In a bid to promote solar power generation in a big way, the Odisha government has decided to finalise a comprehensive solar policy in two months.
The department of science & technology, which is finalizing the policy, has targeted solar power production of 80 Mw in three years. “We had discussions with the chief secretary regarding the solar power policy. The policy is set to be finalised within two months. We are also going to come out with Vision 2020 for the renewable energy sector by that time. In the next one year, solar power production in the state is expected to reach 50 MW and we hope to scale it up to 80 MW in the next three years,” said D N Gupta, secretary (science & technology).