Indian utility to add 4 GW of solar, storage in Tamil Nadu - report

Solar panels in India's Rajasthan state. Image by: Yinson Holdings Berhad.

September 14 (Renewables Now) - The Indian state of Tamil Nadu will become home to a 4-GW solar photovoltaic (PV) park with integrated battery storage, local news agency IANS reports.

The ambitious project has been put forward by utility Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco), with the aim of meeting the rising demand for power in the Indian state. The capacity will be spread across all state districts.

According to the report, the plan will be initiated with a pilot project involving the construction of a 1-MW solar plant with a 3-MW battery storage facility. The capacity will be installed in the district of Virudhunagar.

Statistics by market researcher Mercom Capital Group show that Tamil Nadu had 3.9 GW of solar PV capacity in operation at the end of June, while 530 MW was in the pipeline. In 2019, the Indian state unveiled a goal of having 9 GW of installed solar capacity by 2023.

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