845MW worth solar power plants installed across India: NTPC

Updated: 21 Jun 2017 07:25 PM

New Delhi [India], June 21 (ANI): The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) of India has recently revealed that India now hosts solar power capacity worth 845 MW, after the recent addition of the 225 MW Mandsaur Solar Power Project- a 250 MW solar farm located in Madhya Pradesh.

The remaining 25 MW will be commissioned as soon as evacuation constraints pertaining to the solar park developer Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited are eradicated; PV Magazine quoted the Mercom Capital Group, as reporting.

Apart from this, Vikram Solar, BHEL and Tata Power also have 50 MW plants currently operating on the site.

Solar power is being increasingly promoted as an alternative source of energy, the latest one being the installation of solar panels on the rooftop of all Kochi Metro Rail stations.

Apart from this, the Delhi Metro is also enabled with solar PV, and is set to further expand the capacity.

Mumbai is also considering the creation of a rooftop solar network to be incorporated with the Central Railways. (ANI)

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