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.
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
capacity: 1000 MW
AP makes rapid strides: 1 GW ultra mega solar park nearing completion in Kurnool. The Hindu BusinessLine
Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park, Wikipedia