Maharashtra Seamless, a manufacturer of electric resistance welded and seamless pipes and tubes, announced that it has commissioned a 20 MW solar project in Khetusar village, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The company announced that it has obtained a commissioning certificate from the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RRECL). The project falls under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category, which means that the PV cells and modules used in the project were manufactured in India.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, the 20 MW project comes under the JNNSM Phase-II Batch-2 (NTPC State Specific Bundling Program). Maharashtra Seamless will sell power to the off-taker at a tariff of Rs.5.07 (~$0.078)/kWh. Power purchase agreements for the project were signed in June 2016.
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Saumy is a senior staff reporter with MercomIndia.com covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.