India: Renewable Energy More Than 44,235 MW Accumulative Capacity of Renewable Energy Installed in India

The Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal has informed the Lok Sabha that the total accumulative capacity of over 44,235 MW has been installed in the country from various renewable energy sources. These sources include 27,151 MW of wind power, 7,805 MW of solar power, 4,304 MW of small hydro power and 4,975 MW of biopower.

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New Delhi – Goyal stated that the Government of India is implementing several schemes for the promotion of solar power in the country including hilly/ mountain states such as solar rooftop scheme, scheme on off-grid & decentralized solar applications, solar park scheme for setting up of solar parks and ultra mega solar power projects targeting over 20,000 MW of solar power projects, scheme for setting up 1,000 MW of grid-connected solar PV power projects by Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs) and Government of India organizations with Viability Gap Funding (VGF), scheme for setting up over 300 MW of grid-connected solar PV power projects by Defence Establishments and Para Military Forces with Viability Gap Funding(VGF), pilot-cum-demonstration project for development of grid connected solar PV power plants on canal banks and canal tops, bundling Scheme – 15,000 MW grid-connected solar PV power plants through NTPC Ltd./ NVVN and VGF Scheme for setting up of 2,000 MW of grid connected solar PV power projects through SECI.