All concentrating solar thermal power plants (10 nos./500 MW) are based on foreign technologies.
In terms of renewable power generation capacity added during the last 3 years, Tamil Nadu leads the pack of states with a total of 3113.65 MW.
The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has allotted 185 grid-connected solar power plants of 1172 MW aggregate capacity under different schemes during the last three years.
Of these, 132 power plants of about 369 MW aggregate capacity have been commissioned up to 31.01.2013. These include 1 concentrated solar thermal power plant of capacity 2.5 MW and 131 solar PV plants of 366 MW aggregate capacity.
In case of the commissioned solar PV plants (131 nos./366 MW), 65 nos./130 MW are using indigenous solar cells / modules technologies. All concentrating solar thermal power plants (10 nos./500 MW) are based on foreign technologies.