Government has Released Rs 1667.99 Crores for Installation of Solar Projects: Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal

Minister of State for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal in Lok Sabha on Thursday said that the total installed capacity in the country from solar power was 8727.64 MW and from wind power was 28279.40 MW as on 31.10.2016. He further stated that the Government has released Rs 1667.99 Crores and Rs 366.47 crores for installation of solar and wind energy projects respectively till 31st October 2016 in different State/UTs.

Here are the details for last three years:-

 Year Total funds released for solar energy projects

(Rs. in Crore)

Total funds released for solar energy projects

(Rs. in Crore)

2013-14 692.28 306.00
2014-15 1158.19 568.00
2015-16 3146.24 316.94
2016-17 (till 31.10.2016) 1667.99 366.47

“The potential of wind and solar in the country has been estimated to be 302251 MW and 784990 MW respectively”, said Goyal.

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