Lack of land title means no payment for solar power producers


Lack of land title means no payment for solar power producers

Solar energy developers have protested to the ministry of new and renewable energy against the Karnataka government for delaying clearance of land acquisition and using that as a reason to deny them payments for power supplied.

The developers are not being paid because they haven’t received clear titles to the land they acquired for the projects, the National Solar Energy Federation of India wrote to the ministry. ET has seen a copy of the letter.

The developers won contracts for 920 MW of projects in Karnataka in a Solar Energy Corporation of India auction in June 2016.

Solar projects need vast stretches of land to be set up, with 1 MW typically requiring about six acres. Read More

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