Kadam also said nearly 56 per cent of the capacity auctioned in 2018 has been accounted for by central agencies, such as Solar Energy Corporation of India and NTPC Ltd, with the balance by state nodal entities and discoms under various state-level programmes.
The scrapping of bids has hit India's ambitious target of achieving 1,00,000 MW of solar capacity by 2022. The country has achieved 26,025.97 MW solar capacity till February this year.
The mini Navratan central government undertaking had set a target of generating 8,700 million units of electricity, SJVN Chairman and Managing Director R N Misra said.
"The 45 MW of Bhadla solar power project of NTPC in Rajasthan has been commissioned today. With this, the installed capacity of Bhadla solar power project has become 160 MW and that of NTPC's solar power projects has become 520 MW," a senior official said.
Under the agreement, Orange Renewable will develop a 100 mega watt (MW) solar power project under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) phase - II, batch- III scheme, according to a release issued here.
"With this, RattanIndia's solar portfolio has increased to more than 290 MW which is spread across the country. The online reverse bidding for 10 projects with combined capacity of 500 MW was conducted," the company said in a press release.
"The Board of Directors of the company at its meeting held on February 10, 2016, has approved investment proposal for setting up 10.50 MW solar power project for captive use in the lease hold areas of company's mines situated in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, with a total estimated cost of Rs 61.83 crore," the company said in a BSE filing.
"The plant at Jalaun in Uttar Pradesh was inaugurated by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav under the Uttar Pradesh Solar Power Policy 2013," the company said in a statement.
This is the fifth consecutive win in Punjab, making Azure Power the largest owner and operator in the state with a total of 225 MW capacity under various stages, the statement added.
This is a consecutive win of Ujaas in the last three months after 9 MW at Oil India Rajasthan, 10 MW at Teesta Canal, West Bengal and 1000 KWp at Andaman & Nicobar, the company said.
"Rays Power Experts bagged a Rs 300 crore order from National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) limited," the company said in a release. As part of this order, Rays Power will implement the Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC) Contract for development of 50 MW solar power project in Tamil Nadu.
R V Kanoria, chairman and managing director of Kanoria Chemicals joins CNBC-TV18 to highlight the path ahead for his company. He says that the company is planning to enter the fine chemicals business next apart from the three to five megawatt solar power project in Rajasthan.
Lanco Solar, the subsidiary of Lanco Infratech, has bagged an order in consortium with Juwi Renewable. V Saibaba, CEO of Lanco Solar tells CNBC-TV18 that they will set up a 75-MW solar power project in Maharashtra. The contract was awarded by Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd (Mahagenco).
Lanco Infratech subsidiary Lanco Solar on Thursday will set up a 75-MW solar power project at Maharashtra along with Juwi Renewable India at a cost of Rs 884.18 crore.
Lanco Solar, a subsidiary of Lanco Infratech, in consortium with Juwi Renewable India has been awarded a 75 mega watt solar power project in Dhule district by Maharashtra State Power Generation Co.