India Will Easily Attain 100 GW Solar Energy Target BY 2022: MNRE Minister  

National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) has benchmarked the country’s solar capacity at 748 GW backing the solar energy target.

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In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, it was assured that India, with all comforts, will attain the 100 GW solar energy target by 2022 and has already installed solar energy capacity of 23.12 GW till July 2018.

Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister, RK Singh said in the reply, “The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) have planned a detailed trajectory so as to meet the target of 100 GW by 2022. A capacity of 23.12 GW was already installed up to July 2018. Projects of around 10 GW are under implementation and tenders for additional 24.4 GW have been issued.”

“The country is on track to comfortably achieve the target of 100 GW of solar capacity by 2022,” he added.

Further MNRE monitors the development of upcoming and commissioned renewable energy projects through energy regulating agencies like Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), state nodal agencies and state governments/UT administrations conducting regular meetings, video conferences and onsite visits.

Karnataka topped the installed solar energy capacity chart at 5.16 GW followed by Telangana at 3.4GW and Andhra Pradesh at 2.56 GW as on July 31, 2017 according to the reports of the reply.

In another breakthrough, the minister told that the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) has benchmarked the country’s solar capacity at 748 GW.

Source: PTI

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