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India reached 22% of 175-GW renewable energy goal

Wind farm in India. Author: Suzlon Group. License: All Rights Reserved.

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.

Source (on-grid) Cumulative
as of July 31
FY 2015/16 goal FY 2015/16
so far
2022 goal
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.

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