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India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a document clarifying the rules for state government offtake of solar park capacity. The country is currently in the process of extending its solar park capacity from 20GW to 40GW. In its previous regulation, it was stated that state governments must buy at least 20% of the power produced from any solar park via the distribution company (Discom). However, the rules have been clarified to say that if the state government has agreed to buy more than 20% of the power from one or more solar parks in the state, then it is permitted to purchase a lower portion of power from subsequent parks, as long as at least 20% of the aggregate power generation of all the solar parks in the state has been purchased.

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