Azure to Solar Power Indian Health Ministry Facilities

NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of India’s largest utility NTPC is to provide power for 25 years to both Government of India and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare facilities in the states and union territories of Delhi, Puducherry, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Assam.

Azure Power has won this 1.3MW rooftop solar project which was auctioned by NVVN. The power will be sold at a tariff range of INR3.19–4.11/kWh (US$0.05-0.06) depending on the location. In a release, Azure Power noted that it also qualified for a capital incentive, which would bring the prices to a weighted average levelized tariff of INR5.29/kWh (US$0.08).

Azure Roof Power, the rooftop arm of Azure Power, has 150MW of commissioned capacity across 20 states. Only last week Azure had also won an additional 20MW of rooftop PV projects for Indian Railway — the largest rail network in Asia.