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India’s Solar Capacity Rises to 979 Megawatts, Ministry Says

May 11, 2012

India’s solar power capacity has risen to 979 megawatts, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said in a statement today.

The western state of Gujarat led installations in the country with 655 megawatts of grid-connected solar power plants, according to the statement.

The ministry said in December that 180 megawatts had been built.

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