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India has achieved 12,200 MW of solar capacity, says Goyal

April 17, 2017 / 05:54 PM IST
Solar panels are seen on the roof of a car park in Mountain View, California April 7, 2016.  REUTERS/Noah Berger      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSE2K7

Solar panels are seen on the roof of a car park in Mountain View, California April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Noah Berger TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSE2K7

Stating that India has already achieved 12,200 MW of solar capacity so far, Union power minister Piyush Goyal today reiterated that the country is well poised to reach its target of 100 GW capacity by 2022.

"The country's solar power generation capacity was 2,600 MW in 2014 and it has now jumped to 12,200 MW now," Goyal said at an event here.

He was in the city to attend the signing of power purchase agreement between Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and authorities concerned for buying power from the 750 MW Rewa Ultra Mega Solar (RUMS) project in Madhya Pradesh.

Goyal said the earlier UPA government had set a target to generate 20,000 MW solar energy by 2022.