The solar energy plant has been constructed under the second phase of India’s National Solar Mission (NSM) at Jodhpur.
The commissioning of the facility made Azure Power the single largest owner and operator of solar photovoltaic (PV) plants under the NSM with a combined operational capacity of 142MW.
Azure Power founder and chief executive officer Inderpreet Wadhwa said: “This is the largest capacity project under the NSM Phase-2, where the power is being sold to Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) at INR 5.45 /KWhr with Viability Gap Funding.
“This is almost a 70% reduction in price of solar power since our first project in 2009 and we are pleased to make this contribution towards attaining grid parity for solar power.”
Under the Jawaharlal Nehru NSM, which was unveiled in 2010, the Government of India has allocated solar PV projects totaling 1250MW in three tranches of 150MW, 350MW and 750MW.
Azure Power won in all the three tranches, and commissioned 5MW, 35MW and the maximum permissible capacity of 100MW respectively under every tranche.
The company developed India’s first utility scale solar plant in 2009. It manages the total development and operation process by offering solar power solutions to customers across the country.