The installation of Grid Connected Solar Power and Wind
Power Projects is a continuing process. So far 2101 MW capacity Grid Connected
Solar Power Plants and 19,881 MW of Wind Power Plants have been installed in
the country. The steps taken by the Government, to employ alternative energy
source on a large scale are as under:
- Government of India has launched Jawaharlal Nehru National
Solar Mission (JNNSM) on 11th January, 2010. The Mission targets
deployment of 20,000 MW of grid connected solar power by 2022 in three
- Provision for renewable purchase obligation for solar has
been made in the National Tariff Policy.
- Concessional Import duty/Excise duty exemption for setting
up of solar power plants, accelerated depreciation and tax holiday.
- Generation based incentive and facility for bundled power
for Grid connected Solar & Wind Power Projects through various
interventions announced from time to time.
- Awareness programmes such as exhibitions, training
workshops etc. are being conducted.
- Several R&D efforts have been initiated for new
technologies and improvement in efficiency.
This information was given by the Minister of New and
Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah in a written reply in the Rajya