Rising Sun Energy wins 190 MW capacity: An independent power producer (IPP) Rising Sun Energy has won the 190 MW solar power tender launched by the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) for Nokh Solar Park in January 2021 (see India PV News Snippets: NTPC, SECI, REIL, Amplus, Chandigarh). Mercom India Research says it won the project for INR 2.25 ($0.031) per kWh winning tariff, beating 8 other contenders.
Waaree Energies commissions 16 MW project: Waaree Energies has announced it has energized a 16 MW ground mounted solar PV project in Gavhankund, Maharashtra for Waacox Energy Pvt. Ltd under the agrifeeder scheme of Maharashtra Govt for MAHAGENCO. It is developed under the aegis of the Chief Minister’s solar agriculture feeder scheme providing daytime power to farmers. Waaree said it has deployed company manufactured 330 wp Polycrystalline solar modules, two Inverter duty transformers of 6250KVA, & one 3500KVA, five inverters of 3125 kW. Project is designed to generate over 78,600 MWh solar power annually.
KSEB’s empanelment tender for 200 MW PV: The Kerala State Electricity Board Ltd. (KSEB) has invited interested EPC firms for an empanelment tender for 200 MW grid tied rooftop solar PV capacity in Kerala. Broad scope of work for the winners of these tenders will be to design, install and commission projects and also provide O&M services for 5 years, as per tender notice. Projects need to be set up in the range of 0.25 MW to 1 MW capacity. Last date to submit bids is March 8, 2021.
NTPC commissions 5 MW solar at UP: The NTPC has commissioned 5 MW as last part of its 20 MW Auraiya Solar PV Project in Uttar Pradesh. The project was commissioned on February 20, 2021, according to a stock exchange filing of the company. “With this, the total installed capacity of NTPC and NTPC group has become 52,115 MW and 64,880 MW respectively and the commercial capacity of NTPC and NTPC group has become 51,315 MW and 64,080 MW respectively,” stated NTPC.
HCCB ramps up renewable energy capacity: Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) has ramped up its renewable and clean energy capacity to meet 50% of its total energy requirements through these sources, reported PTI referring to a company statement. Currently, the company claims to use close to 50% of energy from renewable and clean sources in 8 out of 15 fabs it has in the country. This is in sync with its plan to reduce its carbon emissions by 25% by 2030 from a 2015 base year. The company says it has been able to offset 46,500 tons of carbon emissions annually with solar and wind energy and 30,000 tons by using biomass fuel in its boilers.