The solar policy of Telangana has been effective from June 1, 2016. It can be read in detail here.
Telangana is one of the newest states in India, having been formed only in 2014 from Andhra Pradesh. The capital city of Telangana is Hyderabad and the state has a population of about 35 million as per the national survey of 2011. Just like its neighbouring states in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, Telangana has a high amount of commissioned solar energy. As of January 2017, the total commissioned power from solar stood at 1073.41MW, with 545.57MW being added in the Financial Year 2016/17. If only the solar power installation of the FY 2016/17 is considered, Telangana would stand at top having commissioned more solar power than the likes of Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka. The state expects to cross the 3GW mark by the end of the calendar year 2017. This number is based on the projects that are already in the pipeline and are expected to be closed as per the schedule. The state is also planning to achieve about 5GW generation capacity in the next three years with tenders for the same expected. Beyond solar, the state has looked at adding about 300MW of power from the wind energy. Since, Telangana is not very suited for generating wind energy, solar is set to dominate any discussion when it comes to renewable energy. There are also ongoing talks for hybrid generation (solar and wind combined) at sites like Hyderabad Pharma City and NIMZ.