Resource Analysis of NP Kunta Solar Park Site: A White Paper

Mohit Joshi, Joseph Palchak

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


India has set a target of 175 GW of renewable energy (RE) capacity by 2022 and 450 GW by 2030. Flexibility is key for efficient integration of renewables. The modern-day RE plants are grid-friendly and can also provide this flexibility. A pilot to demonstrate this flexibility by implementing automatic generation control (AGC) at a solar plant is being done by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under USAID’s Greening the Grid (GTG) Program and Renewable Integration & Sustainable Energy (RISE) initiative. This paper presents the resource variability analysis of the 250-MW NP Kunta solar plant site where the AGC pilot project is being implemented. This paper also demonstrates the use of publicly available resource quality data, which can be utilized by various stakeholders to better understand the variability of any existing or potential RE site in India and possibly increase confidence in decisions or help to understand the impacts that can be expected.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages20
StatePublished - 2020

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A20-77784


  • Greening the Grid
  • India
  • NP Kunta solar plant
  • renewable energy
  • Renewable Integration & Sustainable Energy (RISE) Initiative
  • solar plant


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