India approves 9 solar power projects for Haryana

These projects will get commissioned by September this year, an official release said here today. Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) had earlier invited proposals from IPPs for installation of solar power generation plants of 100-kilowatt to 2-MW capacity in the state under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.

The state government subsequently gave approval to the proposed projects, following which HAREDA issued pre-registration certificates to 22 developers for setting up solar power projects of 20 MW capacity. Out of these, nine projects have now been approved by the Centre, the release said.

As part of the energy conservation drive launched by the state government, two 100-KW Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) projects were commissioned at Omax Auto Ltd’s Manesar and Dharuhera units at a cost of Rs 2.60 crore each.

The union ministry of new renewable energy has provided total financial assistance of Rs 1.5 crore for each of these projects, it said.

Furthermore, a small hydro project of 6-MW capacity was commissioned at Dadupur, Yamuna Nagar, in March, 2010, and a small 2-MW hydro plant was commissioned at Gogripur, Karnal, in September, 2010, it said. In addition, a 1-MW distillery effluents-based power project was commissioned at a distillery unit at Hathin, in Palwal district, at a cost of Rs 4 crore.