Today, the State has 5042 MW of renewable energy capacity, a ten-fold increase from 491 MW in 2012.
The State, which is home to 750 MW Rewa Solar Park, has a cumulative 4,450 MW of new solar park capacity under construction in Agar, Shajapur, Neemuch, Chhatarpur, Omkareshwar and Morena districts.
The International Solar Alliance signals India’s hope to be a global competitor in emerging technologies and cement its place as an institution builder. But how does India’s vision translate into domestic policy? Has India led by example?
An AFP newswire report this week said Anand Kumar had announced plans for 30 GW of generation capacity in Gujarat and 25 GW in Rajasthan, all of it along a 20-25km strip of semi arid land on the border.
The disparity between central and state government renewables policies must be resolved and renegotiating signed PPAs is an absolute no-no, according to the solar business’ bosses.
The ministry slammed the business for delays to a planned site in the village of Bhamer but a spokesman for the developer said the scheme was held up for 18 months by the state government of Maharashtra.
The European Union and India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy have jointly launched standard operation procedures and monitoring tool for Indian solar parks. While the procedures will help to ensure consistency of standards across solar parks, the online monitoring tool will allow better tracking of the solar parks development and operation.
Known as the “roof of the world,” the scenic Ladakh region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir will soon host the world’s largest single-location PV plant.
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