India reached 70GW capacity by April end

70GW capacity

India reached 70GW capacity by April end. India added a massive capacity of 269.64 MW of renewable energy capacity last month. A government report states that the total grid connected clean energy capacity is 70,053.81 MW as on April 30.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), India stated in a report that as on April 30 there has been an addition of

  • 34,165 MW of wind energy,
  • 21,885.1 MW solar energy including rooftop solar
  • 4,489.80 MW small hydro (of up to 25 MW) and
  • 8,700.80 MW Biomass (Bagasse) Cogeneration

The nation also witnessed 674.81 MW of Biomass (non-bagasse) Cogeneration)/Captive Power and 138.30 Waste to Power till April 30. India also installed off grid clean energy of 40 MW in April taking the total installed capacity in this segment to 1046.93 MW at April end this year.

Prime Minister wants India to be an innovation hub for which people need to start thinking and supporting about the new ideas for renewable sources particularly in solar energy with the objective of providing renewable energy to the common man as an affordable pricing.
Under the grid connected renewable capacity, India did not add any capacity of Waste to Power and Biomass. Similarly, under the off grid clean energy capacity, nothing was added in waste to energy and biomass gasifiers segment. However as much as 40 MW of solar photo-voltaic (SPV) capacity was added in April this year.

As part of the world’s largest renewable-energy expansion plan, by 2022 India aims to have 175 GW of energy from renewable sources, with solar power contributing 100 GW. Four years from now, India expects to have 38 solar parks selling power to state-owned distribution companies to supply to end-users. Meeting the 175 GW deadline is expected to cost Rs 125 billion.

In a step in the right direction, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s International Solar Alliance (ISA), a treaty-based alliance, is set to promote solar energy in 121 countries.

To know more about the recent developments in fields of renewable energy, energy storage and electric vehicle continue reading on Energy Log.

Source: ET Energy World

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