September 1 (SeeNews) - At the end of July India had reached nearly 22% of its 175-GW renewable energy target for 2022, having installed 36.6 GW of on-grid and 1.17 GW of off-grid renewables.
The country’s solar capacity topped 4.1 GW and it also had wind farms with a capacity of almost 23.9 GW at the end of the month, newly-released figures by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) shows. By 2022, India targets 100 GW of solar and 60 GW of wind.
Additional details on the progress of the renewable energy expansion so far are available in the table.
as of July 31
|FY 2015/16 goal||FY 2015/16
|Wind||23,865 MW||2,400 MW||421 MW||60,000 MW|
|Solar||4,102 MW||1,400 MW||358 MW||99,533 MW|
|Small hydro||4,131 MW||250 MW||75 MW||5,000 MW|
|Biopower||4,419 MW||400 MW||zero||10,000 MW|
|Waste-to-power||127.1 MW||10 MW||12 MW||n/a|
|Total||36,643 MW||4,460 MW||866 MW||175,000 MW|
India's current fiscal year began on April 1, 2015.