Mahagenco and Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Co Ltd (MSETCL) have signed an agreement for transmission of 61.33 lakh units that will be generated in a solar power project at the Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station (CSTPS) in Maharashtra, India.

The construction work of four 4MW solar power projects on the premises of Chandrapur thermal station is set to commence soon, The Times Of India reported.

Mahagenco plans to construct the additional 4MW solar power project at the same site apart from its first solar power plant of 1MW capacity functioning on CSTPS premises.

Megha Engineering and Infrastructure will build grid interactive solar PV power plant using thin film technology for generating 2MW for the project, while Instant Energy will build another 2MW plant using crystalline technology.

The first plant will cost INR240m ($5.1m), while the second will be worth INR250m ($5.3m) with the total project is expected to be completed by July 2011.

Mahagenco has already signed sales agreement with NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam for sale of the electricity generated from this solar project.