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Uttarakhand Solar Policy and it's Solar Highlights

Uttarakhand is a relatively young state, having been formed in the year 2000. it is located in the Northern part of the country and is most famous for its temples and pilgrimage centres. The capital city of Uttarakhand is Dehradun, a famous hill station. Uttarakhand has a connected solar power of about 45.10MW and has seen 3.95MW get commissioned in the Financial Year 2016/17. Until 2016, the state had about 23 solar power plants, but since then Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Department Agency or UREDA has mandated to setup another 2000 solar plants that would produce as much as 44MW of electricity, in chasing the run from the centre that a least 8% of the power utilised in the state must come from solar. In November of last year, 200 farmers were empowered to install solar power generation plants in their fields in an attempt to push the adoption of solar. A fixed price of Rs 4.35 per unit was set, at which the farmers would sell the power back to the state government. These farmers have since been named 'Solar Farmers'. Another private player, Rays Power Infra is working on a 100MW project in the state in Roorkee district. By the end of the Financial Year 2019, an additional 196.0MW has been targeted by the state government. Beyond Solar PV, solar lead solutions such s the installation of solar water heating systems have proved to be quite popular in the state.

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