State of Solar in Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh is one of the oldest states in India and is located in the Southern part of the country. Its ranks in the top ten states when it comes to the size, both by geography and population. The de facto capital city of Andhra Pradesh is Amravati. As of January 2017, a total of 979.65 MW solar power
has been commissioned in the state. AP will house solar parks with a capacity of almost 4,000 MW with Rs 2225.5 crore
for the same already sanctioned in 2016. These solar parks are expected to be up and ready by the year 2020, potentially making Andhra Pradesh one of the highest solar power producing states in the country. Other than the huge potential of solar, availability of land and rooftops at reasonable prices combined with good infrastructure, make AP an ideal state for solar installation. The solar parks in Andhra Pradesh are being developed as a joint venture between Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)
, Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation and New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh.