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UP signs two MoUs for solar power

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UP signs two MoUs for solar powerUttar Pradesh has signed two memorandum of understanding (MoUs) for establishing a solar and an ultra-mega solar power project in the state, officials said .

While the first MoU was signed between Uttar Pradesh and the department of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, the second was inked between the Solar energy Corporation of India and Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Agency (UPNEDA).

A state government spokesman said that these solar plants were being established under the solar policy 2013. Once these plants are commissioned, the state would get 600 MW solar energy.

The official further told IANS that the state has also implemented a solar power and rooftop solar photo-voltaic power plant policy.

The spokesman also said that under an ambitious solar power policy, the state has already approved 105 MW capacity grid run solar power projects and the letter of intent for five projects has also been given to the developers.

These power projects would be commissioned between May 2016 and October 2016, the official said.

Besides, it was also informed that the light and fan facility in Lohia houses – an ambitious scheme of the state government of low-cost housing for poor, will be run by solar power.

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