India sets solar RPO target as 3 percent by 2022

By Editor


Greentech Lead India: The Government of India has implemented a National Tariff Policy wherein the State Electricity Regulators have to fix a percentage of energy purchase from solar power under the Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO).

As per the amendment, the solar RPO has to begin with 0.25 percent of the energy procured in the State reaching to 3 percent by 2022.

Under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), India has commissioned grid-interactive solar power generation capacity of around 1,850 MW.

The Government is also implementing a plan for use of wind energy in the country, which is being utilized largely for grid-interactive power generation. Wind power capacity of 19,564 MW has already been set-up in a country.

Plan for use of solar energy under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission

 Application Segment Target for Phase I


Cumulative Target for

Phase 2


Cumulative Target for Phase 3 (2017-22)
Grid solar power

(large plants, roof top & distribution grid plants)

1,100 MW 10,000 MW 20,000 MW
Off-grid solar applications 200 MW 1,000 MW 2,000 MW
Solar Thermal Collectors(SWHs, solar cooking, solar cooling, Industrial process heat applications, etc.) 7 million                   sq. meters 15 million                  sq. meters 20  million    sq. meters


State-Wise Wind Power Installation

 States Capacity


Andhra Pradesh 513.75
Gujarat 3249.58
Karnataka 2169.95
Kerala 35.10
Madhya Pradesh 386.00
Maharashtra 3293.75
Rajasthan 2716.75
Tamil Nadu 7195.78
Others 4.30
 Total 19564.95











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