3019 MW of Solar Energy Capacity Added in 2015-16

A total of 3019 MW of solar energy capacity addition was recorded during the year 2015-16. This was stated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.


The registered increase is as follows:



Capacity added during the year


Cumulative capacity


Upto 2010


11 MW


25 MW

36 MW


994 MW

1030 MW


656 MW

1686 MW


945.9 MW

2631.9 MW


1112.07 MW

3743.97 MW


3018.883 MW

6762.853 MW


1964.76 MW

8727.61 MW

(As on 31.10.2016)



Shri Goyal further said that the World Bank has recently approved a total amount of US $ 625 million consisting of World Bank loan of US $500 million, Clean Technology Fund (CTF) loan of US $120 million and a CTF Grant of US $ 5 million for Grid-connected Rooftop Solar Programme. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has also submitted a proposal to Ministry of Finance for the World Bank Financing of US $200 Million for Internal Infrastructure development of Solar Parks.

The Minister informed that an agreement for the Rooftop loan was signed between the World Bank and the State Bank of India (SBI) on 30th June, 2016. Under this agreement, the World Bank loan is taken by the SBI. Thereafter, SBI provides loan through its branches for installation of rooftop solar systems.

Solar PV | News published on 25/11/2016 by Rashmi Nargundkar

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