Uttar Pradesh plans to commission 1500 MW solar projects by next year


Uttar Pradesh plans to commission 1500 MW solar projects by next year

Uttar Pradesh plans to commission 1500 MW solar capacity power plants by next year, state minister for department of additional sources of energy Brajesh Pathak said. The Centre has set a target of installing 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, which includes 100 GW from solar, 60 GW from wind, 10 GW from bio-power and 5 GW from small hydro-power.

Uttar Pradesh government has set a target of producing 10,700 MW renewable energy by 2022, Pathak said.

“We are confident…of meeting our target in time. We aim to generate 4300 MW through rooftop solar installations. At present, solar power plants (totalling) 150 MW are running successfully.

Tenders for 1500 MW solar plants have been done and by next year they will be commissioned as well,” the minister told. Besides, a 32 MW solar project is coming up at Jalaun in the state, he informed. Read More

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