India has achieved grid-interactive power generation capacity of 7111.66 MW from wind power and 940.09 MW from solar power during the last 3 years.
Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) found 1.15 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) projects in various sub-programs and stages of completion.
However, no capacity addition has taken place from geothermal energy which is presently at research and development stage. During the 11th Plan period, renewable power generation capacity addition of 14660.65 MW has been recorded. This comprises of 10259.60 MW wind power, 1418.85 MW small hydro power, 1996 MW biomass power, 46.20 MW waste to power and 940 MW solar power.
The Government has taken several steps and measures to encourage use of renewable energysystems/ devices in the country, including provision of fiscal and financial incentives such as capital/ interest subsidy/ generation based incentive, accelerated depreciation, nil/ concessional excise and customs duties; to improve projects viability.
Launching of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission to give a boost to deployment of solar energy systems, solar PV as well as concentrating solar thermal achieves reduction in cost of solar power.
The first phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) is scheduled to be completed by 2013 only. However, as per progress available so far all the application segments of the Mission are going on as scheduled and on target.