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Levelised Tariff for solar power project in India drops to INR3.15 per unit

The affordable solar power in the country would boost the market for solar power products in India

India: The levelised power tariff for upcoming 250 MW solar power plant in Kapada in Andhra Pradesh dropped to INR3.15 per unit thereby reaching all-time low. In February 2017, the levelized tariff for 750 MW Rewa Solar Park in Madhya Pradesh reached 2.97 per unit, which was then revised to INR3.30 per unit. There has been constant decline in the power tariff from solar power project during the past few years.

TechSci Research depicts that declining power tariff for solar power project would make the solar power as competitive as conventional sources of power. Over the past few years, there has been a declining trend in the power tariff of solar power project due to the availability of efficient and low cost solar power panels from China. This would also helped in significant reduction of capital expenditure in the installation of solar power projects. This would make solar power projects financially viable. The affordable solar power project would help India to realize its aim to install solar power capacity of 100GW by the end of 2022. This would aid the growth of solar power products in the country

According to released report of TechSci Research India Solar Power Products Market By Product Type, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2012 - 2022”, the market for solar power products in India is forecast to grow at a CAGR of over 10% through 2022, on account of growing demand for power and increasing focus on reduction of greenhouse gases emissions from the power sector. Development of power transmission and distribution network is projected to increase adoption of grid connected rooftop solar plants in the country through 2022. In addition, implementation of Net Metering Policy across various states in the country is anticipated to boost grid connected solar rooftop plant developments, as it aids in exporting additional energy back to the grid.

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