A tender floated by Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (MPUVNL) for 35 MW of solar rooftop power attracted 31 bidders, and received the country’s lowest tariff quote of Rs 1.58 per unit.
Four years from deadline, India met only 6% of solar rooftop installation target; domestic users unimpressed by subsidy
With less than four years left to meet its target of installing 40,000 megawatt (MW) of rooftop solar power capacity by 2022, India has installed just about 2,538 MW as of March 2018, a full 94 percent short of the target.
The growth in the solar rooftop segment has not been significant, and the government may find it difficult to achieve the target of installing 40 gigawatt (GW) of capacity by 2022, say experts.
Solar rooftop system manufacturers, who pass on subsidy benefits to customers and later recover the amount from governments in the state and Centre, have not been paid their subsidy dues by the central government since September last.
The International Institute of Diamond Grading and Research (IIDGR), a part of the world’s leading De Beers Group, has become the first international company in the Diamond City to install a 34.8 kilowatt solar roof at its grading and inscription facility.
Indian renewable energy developer Azure Power has announced this week that it has won a contract to deliver 20 MW of solar rooftop installations for Indian Railways.
Attracted by India’s solar energy potential, French energy company Engie is in talks with the country’s largest roof manufacturer Everest Industries Ltd for a partnership for solar-ready roofs, said several people aware of the development.
A rooftop solar plant at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) airport commissioned on Tuesday, a statement from airport officials said.