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India targets 100 GW installed capacity of solar energy by 2022

IANS  |  Kohima 

has a target of 100 gigawatt (GW) installed capacity of solar by 2022, of which 40 GW is projected to come from rooftop solar systems, an expert said on Thursday.

Former Senior Scientific in the and Renewable Dr said the and Fund (GEF) had launched a large financing program in 2016 to support

"Rooftop Solar is rapidly emerging as a solution for de-centralized generation globally due to the plummeting cost of the technology," he said while addressing a seminar.

He said the rooftop generates from solar power beyond the limit of land availability, enabling higher penetration of in the power system, leading to more reduction in Gas (GHG) emissions and climatic change mitigation.

He further said that along with hydroelectric projects in the state, the Rooftop Solar PV will enable to create 'Green Nagaland'.

While introducing Sustainable Partnership for Rooftop Solar Acceleration in Bharat (SUPRABHA), the team leader, said to help each state, the northeastern region has been given to the to look after the capacity building.

He said that the target given to is about 50MW for RTS. SUPRABHA's proposed engagements with are development of an exclusive solar rooftop policy, capacity building, training of utility engineers, entrepreneurs, bankers, unified for and interconnection modules.

to Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Mmhonlumo Kikon voiced confidence that the engineers of the state will find the best solution in implementing the solar rooftop plan'.

Kikon said the has proposed smaller size solar parks with a capacity 23 MW but faces funding problems in infrastructure development.

"Northeastern region requires a different approach. So, the funding pattern needs to be looked at seriously by an independent body," he said.



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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 23:50 IST