Generation of Solar Power

he Government of India has set a national target of installing 1,00,000 MW grid connected solar power capacity in the country by December, 2022. As on 31.10.2019, a total grid connected solar power generation capacity of 31,696 MW has been set up in the Country, projects of 17998 MW capacity are at various stages of installations and tenders for 36278 MW capacity projects have been issued. With new tenders of around 15000 MW planned in remaining period of 2019-20 and 2020-21, we are on course for achieving the target.

The State/UT-wise solar power generation, as reported by Central Electricity Authority, in the country during each of the last three years and the current year are given in Annexure-I.

Most of the Solar power projects in the country have been/are being set up with private investment. Funds released by the Ministry under various schemes of solar power programmes in the country during last three years and current year are given below: –