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MAY 31 2017

Karnataka eyes 400 MW rooftop solar plants

  • Economic Times, ET Bureau / Hyderabad
  • Created: Wed 31st MAY 2017


Under Karnataka’s Solar Policy 2014-2021, the state has already allotted solar energy projects to the tune of 300 MW to farmers and this scheme is in progress with good results, said K Siddaraju, Director - Technical, Bescom.

Speaking at CII’s ‘Accelerating India’s Rooftop Solar Programme’, Siddaraju said, “Under ‘Rooftop Solar’ programme, the government envisages a minimum of 400 MW of grid-connected, rooftop solar plants and 1,600 MW of grid connected utility scale solar projects in the state by 2018.”

Solar target

By 2022, Karnataka aims to achieve 2,400 MW solar power generation. To achieve this, the state has scaled up its infrastructure, particularly in the northern region. “With the current infrastructure, for up to 50 KW there is no problem of connection to the grid. For anything above that, the infrastructure needs to be upgraded. To achieve the grid target of 2400 MW by 2022, there is a need for the government and private players to invest more in Infrastructure,” he said.

The conference, themed ‘Powering your rooftops’, brought together leading players in the industry to deliberate and share best practices in the sector.


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