5791.54 MU Electricity generated by Cumulative Solar Installations till September 2016

As per information received from Central Electricity Authority (CEA), 5791.54 MU electricity is produced by cumulative solar installations in the country from April 2016 to September 2016. 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 today.

Quantum of electricity produced by cumulative solar installations in the country is given below

Year

Energy generation (MU)

2015-16

7447.92

2016-17 *

5791.54

from April-2016 to September, 2016.

Also, comparative percentage of solar energy produced during the last three years and the current year of all renewable energy generation during the period is given below:-

Year

Solar Energy generation (MU)

Total Renewable Energy generation (MU)

% of Solar energy produced

2013-14

3353.80

53224.50

6.3%

2014-15

4599.02

61784.93

7.4%

2015-16

7447.92

65780.85

11.3%

2016-17*

5791.54

47627.29

12.2%

from April-2016 to September, 2016. (Tentative data received from CEA)

The grid connected solar power  installation capacity during the last three years is given below:

Year

Solar Capacity Installed in MW

2013-14

947.46

2014-15

1112.07

2015-16

3018.88

2016-17

1965

(as on 31.10.2016)

 

Replying to another question Shri Goyal said that the infrastructure for power evacuation and transmission is taken by state and Centre Transmission Utilities. Government has taken up project for development of Green Energy Corridors in 8 States dedicated for Renewable Energy including Solar energy. “The Indian solar market is growing in size”, he added.

Business | News published on 16/12/2016 by Rashmi Nargundkar

 
 
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