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Solar Energy Installed Capacity Touched 13652 MW : Piyush Goyal

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The minister also informed that the States of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Telangana have crossed the solar energy installed capacity of 1 GW, as on 31.07.2017.

 

Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy and Mines in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha informed that the cumulative Solar Energy capacity installed grew over threefold to 13652 MW as on 31st July 2017, while the same at the end of 2014-15 was 3743.97 MW.

The minister also informed that the States of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Telangana have crossed the solar energy installed capacity of 1 GW, as on 31.07.2017.

State-wise details are as follows:-

Sr. No.State/UTTotal cumulative capacity till 31-07-17 (MW)
1.Andhra Pradesh2048.82
2.Gujarat1262.10
3.Karnataka1260.58
4.Madhya Pradesh1116.64
5.Rajasthan2022.72
6.Tamil Nadu1697.32
7.Telangana1609.27

 

The Minister further stated that the Government of India has revised the National Solar Mission target of Grid Connected Solar Power projects from 20,000 MW by 2022 to 100,000 MW by 2022.  The same is sought to be achieved through rooftop solar projects (40,000 MW) and ground mounted solar projects (60,000 MW), the Minister added.

Replying to another question in the house , Goyal sai that No specific ‘Solar Energy Policy’ has been formulated. However, the Government has launched following schemes to promote solar energy:

  1. Solar Park Scheme for setting up of over 50 Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects targeting over 40,000 MW of solar power projects.
  2. Scheme for setting up 1000 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Power Projects by Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs) and Government of India organisations with Viability Gap Funding (VGF).
  3. Scheme for setting up 300 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Power Projects by Defence Establishments and Para Military Forces with VGF.
  4. Pilot-cum-demonstration projects for development of grid connected solar PV power plants on canal banks and canal tops.
  5. Bundling Scheme – 15000 MW grid-connected solar PV power plants through NTPC Ltd./ NVVN.
  6. VGF Scheme for setting up of 2000 MW of Grid Connected Solar PV Power Projects through SECI.
  7. VGF Scheme for setting up of 5000 MW of Grid Connected Solar PV Power Projects through SECI.
  8. Installation of Grid Connected Solar Rooftop Power Plants.
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