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Government of India
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
14-March-2016 18:54 IST
Capacity of Solar Energy

 

            The Government has revised the National Solar Mission target of Grid Connected Solar Power projects from 20,000 MW by 2022 to 1,00,000 MW by 2022.  This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

State-wise details of total current commissioned capacity of solar energy in the country is given below:-

Sr. No.

State/UT

Total Commissioned

Capacity (MW) as on 07/03/2016

1.        

Andhra Pradesh

475.74

2.        

Arunachal Pradesh

0.265

3.        

Bihar

5

4.        

Chhattisgarh

73.18

5.        

Gujarat

1024.15

6.        

Haryana

12.8

7.        

Jharkhand

16

8.        

Karnataka

104.22

9.        

Kerala

12.025

10.    

Madhya Pradesh

678.58

11.    

Maharashtra

378.7

12.    

Odisha

66.92

13.    

Punjab

342.32

14.    

Rajasthan

1264.35

15.    

Tamil Nadu

635.87

16.    

Telangana

392.39

17.    

Tripura

5

18.    

Uttar Pradesh

140

19.    

Uttarakhand

5

20.    

West Bengal

7.21

21.    

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

5.1

22.    

Delhi

6.712

23.    

Lakshadweep

0.75

24.    

Puducherry

0.025

25.    

Chandigarh

5.041

26.    

Daman & Diu

4

27.    

Others/Rooftop

114.223

TOTAL

5775.571

 

A total investment of around Rs. 6,00,000 crore has been estimated to achieve the target of 100 GW.  Solar power projects are installed by both, private and public sector companies. Banks and Financial Institutions have given green commitments to finance upto 78,850 MW. The organisations setting up the projects raise equity and loan from domestic as well as international sources. Financial institutions in India are also providing loans to this sector based on their prudential lending norms, the Minister added.

 

 

RM/RS-  USQ1825– RS