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9 solar power projects of 8.8 MW capacity approved for Haryana

According to reports earlier this month, the Government of India has approved nine solar power projects of 8.8 Mw capacity to be set up in Haryana by independent power producers. These projects will get commissioned by September 2011.

Haryana Power Minister Mahender Partap Singh said the Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (Hareda) had invited proposals from independent power producers for the installation of solar power generation plants of 100 Kw to 2 Mw capacities in the state under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. After the approval of the state government, Hareda issued pre-registration certificates to the 22 developers for setting up of solar power projects of 20 Mw capacity, of which nine projects had been approved by the Government of India.

He said as part of energy conservation drive launched by the state government, two projects of 100 Kw Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic had been commissioned at M/s Omax Auto Ltd, Manesar and Daruhera units at a cost of Rs 260 lakh each. Ministry of New Renewable Energy have provided a total financial assistance of Rs 150 lakh for these projects. One such project of 50 Kw had also been commissioned recently at Retreat, Teri, Gawal Pahari and Gurgaon.

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  1. In the cases above of Manesar and Daruhera solar plants in Haryana where 100 KW plant has been erected and commissioned at a cost of Rs 260 lacs each,the private investment is of 110 lac in both the cases. I feel that this amount is also large and this share should be reduced to 25% and see the results. The payback period will be very attractive and business houses and individuals will rush for investment. This will indirectly reduce the load of grid and help all in meeting the electricity needs.

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