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On 7 January 2015, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy launched a scheme under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) to set up 1000 MW of solar PV power projects by Central public sector undertakings and Indian government organizations. The projects in this scheme are proposed to be implemented over the 3 year period 2014/15 -2016/17 and are part of the Batch V of the Phase II of the JNNSM.
In order to support the development of these projects a 'viability gap funding' has been proivded where a government funding of INR 10 million (ca. USD .15 million) per MW will be provided. The total support under the facility for the 1000 MW scheme has been fixed at INR 10,000 millions (ca. USD 150 million).
As part of the solar PV installations within this scheme, the guidelines require that all solar cells and modules for these projects will have to be domestically manufactured.
The JNNSM is a major Indian programme to develop local solar energy and domestic production capacity. The latter is sought to be achieved by setting domestic content requirements. The Mission aims to install 20,000 MW of solar projects divided in three phases in the period 2010-2022. As of 17 June 2015, the target capacity installation has been increased 100,000 MW.
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