JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced that it has supplied 275.4 MWdc of high efficiency modules to Green Light Contractors Pty Ltd for use in the Bungala Solar Farm near Port Augusta, South Australia, which is owned by a joint venture between Enel Green Power and Dutch Infrastructure Fund.
To boost solar and wind power generation in the state, the Gujarat government has announced a new Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Policy. Energy minister Saurabh Patel and minister of state for energy Pradeepsinh Jadeja told the media that the policy is meant to promote the production of wind and solar power simultaneously. Under the policy, developers can set up wind power unit on the land meant for a solar power unit, or vice versa. The policy allows the establishment of wind-solar hybrid power producing units. The objective of the new policy is the optimum utilization of land and grid land for clean energy.
The first quarter (Q1) of 2018 (January-March) was the best on record for solar power installations in India, with 3269 MW being installed in the country, a 34% increase compared to Q4 of 2017. Installations were also up on a year-on-year basis — 2,991 MW was installed in Q1 of 2017. The quarter also marked another feat—this was the first time when over 3 GW (One GW equals 1000 MW) of capacity was installed in the Indian solar market. This was the fifth quarter in a row where at least 2 GW of solar power generation capacity was installed, data compiled by Mercom Communications India, a subsidiary of Mercom Capital Group, said.