SOLAR POLICY FOR Jharkhand

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State of Solar in Jharkhand

Jharkhand is located in the eastern part of India and was formed in the year 2000 as a part of Bihar. Cities such as Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad and Bokaro are cities of great industrial importance. As of 2017, Jharkhand had a commissioned solar power of 17.51MW with 1.33 MW coming in the FY 2016/17. In order to push solar, Jharkhand announced its solar 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 45 different sites in Jharkhand last year, which were mainly due to the government having second thoughts about the agreed tariffs. This 1.2GW project is set to be the biggest in Jharkhand so far but seems to be struggling to get off the ground highlighting the issues that exist in certain states due to their geography and financial state.

*Last updated on April 4, 2017

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