July 24

Gujarat tops India in rooftop solar power generation capacity

Ahmedabad: Gujarat has emerged as the state with the most rooftop solar panels installed. 

According to data tabled in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, Gujarat has an installed rooftop solar power capacity of 261.97 MW, against 1,700.54 MW for all of India. Gujarat is followed by Maharashtra (198.52 MW) and Tamil Nadu (151.62 MW) in terms of installed rooftop capacity.

According to the data, out of the 261.97 MW installed, 183.51 MW is subsidized.

The data was tabled by R K Singh, Union minister of state for new and renewable energy, in the upper house of Parliament, in response to a question by Rajya Sabha member Parimal Nathwani. 

As part of the grid-connected rooftop solar program, the Union government-provided financial assistance and incentives worth Rs 678.01 crore in the financial year 2016-17 and Rs 446.7 crore in 2018-19. 

The Union government aims to install rooftop solar capacity of 40,000 MW by 2022. The reply also stated that no formal study has been done to assess the amount of power generated through solar panels on rooftops of houses.


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