India has 4,878 MW solar power generation capacity: Goyal

India's total installed solar power generation capacity is 4,878.88 MW, led by Rajasthan and Gujarat, Parliament was informed today.

The total installed solar power generation capacity of the country was 4,878.88 MW as on December 11, 2015, Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Rajasthan has the largest solar power generation capacity of 1,256.7 MW, followed by Gujarat at 1,024.15 MW and Madhya Pradesh at 678.58 MW.

In reply to a separate question, the minister informed that the total installed wind power generation capacity in the country till the end of October was 24,677.72 MW.

The largest installed wind power capacity is in Tamil Nadu at 7,514.76 MW followed by Maharashtra at 4,638.35 MW and Gujarat at 3,876.50 MW.

In another reply to the House, he said that the 1,315.71 MW of wind power generation capacity was added during the current fiscal till November.

India had added 2,308.1 MW of wind power generation capacity in the last fiscal.

The minister also informed that the renewable sector attracted total foreign direct investment (FDI) of $2005.51 million during 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 (up to December 2014).

The largest FDI was from Mauritius at $1,067.93 million followed by Malaysia at $312.72 and Singapore at $225.13 million.

India has an ambitious target of adding 175 GW of power generation capacity from renewable sources by 2022, which includes 100 GW of solar and 60 GW of wind energy.


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