India surpasses 64 GW of installed solar capacity: MNRE


According to the latest figures from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), India has installed 64.38 GW of solar power capacity till February 28, 2023. This includes ground-mount, rooftop, hybrid solar component, and off-grid installations.

The PV capacity addition is led by the state of Rajasthan, which accounts for 26% (16.4 GW) of the cumulative installations. Gujarat ranks second with 8.9 GW of PV installations and is followed by Karnataka (8.1 GW). These three states together account for over 50% of the cumulative installed solar capacity.

The MNRE is implementing various schemes to promote solar energy in the country, including the Rooftop Solar Programme Phase-II, PM-KUSUM scheme for farmers, Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) Scheme Phase-II for grid-connected solar power projects by the government producers, Solar Park Scheme, Green Energy Corridor Scheme (for development of intra-state transmission system for RE projects), and Production-linked incentive scheme for high-efficiency solar PV modules.

The PM KUSUM Scheme is demand-driven and open for all farmers of the country for implementation as per guidelines issued for the Scheme. The nation installed a cumulative 1,140 MW of solar capacity till Feb. 28 under this scheme.

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