Solar power developers who want to setup solar plants in India
Proposals for 1,184 MW of solar power projects
V. Rishi Kumar
Hyderabad, Dec. 5
Solar power projects with a total installed capacity of 1,184 MW have been proposed by private developers in Andhra Pradesh, according to Mr Chandan Mitra, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Non-Conventional Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd.
AP Transo has considered the proposals for issue of power evacuation clearance to facilitate them to participate in request for selection (RfS) or to be invited by NTPC Vidyut Nigam Ltd (NVVN) for final allotment. Thus far, three projects of 5 MW each under solar photovoltaic and one project of 50 MW under solar thermal route have been allotted in phase one of RfS called by NVVN.
Speaking to Business Line, Mr Mitra said this shows the growing interest in solar photovoltaic and solar thermal power generation though installation costs are high. However, changes in tariffs in the last two years show the cost has come down from a high of Rs 19 a unit to Rs 17 to about Rs 12 a unit during the latest bidding.
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