Haryana Bags 500 MW Solar Power Park Project

Haryana Bags 500 MW Solar Power Park Project

Solar Power Park Project

The solar row is taking momentum at an unprecedented level, as another state in India has accredited construction of an ultra-mega solar power project, boosting the Indian Government’s plan to set up 20 GW of large-scale solar power parks.

The northern part of Haryana has got approval to build a 500 MW solar power project. The MNRE has extended support and asked the Haryana Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) to prepare a detailed project report following which the final formalities for the tendering and implementation will take place.

India aims to have 100 GW of operational solar power capacity by March 2022, including 20 GW from large-scale solar power projects in various states. Haryana targets capacity of 4.2 GW of solar power by March 2022.

Under this programme, the state agencies will ensure availability of land and grid connectivity while the Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) will oversee the tendering process for the individual projects that will make up the large-scale solar power parks.

These large-scale solar power parks will be crucial for the states to increase the share of solar power in the overall electricity consumption (excluding that from hydro power projects) to at least 8% by March 2022.

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