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Govt plans to set up 14-MW solar plant in Leh, Kargil

Govt plans to set up 14-MW solar plant in Leh, Kargil
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New Delhi: The government is planning to set up 14-megawatt solar power projects in Leh and Kargil, Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy R K Singh said on Thursday. The projects will be developed under the Prime Minister Development Package 2015, Singh said in a reply to a question in the Lok Sabha. "The MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy) has planned to set up solar power projects with a cumulative capacity of around 14 MW (megawatts) with a battery storage capacity of 42 MWh (megawatt-hour) in Leh and Kargil," he said. Singh added that the government has set an installation target of 175 GW of grid-connected renewable power capacity by 2020. Of this, 100 gigawatts (GW) will come from solar, 60 GW from wind, 5 GW from small hydro and 10 GW from bio energy.

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