Setting up a solar power plant in TN is about 8 per cent more expensive than in other states since companies have to pay between 5 per cent and 14.5 per cent more as taxes while procuring solar equipment, and liaising costs are higher.
Union ministry of new and renewable energy has said that they will focus on states which have not done well in solar projects. They are planning for 5000 MW solar power generation in Odisha in next three years.
After the Japan visit PM had asked all states to submit project proposals for the JICA loan for infrastructure development in India. Kerala has submitted a pitch for $321 million loan which includes setting up floating solar panels on water bodies like lakes and surfaces of dam reservoirs.
During the event ‘Ujjwal Bhavishyaki Ore’, Prajna Counseling Centre in Mangaluru has distributed solar lanterns to over 400 children who enrolled in primary education, in order to help them make reading more accessible and to promote solar energy.
Located 225 km away from Jodhpur and spread over 10,000-hectare, Bhadla Solar Park in Rajasthan generates 60 megawatt (MW) solar energy and will soon generate 2,255 MW, catalysing investments of about $2 billion.