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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