Renewables bring 9.2% of India's power in FY 2018/19

Solar plant in Tamil Nadu. Source:Statkraft BLP Solar Solutions (www.statkraft.com).

May 13 (Renewables Now) - Renewables accounted for 9.2% of India’s total power generation in fiscal 2018/19, shows data by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).

Non-renewable sources, meanwhile, were responsible for the remaining 90.8%, while their share declined from 94% in fiscal 2015/16. The share of renewables-sourced power has increased from 5.6% from the same period.

Solar photovoltaic (PV) parks in the country produced 39.2 billion kWh of electricity in the fiscal year through March 2019, marking a rise of almost 52% as compared to the previous year, and accounted for 2.85% of the total power output. Mercom Capital Group said, analysing the official data, that the increase mirrors the expansion of India’s installed solar power capacity, which grew by 32% on a yearly basis, reaching 30 GW at the end of fiscal 2018/19.

The generation of solar parks in the first quarter of 2019 was 11.4 billion kWh, or 34% more than in the year-ago period.

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