20,000 MW grid solar power by 2022 under Nehru solar mission
25, 2009 - Asia Pulse Data Source
of India Monday said that it has approved the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar
Mission with an aim of setting up 20,000 MW grid solar power and 2,000 MW off-grid
solar power by 2022.
The mission also aims to develop solar technologies
for making solar power competitive to conventional grid power and install 20 million
square metre solar thermal collective area by 2022, New and Renewable Energy Minister
Farooq Abdullah told Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of Parliament.
Minister added that the mission will be implemented in three phases and government
has approved the target to set up 1,100 MW grid connected solar plants and 200
MW capacity equivalent off-grid solar applications in the first phase till 2012-13.
The mission will also support research and development to reduce cost,
improve efficiency and overall performance of solar energy systems and also for
development of new materials and devices, Abdullah said.
In reply to another
query, he said the government has taken several measures to attract private investment
in setting up renewable power generation projects, which include fiscal and financial