As many as 69 Off-Grid Solar Power Projects have been set up in different districts of Haryana at a cost of Rs 441.06 lakh, besides grid-connected solar power plants of 50 MW capacities.

Chandigarh, Oct 4– As many as 69 Off-Grid Solar Power Projects have been set up in different districts of Haryana at a cost of Rs 441.06 lakh, besides grid-connected solar power plants of 50 MW capacities. Apart from this, two projects of 4.20 MW capacity have been set up in Karnal and Palwal at a cost of Rs 17.66 crore for generating electricity through biomass co-production in industries. Also, a 1000KW thermal power plant has been established in Sonipat through gasifier technique.
While stating this here today, a spokesman of the New and Renewable Energy Department said that during Happening Haryana Global Investors’ Summit-2016, 44 investors had signed MoUs at the launch of the Haryana Solar Energy Policy-2016 for investment of Rs 96,213 crore in the field of renewable energy in the state.
He said that a scheme namely Manohar Jyoti had been prepared to establish one lakh solar lighting systems in the state. Under this scheme, the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy would establish 50,000 solar lighting systems in the first phase in 2017-18.
The spokesman said that total 5,682 Solar Home Lighting Systems have been set up at a cost of Rs 225.12 lakh and 2,300 LED Solar Home Lighting Systems at Rs 115 lakh. Apart from this, 1,120 solar street lighting systems of 160KW capacity have been installed at a cost of Rs 480.15 lakh in 22 villages of Scheduled Castes in 11 districts. Similarly, 2,500 solar street lighting systems have been installed at a cost of Rs 346.25 lakh in various villages. He said that five institutional biogas projects of 425 cubic meters have been established at a cost of Rs 50 lakh.
He said that subsidy amounting to Rs 15.24 lakh was given on 50 domestic solar water heating systems of 1.80 LPD capacity. During 2017-18, subsidy amounting to 10 lakh was given on 59 domestic solar water heating systems. As many as 350 dish-type solar cookers were distributed among beneficiaries in the state at a cost of Rs 21 lakh.
The spokesman said that the State Government had approved a scheme to tune of Rs 45.89 crore to provide 3,050 solar pumps to farmers in Swarna Jayanti Year. Under the scheme, a farmer would have to pay only 10 per cent for getting solar water pump installed. In the first phase, 705 pumps out of 750 pumps were distributed among beneficiaries. In the second phase, 2,300 pumps would be installed during 2017-18. He said that 3,738 solar inverter chargers have been made available to beneficiaries at a cost of Rs 289.90 lakh. During 2017-18, 6,800 solar inverters would be provided to beneficiaries at subsidy of Rs 570.
He said that during the tenure of present State Government, 37MW ground-based solar power plants have been established. So far since 2015-16, solar power plants of 57MW have been established whereas work is in progress on 20 plants. A Joint Venture Company namely Saur Urja Nigam Haryana Limited has been constituted to establish solar parks of 500MW capacity. Apart from this, the global secretariat of International Solar Alliance of organisations of 121 countries is being established in Gurugram.
He said that in order to promote energy conservation, the State Government has prohibited purchase of new sodium vapour lamps by government sector, government-aided sector, boards and autonomous bodies