India Surpasses its Solar Energy Target for ’15-16
New Delhi: India surpassed its solar energy target for 2015-16 more than one and a half times, commissioning 3,018 MW during the year against the 2,000 MW it had set itself.
Latest figures shared by the ministry of new and renewable energy with ET show that Tamil Nadu added the most capacity in 2015-16 at 887.19 MW, followed by Andhra Pradesh (433.24 MW) and Telangana (351.56 MW).
At the end of 2015-16, the country had solar capacity of 6,753.38 MW. Rajasthan, which has the best solar radiation among states, remains No. 1 in overall installed capacity at 1,264.35 MW, while Gujarat, the earliest to start a solar programme, is at the second place with 1,105.15 MW. Tamil Nadu is rapidly catching up and is at the third place.