1,000 MW solar power by 2013: Farooq Abdullah

August 30th, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah Monday said that the government is aiming to generate 1,000 MW of solar power by 2013.
“One thousand MW will be generated in the first phase by 2013. The government has targeted 20,000 MW of solar power by 2020 through the Solar Mission,” he said.

Addressing a seminar organised by the Bengal National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Abdullah said the total potential for renewable energy production is estimated at 85,000 MW.

On West Bengal’s prospects in terms of production of renewable energy, he said: “We will do a demo tidal wave power project of 100 MW in West Bengal”.

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