Renewable Energy : A new ambitious target by Govt. of India

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A target of installing 175 GW of Renewable Energy Capacity by the year 2022 has been set, which includes 100 GW from solar, 60 GW from wind, 10 GW from bio-power and 5 GW from small hydro-power.

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🔀 Renewable power installed capacity (Solar + Wind + BioMass) has already reached over 70 GW.

🔀 Solar energy capacity increased by over 8 times from 2.63 GW in 2014 to 22 GW.

🔀 Wind energy capacity increased by 1.6 times from 21 GW in 2014 to 34 GW.

🔀 Globally, India stands 4th in wind power 5th in renewable power and 6th in solar power installed capacity.

🔀 Over 40 GW renewable power capacity is under construction / tendered.

🔀 Trajectories for bidding 115 GW renewable power projects upto March 2020 have been announced.

🔀 Issued expression of interest for setting up solar PV manufacturing capacities linked with assured off take of 20GW

🔀 41 Solar Parks in 21 States with aggregate capacity of over 26 GW have already been sanctioned.

🔀 Green Energy Corridor projects seek creation of grid infrastructure for renewable power evacuation and to reshape grid for future requirements

🔀 Offshore Wind Power policy formulated and expression of interest for initial 1GW off-shore wind power have already been issued

🔀 Over US$ 42 billion investment was made in renewable energy in India during last 4 years.

🔀 Solar-Wind hybrid policy notified, Renewable Generation Obligation (RGO) introduced,

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We are well on track to achieving 175 GW target of installed renewable energy capacity. Trends suggest that the target will not only be achieved but exceeded. On 6 December 2017, the International Solar Alliance (ISA) has become first international intergovernmental organization headquartered in India.

Good Work Ministry of Power, Government of India

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