India surpasses 8GW solar PV deployment - MNRE

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Reddit
Email
Credit: Sungrow

India has now surpassed 8GW of installed solar PV capacity, according to figures from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

Only last week, the ministry said the capacity was around 7.8GW at the end of June, but the country has now hit 8,062MW as of the end of July, an increase of 257MW in a month.

This article requires Premium SubscriptionBasic (FREE) Subscription

Unlock unlimited access for 12 whole months of distinctive global analysis

Photovoltaics International is now included.

  • Regular insight and analysis of the industry’s biggest developments
  • In-depth interviews with the industry’s leading figures
  • Unlimited digital access to the PV Tech Power journal catalogue
  • Unlimited digital access to the Photovoltaics International journal catalogue
  • Access to more than 1,000 technical papers
  • Discounts on Solar Media’s portfolio of events, in-person and virtual

Or continue reading this article for free

The states with more than 200MW are:

  • Rajasthan – 1,295MW
  • Tamil Nadu – 1,267MW
  • Gujarat – 1,123MW
  • Andhra Pradesh – 936MW
  • Telangana – 846MW
  • Madhya Pradesh – 790MW
  • Punjab – 521MW
  • Maharashtra – 385MW
  • Karnataka – 238MW

Tamil Nadu, which has the second highest capacity has had confirmed curtailment of solar power in recent months, while Rajasthan with the highest capacity has seen curtailment according to various reports.

MNRE joint secretary Tarun Kapoor recently complained to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) about the “backing down” of solar power, asking CERC to ensure solar takes priority over thermal power as it does not benefit from variable tariffs in the same way that thermal power does.

DDUGJY scheme

The Ministry of Power is also promoting distributed generation energy projects through its Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) policy to provide access to electricity to un-electrified villages where grid connectivity is either not feasible or not cost effective.

To date, 4,606 distributed generation projects have been sanctioned including biomass, biofuels, biogas, mini hydro and solar.

The DDUGJY scheme provides a subsidy towards 60% of the project cost. An additional subsidy of 15% is also offered for timely completion of these projects.

Mines and energy minister Piyush Goyal has also announced a scheme for Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to set up 1GW of wind power projects to be connected to the Central Transmission Utility (CTU).

India and the US will also be jointly working on the creation of US$20 million for US-India Energy Finance Initiatives. The aim is to mobilize up to US$400 million to provide finances for clean and renewable electricity by 2020. The two countries are also considering setting up a US-India Clean Energy Hub.

8 October 2024
San Francisco Bay Area, USA
PV Tech has been running an annual PV CellTech Conference since 2016. PV CellTech USA, on 8-9 October 2024 is our second PV CellTech conference dedicated to the U.S. manufacturing sector. The event in 2023 was a sell out success and 2024 will once again gather the key stakeholders from PV manufacturing, equipment/materials, policy-making and strategy, capital equipment investment and all interested downstream channels and third-party entities. The goal is simple: to map out PV manufacturing in the U.S. out to 2030 and beyond.

Read Next

May 24, 2024
Ørsted has closed a US$680 million tax equity financing with JP Morgan for a solar project, alongside a solar-plus-storage project.
May 24, 2024
US power distribution company Entergy Louisiana has received approval from the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) to add up to 3GW of solar PV.
May 24, 2024
Waaree Energies has signed an agreement to supply 445MW of modules to Statkraft India for a project in Bikaner, Rajasthan.
May 24, 2024
Indian solar installations increased by over 400% in the first quarter of 2024 to the highest quarterly deployment levels in its history.
May 24, 2024
US independent power producer Pivot Energy and electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Rivian have partnered to build 60MW of community solar in Illinois, US.
May 23, 2024
Spanish firm Acciona Energía has commissioned its 458WM Red-Tailed Hawk PV project in the US state of Texas.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinars
May 29, 2024
11am (EDT) / 5pm (CEST)
Solar Media Events
June 4, 2024
London, UK
Upcoming Webinars
June 11, 2024
3:00 PM (BST) / 4:00 PM (CEST)
Solar Media Events
July 2, 2024
Athens, Greece