India Plans To Go Big On Rooftop Solar Plants
India has always been a country with an ambitious goal. And this time, the country has announced an even more ambitious goal: to install 40 gigawatts (GW) of rooftop solar power plants by 2022. That’s more than the current installed capacity of all solar power plants in India.
This new target is part of India’s goal to achieve 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022. This would make up around 40% of the country’s installed capacity and help reduce India’s dependence
That is why India is planning to set up a large number of rooftop solar plants with a cumulative capacity of 20 gigawatts (GW) in the next five years. This would be in addition to the 20 GW of solar power that the country has planned to set up by 2022.
The new target was announced by Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines Piyush Goyal on the sidelines of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) summit in New Delhi on Sunday.
“We have set a target of having 40 GW of rooftop solar power installed in the country in the next five years