• Haryana government is planning to develop 133 MW of solar power plants
  • The state government says it will make use of land available on ground as well as rooftops
  • State wants to have 3,200 MW of solar power capacity by 2022 of which 1,600 MW is planned to come from rooftop PV

The north Indian state of Haryana will develop 133 MW PV capacity on ground and rooftops. The state wants to have a cumulative solar power capacity of 3,200 MW by 2022, out of which rooftop solar power plants will add 1,600 MW.

The information was shared by Haryana state Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at the inauguration of a 10 MW solar power plant in Panipat. This PV system was commissioned earlier this month by EPC contractor Sterling and Wilson for Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HPGCL) at Panipat Thermal Power Station (see Low Cost 10 MW PV Plant In Haryana).The tariff for this project is around 86.5 US cents per kW.

First diesel-free city planned in Haryana
Haryana has ambitious plans to use its solar potential, in particular for the city of Gurgaon, the technology and financial hub of North India. For this city, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has plans to turn it into the first diesel-genset free city in the country. It will instead be powered by a smart-grid powered by solar, wind and traditional sources of power (see Gurgaon To Run On Smart Grid).