Shipra Arora


Floating solar needs new technical standards
29 November 2018 |

SECI recently completed auction for India’s first large-scale floating solar plant. The 50 MW project at Rihand dam in Uttar Pradesh was won by Shapoorji Pallonji with a bid of INR 3.29/ kWh. The winning tariff is about 10% higher than observed in respective ground-mounted auctions. Floating solar is still in nascent stages of development in India with installed capacity…

Floating solar needs new technical standards
29 November 2018 |

SECI recently completed auction for India’s first large-scale floating solar plant. The 50 MW project at Rihand dam in Uttar Pradesh was won by Shapoorji Pallonji with a bid of INR 3.29/ kWh. The winning tariff is about 10% higher than observed in respective ground-mounted auctions. Floating solar is still in nascent stages of development in India with installed capacity…


Wind sector pick up eighteen months away
28 August 2018 |

India added 1.8 GW of wind capacity in FY 2018 (down 67% over FY 2017). We estimate that capacity addition will further slow down to about 1 GW per annum over the next two years before picking up again. The slowdown is largely a result of the sector moving abruptly from FIT-based allocation to auctions. Tariff fell to INR 3.46/…

Wind sector pick up eighteen months away
28 August 2018 |

India added 1.8 GW of wind capacity in FY 2018 (down 67% over FY 2017). We estimate that capacity addition will further slow down to about 1 GW per annum over the next two years before picking up again. The slowdown is largely a result of the sector moving abruptly from FIT-based allocation to auctions. Tariff fell to INR 3.46/…


SECI draws strong response to its 2000 MW wind auction
19 April 2018 |

SECI conducted another e-auction for 2,000 MW of wind power projects on 6 April 2018. Winning bids were INR 2.51 – 2.52/kWh, just marginally higher than the tariffs discovered in the previous 2,000 MW SECI auction (2.44 – 2.45) held in February 2018. Winning bidders include an even spread of international and Indian names. International winners include Continuum (250 MW),…

SECI draws strong response to its 2000 MW wind auction
19 April 2018 |

SECI conducted another e-auction for 2,000 MW of wind power projects on 6 April 2018. Winning bids were INR 2.51 – 2.52/kWh, just marginally higher than the tariffs discovered in the previous 2,000 MW SECI auction (2.44 – 2.45) held in February 2018. Winning bidders include an even spread of international and Indian names. International winners include Continuum (250 MW),…


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