The Govt. of India has upscaled the capacity target from 20,000 MW to 1,75,000 MW (175 GW) to be achieved by 2022, of which 40 GW is planned through Grid Connected Rooftop Solar mode. The H.P. State Government is keen to contribute to achieving the targets set under the National Solar Mission for the development of Solar Power. Hence, our Solar Power Policy emphasizes its efficiency and recommends it to all investors.
In an attempt to tap solar power potential in Himachal Pradesh, the Himachal government is inviting applications for setting up 250 KW to 500 KW power project in the private sector to provide employment to unemployed youth.
A plan has been prepared by the HP Energy development agency (HIMURJA) for tapping 20 MW solar energy which would be notified soon, Tarun Kapoor, Additional Chief Secretary, Renewable Energy said.
He said the plan has been approved by the government and under this scheme, solar power projects of at least 250 KW and maximum 500 KW will be set up on the private land of the applicant.
“The plan would provide employment to unemployed youth and also result in utilisation of barren lands across the state,” he said.
Kapoor said only permanent Himachali residents are eligible for setting up of the projects. Partnership firms and private companies may also apply, provided that the share of Permanent Himachali is 100 per cent, he added.
The projects would be allotted on ‘First Come, First Serve’ basis and HIMURJA would be accept 40 to 80 applications for the same.
“The government would not accept more applications after the limit of 20 MW power is exhausted,”