Government Strategies Solar Tenders Worth 20 GW till June 2021: RK Singh

“A cumulative grid-connected solar power capacity of 35.07 GW had been installed in the country as on 29 February 2020, with an additional capacity of 21.35 GW under various stages of implementation and 31.27 GW under various stages of bidding,” Singh said

March 18, 2020. By News Bureau

The government is preparing to issue solar tenders of 20 gigawatt (GW) capacity till June 2021 in order to accomplish the National Solar Mission’s target of installing 100 GW grid-connected solar power capacity by 2022, new and renewable energy minister R K Singh said.

“A cumulative grid-connected solar power capacity of 35.07 GW had been installed in the country as on 29 February, 2020, with an additional capacity of 21.35 GW under various stages of implementation and 31.27 GW under various stages of bidding,” Singh said.

The government has formulated and is executing various schemes for promotion, development and positioning of solar power in the country to meet the goals.

Under the National Solar Mission, the solar park scheme for setting up solar parks and ultra-mega solar power projects targeting over 40,000 MW projects is underway.

Apart from this, other schemes such as for setting up of grid-connected solar photovoltaic power projects with viability gap funding, and the government’s flagship PM-KUSUM are being implemented, among others.

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