SOLAR POWER GENERATION CAPACITY IN TELANGANA
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