In February 2017, just 70.8 MW of solar was tendered in
India, compared to 931
MW in January 2017. Rooftop solar accounted for most of the capacity
tendered in February. Solar auction activity was robust with 750 MW in February
compared to 504 MW in January.
During the month of February, the Numaligarh Refinery in
Assam tendered a 1
MW ground mount solar project. The project will be installed on the
Numaligarh Refinery premises.
meet its Renewable Purchase Obligation, the West Bengal State Electricity
Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) tendered two
solar projects of 10 MW each to be developed at Paschim Medinipur, West
In three separate tenders, a total capacity of 49.8 MW
of rooftop solar was tendered. The Jammu & Kashmir Energy Development
Agency (JAKEDA) tendered 37.8
MW of rooftop solar in a bid to achieve the state’s rooftop target set by the Ministry of New and
Renewable Energy (MNRE). In a move to push for more rooftop solar in the state,
the West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) tendered 10
MW of rooftop solar in West Bengal. To fulfill its energy requirement, the electricity
department of Andaman & Nicobar tendered two
MW of rooftop solar in the union territory.
Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam (MPUVNL) successfully
MW of solar at the REWA solar park in Madhya Pradesh at record low tariff.