Telangana is set to cross the 5000 MW solar power generation capacity by 2019, more than the 1300 MW installed capacity at present. This, officials said, was because the state adopted a distributed development model which is supported by the Centre.

Under this system, solar project developers are offered opportunity to develop units based on the demand-supply situation with minimal operational losses.

The renewable energy capacity of the state will touch 3000 MW by this year end as projects which have been tendered and are under execution, are expected to be commissioned as per schedule.

These projects were awarded during 2015 and are expected to come on stream before December 2017. The state government has signed power purchase agreements for 3800 MW of power from these units and all of them are expected to be operational by March-June 2018.

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