India targets 30,000 MW from renewable energy during the 12th Plan period

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India targets 30,000 MW from renewable energy during the 12th Plan period

Greentech Lead India: India targets 30,000 MW from
renewable energy from the 12th Plan period, said Minister of New and Renewable
Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah in the Lok Sabha.

Total installed capacity of renewable energy based power
in the country is 26,267 MW. The contribution of renewable energy based power
generation is likely to be in the range of 6-8 percent in the total electricity
mix of the country and major part of power generation would continue to come
from thermal and hydro power.

Government is implementing the Jawaharlal Nehru Solar
Mission (JNNSM), to promote harnessing/utilization of solar energy for power
generation and other applications in the country. The Mission envisages
installation of 20,000 MW capacities by the year 2022. Solar projects /systems
can be installed throughout the country.

A target of 10,000 MW has been fixed for solar power
projects during the 12th Plan. So far, 1045 MW of solar power projects have
been installed in the country, he added. 

Currently the Government is also providing central
financial assistance (CFA) of 30 percent of the cost of installation of solar
photovoltaic systems such as solar lanterns, home lights, street lights and
stand-alone PV power plants subject to a maximum of Rs. 81/- per Wp under
Off-grid Solar Applications Scheme of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar
Mission (JNNSM) in General Category States. 

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