Sirsa district in Haryana provided solar street lamps to all the 334 villages. Around 5000 lamps were installed at cost of Rs.12.85 crore. (appx.19,000 each)
A Government agency in Chennai is planning to deliver a solar atlas of India in two years. It will provide the location which will be optimal for location of solar plants. It will be helpful in the solar mission of India. It aims to install 20,000 MW solar power by 2022. In the present installed capacity of 1.9 lakh MW, solar accounts for only 100 MW.
Recently there were news items reporting that solar energy mission of India will achieve its targets.
Gujarat will shortly have 1000 MW of power from Solar.
Jawaharlal Nehru Solar Mission Report
Adani Power to set up Solar plants for 140 MW in three years.
Bitta, Kutch, Gujarat 40 MW initial - to be expanded to 100 Mw in two years.
Rajasthan 40 MW
Venture capitalists have raised $24.5 billion (Rs.1.1 trillion) for clean tech projects in India and 20% of it ($4.9 billion) may be earmarked for Solar projects. But only eight transactions for $100 million were done so far. There is promise in the sector and Venture capital firms have to money and are looking for attractive targets.
28 April 2011
NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd.(NVVN) was appointed as the nodal agency for the phase 1 (2009-13) of JNNSM that envisages setting up the first 1000 MW capacity. A review meeting of various projects under progress took place.
Total Installed Capacity (as on 30.6.2009) : 1,50,323.41 MW
Central Sector: 48,970.99 MW
State Sector: 76,364.67
Private Sectory: 24,987.75
Renewable Energy Plants: 13,242.41 MW
Web Site of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
In the 11th plan (2007-12) 60 cities are to be developed as solar cities. Thane is one of them. As per Government directive all Government buildings should meet 10% of their energy needs through renewable energy by the year 2010, progressively increasing to 20% by 2020 and 30% by 2030.
1000 MW capacity of solar power is to be achieved by the end of 12th plan 2017
India recently unveiled a plan calling for 20GW of solar power production by 2020. Its 2040 target is 200 GW of solar power.