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India: Capacity of Solar Energy

India: Capacity of Solar Energy

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The Government has revised the National Solar Mission target of Grid Connected Solar Power projects from 20,000 MW by 2022 to 1,00,000 MW by 2022. This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

State-wise details of total current commissioned capacity of solar energy in the country is given below:-

 

Sr. No. State/UT Total Commissioned

Capacity (MW) as on07/03/2016

1. Andhra Pradesh 475.74
2. Arunachal Pradesh 0.265
3. Bihar 5
4. Chhattisgarh 73.18
5. Gujarat 1024.15
6. Haryana 12.8
7. Jharkhand 16
8. Karnataka 104.22
9. Kerala 12.025
10. Madhya Pradesh 678.58
11. Maharashtra 378.7
12. Odisha 66.92
13. Punjab 342.32
14. Rajasthan 1264.35
15. Tamil Nadu 635.87
16. Telangana 392.39
17. Tripura 5
18. Uttar Pradesh 140
19. Uttarakhand 5
20. West Bengal 7.21
21. Andaman & Nicobar Islands 5.1
22. Delhi 6.712
23. Lakshadweep 0.75
24. Puducherry 0.025
25. Chandigarh 5.041
26. Daman & Diu 4
27. Others/Rooftop 114.223
TOTAL 5775.571

A total investment of around Rs. 6,00,000 crore has been estimated to achieve the target of 100 GW.  Solar power projects are installed by both, private and public sector companies. Banks and Financial Institutions have given green commitments to finance upto 78,850 MW. The organisations setting up the projects raise equity and loan from domestic as well as international sources. Financial institutions in India are also providing loans to this sector based on their prudential lending norms, the Minister added.

Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network

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