As part of efforts to boost the solar sector, the government will soon come out with a new policy for setting up solar zones in the country to give a fillip to renewable energy projects and manufacturing of equipment.
Each solar zone will be spread over 100 sq kms and 25 per cent of the area will be reserved for the small and medium industries. “We are bringing new policy which would be called ‘solar zone’. It will be spread over 100 square kms (10 X 10 KM). It will be divided into three parts. It (policy for solar zones) will be out in a month’s time,” New and Renewable Energy Secretary Upendra Tripathy told reporters here.