Solar Energy

Gird Connected

Grid Connected Overview:

Solar power sector in India has emerged as a fast upcoming section in last few years. It supports the government agenda of sustainable growth, while, emerging as an integral part of the solution to meet the nation’s energy needs and an essential player for energy security.

A target of installing 100 GW of grid connected solar power by 2022 has been kept. In order to achieve the above target, Government of India have launched various schemes to encourage generation of solar power in the country like Solar Park Scheme, VGF Schemes, CPSU Scheme, Defence Scheme, Canal bank & Canal top Scheme, Bundling Scheme, Grid Connected Solar Rooftop Scheme etc.  Various policy measures are also undertaken to promote the grid connected solar power plants.

Recently, India has achieved 5th rank in the world in solar power deployment. In solar power, capacity has increased by more than 11 times in the last five years from 2.6 GW in March 2014 to 28.18 GW in March 2019. With technological improvements, economy of scale and reduction in solar cell/ module prices solar tariff in India is now competitive and has achieved grid parity.

Year wise achievement of Grid connected Solar power Project are as below:


SI. No

Year

Capacity added during F.Y. (MW)

Cumulative capacity (MW)

1

Upto 2010

8.54

11.35

2

2010-11

24.58

35.93

3

2011-12

896.37

932.30

4

1012-13

752.16

1684.46

5

2013-14

947.46

2631.93

6

2014-15

1112.07

3743.97

7

2015-16

3018.88

6762.87

8

2016-17

5525.98

12288.85

9

2017-18

9362.63

21651.48

10

2018-19

6529.20

28180.68