To achieve the vision of making the country energy independent. Mr. Piyush Goyal is on a mission to achieve 1 GW of grid-connected solar power by 2022.
Few central agencies help attain this target through the following measures:
- Implementation of long-term policies at both central and state levels
- Investments in research and development
- Domestic production of raw materials, components, and products
Along with the policies at the center. Individual state policies help towards achieving the energy goals in a holistic sense.
Due to that, some states have seen success with their solar installation goals.
Top 3 states in the country with highest solar power project installations include:
- Madhya Pradesh
The list is in descending order of the solar projects installation in MW for the year 2016.
The topography of Rajasthan is conducive for solar projects. Its irradiation levels are favorable to the amounts of unused lands. Thus, those factors helped the state to top the list.
Though, Gujarat ranks second for the past year. But the state topped for the year 2015.
Along with natural factors working in its favor. The Gujarat solar policy also played a huge role in the state’s success in the solar mission.