India's Karnataka state to allocate 400 MW of solar projects - report
Nov 24, 2011 - The Indian state of Karnataka is set to start allocating solar energy projects totalling 400 MW, Indian newspaper The Hindu reported yesterday.
The news was announced by the managing director of Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd at a meeting on Tuesday with the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
N.S. Prasanna Kumar said that tenders for projects totalling 80 MW had already been launched and that their allocation would begin in 15 days. A further 120 MW of capacity would be allocated in about half a year.
Apart from those, projects capable of generating a total 200 MW of power would be undertaken under the central government's renewable energy certification scheme in six to twelve months, Kumar said.