The Government of India has approved nine solar power projects of 8.8 Mw capacity to be set up in Haryana by independent power producers. These projects will get commissioned by September 2011.

Haryana Power Minister Mahender Partap Singh said the Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (Hareda) had invited proposals from independent power producers for the installation of solar power generation plants of 100 Kw to 2 Mw capacities in the state under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. After the approval of the state government, Hareda issued pre-registration certificates to the 22 developers for setting up of solar power projects of 20 Mw capacity, of which nine projects had been approved by the Government of India.

He said as part of energy conservation drive launched by the state government, two projects of 100 Kw Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic had been commissioned at M/s Omax Auto Ltd, Manesar and Daruhera units at a cost of Rs 260 lakh each. Ministry of New Renewable Energy have provided a total financial assistance of Rs 150 lakh for these projects. One such project of 50 Kw had also been commissioned recently at Retreat, Teri, Gawal Pahari and Gurgaon.

A small hydro project of 6 Mw was commissioned at Dadupur, Yamuna Nagar in March 2010 and a small hydro plant of 2 Mw commissioned at Gogripur, Karnal in September 2010, said the Minister, adding, a 1 Mw distillery effluents-based power project have also been commissioned at M/s Ashoka Distilleries, Hathin, district Palwal at a cost of Rs 4 crore.

Besides, three biomass co-generation projects of 2.5 Mw capacity were being setup at a cost of Rs 11.25 crore in private industries and were likely to be commissioned by the end of the current financial year. Biogas-based power project of 200 Kw was also being setup at Dera Sacha Sauda, Sirsa which was likely to be completed by March 2011.

source:  business standard