According to the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) initiative has so far commissioned 255MW of PV capacity as well as 2.5MW of CSP under batch 1 of the first phase of its programme.
JNNSM will also commission an additional 38MW of PV and 497.5MW of CSP under batch 1, as well as 350MW of PV under batch 2.
Of the 255MW of PV commissioned, the IREDA reveals that 125MW has been commissioned under the large-scale PV sub-programme in 25 projects, 81.55MW in the Rooftop PV and Small Solar Power Generation Program (RPSSGP) and a further 48MW in the JNNSM's Migration Scheme. Take up in the CSP domain has been slower with just one 2.5MW project having been commissioned out of a possible 500MW.
IREDA has also revealed data concerning plant load factors (PLFs) for 16 projects in various Indian states. The PLFs range between 3.17% and 18.83% for crystalline silicon technology, though all but two fell in the range of 15.55% to 18.83%. For thin-film plants, IRENA reports PLFs between 10.46% and 18.75%.
India currently has a PV capacity of just over 1,000MW, the majority of which was installed in the last 12 months with the help of some government initiatives and private sector funding.