All posts from Saurabh Mahapatra

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Indian State Considers 100 Megawatt Floating Solar Project

Originally published on CleanTechnica by Saurabh Mahapatra Yet another floating solar power project is under consideration in India. According to media reports, the state government of Andhra Pradesh is considering setting up a floating solar project of 100 megawatts of capacity. The project could come up at Penna Ahobilam Balancing Reservoir which has a live […]

February 16th

Cheaper Solar Power Allows Indian Companies To Dump Utility Supply

Originally published on CleanTechnica by Saurabh Mahapatra The sharp fall in tariffs of solar photovoltaic power projects in India has allowed industrial units to invest in captive power plants to meet power demand earlier being met from power distribution utilities. Solar power tariffs for photovoltaic power plants in competitive auctions have collapsed from INR 12.76/kWh (19.00¢/kWh) […]

February 9th

India Launches Online Training Course On Solar Energy Which Costs Just $8.79!

Originally published on CleanTechnica by Saurabh Mahapatra India is preparing to have a huge army of skilled professionals ready to service the rapidly growing solar power market. The Indian government has announced the launch of an online training program to help young individuals turn into professional solar power technicians. The Solar Energy Corporation of India recently […]

February 9th

India To Launch Global Solar Power Alliance At Paris Climate Change Summit

India has successfully hosted a worldwide platform for ‘sunshine countries’ ahead of the climate talks in Paris.  During the third India-Africa Forum, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi formally invited around 110 nations to join an international solar alliance, the International Agency for Solar Policy and Application (InSPA) which will be launched at the Paris Climate Conference […]

November 11th

SoftBank, Sharp Form Joint Venture To Offer Solar EPC Services

Japan’s telecom group Softbank intends to expand its diversification in the solar power sector and offer engineering, procurement and construction services through a new Joint Venture (JV) with Sharp Corporation. Both the Japanese firms are expected to form a joint venture in December with an estimated capital of around USD $1 million. SoftBank’s SB Energy, […]

November 11th

Indian State Of Odisha Plans 1 GW Solar Power Park

The Indian state of Odisha has announced an ambitious plan to set up a 1000MW solar park. The park will be built through public-private partnership and is already approved by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). The solar power park would be built in clusters for which 5,000 acres of land would be […]

November 4th

Aditya Birla & Abraaj To Invest In Indian Solar Power Market

Diversified business conglomerate Aditya Birla Group has announced that it has partnered with Dubai-based private equity investor Abraaj Group to develop utility-scale solar power plants across various states in India. Aditya Birla Group will invest in solar power assets through one of its subsidiaries, Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited, (ABNL) whereas Abraaj will invest through one […]

October 30th