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India’s solar power generation reaches 11.3 TWh for first quarter 2019

  • 2 months ago (2019-05-20)
  • David Flin
Asia 500 Solar 85

India’s efforts to boost its solar power generation capacity has enabled it to achieve the goal of generating 11.3 TWh in a single quarter, exceeding 10 TWh for the first time. The Central Electricity Authority reported that 11.3 TWh solar energy was generated throughout the first quarter, with 4.3 TWh being generated in March, the highest monthly total so far.

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There is an increased level of solar generation in the first quarter of the year due to clearer skies.

The CEA stated that over the financial year 2018-19, net solar power generation in India reached 38.9 TWh, an increase of 51 per cent over the previous year. The Indian Government has said that it is targeting a generation capacity of 100 GW of solar power by 2022, with a total of 175 GW from all renewable sources.