India adds 3,000 MW solar capacity in FY16, beats 2,000 MW target – Feedback

India added close to 3,019 mw of grid-connected solar power generation capacity in 2015-16, which is well above its target of 2,000 mw for the fiscal.

India’s total solar power generation capacity touched 6,763 mw as on March 31, 2016, according to the latest update on progress on clean energy initiatives. The tendering of over 21,000 mw of solar power generation capacity has already been completed during the last fiscal, with the aim of about 20,000 mw of installed production capacity from this renewable source by this fiscal end. Similarly, India added 3,300 mw of wind power generation capacity last fiscal as against the targetted 2,400 mw, jacking up the total wind power capacity to 26,744 mw as on March 31.

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