- Solar power developer Azure Power inaugurated 10 MW rooftop solar project in Punjab
- All power produced will be sold for a fixed tariff of $0.11 per kWh to Punjab State Power Corporation Limited for a period of 25 years
- The Indian company currently operates 225 MW solar power capacity in the state of Punjab
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Azure Power has commissioned 10 MW rooftop solar power capacity in the Indian state of Punjab. Spread in eight locations across the state, the project is one of India’s largest grid connected solar rooftop projects. All power produced from the rooftop solar project will be sold for the next 25 years to Punjab State Power Corporation Limited for a tariff of 7.59 INR per kWh ($0.11).
Solar power developer and operator, Azure Power currently has a solar portfolio of 225 MW in Punjab. which makes it ‘the largest owner and operator of solar power plants in Punjab’.
In June 2016, the Indian company announced commissioning of a 28 MW solar power plant in Muktsar village of Punjab and laid foundation for another 150 MW capacity in the same village. In May, Azure commissioned four solar power plants in three states, 50 MW in Andhra Pradesh, two plants of 28 MW capacity in Punjab and 10 MW in Karnataka.
Azure Power claims to have a solar power portfolio of over 1 GW, with the largest operating solar power project under the National Solar Mission, a 100 MW plant in Rajasthan.