The government said the state accounts for 15% of the country’s installed capacity for power generation from non-conventional energy sources.
GANDHINAGAR: Projects with the capacity of generating 14,963MW of electricity from non-conventional sources are currently operational in Gujarat, the state government said on Tuesday.
A government release said that Gujarat stands first in the country with 1,444MW installed capacity in relation to solar rooftop projects.
These include residential, commercial, and industrial solar rooftop projects.
The government said that in terms of setting up solar rooftop systems on private residential properties, Gujarat is the first in the country.
Solar rooftop systems have been installed on 2.84 lakh houses and 1,081MW electricity is being generated.
This project was introduced in the state in 2016-17. The release added that Gujarat announced its solar power policy in 2008-09. The installed capacity of solar power in the state today is 5,947MW, the government said. Gujarat stands third in the country in terms of solar power generation.
The installed capacity of wind power projects in the state is 8,860MW, the government said.