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Grid-Linked Solar Generation Capacity in India Exceeds 5,000 MW Mark

India aims 175,000 MW from solar generation and other renewable sources


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As of January 15, the total grid-connected solar power generation capacity in India has grossed to 5,129.81 MW, as reported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

The following are the leading grid-connected capacity according to state:

  • Rajasthan – 1,264.35 MW
  • Gujarat – 1,024.15 MW
  • Madhya Pradesh – 678.58 MW
  • Tamil Nadu – 418.94 MW
  • Maharashtra – 378.7 MW
  • Andhra Pradesg – 357.34 MW
  • Telangana – 342.39 MW
  • Punjab – 200.32 MW
  • Uttar Pradesg – 140 MW

However, there are states that need to step up their capacity:

  • West Bengal – 7.21 MW
  • Uttarakhand – 5 MW
  • Haryana – 12.8 MW
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Indian government aims to have 175,000 MW of power generation capacity from renewable sources, including 100,000 MW from solar and 60,000 from wind, by 2022.  There is still a long way to go, but given the circumstances there is a silver lining.

Under the National Solar Mission, the government increased the solar power generation capacity addition target by five times to 100 GW last year.

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