Seven districts have been identified which have wind power density of 700 watts per square meter which is very conducive for wind power generation.
Tamil Nadu enjoys solar incidence of 5.5 – 6 kWh/sq.m/day and has been untapped with a cumulative capacity of 97 MW.
Tamil Nadu has a potential of 500 MW of biomass power. Out of this, the capacity to the extent of 211 MW has already been exploited. This is about 40% exploitation of existing potential. However, there is still an opportunity for investment in about 290 MW.
The state has an outlay of USD 9170 million for solar energy sector alone.
Mandatory 6% solar power consumption for all high Tension customers including SEZs, Industries which have committed access to 24×7 power, IT Parks, Telecom Towers, Colleges and schools, buildings with a built up area of 20,000 sq.ft / sq.m or more.
As per the State’s Industrial Policy, several initiatives promoting the renewable energy sector have been rolled out. Some of the key initiatives are:
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