Authorities plan to set up Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) power plants in two sites of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is currently underway, a report by ‘The Indian Express’ has said. As per the reports two power plants has battery storage of to 25 MW, which is just shortage half of the island’s present operational generation capacity. The project is aimed at replacing 47 MW of diesel-run generation capacity that provides electricity to the habitable parts of archipelago of over 572 islands in the Bay of Bengal, near the 10 MW of renewable generation that is at present operational there.
In the meantime, the Centre took country’s solar power generation capacity to next level few days back by installing India’s largest Solar PV Plant at Kayamkulam, Kerala. The setting up of the plant is a huge step in achieving the goal of affordable 24X7 power as it is expected to to generate about 100 KWP power. India, in last few years has made significance progress in renewable sector and hopes to provide round the clock power supply to all citizens of the country. Union Minister Piyush Goyal had also shared a video on Twitter on the matter.
The minister also believes that country’s India’s solar power generation capacity would reach 20,000 MW in 15 months from the present level of 10,000 MW. Ministry quoted him saying, “On 10th of March this year the installed solar power capacity in India has crossed 10,000 MW, four times the installed capacity three years back, which in next 15 months would cross 20,000 MW. India could not have completely focused on ‘Making in India’ in the last three years as being in the nascent stage, its solar power sector needed a technological and financial boost from abroad to rapidly expand its horizons.”