to-the-point: Work starts on 25 MW Andaman solar parks
Solar panels in India. Author: Kiran Jonnalagadda. License: Creative Commons
India’s home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has laid the foundation stone for solar power plants with a combined capacity of 25 MW in the Asian country’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory.
The photovoltaic (PV) facilities will be constructed in Manglutan and Chidiyatapu, South Andaman district, according to a government statement from last week. They will have capacities of 17 MW and 8 MW, respectively, and will be equipped with battery storage.
India has given the green light to the construction of 100 MW solar parks at Andaman and Nicobar Islands in a bid to lower their dependence on diesel power generation. The PV plants are expected to be brought online by 2018.
Veselina Petrova is one of Renewables Now's most experienced green energy writers. For several years she has been keeping track of game-changing events both large and small projects and across the globe.