Almost 7 months after the AP Solar Policy was announced, Andhra Pradesh finally has a Solar PV project accredited under the REC mechanism. Accredited on 8th April, 2013, the 5.75 MW by KCP Limited is the first REC based Solar PV project to be accredited in Andhra Pradesh. Until now, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh have been the major contributors to REC based Solar PV projects in India contributing to 89% of total accredited capacity of 109.505 MW. Odisha, Chattisgarh and Tamil Nadu and contribute to the remaining capacity with each having 1 or 2 projects Accredited. The following table shows state-wise Solar PV accredited capacity:
(State wise % Solar PV capacity accredited under REC mechanism)
While there was much ambiguity in the minds of a lot of Solar Power Developers in terms of the procedural delays for REC accreditation in Andhra Pradesh, this first project would set the precedent and pave the way forward for more and more projects to be accredited in the state under REC scheme.
The list of all the Accredited REC based Solar PV projects in India as on 23rd April, 2013 may be accessed here.
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