India’s Grid-linked solar generation capacity crosses 5,000 MW mark

Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has announced that India’s grid-connected solar power generation capacity has crossed the 5,000 Mega Watt (MW) mark.

Presently, Government has set an ambitious plan to achieve 175 Giga Watt (GW) of power generation capacity from renewable sources by 2022. It includes 100 GW from solar and 60 GW from wind.

Under the National Solar Mission (NSM), Union Government increased the solar power generation capacity addition target by five times from 20,000 MW to 100 GW by 2022.

Top grid-connected states

  • Rajasthan (1,264.35 MW).
  • Gujarat (1,024.15 MW).
  • Madhya Pradesh (678.58 MW).
  • Maharashtra (378.7 MW).
  • Andhra Pradesh (357.34 MW).
  • Telangana (342.39 MW).
  • Punjab (200.32 MW).
  • Uttar Pradesh (140 MW).

Major states lagging behind

  • West Bengal (7.21 MW).
  • Uttarakhand (5 MW).
  • Haryana (12.8 MW).

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