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Solar Power

Solar power in India is a growing industry. As of 6 April 2017, the country's solar grid had a cumulative capacity of 12.28 GW. India quadrupled its solar-generation capacity from 2,650 MW on 26 May 2014 to 12,289 MW on 31 March 2017. Solar power tariffs in India have found a new floor at Rs 2.97 per unit, sinking below the average cost of Rs 3 for electricity supplied by state-run generation utility NTPC from its coal-fired plant.

India’s solar power tariff hit a new low of Rs2.44 per unit on Friday at the auction of 500 megawatt (MW) of capacity at the Bhadla solar park in Rajasthan. The tariff Rs2.44 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) and Rs2.45 per kWh which is a "Historic low tariff for India,”

“Green future": Latest solar power auction at Bhadla Solar Park 3 sets "new record with electricity tariff of Rs2.44/unit,” Piyush Goyal, minister for new and renewable energy, power, mines and coal, said in a tweet.

The last recorded lowest tariff was Rs2.62 per kWh discovered earlier for Adani Power’s 250 MW solar park, also being developed at Bhadla.

State wise Estimated Solar Power Potential

Total Solar Power in GWp: 748.98 GWp {State Solar Potential (GWp)}

Andhra Pradesh 38.44

Arunachal Pradesh 8.65

Assam 13.76 Bihar 11.20

Chhattisgarh 18.27

Delhi 2.05

Goa 0.88

Gujarat 35.77

Haryana 4.56

Himachal Pradesh 33.84

Jammu & Kashmir 111.05

Jharkhand 18.18

Karnataka 24.70

Kerala 6.11

Madhya Pradesh 61.66

Maharashtra 64.32

Manipur 10.63

Meghalaya 5.86

Mizoram 9.09

Nagaland 7.29

Orissa 25.78

Punjab 2.81

Rajasthan 142.31

Sikkim 4.94

Tamil Nadu 17.67

Telangana 20.41

Tripura 2.08

Uttar Pradesh 22.83

Uttarakhand 16.80

West Bengal 6.26

UT 0.79

Total 748.98