The solar projects would be located in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

In order to make renewable energy more affordable, the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is planning to combine solar and conventional power, The Economic Times reported.

Meanwhile, to deal with larger projects delays, to assess the solar power’s potential and viability in the country the government has surveyed several sites for receiving adequate radiation during its 300 days of sunny days a year.

On condition of anonymity, a senior MNRE official said with the clean energy sector receiving investment of $7bn last year, where private sectors invested 70%, the ministry is hoping that it would double up by the end of the second phase in 2017.

The government is also planning to redesign Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission aimed at achieving the target of commissioning of 20,000MW of solar power generation capacity ahead of targeted 2022.

Additionally, the Electricity Act 2003 scope may also be expanded to push for higher renewable energy utilization.