Karnataka revises solar installation target to 6,000 MW by March 2021

In tune with the tariff policy announced by the MNRE in 2016, the Karnataka government has amended its 2014-21 solar policy and set an ambitious solar generation target of 6,000 MW by March 2021. The state’s current installed capacity, including rooftop, is 300 MW while its solar energy potential has been estimated in excess of 24,700 MW. As per the tariff policy and targets fixed by the MNRE, solar energy should constitute 8 per cent of the total energy consumption, excluding hydro energy, by March 2022.