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 and about 17,998 MW capacity are at various stages of installations.
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, as per Minister of State for Power and New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) R K Singh
Most of the solar power projects in the country have been/are being set up with private investment.
The union government has been implementing National Solar Mission under various Schemes and ministry has also launched a Mobile App for solar rooftop systems.
The government’s target is to installing 1,00,000 MW grid connected solar power capacity by December 2022.
This is a PIB News-Feed; edited by Clean-Future Team