Eclipse over solar power in Gujarat

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Ater having lost out its numero uno position to Rajasthan in solar power space, Gujarat seems to have further lagged behind in capacity addition.The home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has been promoting solar energy in a big way, could add only 24 MW of solar power generation capacity during June 2015 to January 2016. As against this, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu added more than 200 MW in the same period.As per data released by the Union ministry of new and renewable energy, Gujarat added 24 MW of total commissioned capacity (grid connected) to 1024.15 MW as on January 14, 2016, as against 1000.05 MW on May 29, 2015. During the period, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh added 216.9 MW, 270.96 MW and 115 MW respectively.

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