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Government of India
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
13-August-2015 16:37 IST
New Solar Power Policy

 

             The Government has revised the National Solar Mission target of Grid Connected Solar Power projects from 20,000 MW by 2022 to1,00,000 MW by 2022.  The revised National Solar Mission is under implementation.  This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy  in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

 

            The Minister stated that the it is planned to achieve the revised target of 1,00,000MW by setting up Distributed Rooftop Solar Projects and Medium & Large Scale Solar Projects, the break-up of which is as under:-

 

Category I

Proposed Capacity

(MW)

Category

II

Proposed Capacity

(MW)

Rooftop Solar

40,000

Scheme for Decentralized Generation of Solar Energy Projects by Unemployed Youths & Farmers

10,000

PSUs

10,000

Large Private Sector/IPPs

5,000

SECI

5,000

Under State Policies

20,000

Ongoing programmes incl. past achievements

10,000

Total

40,000

 

60,000

 

            The Minister further stated that the exemption of custom and excise duty is already applicable for several input raw materials for manufacturing of solar power devices. This helps to reduce the cost solar power.

 

 

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