Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park

Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park which is spread over a total area of 5,932.32 acres (24.0072 km2) in Panyam,  Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh. The project is being implemented by the Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation Private Limited (APSPCL), a joint venture of the Solar Energy Corporation of India, Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation and the New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd.

Mercom’s India reported  National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPCNational Thermal Power Corporation Limited, is an Indian Public Sector Undertaking, engaged in the business of generation of electricity and allied activities. It is a company incorporated under the Companies Act 1956 and a "Government Company" within the meaning of the act. The headquarters of the company is situated at New Delhi. NTPC's core business is generation and sale of...) had conducted the first e-reverse auction for the Kurnool Park and SunEdison (now Greenko) won the bid to develop 500 MW in November 2015 by quoting Rs.4.63 (~$0.071)/kWh – lowest quoted tariff at that time. In December 2015, SBG Cleantech won a bid to develop 350 MW by quoting Rs.4.63 (~$0.071)/kWh; Azure Power won a bid to develop 100 MW by quoting Rs.5.12 (~$0.079)/kWh; and Adani won a bid to develop 50 MW by quoting Rs.5.13 (~$0.079)/kWh. The Azure and Adani bids were under the Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) category.

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The private developers had invested Rs. 6,000 crore and the Government of Andhra Pradesh has contributed Rs. 1,000 crore through the A.P. Solar Power Corporation Limited (APSPCL). A sum of Rs. 50 crore (Rs. 5 lakh per MW) has been collected from the developers for creating social infrastructure and Rs. 8 crore has already been disbursed.

Detail of the project

Owner: Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation Private Limited (APSPCL)
Site area: 5,932.32 acres (24.0072 km2)
Site resource: 5.5-6.0 kWh/m2 per day[1]
capacity: 1000 MW

 

Resource:

World’s Largest Solar Park in Kurnool on the Cusp of Completion 

With Kurnool solar park, State takes a giant leap. The Hindu

AP makes rapid strides: 1 GW ultra mega solar park nearing completion in Kurnool. The Hindu BusinessLine

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