The chargers will be set up in six cities (Agra, Bengaluru, Goa, Hyderabad, Ranchi, Shimla) and along Delhi-Jaipur-Agra-Delhi and Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai highways.
The projects—to be set up on RESCO model (capital expenditures covered by the installer)—would come up on a total of 100 various government and private consumer buildings across the State.
The state is lagging woefully in the transition to renewable energy with just 38 MW of solar generation capacity towards its 2020 target of 2.65 GW.
India’s Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has invited bids from domestic and international players for setting up of small grid-interactive solar plants ranging from 500 KW to 2 MW at lands of state-owned utilities. The cumulative capacity, to be installed in turnkey mode, is 40 MW for Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh each and 20 MW for Jharkhand. The state-run energy service company is also mulling to install an aggregate 200 MW of grid-connected solar rooftop across 5,000 state-owned buildings in Maharashtra.
The organization responsible for coordinating India’s push for 100 GW of new solar capacity by 2022 has had a busy week. But, as last year illustrated, tenders alone are not always a guarantee of new generation assets.
Azure Power’s new initiative Azure M-Power has won a project to electrify 320 households across 11 villages in Jharkhand through development of mini and micro grids.
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