The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has released the commissioning status of grid-connected solar power projects under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) during the FY 2013 -14.

As per the data released, the total grid-connected solar power capacity commissioned till March 31st, 2014, stood at 2,631.9038 MW. Out of the total capacity commissioned, projects by the MNRE accounted for 687.8 MW. The balance capacity included projects under state policy (1,322.59 MW), Renewable Purchase Obligation (90 MW), Renewable Energy Certificate mechanism (490.685 MW), private initiative – rooftop (15.6288 MW) and those by Central Public Sector Undertakings (25.2 MW).

The grid-connected solar power capacity commissioned till March 31st, 2013, totaled 1,684.4355 MW. A capacity of 947.4683 MW was added during the FY 2013-14.

Of the total capacity commissioned till March 31st, 2014, Gujarat-based grid-connected solar power projects accounted for 916.4 MW. This included projects under state policy (860.4 MW), RPO (50 MW) and REC mechanism (6 MW).

Some of the other states with significant share in the total capacity commissioned were Rajasthan (730.1 MW), Madhya Pradesh (347.165 MW), Maharashtra (249.25 MW), Andhra Pradesh (131.84 MW) and Tamil Nadu (98.36 MW). In case of Rajasthan, the MNRE projects accounted for 493.5 MW. The balance capacity included projects under state policy (22.1 MW), RPO (40 MW) and REC mechanism (174.5 MW).

Out of the total grid-connected solar power capacity added during the FY 2013-14, Madhya Pradesh accounted for 309.85 MW. Some of the other states with significant share in the capacity addition included Rajasthan (178.95 MW), Maharashtra (149.25 MW), Andhra Pradesh (108.69 MW) and Tamil Nadu (81.31 MW). Gujarat, which otherwise has the highest share in the total capacity commissioned, added 58.5 MW during the period.

The JNNSM, launched in January 2010, has set an ambitious target of deploying 20,000 MW of grid-connected solar power by 2022.


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