Haryana Government to make installation of solar power plants mandatory

Haryana Government to make installation of solar power plants

Haryana Government has decided to make installation of solar power plants mandatory for housing societies, industries and other specified categories of buildings.

Haryana Principal Secretary, Renewable Energy, Ankur Gupta said notification has been issued in this regard to promote green and clean power and set a high trajectory for solar power generation in the State.

The state government is providing various incentives, including industrial status, exemption from change of land use approval, electricity duty, cess, free-wheeling and banking facility, exemption of T&D and cross-subsidy charges under its Solar Power Policy-2016. Additionally Haryana Gov.t has also decided to purchase solar power over and above the solar Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO).

Gupta said “as many as 40 investors have signed MoUs for investment of over `98,000 crore with the aim of addition of 8,531.75 MW of solar power, besides setting up of BIO CNG, module or cell manufacturing and research and development units in the State.”He further added “small investors were being promoted by reserving 20 per cent of the target for projects of 1 megawatt (MW) to 2 MW capacity, giving a price preference of two per cent for the plants installed within Haryana.”

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