LUCKNOW: As the state government aims to install solar power projects of 10,700 MW capacity by 2022, it has achieved target of 1,370 MW in the last four-and-a-half years.
The data shared by state government on Wednesday shows this is around 13% of what it plans in next one year.
A government spokesperson said Yogi Adityanath was working on a plan to set up an ultra-mega solar park in UP apart from the 417 MW solar projects in construction stage. "Big investors are coming forward to invest in solar energy sector in UP. Several investment proposals for solar power projects are under consideration," he said.
India's total installed renewable energy generation capacity crossed 100 GW mark on Thursday and the country is fourth in the world in terms of installed renewable energy capacity. The country has set an ambitious target to have 175 GW or 1,75,000 MW of renewable energy capacity by 2022.
"The total installed renewable energy capacity in India, excluding large hydro, has crossed the mile-stone of 100 GW. Today, India stands at 4th position in the world in terms of installed RE capacity, 5th in solar and 4th in wind in terms of installed capacity," an official release said.
While 100 GW has been installed, 50 GW is under installation and 27 GW is under tendering. If large hydro is included the installed renewable energy capacity increases to 146 GW, the release said.