Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in October 2016

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) invited bids to Develop 8 MW Solar Project in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, under its self-owned and developed projects program. (read more)

India solar PV imports and exports are rising; exports have witnessed a 116 percent rise and imports have increased by 52 percent. (read more)

NTPC will set up a 3.5 MW solar and wind hybrid project in Karnataka. (read more)

Cumulative solar installations in India crossed 8.6 GW. (read more)

NTPC listed Green Masala Bonds worth Rs.20 billion (~$299.5 million) on the Singapore Stock Exchange. (read more)

Bid-Submission deadline to install 10 MW solar project at Paradip Port Trust was extended. (read more)

The year-to-date trading volume of solar renewable energy certificates has reached 506,148 already surpassing 2015 trade volume. (read more)

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited tenders to set up a 5.76 MW grid connected rooftop solar project on behalf of Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL). (read more)

NTPC has invited bids to develop a 17 MW grid-connected solar PV project in the village of Manglutan in South Andaman on turnkey basis. (read more)

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has issued a request for selection (RfS) to procure 500 MW of solar power from developers in Tamil Nadu through reverse auction, to meet its Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO). (read more)

NTPC is to set up 50 MW of solar projects with battery energy storage system at Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar. (read more)

In Uttarakhand, 181 MW of solar projects (with an average tariff of Rs.5.78 (~$0.0863)/kWh) and an original commissioning schedule of October 2016 have been extended until March 31, 2017. (read more)

NTPC has retendered a 250 MW solar project at the Kadapa Solar Park in Andhra Pradesh. (read more)

The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) has issued a notice inviting tenders (NIT) to set up a 50 MW solar project in the Theni and Dindigul districts of Tamil Nadu. (read more)

According to figures released by The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), 45,916 MW of renewable energy has been installed as of September 2016. Wind still account for the largest portion of the cumulative renewable energy capacity with 28 GW, but solar is catching up. (read more)

SECI has announced that a 10 MW solar PV project has been commissioned on the Teesta canal bank of West Bengal under the Central Government’s plan for Canal-top and Canal-bank projects. (read more)

Visakhapatnam Port Trust is planning to set up a 5 MW solar power project in addition to its existing 10 MW solar power project which is under progress. Work on the project is likely to begin by the start of the next financial year. (read more)

Last year, solar PV projects with a cumulative capacity of 1.1 GW were auctioned in Jharkhand, but, the power purchase agreements between the developers and the distribution company (DISCOM) are yet to been signed. (read more)

The Administration of Union Territory (UT) of Chandigarh is providing incentives to spur rooftop installations by private developers. These include a central subsidy of 30 percent and an incentive for Residents’ Welfare Associations (RWAs) in the UT. (read more)

Indian Railways plans to set up 1,000 MW of solar power generation capacity by 2022. (read more)

Central government to provide aid of $3.1 billion to India's solar manufacturing industry. (read more)

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