• India Now Has More Than 10 Gigawatts of Solar, Says Energy Minister

  • India has surpassed the 10 GW solar PV installation milestone, having tripled its capacity in less than three years, according to a late-night tweet on Friday from energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal.

    Details on how the landmark was reached have yet to be released by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), although local news outlets claim that the crossing was made when India’s largest utility NTPC commissioned another 45 MW of PV at Bhadla Solar Power project, near Jodhpur, in the state of Rajasthan. That project now stands at 160 MW in operation and NTPC has crossed the 500 MW mark with 520 MW solar commissioned.