India’s solar power tariff taxes hit another record low of Rs 2 per unit on Monday during an offer led by state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd (SECI), said an administration official mindful of the turn of events. The previously lowest recorded solar tariff in the country was of ₹2.36 per unit.
Obligation financing for efficient power energy ventures is evaporating with enormous Indian banks declining to finance ventures resolved to sell power at not as much as Rs 3 for each unit. Banks are careful about loaning to designers as they presume the feasibility of tasks with absolute bottom duties.
The record-breaking duty was cited by Aljomaiah Energy, Water Company and Green Infra Wind Energy Limited, an auxiliary of Sembcorp for 200 MW and 400 MW of solar project ventures, separately. NTPC Limited cited the second-least offer at ₹2.01/kWh for 600 MW of activities yet were just granted 470 MW under the pail filling strategy.
Strangely, it is the foreign players who have started to lead the pack in setting the forceful offers as of late during these barterings directed by India. During the last round, the least offer was set by Spain’ Solarpack Corporación Tecnológica, S.A. The recently recorded low sunlight based offer was of ₹2.44 per unit in May 2017.
India has been trying to rejig its energy mix in favour of green energy sources and has become one of the top renewable energy producers globally, with a plan to achieve 175GW by 2022 and 500GW by 2030 as part of its climate commitments.