Govt approves 1000 MW grid-connected solar power projects
The government has approved 1000 MW of grid-connected solar power projects, New and Renewable Energy minister Farooq Abdullah said today.
The government is targeting 1000 MW of solar power by 2013 of which 500 MW would be solar PV and 500 MW through solar thermal technology.
The government has targetted 20,000 MW of solar power by 2020 through the Solar Mission. The total potential for renewable energy output is estimated at 85,000 MW.
Some 2,000 applications for 5 MW each capacity were received and so reverse bidding will be adopted to select 100 projects offering the cheapest rate from the announced rate of Rs 17.90 per unit, he said on the sidelines of Bengal National Chamber of Commerce and Industry interactive session.
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