SO­LAR POWER GEN­ER­A­TION CA­PAC­ITY IN TE­LAN­GANA

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As at the time of for­ma­tion of the state 4 years ago, so­lar power gen­er­a­tion was around 20 MW and now it has a com­mis­sioned ca­pac­ity of about 3,500 MW which is al­most 30 per­cent of to­tal power gen­er­a­tion in the state. Te­lan­gana is now ranked sec­ond in In­dia in so­lar power gen­er­a­tion af­ter Kar­nataka.

The state’s en­ergy bas­ket now con­sists of 2,200 MW of hy­del power, 4,000 MW ther­mal power, and 3,800 MW of re­new­able en­ergy. The state govern­ment aims to gen­er­ate 5,000 MW of so­lar power by 2020. Cur­rently, the so­lar power plants in the state are largely spread across Mah­bub­na­gar, Ranga Reddy, Medak, Nizam­abad, and Adi­l­abad. The state has adapted a so­lar power pol­icy which as­sures in­vestors longterm com­mit­ment for 20 years. The state is of­fer­ing 30 per­cent sub­sidy for house­hold which will fur­ther in­crease de­mand for rooftop in­stal­la­tion.

Most of the im­ported pan­els come from China but there are sup­pli­ers in Malaysia, Sin­ga­pore and other South East Asian coun­tries as well. About 20 GW of plants are in­stalled an­nu­ally to meet the tar­get set by the govern­ment

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