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India installs 210 MW of grid-tied solar PV in February 2013

According to reports, India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) reports that 210 MW of grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) generation capacity was added in February 2013, as the largest source of new renewable energy generation in the nation during the month.

This brings India to 505 MW of grid-tied PV added during fiscal year (FY) 2012-2013, for a total of 1.45 GW installed to date. Additionally, MNRE reports 17.6 MW of new off-grid PV in FY 2012-2013, for a total of 108 MW installed to date.

MNRE also reports that 910,000 square meters of solar water heating collector area was added during FY 2012-2013, to bring the nation to a cumulative total of 6.92 million square meters of collector area.

The nation has an 800 MW target for new grid-tied PV during FY 2012-2013, and has only reached 63% of this goal, as well as 59% of its goal of 30 MW of off-grid PV. However, solar water heating has already well exceeded the FY 2012-2013 goal of 600,000 square meters of new collector area.

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