Concentrated solar power, in which reflective troughs heat up water that is then fed to heat exchangers and turbines to produce electricity, could play a key role in India’s energy future.
Karnataka releases RFP for allocation of 50 MW solar energy projects, PV and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)
Benchmark tariffs will be INR 8.40 (USD 0.14) per kWh for PV and INR 10.92 (USD 0.18) per kWh for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) projects.
The Indian state of Karnataka has released a request for proposals (RFP) for 130 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) projects.
Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd. (KREDL, Bangalore, India) has allocated the first 80 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) projects through the Karnataka Solar Energy Policy.
KREDL had invited bids for 30 MW of concentrated solar thermal and 50 MW of photovoltaic solar power.
KREDL has allocated 30 MW for Concentrating Solar Thermal Projects and 50 MW for Solar Energy Photovoltaics projects.
Under its new solar policy introduced last month, 30 MW of solar thermal and 50 MW of photovoltaic projects will be selected on the basis of the discounts offered by developers on the benchmark tariffs of 0.36 per kWh.
The split between photovoltaic and concentrated solar power (CSP) has not yet been defined.CSP projects must be a minimum of 5 MW, with no cap on the maximum limit.