SOLAR POLICY FOR Jharkhand

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Jharkhand Solar Policy and it's Solar Highlights

The above solar policy of Jharkhand was published on August 10, 2015 and can be found indetail here.

Jharkhand is located in the eastern part of India and was formed in the year 2000 as a partof Bihar. Cities such as Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad and Bokaro are cities of greatindustrial importance. As of 2017, Jharkhand had a commissioned solar power of 17.51MWwith 1.33 MW coming in the FY 2016/17. In order to push solar, Jharkhand announced itssolar policy in 2015 to achieve up to 2650MW grid connected solar power by the year 2020.500MW out of this 2650MW is earmarked to be achieved from rooftop solar power plants.There were reports of delay in the signing of PPA of projects of up to 1200MW at 45different sites in Jharkhand last year, which were mainly due to the government havingsecond thoughts about the agreed tariffs. This 1.2GW project is set to be the biggest inJharkhand so far but seems to be struggling to get off the ground highlighting the issues thatexist in certain states due to their geography and financial state.

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