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.
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.
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Source: ET Energy World
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