May 30, 2014 - The Indian state of Tamil Nadu plans to install a 2-MW hybrid facility that combines wind and solar for a total cost of between INR 100 million (USD 1.7m/EUR 1.2m) and INR 120 million, according to an official.
The announcement was made on Thursday by the chairman and managing director of the Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency - Sudeep Jain, local newspaper The Hindu reported. The project, to be located in Kyathar, has already gone through a feasibility study.
The state’s installed renewable energy capacity amounted to 8,327 MW as of end-March this year. For the past fiscal year, Tamil Nadu added 81 MW of fresh solar power capacity alone, the daily said previously.
The Hindu reported in February that Tamil Nadu has embarked on an ambitious plan to install 3,400 MW of solar capacity, some 700 MW of which is expected to be put on stream in 2014.