In­dia Sur­passes its So­lar Energy Tar­get for ’15-16

The Economic Times - - Companies - Kaavya.Chan­drasekaran @times­group.com

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.

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