TRIBUNE INDIA | April 2, 2015 — The northern Indian state of Haryana has identified land for the construction of 200 MW of solar parks, the Press Trust of India said on Saturday.

The state government intends to install 50 MW in 2015/2016, said a spokesman for the Haryana Renewable Energy Department (HAREDA), as quoted by the news agency.

The total area of the selected panchayat land is about 2,000 acres (809 ha).

Meanwhile, the state is working on a feasibility study for the construction of solar PV facilities on canal tops and banks.

Through HAREDA, the government of Haryana is also supporting the installation of biogas plants at cow sheds and diaries and in fiscal 2015/16, it is providing INR 5 million (USD 80,400/EUR 73,300) for 400 kW of projects.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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