Overview of Revised Karnataka Solar Policy & Updates on Solar Manufacturing Capacities | Anti-Dumping Duties | JNNSM Phase II Batch 2 Projects in India !

To encourage more capacity addition of Solar Power, very recently the  state of Karnataka has revised its existing Solar Policy and released the new policy to be known as “The Karnataka Solar Policy 2014-2021” which proposes to install 2000 MW of solar power by 2021 in order to achieve the target of minimum 3% of solar energy out of total projected consumption.  The new solar policy will be applicable for all utility scale solar projects, Grid connected rooftop solar projects and off grid projects within the state.

2014 – 15
2015 – 16
2016 – 17
2017 – 18
2018 – 19
2019 – 20
2020 – 21
% of solar on total consumption of energy

The above targets under revised Karnataka Solar Policy would be achieved under various segments :


Grid Connected Projects Rooftop solar PV
Proposed Targets : 1600 MW by 2021 Proposed Target : 400 MW by 2018
Sale of Power to ESCOMs, 3rd party sale, Captive consumption Grid Connected & Off Grid Solar Projects

The proposed capacities to be allotted under various segments & categories are :

Revised Karnataka Solar Policy

Revised Karnataka Solar Policy


The official policy document can be assessed by CLICK HERE

Also with the announcement of the revised solar policy in Karnataka, Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd. (KREDL) has issued the RFP for allocation of 500 MW of Solar Projects through the competitive bidding for which the last bid due date is August 20, 2014.

Some Recent Updates on Solar Arena in India :

  • JNNSM Phase 2 Batch 2 Projects : The upcoming Phase 2 Batch 2 Solar Projects under the JNNSM are anticipated to be announced in August / September 2014.
  • There are chances that the JNNSM Phase 2 Batch 2 allocation of  approx. 1500 MW may revert to the mechanism of “bundling of power” which was there in the Phase 1 of the JNNSM & the entire bidding of JNNSM Phase II Batch 2 to be handled by NVVN (NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam), the power trading arm of power generation National Thermal Power Corporation Limited ( NTPC) which handled the Phase I solar projects. Link – Click Here
  • Anti-Dumping Duties : Also there are clouds of uncertainty looming over the applicability of Anti-Dumping Duty on imported Solar Cells and panels as the power ministry has requested commerce ministry and finance ministry to reconsider imposing the anti-dumping duties. Link – Click Here
  • Solar Manufacturing Capacities : The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has recently released data on Solar Cells and PV Module manufacturers in India & Tentative domestic manufacturing capacity of Solar Cells and Modules in India which can be viewed by – CLICK HERE
  • State Solar Policies : The information on states in India which have notified the State Solar Policies can be viewed by – CLICK HERE

Meanwhile till we meet next time…enjoy the monsoon !

Cheers !





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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 www.urvishdave.com or write him at info@urvishdave.com
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