UPNEDA and TNC India signs MoU to boost large-scale solar initiatives in Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) India have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to accelerate utility-scale solar and wind energy projects in Uttar Pradesh.

This collaboration aims to select socially and environmentally responsible locations for renewable energy initiatives, supporting the state’s target of achieving 14,000 MW of utility-scale solar by 2027. TNC India will deploy the SiteRight tool for this purpose, aligning with India’s national renewable energy goals. The partnership also seeks to identify opportunities for floating solar projects and develop science-based sustainable business models for promoting decentralised solar projects in the state. This collaboration between TNC and UPNEDA will help prioritise lower-impact land parcels for renewable energy development projects and provide the necessary impetus to meeting India’s national renewable energy targets.