Project proposals total 2,500 MW solar energy in second batch of bidding. Launched last year, the ambitious Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission of the government (JNNSM) continues to lure private players. For the 350 MW of capacity proposed in the second batch of the phase one of the solar mission, requests have come pouring for a total of 2,500 MW capacity. The first phase of the solar mission running from 2010 to 2013 has a target of connecting 1,000 MW solar capacity to the national electricity grid. The first phase has two batches. Projects totalling 610 MW have already been contracted in the first batch consisting of 470 MW in solar thermal and 140 MW in solar photovoltaic (PV). Further, about 66 MW of solar PV projects from the schemes before the launch of the JNNSM has been clubbed with the solar mission.

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