The installed solar power capacity in Telangana has experienced a drastic increase from 120 megawatts (MW) in 2016 to a whopping 3,900 MW this year.
This increase amounts to an increase of 30 times in the past six years.
According to the Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Limited (TSREDCO), which is the State-designated agency for implementing all renewable energy programmes, there has been a massive demand for solar power, reports The New Indian Express.
Among the total renewable energy of 4,400 MW installed in the State, solar power constitutes 3,900 MW. The remaining energy is tapped through wind energy, biomass energy, biogas, industrial waste to energy and mini-hydel projects.
Out of the 3,900 MW installed solar power capacity, 3,700 MW is from ground-mounted solar structures and around 200 MW by solar-rooftop panels.
Around 200 MW solar rooftop panels are primarily installed atop residential buildings, and 10,167 consumers use it in the State, among which almost 7,863 consumers reside in the Greater Hyderabad limits.
“There will be more consumers for solar power in the coming years and we would attract them by providing incentives,” N Janaiah, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, TSREDCO, said.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.