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Rooftop solar power installations cross 1 GW

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on July 22, 2018

The government has set a target of installing 40GW of grid connected rooftop solar capacity by 2022   -  The Hindu

Maharashtra, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu hold the top 3 spots

Rooftop solar installations in India have crossed 1 GW, according to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s SPIN portal.

SPIN is an online application for expediting project approval, reporting submission and monitoring the progress of implementation of rooftop solar projects.

According to the SPIN portal, the total installed capacity, as of ast Monday, stood at 1,095.41 MW. Maharashtra led with 145.09 MW followed by Gujarat with 136.21 MW installed capacity. Tamil Nadu took the third spot with 123.91 MW .

Tripura, Nagaland, and Lakshadweep made up the bottom of the list with no reported rooftop solar installations.

The Centre has set a target of installing 40GW of grid connected rooftop solar capacity in the country by 2022.

According to official estimates, ₹842 crore has been released to various implementing agencies during in the last two financial years (2016-17 and 2017-18) as financial support for installing grid connected rooftop solar power plants.

Published on July 22, 2018

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