Chandigarh, Aug 31 (UNI) The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has allocated six projects of 12 MW capacity to the private developers to generate power from solar energy in Phase-I.
While stating this here today, a spokesman of HAREDA said that two projects of three MW capacity each has been allocated to RS India Wind Energy Pvt Ltd, New Delhi and Estonfield Renewable Resources Pvt Ltd, Kolkatta. Besides two projects of two MW capacity each have been allocated to Epuron Renewable Energy Pvt Ltd, New Delhi and Azure Power India, New Delhi.
Similarly, two projects of one MW capacity each for rooftop installations has 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 a MoU with the Agency for preparation of Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) and execution of the projects. The projects will 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 has 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 is yet to be harnessed in MW scale in the country. The government is providing incentives upto the limit of 10 MW to the states.
Keeping in view the large potential of Haryana, the state government has requested the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to enhance the cap of 10 MW for states like Haryana.
HAREDA has received tremendous response from the private developers to set up solar power projects in the state.
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