India’s solar power capacity crosses key milestone of 5,000 MW 

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The installed capacity of solar power in India has crossed 5,000MW, the government said in a statement, calling it a milestone.

“The cumulative installed capacity has reached to 5,130 MW with installed capacity of 1,385 MW in current financial year, the statement said, adding that the western state of Rajasthan led the way with 1,264 megawatt.

The government has set the ambitious target of generating 100 GW of solar power by the year 2021-22 under the National Solar Mission. It is envisaged to generate 60 GW ground mounted grid-connected solar power and 40 GW through roof-top grid interactive solar power to fulfill the 100 GW of solar power.

 The power ministry has also fixed year-wise targets to monitor the solar power generation in the country. The target for the current year is 2,000 MW and next year target is 12,000 MW.

State Wise total Commissioning Status of Grid Connected Solar Power Projects as on 14.01.2016 is given below:

Sr. No. State/UT Total commissioned capacity till 14-01-16 (MW)
1 Andhra Pradesh 357.34
2 Arunachal Pradesh 0.265
3 Chhattisgarh 73.18
4 Gujarat 1024.15
5 Haryana 12.8
6 Jharkhand 16
7 Karnataka 104.22
8 Kerala 12.025
9 Madhya Pradesh 678.58
10 Maharashtra 378.7
11 Odisha 66.92
12 Punjab 200.32
13 Rajasthan 1264.35
14 Tamil Nadu 418.945
15 Telangana 342.39
16 Tripura 5
17 Uttar Pradesh 140
18 Uttarakhand 5
19 West Bengal 7.21
20 Andaman & Nicobar 5.1
21 Delhi 6.712
22 Lakshadweep 0.75
23 Puducherry 0.025
24 Chandigarh 5.041
25 Daman & Diu 4
26 Others 0.79
TOTAL 5129.813

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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