Indian EPC Eversun Energy has been awarded a 5MW contract by India’s largest state-owned utility, NTPC, for solar PV projects in Faridabad, in the Indian state of Haryana .
The project, is claimed to be worth INR34.68 crore.
The state is generating around 7.8MW of solar electricity at the moment, and another 6.5MW have been commissioned under various projects, carried out in partnership with private firms.
However, The Hindu newspaper reported that the growth of the private sector is being impeded by red-tape.
“The implementation is given a limited time, whereas awarding a project takes a long time,” said Rajeev Kumar, who organises the Renewable Energy India Forum, a common platform for both the private players and the policymakers.
“It will greatly benefit the state's renewable energy record to sort out these stage-one hiccups. Land acquisition is also a major issue for private manufacturers,” said Kumar.
In separate news, JinkoSolar has completed a 5MW project in Ghespur, Gujarat, in 58 days.
In collaboration with Sunkon Energy, 17,886 JinkoSolar polycrystalline modules were installed and are expected to produce 8,030MWh of electricity per year.
“I am proud of the great progress we have made so far in India, In only few months we managed to enter into this promising market reaching a level of 80MW sales of Jinko PV modules in solar plants,” said Arturo Herrero, chief marketing officer of JinkoSolar.