Government has received proposals from 12 States for setting up of solar power parks/ultra mega solar power projects totalling 22,100 MW capacity, including the biggest 7,500 MW park to be set up in Leh and Kargil in Jammu and Kashmir.
With Centre planning to reduce the subsidy on rooftop solar power panels from 30 per cent to 15 per cent, the state government will now have to rework its share to make the scheme of mandatory solar rooftops attractive and easy to implement.
West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) and the state environment department will be installing solar photo voltaic (SPV) panels in 80 schools and 20 primary health centres across the state. The project will be launched in six venues in different districts.
The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has launched a loan scheme for rooftop solar photo voltaic power projects which will provide loans at an applicable interest rate of 9.9 to 10.75 per cent to system aggregators and developers.
India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has recently issued guidelines for the implementation of 2GW of projects under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) Phase-II Batch-III which covers financial and technical criteria, as well as connectivity with the grid.
In lines with ‘Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Programme’, the city planners are mulling to make it mandatory for all multi-storied buildings to install rooftop solar panels to generate green energy in Tamil Nadu.