Nilesh Patel from Movya comes up with an excellent blog post on why many of the Solar PV projects in Gujarat are in the “ready to be commissioned but yet not commissioned” state.
Out of 84 Solar power project developers, more than 40 have finalized the land around august/ September time frame. More than 30 decided land in November.
For promotion of solar industry, government became generous and hooked up GETCO with responsibility of providing free of cost interconnection to all solar PV power projects, though Government of Gujarat does not extend same generosity to wind power projects getting installed in Gujarat every day. Considering 40 solar developers with land in hand around September, with atleast 10 KM of power evacuation per Solar Power project site, boils down the complete work estimate to be of 400KM with timeframe of completion within 4 months, i.e. December 31st of last year.