India sets up 31,696 MW solar power generation capacity

The government on Thursday said a total 31,696 Mega Watt (MW) of grid connected solar power generation capacity has been set up in the country till October 2019. The government’s target is to installing 1, 00,000 MW grid connected solar power capacity by December 2022, Minister of State for Power and New and Renewable Energy R K Singh said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Tenders for another 36,278 MW capacity projects have been issued and with new tenders of around 15,000 MW planned in remaining period of 2019-20 and 2020-21, and the country is on course for achieving the target, he said.

“As on October 31, 2019, a total grid connected solar power generation capacity of 31,696 MW has been set up in the Country, projects of 17,998 MW capacity are at various stages of installations,” the minister said.

Most of the solar power projects in the country have been/are being set up with private investment, Singh said.

“The union government has been implementing National Solar Mission under which various Schemes have been launched for promoting the generation and use of solar power in the country.

This…makes publicity for effective implementation all schemes including Solar Schemes through print, social, electronic and other media. The Ministry has also launched a Mobile App for solar rooftop systems,” the Singh said.

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