tmgsolar-twitter-image1Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has actually provided a request for submission (RfS) to procure 500MWac of solar energy ability in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Last month, Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) approved plans for the state energy to acquire one more 500MW to earn up for a predicted shortage in reaching its solar Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO), which are set at 2.5% for the year 2016-17 as well as 5% for the year 2017/18.

The tendered projects have to be between 1MWac as well as 50MWac in capacity. On the other hand, the maximum tariff has been set INR 5.10/ kWh (US$ 0.076), with PPAs to be signed with TANGEDCO.

The state’s solar strategy established in 2012 consisted of proposals to develop 3GW of PV ability by the end of 2015. Although except that target today, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) figures this week revealed that Tamil Nadu has actually taken the top place in terms of collective solar deployment from all the Indian states with a substantial installed base of 1,555 MW.

Nevertheless, both wind and also solar designers have actually experienced curtailments in the state in recent months.


growth of rooftop solar in indiaIndia has actually gotten to 1,020 MW of solar rooftop implementations, having included 513MW over the last One Year, according to consultancy company Bridge to India.

Development over the last year was at 113% as well as a comparable trajectory is expected in the coming year, with the country including a lot more ability compared to in all various other years assembled, as reported in the latest ‘India Solar Rooftop Map’.

Notably, in comparison to head of state Narendra Modi’s objective of 40GW rooftop by 2022, Bridge to India forecasts that just 12.7 GW will certainly be installed by 2021.

While the boom thus far has been in utlity-scale, rooftop is anticipated to expand at a quicker price compared to massive in the next five years, spurred on by costs decreasing by 12% per year over the last 4 years.

Of the enhancements up until now, 22% has been with power purchase contracts (PPAs). Developers CleanMax, Amplus Solar, Cleantech Solar, Azure Power, Rays Expert as well as Hero Future Energies were mentioned as several of the leading business providing PPAs.

Bridge to India reported that development in the market is linked to improving economics, especially as business and also industrial (C&I) consumers can reduce their power expenses by in between 20-30% by embracing roof solar. C&I customers dominate the market with 63% of mounted capacity with grid parity having actually been achieved for C&I consumers in 17 from the 19 largest states in India. In states such as Maharashtra as well as Haryana, the difference in tariffs between grid power as well as roof solar can be approximately 30%.

The states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Gujarat have the highest set up capacity at the same time the central government continuously solar-enables buildings with even more tenders.

India first crossed the 8GW milestone in August, but Tamil Nadu has moved from second to first place as the state with the most capacity:

Tamil Nadu 1,555MW

Rajasthan 1,295MW

Gujarat 1,136MW

Telangana 962MW

Andhra Pradesh 947MW

Madhya Pradesh 810MW

Punjab 571MW

Vinay Rustagi, managing supervisor, Bridge to India, stated: “Rooftop solar has actually been a side-story in the Indian solar industry so far, yet that is beginning to transform currently. The sector is growing rapidly as well as starting to understand its potential thanks mainly to raising price competition of roof solar power vs grid power.

“The government has actually introduced eye-catching plans such as internet metering, subsidies for select consumers and more affordable financial debt funding for the market although there is significant extent for enhancement on every front. There is also significant roof ability being produced in the government field itself.”

In conclusion, Bridge to India claimed there is a “intense future” for India’s roof market.

The other day, Delhi Discom BSES touted their very own development in solar rooftop based upon internet metering systems.