Solar Energy Installed Capacity Reached 13652 MW (Download PDF)

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As on 31.07. 2017, the cumulative Solar Energy capacity installed is 13652 MW while the same at the end of 2014 - 15 was 3743.97 MW. Map shows the solar irradiance in India. The States of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Telangana have crossed the solar installed capacity of 1 GW.

13652 MW Solar Energy Installed Capacity Reached
  • Andhra Pradesh has highest installed capacity of 2048 MW. Followed by Gujarat at 1262 MW and then Karnataka at 1260 MW.
  • Government has revised the National Solar Mission target of Grid Connected Solar Power projects from 20,000 MW by 2022 to 100,000 MW by 2022.
  • Achieved through rooftop solar projects (40,000 MW) and ground mounted solar projects (60,000 MW) .

Government Schemes to Promote Solar Energy

  • Solar Park Scheme for setting up of over 50 Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects targeting over 40,000 MW
  • Setting up 1000 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Power Projects by Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs) and Government of India organisations with Viability Gap Funding (VGF) .
  • Scheme for setting up 300 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Power Projects by Defense Establishments and Para Military Forces with VGF.
  • Pilot-cum-demonstration projects for development of grid connected solar PV power plants on canal banks and canal tops.
  • Bundling Scheme - 15000 MW grid-connected solar PV power plants through National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN) .
  • VGF Scheme for setting up of 2000 MW of Grid Connected Solar PV Power Projects through SECI.
  • VGF Scheme for setting up of 5000 MW of Grid Connected Solar PV Power Projects through SECI.
  • Installation of Grid Connected Solar Rooftop Power Plants.

About NTPC

  • NTPC Limited is India՚s largest energy conglomerate
  • Indian Public Sector Undertaking, engaged in the business of generation of electricity and allied activities
  • Company incorporated under the Companies Act 1956 and a “Government Company” within the meaning of the act
  • Core business is generation and sale of electricity to state-owned power distribution companies and State Electricity Boards in India
  • Undertakes consultancy and turnkey project contracts that involve engineering, project management, construction management and operation and management of power plants
  • From fossil fuels forayed into generating electricity via hydro, nuclear, and renewable energy sources for lowering its carbon footprint by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Corporation is diversified- consultancy, power trading, training of power professionals, rural electrification, ash utilization and coal mining.

NTPC is One of the Four Maharatna Companies

  • Ranked 400th in the ‘2016, Forbes Global 2000’ ranking of the World՚s biggest companies.
  • Total installed capacity is 51,635 MW (including JVs) with 20 coal based, 7 gas based stations, 1 Hydro based station and 1 Wind based station

What is NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited

  • NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd. (NVVN) formed by NTPC, as wholly owned subsidiary for power trading to promote optimum capacity utilization of generation and transmission assets
  • Incorporated on 1st Nov 2002
  • Commenced first trading operations in March 2003 with the supply of surplus power from Eastern Region Stations of NTPC to Meghalaya State Electricity Board and Assam State Electricity Board.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 28, 2017

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