Breezy Winter Days for Gujarat Solar Projects !

According to recent reports the Gujarat government has proposed maximum tariff of Rs7.49 per unit, which is half of current tariff of Rs15 per unit, to solar power developers, who fail to start their unit by January 28, 2012. The tariff for units commissioned after January 28 is to be decided by Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC), but the state government says that it should not be more than Rs7.49 per unit. The state power utility Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) had signed power purchase agreements with solar power developers offering them tariff of Rs15 per unit for units commissioned on or before January 28, 2012, when the control period would end.

More than 400 mw of solar power generation capacity is expected to be operational in the state by January 28. Around 300 mw of capacity has either already been commissioned or is ready for commission. These developers would get Rs15 per unit for first 12 years and Rs5 per unit for next 13 years.

According to officials, GERC is expected to take a decision with regards to extending the control period and the tariff to be offered to solar projects commissioned after January 28 soon.

Meanwhile the outcome of Gandhinagar Roof Top Photovoltaic Program (2.5 MW  X  2) is also expected anytime soon.

Next 15 days are hence strategically very important as far as the future of  Gujarat Solar Projects is concerned. Meanwhile along with enjoying cold winter waves sweeping across Gujarat in the next coming days too, let us wait and watch….

Till then….Cheers



About Urvish Dave

Urvish Dave is working as a Project Consultant in the Renewable Energy Arena with an expertise and keen focus on Solar Energy Sector viz. Rural Electrification, Off-Grid Solar Projects, Grid connected, Captive power plants, Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) Mechanism etc. for various Renewable Projects in India along with market intelligence pertaining to renewable energy sector. He holds the distinction of executing numerous Solar projects during the career path including EPC projects for Rural Electrification, Solar Grid Connected Projects, Off-Grid Projects etc. For Consultation and Turnkey Solutions in Renewable Energy Projects and energy efficient product's, visit or write him at
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2 Responses to Breezy Winter Days for Gujarat Solar Projects !

  1. Urvish,
    This is a very good blog. Best of Luck.

    Meanwhile any update on the Gandhinagar Roof Top Photovoltaic Program ? Please let know.

    • Urvish Dave says:

      Dear Bharat ji, Thank you for visiting the blog and your comments. Further have heard that Azure and Sun Edison are the ones who have bagged the Gandhinagar Roof Top Photovoltaic Program project ( 2.5 MW X 2 )…
      Urvish Dave

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