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The country's installed solar power capacity has crossed 13 GW mark with states of Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu emerging as leading green energy producers, Parliament was informed today.
Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Gujarat, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh have crossed the solar installed capacity of 1 GW, as on July 31, 2017, Union minister Piyush Goyal informed the Lok Sabha.
"As on July, 31, 2017, the cumulative solar energy capacity installed is 13,652 MW while the same at the end of 2014-15 was 3,743.97 MW," Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy and Mines Minister Piyush Goyal said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
Andhra Pradesh tops the chart with 2,048 MW followed by Rajasthan (2,022 MW), Tamil Nadu (1,697.32 MW) and Telangana (1609.27 MW).
The minister further stated that the Government of India has revised the National Solar Mission target of grid connected solar power projects from 20 GW to 100 GW by 2022.
The same is sought to be achieved through rooftop solar projects (40 GW) and ground mounted solar projects (60 GW), the minister added.
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