Rajasthan Renewable Energy invites bids for setting up 50 solar power PV plants in India

Rajasthan Renewable Energy invites bids for setting up 50 solar power PV plants in India

By
Greentech Lead Team:
Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RREC) has invited
bids from solar power project developers to set up 50 projects of 1 MW each
small solar PV plant in Rajasthan under the Rajasthan solar energy policy,
2011.

These
small solar PV plants will be connected to 11KV, RREC said in its
bid document. The last date of submission of bids is March 19, 2012.

Last
year, the Rajasthan state cabinet cleared the Rajasthan State Solar Policy 2011
along with a new policy on land allotment at concessional rates.

The
policy will promote solar power production and bring in maximum investments
into the state. The government aims to develop Rajasthan as a hub of solar
energy.

Under
the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, India plans to produce 1,000 mw of
solar energy, of which 50 percent has to be done in this desert state. The
first solar plant is expected to come up in Nagaur with a capacity of 2.5 mw
while the second will be at Bikaner.

The
state is expected to generate up to 1,500 mw from solar energy by 2013-14 and
expecting an investment of Rs 15,000 crore in the private sector. The
production would be increased to 3,000 mw by 2017-18 with an additional
investment of Rs 20,000 crore.

This
apart, units for manufacturing of the required equipment for generation of 500
mw power will also be set up by 2013-14 at an investment of Rs 2,000 crore.
Apart from large investments coming to state, employment opportunities will
also be created. The policy has a provision of allotting land for solar energy
plants at 10 percent of the DLC rates in the area. 

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