Tamil Nadu Government releases solar energy policy

The important objectives of the policy are energy security, establishing 3,000 MW of solar power generation capacity and creating domestic production facilities for solar energy equipment.

The Tamil Nadu Government has announced a solar energy policy for the State to encourage the development of the renewable energy.

According to an official press release, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa released the Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Policy 2012 in the Secretariat today.

The proposed addition to generation capacity will be over the next three years with 1,000 MW of solar power generation facilities being added each year, the release said.

The policy envisages using clean, renewable energy source to contribute to energy security and development of the State.