Maharashtra to generate 25-K MW through solar power

The Maharashtra government has set a target of producing 25,000 MW electricity using solar power.

This information was given by Maharashtra Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule to the state Legislative Council, during the Question Hour while replying to a question by MLCs Anandrao Patil, Hemant Takle, Bhai Jagtap and others.

The Minister said, “Maharashtra is number one state in producing power through renewable energy, with 7,500 MW generation capacity. The government wants to take to this capacity to 10,000 MW…We have started new power generation units, in which we are focusing more on renewable energy. We plan to generate around 25,000 MW through solar energy.”

He added: “The government will particularly focus on electricity generation from renewable sources between 2021 and 2030. We are planning to provide power to every farmer through solar energy and have already issued work orders for 800 MW solar power projects.”

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