Adanis, Ambanis and Tatas fail to build Thermal Power Plants in India The Indian government has sold the common Indian consumer short, to pander to the interest of the big business groups in India. The government will increase the electricity tariffs to be paid by state utilities to power producers, despite fixed PPAs having been signed. The [...]

India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu is trying to fix a price of 12c/Kwh with bidders under its 1000 MW solar auction scheme. GWI has been writing about TN’s solar scheme quite a lot due to its impressive size and potential. TN plans to install almost 1 GW of solar power every year for the [...]

Andhra Pradesh which is the largest southern Indian state has seen a good response to its tender for 900 MW of solar capacity. The state is using the tried and tested solution of reverse auction to promote solar energy in the state. Indian states particularly the southern ones are heavily power deficient with industries leaving [...]

Introduction Indian states have been coming out with solar policies and tenders at a feverish pace in recent days thanks to falling solar panel prices and massive brownouts due to inadequate power capacity. Tamil Nadu announced a massive solar promotion policy targeting 3 GW in 3 years through a mix of ground and rooftop solar [...]

Problems of Tamil Nadu Solar Energy In Greenworldinvestor, we earlier wrote about Tamil Nadu’s Solar Energy Policy which had generated huge investor interest. The main reasons about the huge enthusiasm seen for setting up solar energy in Tamil Nadu is that, the state is home to almost 60% of India’s wind energy capacity and suffers [...]

There are news reports that the state of Bihar is signing a PPA with a US based investor Schanti Partners for building a 10 MW solar power plant at a rate of Rs 12.5/kwh. The company has received a no objection certificate from BREDA and is set to enter a 25 year PPA at Rs [...]