Installed solar power capacity touches 5,000 MW in January

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The government today said the installed capacity of solar power crossed 5,000 MW in January and expressed confidence that the target of 18,000 MW would be achieved by 2017-end. “The installed capacity of solar power in India crossed the milestone of 5,000 MW in January this year and would achieve target of 18,000 MW by end of next year,” Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said in a statement. Parliamentary Consultative Committee attached to the Ministries of Power and New & Renewable Energy held meeting in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh yesterday and reviewed progress of implementation of solar park scheme and also steps taken by the NTPCBSE -0.93 % to reduce emissions and increase efficiency.

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