The government of India has installed has taken India’s solar power generation capacity to another level by installing country’s largest Solar PV Plant installed in Kayamkulam, Kerala. It is a major step in achieving the goal of affordable 24X7 power as the new plant is likely to generate about 100 KWP power. In last few years, India has made huge progress in the renewable energy sector and aims to provide 24×7 power to all its citizens. The Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines in the Government of India, Piyush Goyal shared a video on Twitter making the news official.
Goyal believes that India’s solar power generation capacity would cross 20,000 MW in the next 15 months from the current level of 10,000 MW. He was quoted by the Power Ministry saying, “On 10th of March this year the installed solar power capacity in India has crossed 10,000 MW, four times the installed capacity three years back, which in next 15 months would cross 20,000 MW. India could not have completely focused on ‘Making in India’ in the last three years as being in the nascent stage, its solar power sector needed a technological and financial boost from abroad to rapidly expand its horizons.”
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14 June 2017