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)|
|20||Andaman & Nicobar||5.1|
|25||Daman & Diu||4|