India to build 400 MW of solar,two-thirds less than plan


India will complete 400 MW of solar power connected to the grid this fiscal year, two-thirds less than previously forecast by state and central governments, according to a Bloomberg report.

India has so far built 180 MW during the year ending March 31, according to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy estimates.

Gujarat had planned to build more than 900 MW during the fiscal year as part of a regional solar program, according to documents obtained from the state government. In addition, the central government’s Solar Mission had a forecast of 302 MW, according to a list of plans from the ministry.

The mission involved 150 MW of operations awarded by auction, 98 MW of rooftop developments and 54 MW of capacity under a program to consolidate state-level projects.

India’s renewable energy capacity has grown 20 per cent in 2011 to 22,447 MW, according to the statement. Wind farms made up most of the increase, adding a total of 2,827 MW.


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