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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 (NTPC) 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



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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