Jharkhand is a state in eastern India carved out of the southern part of Bihar on 15 November 2000. Jharkhand is ideal for producing power through solar. Jharkhand is prosperous with coal mines but to fulfill the power demand of state and reduce the carbon emission, solar power seems to be the best option.


By the end of 2015, the state government has achieved 16MW solar power capacity and is aiming to add 2600 MW capacity of solar power by 2020.

Description FY 2015-2016 FY 2016-2017 FY 2017-2018 FY 2018-2019 FY 2019- 2020 Total
Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant 100 250 500 500 750 2100
Solar Rooftop 50 50 100 125 200 500
Total 150 300 600 625 950 2600


Jharkhand currently has the total commissioned capacity of 12.8 MW. Description of this outlined below:

Bids Released Medium Max received bid Min received bid
16 MW Projects Under RPSSGP/GBI Scheme 2 2


To achieve it’s 2600 MW target Haryana had released a bid of 1200 MW solar park. Interested developers will compete for 25-year power purchase agreements at tariffs will be signed with the Jharkhand state distribution company Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited.

Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd is authorized to buy the output of the solar photovoltaic parks. Eligible projects may include both crystalline silicon and thin-film solar technology, as well as concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) and trackers are not mandatory.