India’s solar power generation capacity at 8.7 GW – Feedback

Addition of 1,964.76 MW in the first seven months of the current fiscal has taken the total solar power generation capacity in the country to 8,727.62 MW, Parliament was informed today. “As on October 31, 2016, Solar Energy Projects with an aggregate capacity of over 8727.62 MW have been installed in the country,” New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal said in written reply to Lok Sabha on Thursday.

In another reply, the minister stated that 1,964.76 MW of solar power generation capacity has been added in the country till October end of this financial year. During last fiscal, 3,018.88 MW of solar power generation capacity was added in the country. Goyal said the World Bank has recently approved a total amount of $625 million consisting of World Bank loan of $500 million, Clean Technology Fund (CTF) loan of $120 million and a CTF grant of $5 million for grid- connected rooftop solar programme.

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