Chennai: The Indian army will set up 300 megawatts of grid-connected and off-grid solar photovoltaic power projects by 2019, according to a statement from the ministry of new and renewable energy.

The project sizes will be between 1 megawatt and 20 megawatts, the ministry said in the statement.

The total cost for setting up 300 megawatts is estimated to be 24 billion ($386 million). The government will fund as much as 7.5 billion.

The cells and modules used in the solar plants will have to be made in India, according to the statement. Bloomberg