What is the scope of solar energy in India?

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Giving a target of 100 GW including 40 GW rooftop solar capacity installation by 2022, several schemes have been  launched by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) which  are as follows :

(I).    Scheme for Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects.
(II).  Scheme for Development of Solar PV Power Plants on Canal Banks/ Canal Tops.
(III). Scheme for setting up of 300 MW of Grid connected Solar PV Power Projects by Defence Establishments under Ministry of Defence and Para Military forces with Viability Gap Funding (VGF) under Batch-IV of Phase-II/III of National Solar Mission.
(IV). Implementation of scheme for setting up of 1000 MW of Grid- Connected Solar   PV      Power Projects by CPSUs with VGF under Batch-V of Phase-II of JNNSM.
(V). Implementation of Scheme for Setting up of 15000 MW of Grid connected Solar PV Power Projects under Batch II of Phase II of National Solar Mission (by NTPC/NVVN)
(VI). Setting up of 2000 MW Grid connected solar power with VGF through Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)
(VII) .  Development of Solar Cities Programme.
(VIII).  Scheme for Development of Solar Zones in the country.

Also this is notable that India’s commitment of raising 40% of electric installed capacity from non-fossil fuel by 2030 under Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) of UNFCCC gives a great advantage to the future of Solar power projects in India. In a recent notification the GoI has announced to increase the capacity of ultra MW Solar parks from 20000 MW to 40000 MW. As of 6 April 2017, the country’s solar grid had a cumulative capacity of 12.28 gigawatts (GW) compared to 6.76 GW at the end of March 2016. To achieve the targets of year 2022 and 2030 the solar industry would have to grow by leaps and bounds. Hence you can say that there is a very good scope for the solar energy sector in India for coming years.

For your information I am providing Commissioning status of Solar power projects in various states of India as on 31.01.2017 (MW)

Andaman & Nicobar: 5.40
Andhra Pradesh: 979.65
Arunachal Pradesh: 0.27
Assam: 11.18
Bihar: 95.91
Chandigarh: 16.20
Chhattisgarh: 135.19
Dadar & Nagar: 0.60
Daman & Diu: 4.00
Delhi: 38.78
Goa: 0.05
Gujarat: 1159.76
Haryana: 73.27
Himachal Pradesh: 0.33
J&K: 1
Jharkhand: 17.51
Karnataka: 341.93
Kerala: 15.86
Lakshadweep: 0.75
Madhya Pradesh: 850.35
Maharashtra: 430.46
Manipur: 0.01
Meghalaya: 0.01
Mizoram: 0.10
Nagaland: 0.50
Odisha: 77.64
Puducherry: 0.03
Punjab: 552.35
Rajasthan: 1317.64
Sikkim: 0.01
Tamil Nadu: 1590.97
Telangana: 1073.41
Tripura: 5.02
Uttar Pradesh: 269.26
Uttarakhand: 45.10
West Bengal: 23.07

Source: http://www.quora.com/What-is-the-scope-of-solar-energy-in-India

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