Approved solar parks up at 33 in 21 states; solar power capacity crosses 5,000 MW: Piyush Goyal

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The total number of approved solar parks has risen to 33 in 21 states with an aggregate capacity of 19,900 MW, an official statement said on Saturday.As against 25 solar parks planned, the ministry (of new and renewable energy) has approved 33 solar parks in 21 states with aggregate capacity of 19,900 MW,” said Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) managing director Ashvini Kumar in a statement.The SECI is the implementing agency and has already released Rs.54.93 crore to respective states from the sanctioned Rs.374 crore. Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal told a parliamentary consultative committee of his ministry that installed solar power capacity in India has crossed 5,000 MW in January and would achieve the target of 18,000 MW by the end of 2017

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