India's solar power capacity crosses 5000 MW, Rajasthan stands 1st in Country

The installed capacity of solar power in India crossed the milestone of 5,000 MW yesterday.  The cumulative installed capacity has reached to 5,130 MW with installed capacity of 1385 MW in current FY.  The state-wise break-up of 5,130 MW is given in the Table below.  The state of Rajasthan stands 1st in the country with 1264 MW, followed by Gujarat (1024MW), Madhya Pradesh (679 MW), Tamil Nadu (419 MW), Maharashtra (379 MW) and Andhra Pradesh (357 MW).  The Government has set the ambitious target of generating 100 GW of solar power by the year 2021-22 under the National Solar Mission. It is envisaged to generate 60 GW ground mounted grid-connected solar power and 40 GW through roof-top grid interactive solar power to fulfill the 100 GW of solar power. The Ministry has also fixed year-wise targets to monitor the solar power generation in the country. The target for the current year is 2,000 MW and next year target is 12,000 MW.  The Ministry is putting all efforts through various schemes of Central Government and State Governments to achieve the targets.  It has been planned that around 18,000 MW tender should be out by 31st March, 2016.
State Wise total Commissioning Status of Grid Connected Solar Power Projects as on 14th January 2016 is given below:
State/UT
Total Capacity (MW)
Rajasthan
1264.35
Gujarat
1024.15
Madhya Pradesh
678.58
Tamil Nadu
418.945
Maharashtra
378.7
Andhra Pradesh
357.34
Telangana
342.39
Punjab
200.32
Uttar Pradesh
140
Karnataka
104.22