India's Solar Mission - 100GW by 2022

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    A bigger one is soon coming up

    750 MW Solar Power Plant In India, Likely To Be Largest Solar Power Plant In World, Gets World Bank Financing Commitment

    Global funds for India’s aggressive plan to install “ultra mega solar power plants” have begun to flow with the World Bank ready to support a 750 MW power plant, which is likely to become the largest solar power plant in the world. The project would require a total investment of about ₹8,000 crore ($1.3 billion).

    One of the first ultra mega solar power projects India plans to establish has received a pledge of financing support from the World Bank, the Indian media reported this week. The solar power plant will have an installed capacity of 750 MW, 200 MW more than the current largest solar power plant in the world, and will be located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is expected to be among the first to receive financial support from the current government, which allocated a ₹1,000 crore ($167 million) package for UMPPs in the FY2014-15 budget.

    India’s largest power-generating company, NTPC Limited, recently signed an agreement with the Madhya Pradesh government to set up the power plant. The company stated it would invite bids for procurement of solar photovoltaic modules from domestic as well as international manufacturers but will request foreign companies to manufacture modules in India.

    All projects commissioned in India in the form of ultra mega solar power plants (UMPPs) under the aegis of the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) and through government-owned companies are expected to source domestically manufactured solar PV modules. This would be done to support Indian module manufacturers in lieu of the government’s decision not to impose anti-dumping duties on imported modules. A total of 25 UMPPs each with a minimum generation capacity of 500 MW will be commissioned in India over the next five years.

    NTPC Limited has been chosen to set up a number of such UMPPs. The company has a pipeline of 3.5 GW of solar power capacity. It will set up UMPPs in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Odisha, in addition to the project in Madhya Pradesh. Other government-owned companies are also expected to be tasked with setting up similar projects in other states.

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    Smiti Mittal works as a senior solar engineer at a reputed engineering and management consultancy. She has conducted due diligence of several solar PV projects in India and Southeast Asia. She has keen interest in renewable energy, green buildings, environmental sustainability, and biofuels.

    https://cleantechnica.com/2014/12/2...t-india-gets-world-bank-financing-commitment/
     
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    Adani Enterprises, Rajasthan sign deal for 10,000 MW solar project


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    Adani Enterprises Ltd and Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corp. Ltd, the renewable energy arm of the Rajasthan government, will form a joint venture to set up India’s largest solar park with a capacity to generate 10,000 MW of electricity, Adani Enterprises said in a statement on Monday.

    “The cost of the entire project is estimated to be the range ofRs.80,000-90,000 crore going by the current valuations if you include the land and other infrastructure cost required for the project including a solar panel manufacturing unit,” a person aware of the development said on condition of anonymity.

    Adani Enterprises is part of the Adani Group that has revenue of over $9.4 billion (around Rs.58,000 crore).

    The agreement would also include a factory to make solar module parts and equipment, it said. The stake-sharing in the project was not disclosed.

    The solar park is expected to generate clean energy of about 16,644 million units and reduce carbon footprint by approximately 16.2 million tonnes, Adani Enterprises said.

    “India has embarked upon an ambitious program of becoming a world leader in renewable power generation, with a special focus on solar. The development of Solar Park facility is our contribution towards realization of our Prime Minister’s campaign and commitment towards clean and green energy in India.” said Gautam Adani, chairman, Adani Group.

    The Indian government has announced plans to set up 100,000 MW of solar capacity by 2022. It has also issued guidelines for setting up at least 25 solar parks each with a capacity of 500 MW and above across India.

    Last month, Adani Enterprises signed an agreement with US-based SunEdison Inc. to jointly invest $4 billion in setting up India’s largest integrated solar photovoltaic making plant in Mundra, Gujarat.

    Adani group also runs a solar power plant at Bitta in Gujarat with an installed capacity of 40 MW.


    Adani Enterprises last month outlined plans for a major business reorganization aimed at unravelling its corporate structure and unlocking shareholder value.

    The group intends to move away from the holding company structure and move towards one in which it will have four independent, listed entities for its four major business segments.

    After the restructuring, Adani Enterprises will be overseeing businesses including renewable energy, mining, city gas distribution, edible oils, agro commodity trading and logistics.

    Adani gets Gujarat govt nod to build solar power equipment unit

    Adani Enterprises Ltd has secured approval from the Gujarat government to begin work on building a solar power equipment plant on its own after earlier unsuccessful attempts to build the plant in partnership with technology providers such as clean-power developer SunEdison.

    Work on the first phase of the project has started and is expected to be commissioned this year, said two government officials familiar with the plan.

    The Adani Group plans to invest $2 billion in the project to make solar panels and solar photo-voltaic cells.

    “Earlier this month, the company got an in-principle approval from the Gujarat government’s department of electronics for assistance in setting up core infrastructure as per a state scheme to promote industries,” said a senior government official close to the development, requesting anonymity.

    For the project, Adani Enterprises has set up special purpose vehicle Mundra Solar PV Ltd. The plant will produce polysilicon, wafers, cells and modules.

    According to the project details submitted to the state government, Mundra Solar PV aims to complete phase 1 of the project by the end of this year. The initial phase will include setting up a solar cell and module plant with a capacity of 1,200 megawatts (MW).

    The plant will be developed over a three-year period. “This facility will vertically integrate all aspects of solar panel production on site, including polysilicon refining, ingots, wafers, cells and panels production, with a broader ecosystem involving extended supply chain for raw materials and consumables,” according to the project details document with the state.

    The total cost of phase 1 is about Rs.2,000 crore, said the government official cited earlier.

    The facility will produce about 100MW of modules and photo voltaic cells per month.

    The second phase will see the firm setting up a solar panel manufacturing plant with an overall capacity of 3,000MW. In the third phase, the firm will produce polysilicon with a total planned capacity of 10,000 tonnes.

    Adani, which was in talks with SunEdison and Foxconn for a joint venture, has decided to go solo, according to the proposal submitted to the state.

    While officials of Adani group and SunEdison declined to comment, an email sent to Foxconn on Tuesday has remained unanswered.

    Earlier, Adani and SunEdison had signed an agreement at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors’ Summit in 2015 to invest $4 billion in a solar photovoltaic manufacturing facility in Gujarat.

    However, things did not go as planned and Adani decided to work on its own for now, said the second government official, while adding that the company may rope in technology partners after the first phase is completed.

    Reacting to a media report about Adani forming a joint venture with Foxconn for an electronic and solar equipment manufacturing facility in the country, Adani Enterprises, in a BSE filing on 4 August, said talks with Foxconn were at a “discussion stage”.

    “While SunEdison was asking a high return for its technology, Foxconn wanted to be a majority stakeholder in the joint venture. So, Adani has decided to go solo for now. However, it will need to rope in a technology partner at a later stage,” said an industry expert in the know of the development who did not want to be named.

    Adani Group has also been in talks with SunEdison to acquire the latter’s Indian assets.

    “Adani Group has been approached by bankers appointed by SunEdison for sale of its Indian assets and the group is still analysing the offer,” said an investment banker familiar with the development.

    Much of the capacity that Adani plans to produce at Mundra is to be utilized for the company’s solar generation plans in India.

    The group’s entry into solar power began when Adani Power commissioned a 40MW solar plant in Kutch district of Gujarat in 2011. Following a restructuring of the group in 2015, Adani Enterprises currently executes all solar and renewable energy projects through its Adani Green Energy Ltd unit.

    Adani has set up an ambitious target to build a capacity of 10,000MW of solar power by 2022. In the last two years, it has announced at least two big solar power projects—a 10,000MW solar power park in Rajasthan where the firm plans to put up half the capacity itself; and a 648MW solar power plant in Tamil Nadu.

    Last year, the group signed a joint venture agreement with Rajasthan to set up a 10,000MW solar park, which will emerge as the largest such integrated facility in India, the firm said in a note last year.

    The joint venture, which will be known as Adani Renewable Energy Park Rajasthan Ltd, will have an equal equity partnership between the state and Adani Renewable Energy Park Ltd, a unit of Adani Enterprises. The proposed park, which is expected to draw Rs.60,000 crore investments, will include a massive manufacturing unit for solar modules, parts and equipment.

    Adani is also setting up a 100MW project in Punjab that is expected to go on-stream by July, and a 50MW project in Uttar Pradesh which is expected to be ready by December.

    The central government has announced a target to set up 100,000MW of solar capacity by 2022. It also aims to set up at least 25 solar parks each with a capacity of 500MW and above across India.

    http://www.livemint.com/Companies/g...ovt-nod-to-build-solar-power-equipment-u.html

    http://www.livemint.com/Industry/59...Rajasthan-sign-deal-for-10000-MW-solar-p.html
     
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    Land Acquisition is the biggest hurdle.
    In my state Jharkhand alone we have two 4000 MW Coal Power Plant, 5 medium (500-1000 MW) Coal power plants, 3 hydro power projected to produce 2500MW, in addition to a 500 MW Solar Power plant in a JV with a Canadian company, all stuck up.

    Couldn't imagine the list of all of India. Modi needs to deliver on it.
     
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    Ministry of Railways07-December, 2016 16:56 IST
    Utilisation of Renewable Energy

    Vision 2020 document of the Indian Railways envisages to utilize at least 10% of its energy requirement from renewable sources.

    Indian Railways (IR) has planned to source about 1000 Mega Watt (MW) Solar Power as part of its Solar Mission. Further, Indian Railways also plans to harness about 200 MW of wind power in next five years based on techno commercial assessment. Out of this, about 50 MW (14 MW solar and 36 MW wind power) renewable power has already been set up.

    Energy audit on IR is an ongoing process and in the last year, about 200 energy audits were done. To improve energy efficiency, it has been decided to use LED lights in all Railway installations progressively and till date, about 200 Stations have been provided with LED lighting.

    This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 07.12.2016 (Wednesday).

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    Hi can anyone suggest, from where To buy LED T4 tube light, announced yesterday at a price of around 250rp.

    And

    A Good solar power system,
    Brand, cost, benefits

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    This government was unsuccessful on implementing land reforms.
    Compared to coal or hydro, land requirement for solar projects are huge. This 648MW plant was setup on 2500 acres.
     
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    Subsidized ones will be available in coming months. Not till now.
     
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    In TN late CM jayalalitha made a order to have rain water harvest compulsory in all governement buildings to improve ground water table..

    similarly if we do small scale installations in many buildings over certain area limit, we can utilize it beneficially

    in fact i am also looking to install, commercial power supply is getting expensive AT ABOUT 8 RP PER unit,
    solar will help reduce that, also transmission loss can be avoided by country , if i use my own power
     
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    1 KW terrif has reached Rs 4.35 which is damn good. If it goes down to Around Rs 3.50, it will beat the cost of almost any source of electricty. They way it has gone down from Rs 14 to Rs 4.35 within few years is rally amazing. Our target should be to exploit renewable source as much as possible.
     
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    The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has permitted the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) to float another tender to procure 500 MW of solar power through competitive bidding. The move follows the tepid response to TANGEDCO’s earlier tender, which drew 20 bidders for setting up solar power plants in the State for a combined capacity of 122 MW. The benchmark rate for the tender was ₹5.10 per unit.

    Of the 20 bidders, two companies — GRT & Sons and GRT Firm — had quoted the lowest rate of ₹4.50 per unit with respect to their proposed solar power plants of 10 MW each, TANGEDCO stated in a petition to TNERC.

    Competitive bids


    The power utility added that the rate offered by the eligible bidders (GRT & Sons and GRT) was more competitive and that it had accepted their bids.

    However, of the 500-MW capacity in total, only 20 MW had been finalised during the earlier tender. Hence, TANGEDCO has proposed to float another tender for 500-MW capacity through the reverse bidding process (e-bidding), the petition said. TANGEDCO has sought a procurement price of ₹4.50 per unit in the proposed new tender.

    The procurement of solar power was aimed at meeting the solar renewable purchase obligation of five per cent that has been fixed for the year 2017-18.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities...er-for-500-MW-solar-power/article16972992.ece
     
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