Solar energy is a fast-growing industry in India as part of the renewable energy in India. India is rapidly developing solar power to reduce its dependence on coal.
By the end of 2015 one million solar lanterns were sold in the country, reducing the need for kerosene.
In 2015, 1,18,700 solar home lighting systems were installed and 46,655 solar street lights were installed under a national program in India.
The solar installed capacity of the country was 53.997 GW as on 31 March 2022 which increased to 57.705 GW as on 30 June 2022.
The Indian Government had an initial target of 20 GW capacity for2022, which was achieved four years ahead of schedule.
In 2015 the target was raised to 100 GW of solar capacity (including 40 GW from rooftop solar) by 2022.
India has established nearly 42 solar parks to make land available to the promoters of solar plants.
According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, another 36.03 GW (as of January 31, 2021) solar....
energy projects are in various stages of implementation and 23.87 GW (Giga Watt) are in the tendering process.
Rooftop solar power accounts for 2.1 GW, of which 70% is industrial or commercial. India is also developing off-grid solar power for local energy needs