Telangana to Add 1,000 MW Solar PV Capacity by the End of 2019

Telangana stands at second position with a generation capacity of over 3,500 MW commissioned through solar energy, which is expected to touch 4500 MW by the end of the year.

Telangana Solar Capacity

Telangana will add another 1,000 MW of solar energy capacity in next six to eight months taking the total installed capacity to over 4,500 MW in solar power segment, a senior official said.

Telangana stands at second position with a generation capacity of over 3,500 MW commissioned through solar energy.

Another 1,000 MW are in the pipeline which will be commissioned likely in the next six to eight months, Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Ltd (TSREDCO) Vice-Chairman and Managing Director N Janaiah said.

Telangana has a vast solar potential estimated at 20.41 GW and a wind energy potential of 4.2 GW. The state has a total installed capacity of 4,036 MW renewable energy power including solar energy (ground mount) at 3,583 MW and wind energy of 128 MW besides contribution from other renewable energy sources, Janaiah told reporters here on the sidelines of an event to announce RenewX-2019, a Renewable Energy trade expo.

With regard to solar rooftop, he said from 2 MW commissioned in June 2014 it has grown to 60 MW and another 40 MW was in the pipeline.

TSREDCO is the state-designated agency, nominated by the Telangana government for implementing all new and renewable energy programmes and energy conservation activities in the state.

The fourth edition of RenewX, a two-day Renewable Energy trade expo will begin from April 26. The event will provide an industry platform for organisations to capitalise and penetrate into the South Indian renewable energy market.

Recently, Fourth Partner Energy, one of India’s leading distributed solar rooftop energy company, announced the commissioning of 8 solar projects with a capacity of 3116 kWp in the state of Telangana, as part of an initiative by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to increase renewable energy adoption across government offices, under its 1000 MW Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV System Scheme. The largest of these projects is at NIT, Warangal with an operational capacity of 1000 kW.

Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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