- The State government’s target is to add 1,000 MW of solar power to the State grid within 15 months.
- Tenders will be called for setting up solar plants with 450 MW total capacity,The Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry would hold Green Summit–2014 to showcase investment opportunities in the State’s renewable energy sector.
- The targeted 1,000-MW capacity, about 300 MW would be earmarked for farmers to set up small plants with a capacity of 1-3 MW.farmers can also forming a group and lease out their land to solar power developers through government for setting up “solar farms”. The government would protect the land ownership of farmers and ensure that they get remunerative rents.
- This process curbs on buying farmland would be lifted for those setting up solar plants and converting the land-use pattern can be simplified for solar plant developers by providing a “deemed conversion” facility.
- Individuals and companies can set up grid-connected rooftop solar units with revised solar energy policy.
- Electricity supply companies (Escoms) can buy power from such rooftop solar units by paying tariff of Rs. 7.20 a unit for those who have availed subsidy from the Union government and Rs. 9.20 for the non-subsidised ones.
- Those having a house on a 30X40 ft site can set up solar plant and sell the excess power to Escoms by installing a two-way meter which would measure the flow of power in both the directions.
- The rooftop solar plants would be promoted in Bangalore to turn the country into solar city. The solar rooftops would be exempted from the norms related to floor area ratio (FAR).
- Read at: http://www.thehindu.com/
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- Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission
- Karnataka Solar Policy
- Rooftop Solar Units
- Karnataka Green Summit–2014
- Solar Farms