West Bengal

About:

West Bengal has solar potential of 6.26 GW.  West Bengal has on an average 300-330 sunny days, with solar insolation 5-5.5 (kwh/m2/day).

Target:

West Bengal has solar generation targets of 100 MW by 2017 and 500 MW by 2022 and the total solar capacity of state till now is 7.21 MW.

Scenario:

In the implementation of National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC), a share of 15% of India’s total energy requirements is targeted to be met from renewable sources by 2020.

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has mandated 4% of total procurement of electricity from RE sources as Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) by 2012-13.