Kerala’s Solar Market Heats Up; To Touch 1870MW

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The installed capacity of solar power in the state of Kerala will touch 1,870 megawatts by 2022 if things pan out. Today the capacity is around 120 MW, however it is growing with numerous companies, consisting of the Agency for Non-conventional Energy and Rural Technology, the Kerala State Electricity Board and regional bodies, acknowledging the capacity of utilizing solar power.


The KSEB alone anticipates to finish 15 solar power projects with an overall installed capacity of 9.2 MW in 2018-19. In addition to these, the KSEB has actually likewise released documentation on 7 other solar power projects.

Of the 200 MW Kasargod solar park, a 50 MW element is currently operational. The KSEB has actually likewise provided conditional clearance for acquiring electrical power produced at the proposed 170 MW solar task prepared by NTPC Ltd at Kayamkulam, according to Electricity Minister M Mani. ANERT pursues 3 different plans for generation of solar energy utilizing roof plants.

ANERT is now promoting the Renewable Energy Service Company design in the state for motivating federal government healthcare facilities and facilities to use up solar projects. The huge tourist attraction of this design, which is promoted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India, is the federal government firms will not need to make any preliminary financial investment.

ANERT likewise has 2 other solar power projects - Solar Connect and the Solar Off-Grid programme. Through its 'Solar Connect' plan, it has actually so far accomplished an installed capability of 8 MW.


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