Indian conglomerate Adani has submitted a proposal to build a 1GW solar plant in the Indian state of Jharkhand.
Arvind Kumar, project director at the Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA), told PV Tech that the agency still requires a full project report from Adani and “location is being scrutinised”. He also said that JREDA has not studied the cost of the project yet.
A local report from The Times of India said that steel group Jindal Steel and Power and Limited (JSPL) has also submitted a proposal for a separate 1GW solar plant in the state, but Kumar said that Jindal had not yet submitted one to the JREDA office, although it might have submitted a proposal “somewhere else”.
On 8 August the Jharkhand government approved a new state solar power policy including a target of reaching 2GW of solar deployments by 2020, said Kumar.
In July, Adani Group signed an agreement to set up a 648MW solar park in the state of Tamil Nadu.