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India to comfortably achieve 100 GW solar energy target by 2022: Govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

is all set to comfortably achieve 100 GW of solar capacity by 2022 and has already installed solar capacity of 23.12 GW till July this year, Parliament was informed today.

The data regarding generation of power from various renewable projects is consolidated by the (CEA).

"The and Renewable (MNRE) has planned a detailed trajectory so as to meet the target of 100 GW by 2022. A capacity of 23.12 GW was already installed up to July 2018. Projects of around 10 GW are under implementation and tenders for additional 24.4 GW have been issued," Power and New and R K Singh said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

"The country is on track to comfortably achieve the target of 100 GW of solar capacity by 2022," he added.

The said solar power projects require around 4 to 5 acres of land per MW and the MNRE monitors the development of upcoming and commissioned projects with implementing agencies like Corporation of (SECI), (NTPC), state nodal agencies and state governments/UT administrations through regular meetings, video-conferences and on the site visits.

topped the installed capacity chart at 5.16 GW followed by Telangana at 3.4GW and at 2.56 GW as on July 31, 2017, the noted.

In another reply to the House, the minister said the National Institute of (NISE) has assessed the solar power potential of the country at 748 GW.

Solar energy output in the country was 25.87 billion units in 2017-18, which was higher than 13.49 billion units in 2016-17, 7.44 billion units in 2015-16 and 4.59 billion units in 2014-15, it stated.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 16:05 IST