Government warms up for major heat pump trial

BEIS is seeking bids for around £16.5m of contracts for the management and delivery of the demonstration project

Poor turnout at latest US oil and gas auction

Bidders were only interested in around 1% of the available offshore leases

EU offers €239m for environment projects

Funding worth €239 million (£191.2m) is being made available by the European Commission for projects dedicated to the environment. Businesses across the EU are invited to bid for a share of the cash, which is provided as part of the Commission’s LIFE sub-programme for environment. It aims to develop and implement innovative ways to respond […]

Indian solar auction attracts major attention

A stampede of investors crowded to bid for the latest round of solar power projects in India. Global investment bank Goldman Sachs’ solar venture and US-based First Solar were among companies bidding for PV projects. The auction was for 750MW worth of solar developments but it was oversubscribed. By the time the auction closed – […]

India delays solar auction for second time

India has pushed back its national auction for 750MW of solar power for the second time, reports claim. The deadline for the submission of solar project proposals has now been moved from 28th December to 20th January. It had been delayed previously amid fears the nation’s utility companies lack the funds to pay for it. […]

India invites first solar bids in two years

The Indian Government is inviting bids for 750MW of new solar plants – its first national auction since 2011. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is offering around Rs18.75 billion (£190m) in grants for the projects as part of its National Solar Mission launched in 2010. It aims to reduce the cost of PV […]

Indian state to auction 1GW of solar projects

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu has announced plans to auction 1GW of solar power capacity next month. In a document released by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation, it states developers can submit bids for 1MW or more by the first week of January. Those offering to sell solar power at the lowest […]