JAWAHARLAL NEHRU NATIONAL SOLAR MISSION (JNNSM)

Objective

To establish India as a global leader in solar energy, by creating the policy conditions for its deployment and diffusion across the country as quickly as possible.

Targets

• To create 100 GW (earlier target was 20 GW) solar power capacity by 2022 with investment around Rs. 6,00,000 cr.

• The target will principally comprise of 40 GW Rooftop and 60 GW through Large and Medium Scale Grid Connected Solar Power Projects.

• The target also includes setting up of dedicated manufacturing capacities for poly silicon material to annually make about 2 GW capacity of solar cells.

• To promote programmes for off grid applications, reaching 2000 MW by 2022 including 20 million solar lighting systems.

• To achieve 20 million sq. solar thermal collector area by 2022.

• To deploy 20 million solar lighting systems for rural areas by 2022.

Features

• It will be jointly done by Central and state governments.

  • The Mission has 3 phases: i.e. Phase I (2010-13), Phase II (2013- 15) and Phase III (2017-22).

• This capital subsidy will be provided for Rooftop Solar projects in various cities and towns, for Viability Gap Funding (VGF) based projects to be developed through the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and for decentralized generation through small solar projects

• The Government may approach bilateral and international donors as also the Green Climate Fund for achieving this target.

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