5,700-MW solar capacity to be added by FY17
According to a study by rating agency ICRA, around 5,700 MW of solar capacity is expected to be added during 2016-17. It also said that the capacity addition, including PV and grid connected projects, is expected to reach 2,700 MW in 2015-16.
However, the actual capacity addition would depend on timliness in awarding of projects under state and central government policies, and the subsequent signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the discoms, the report said.
Ever since the adoption of competitive bidding in 2015, tariff competitiveness of solar power has significantly improved, the viability of which hinges on optimal debt structuring and competitive funding costs.
Contact: ICRA Limited