Hits and misses: India’s solar power energy targets
A report, jointly prepared by two energy research firms — JMK Research and Analytics and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis — says India will likely miss its 2022 target of installing 100 gigawatts (GW) of solar power capacity.
What is India’s solar policy?
- World Ranking-India currently ranks fifth after China,S., Japan and Germany in terms of installed solar power capacity
- The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission-The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission ( JNNSM), also known as the National Solar Mission (NSM), which commenced in January 2010, marked the first time the government focussed on promoting and developing solar power in India
- Present scenario- As of December 2021, the cumulative solar installed capacity of India is 55GW, which is roughly half the renewable energy (RE) capacity (excluding large hydro power) and 14% of the overall power generation capacity of India.