Draft Guidelines for Selection of 3000 MW Grid-connected Solar PV Power Projects under Batch-II Tranche-I State Specific Scheme

The National Solar Mission (NSM) launched in January 2010 is a major initiative of the GoI with active participation from States to promote utilization of solar energy to supplement the country’s energy needs. It aims at establishing India as a global leader in solar energy, by creating the policy conditions for its diffusion across the country as quickly as possible. The Mission has set a goal, amongst others, for deployment of 20,000 MW grid connected solar power capacity by 2022 in 3 phases (1000MW in first phase up to 2012-13 -, 9000MW in second phase from 2013 to 2017and 10000MW in third phase from 2017 to 2022). The main objectives of the scheme are:  To facilitate the scale up of solar capacity addition under NSM Phase-II and achieve economies of scale of projects under NSM; To supplement grid power;  To facilitate fulfilment of RPO requirement of the obligated entities; To facilitate speedier implementation of the new projects to be selected to meet the Phase-II target of NSM; and Provide long term visibility and road map for solar power development enabling creation of India as a manufacturing hub in the Solar PV.