Lightsource BP has completed its first utility-scale solar farm in India after bringing online a 60MW project in Maharashtra, having won the contract through a competitive 450MW tender process completed in September 2016.
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi will visit the UK on 18 April when he will welcome the European country to the International Solar Alliance (ISA) as its newest member.
BP is to acquire a 43% stake in prolific UK-based solar developer Lightsource in what stands to be a significant new solar partnership.
The Indian and UK prime ministers Narendra Modi and Theresa May have unveiled plans to establish a joint research and development centre to support solar innovations.
Low tariffs and the increasing dominance of Indian corporates have made entry into the India solar market increasingly tricky over the last year, but a market correction could open up new opportunities.
Lightsource Renewable Energy, the most prolific developer of utility-scale solar in the UK, has won its maiden tender in India.