solar power tariff bids in India stabilize after MSEDCL auctionDevdiscourse

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Podcast | Does hybrid energy policy make sense for India? Find out. - Moneycontrol.com

22 May 2018 - 4:36pm

Moneycontrol.com

Podcast | Does hybrid energy policy make sense for India? Find out.
Moneycontrol.com
Experts say India is an ideal market for hybrid projects, considering that many states are rich in both wind and solar energy resources. Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh have large capacities of both wind and solar power ...

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Solarpack to develop 133MW of solar in Karnataka - PV-Tech

22 May 2018 - 3:38pm

PV-Tech

Solarpack to develop 133MW of solar in Karnataka
PV-Tech
Spanish firm Solarpack has been selected, via its subsidiary Ekialde Solar, to develop five solar systems with a total power of 133MW in the Indian state of Karnataka. The solar parks, located in the towns of Afzalpur, Chincholi, Holenarsipura ...
Solarpack wins 133 MWp of PV in India's KarnatakaRenewables Now

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SB Energy wins SECI 200 MW auction in Karnataka - SteelGuru

22 May 2018 - 2:56pm

SteelGuru

SB Energy wins SECI 200 MW auction in Karnataka
SteelGuru
SB Energy, the joint renewable energy venture of Japan's SoftBank, Taiwan's Foxconn and Bharti Airtel has won the entire 200 MW of solar projects auctioned by Solar Energy Corporation of India at a tariff of INR 2.82 per unit. The projects have to be ...

Solarpack wins 133 MWp of PV in India's Karnataka - Renewables Now

22 May 2018 - 12:12pm

Renewables Now

Solarpack wins 133 MWp of PV in India's Karnataka
Renewables Now
May 22 (Renewables Now) - Spanish solar plant developer and operator Solarpack said on Monday it has won five solar projects in the Indian state of Karnataka with a combined capacity of 133 MWp. Solarpack's subsidiary Ekialde Solar Pvt Ltd has been ...

SB Energy wins 200MW of solar in Karnataka - PV-Tech

21 May 2018 - 4:32pm

PV-Tech

SB Energy wins 200MW of solar in Karnataka
PV-Tech
Softbank's JV, SB Energy has won all 200MW available in the latest solar auction in the Indian state of Karnataka with a tariff of INR 2.82/kWh (US$0.041), a rise from the most recent Indian auctions. The only other competitor in the auction for the ...

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Karnataka elections twist, Rupee in freefall, trades over 68-mark against dollar - Zee Business

21 May 2018 - 12:47pm

Zee Business

Karnataka elections twist, Rupee in freefall, trades over 68-mark against dollar
Zee Business
According to India Rating, depreciating rupee, if unhedged, will impact investor returns in solar power projects in the event of a significant exchange rate variation between the time of bidding (bid assumptions) and finalisation of module supply ...

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Tata Power, Actis in fray to buy Essel's solar power plants - Livemint

21 May 2018 - 9:31am

Livemint

Tata Power, Actis in fray to buy Essel's solar power plants
Livemint
The interest from the Indian power producer and the UK-based private equity fund makes it a four-horse race for Essel's solar power assets which are spread across Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Karnataka. Greenko Group and Hero Future Energies Pvt. Ltd are ...

The Bridge Maker - The Indian Express

21 May 2018 - 12:29am

The Indian Express

The Bridge Maker
The Indian Express
It led him to look at the socio-economics of alternative energy in India too. Inspired by a 65-year-old lady in a village in Karnataka who had never seen a light bulb, Hande began evangelising about solar lighting. He would go door to door in the state ...

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