Tamil Nadu to establish extra solar, battery storage projects

Sep 13, 2021 03:15 PM ET
  • The Indian state of Tamil Nadu is preparing to create 4GW of additional solar projects along with brand-new battery power storage space systems, according to neighborhood media.
Tamil Nadu to establish extra solar, battery storage projects
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State Electrical Energy Minister V Senthilbalaji claimed that energy Tamil Nadu Generation and also Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) will establish the solar projects with battery storage in all state districts, news agency IANS reports, with the renewables expansion creating part of efforts to fulfill growing power demand.

Tangedco is expected to create a 1MW solar installment with a 3MW battery energy storage space system as a first pilot project.

Senthilbalaji likewise exposed prepare for a feasibility study right into the development of 11 hydropower projects in the state with a combined capability of 7.5 GW.

Recently, the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency signed a memorandum of comprehending with Tangedco that will certainly see the previous offer assistance for the development of renewables projects.

On the back of a predicted boost in energy need, Tamil Nadu set an aspiration back in 2019 to get to 9GW of set up solar by 2023, with the state government aiming to promote the manufacture of solar cells, inverters, installing structures and batteries.

India-based module maker Vikram Sola ushered in a 1.3 GW module manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu previously this year, noting the first phase of its prepared ability developments in the state after the firm authorized a memorandum of comprehending with the state federal government last year.

Tamil Nadu can additionally organize a manufacturing plant from First Solar, with the company recently introducing plans for a 3.3 GWdc module assembly facility that would certainly entail an investment of around US$ 684 million. The United States firm claimed in July that the center is pending approval of Indian federal government incentives that are "adequate to First Solar".