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India commissions 221 MW under National Solar Mission

Under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission(JNNSM), launched by the Government in January 2010, grid solar power projects are set up by solar project developers on build, own and operate basis. These projects are selected through international competitive bidding.

The projects for entire capacity for the target of 1100 MW under JNNSM Phase 1 have been allocated.  The projects based on solar photovoltaic technology were allowed to be completed in a period of 12 months for batch I (January 2012) and in 13 months for batch II (February 2013).  The projects based on solar thermal technology were allowed a period of 28 months (May 2013).  An extra period of up to 6 months is allowed against encashment of bank guarantees and payment of liquidated damages as per JNNSM guidelines.

It is reported that projects of aggregate capacity of 221 MW have been commissioned so far under JNNSM subject to verification of documents.

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