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Special Solar Power Zones
Jun 09, 2015

The Government has rolled out a scheme for development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects which   envisages supporting the States in setting up solar parks at various locations in the country with a view to create required infrastructure for setting up of Solar Power Projects. 

  • The solar parks will have suitable developed land with all clearances, transmission system, water access, road connectivity, communication network, etc. 
     
  • This scheme will facilitate and speed up installation of grid connected solar power projects for electricity generation on a large scale. 
     
  • All the States and Union Territories are eligible for benefits under the scheme.

The number of Solar Parks coming up in the States are as under: 

Sl. No. State No. of Solar Parks and Capacity (MW)
1. Gujarat One solar park of 700 MW  
2. Andhra Pradesh Two solar parks of 1500 MW & 1000 MW
3. Uttar Pradesh One solar park of 600 MW  
4. Meghalaya One solar park of 20 MW
5. Rajasthan Three solar parks of 680 MW, 1000 MW & 1000 MW  
6.   Madhya Pradesh Two solar parks of 750 MW each
7. Karnataka One solar park of 2000 MW   
8. Tamil Nadu One solar park of 500 MW  
9. Punjab Two solar parks of 500 MW each
10. Telangana One solar park of 1000 MW
11. Kerala One solar park of 200 MW  
12. Uttarakhand One solar park of 39 MW  
  Total 17 solar parks of  12739 MW  
  • The scheme provides for setting up at least 25 Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects targeting over 20,000 MW of solar power installed capacity within a span of 5 years starting from 2014-15. 
     
  • Central Financial Assistance (CFA) of Rs. 25 lakh is being provided per solar park for preparation of Detailed Project Report, for conducting surveys, etc. 
     
  • CFA of up to Rs.20 lakh per MW or 30% of the project cost, including Grid-connectivity cost, whichever is lower, is also provided on achieving the milestones under the scheme. 
     
  • Government also grants concessional Customs Duty/Excise duty exemption for setting up Solar Power Plants, Accelerated Depreciation and Tax Holidays. 
 

 


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