India to cap over 20GW Solar Capacity by 2017

Solar Capacity

Presently, the solar power generation capacity of India has easily surpassed the estimated 5000MW and is likely to hit 9,000MW mark by the end of March.

Tendering for solar project totalling a capacity of 15,177 MW has already been completed and a total capacity addition of 12,161 MW is expected during the financial year 2016-17, a Govt report said. Adding 12,161 MW solar power generation capacity in 2016-17 will spur India’s solar generation capability to 21,199 MW by March 2017. The government has also revised the National Solar Mission (NSM) target from 20,000 MW to 1,00,000 MW by 2022. The authorities also reckon to generate 1,00,000 MW of power through solar power and 40,000 MW from grid connected solar rooftop systems.

Solar power generated by each individual household, industrial, institutional, commercial or any other building can be used to partly fulfill the requirement of the building occupants and the surplus, if any, can be fed into the grid.

If the plan goes successful, then the country will fade about 60 million tonnes of CO2 per year and embarking India a stature in the global climate changing platform.

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