The President of India has sanctioned implementation of viability gap funding for setting up of 1 GW grid-connected solar PV power projects in North Eastern states including Sikkim. The funding has been approved as a subset of the existing scheme for setting up of 5 GW grid connected solar PV power projects with viability gap funding under Batch IV Phase II of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.
Freyr Energy has completed 640 kW of solar PV rooftop plants in Manipur, North East India, including a 100 kW off-grid battery powered system, for a total investment of around INR 50 million (around US$769,175).
175,000 households of Manipur will receive 24×7 electricity supply. The scheme is scheduled to be completed by March 2019. The electricity will be produced through various sources – including renewable resources like solar micro and mini-grid applications. However, BNEF says that the 24×7 energy supply seems far away.
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