JNNSM was launched by the Government last year as a part of National Action Plan on Climate Change with a view to develop an enabling policy framework for deployment of 20,000 MW of solar power by 2022.
Progress of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission Satisfactory The Union Cabinet was today apprised by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of the progress of implementation of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) during the last one year. The progress of implementation of the Mission is satisfactory and as per the schedule.
Ministry has successfully sanctioned 802 MW capacity of grid connected solar projects, 36 MW of off-grid solar projects. In addition, six major research projects include setting up of National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education at IIT-Bombay.
Cabinet had approved on 19th November 2009 a target to set up 1,100 MW grid connected solar plants, including 100 MW capacity plants as rooftop and other small solar power for the first phase of the Mission till March 2013. In addition, a target of 200 MW capacity equivalent off-grid solar applications and 7 million square meter solar thermal collector area were also approved.
Successful completion of these projects under the Mission would accelerate the process of achieving grid tariff parity for solar power and also help reduce consumption of kerosene and diesel, which is presently in use to meet the unmet demand.
The progress covers the details of the strategy followed by the Ministry of New and Renewable energy to select the projects and ensure wider participation of various stake holders in the process.
JNNSM was launched by the Government last year as a part of National Action Plan on Climate Change with a view to develop an enabling policy framework for deployment of 20,000 MW of solar power by 2022 and 2,000 MW equivalent off-grid solar applications.
The objective of the Mission is to establish as a global leader in solar energy, by creating policy conditions for its diffusion across the country quickly and achieve a scale to drive down costs to levels required to achieve grid parity by 2022.
The Mission targets include (i) deployment of 20,000 MW of grid connected solar power by 2022, (ii) 2,000 MW of off-grid solar applications including 20 million solar lights by 2022, (iii) 20 million sq. solar thermal collector area, (iv) to create favorable conditions for developing solar manufacturing capability in the country; and (v) support R&D and capacity building activities to achieve grid parity by 2022. The Mission would be implemented in three phases.