Chandigarh, Aug 31: The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has allocated 6 projects of 12 MW capacity to the private developers to generate power from solar energy in Phase-I.
While stating this on Sunday, Aug 31, a spokesman of HAREDA said that two projects of 3 MW capacity each had been allocated to R S India Wind Energy Pvt Ltd, New Delhi and Estonfield Renewable Resources Pvt Ltd, Kolkatta. Besides two projects of 2 MW capacity each had been allocated to Epuron Renewable Energy Pvt Ltd, New Delhi and Azure Power India, New Delhi.
Similarly, two projects of 1 MW capacity each for rooftop installations had been approved for Omax Auto Ltd, Gurgaon and Selecto Systems Pvt Ltd, Faridabad as a special case, as these projects do not require any land for installation and can be commissioned in shorter span of time and could also be showcased for replication in other industries.
HAREDA had invited these developers to enter into MOU with the Agency for preparation of Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) and execution of the projects. The projects would be set up by these industries before December next year with a total investment of approximately Rs 240 crore.
The solar insolation level in the state was in the range of 5.5 KWH to 6.5 KWH per sq meter of area and the state had about 320 clear sunny days in a year, which offers a great potential for using solar energy for various thermal and electrical energy applications.
But, the potential available from solar energy was yet to be harnessed in MW scale in the country a central government was providing incentives upto the limit of 10 MW to the states.
Keeping in view the large potential of Haryana, the state government had requested the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to enhance the cap of 10 MW for states like Haryana.
HAREDA had received tremendous response from the private developers to set up solar power projects in the state.