The Government of Maharashtra has planned to develop 14,400 MW of solar capacity in the state by December 2019. The solar power projects would be set up in Konkan-Mumbai, Aurangabad, Vidarbha and western Maharashtra.
The projects aim to satisfy the demand of over 0.4 million farmers to get electricity during the daytime and also to reduce the financial load on commercial and industry power tariff. The government plans to provide available vacant government land to private investors for setting up these plants. The power from these plants will be bought by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) and will be supplied to farmers.