India will increase the planned capacity addition under solar power park program from 20 gigawatts to 40 gigawatts.
Browsing: Ministry of New & Renewable Energy
The total capacity of installed solar module production lines in India increased from 5,848 megawatts on 30 June 2016 to 8,113 megawatts on 31 December 2016, a 23% increase.
The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has reported that Mundra Solar, part of the the Adani Group, has commissioned 1,200 megawatts of solar cell and 1,200 megawatts of solar module production line.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India has allocated 750 MW capacity in the state of Rajasthan at record-low tariff of Rs 4.00/kWh (US¢5.9/kWh).
Total grid-connected renewable energy capacity added this financial year till 30 September was 3,164 MW with the total operational renewable energy capacity at 45,917 MW.
A 100 MW pilot offshore wind energy project is expected to be operational in about three years.
As on 30 June 2016, India had 20 companies actively involved in solar cell production. As many as 94 companies are manufacturing solar PV modules in the country.
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