By: PTI | Mumbai |
Published: January 14, 2018 10:34 am


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In a move to boost solar energy production in Maharashtra, Mahavitaran, the power transmission company of the state government, is planning to purchase 1000 MW solar power this year. Bids to purchase 1000 MW solar power have been invited at Rs 3 per unit, an Energy department official told PTI over the weekend.

As compared to solar power, thermal power is sold at Rs 5 per unit, he said. “Currently, the generation of solar power is very minimum compared to traditional energy. This year, the government is planning to boost solar power generation,” the official added.

States of Rajasthan, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are ahead of Maharashtra in generation of solar power, the official added. At present, the…

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