Renewable Energies Renewable Energies on a Growth Path in India

Editor: Dominik Stephan

India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) plans to boost renewable energies in the coming Five-Year Plan. Currently, wind and solar power make up for 2.14 percent of the country's generating capacity.

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(Picture: Wikimedia Commons)
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New Delhi/India – Renewable energies are on a growth path in India: Wind ans solar energy currently make up for 2.14 percent of the country's total generating capacity, says a report by India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). Over the last three years wind and solar energy have generated an estimated 50.3 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) out of a total of 2.35 trillion kWh generated in the period. To further enhance research and development for renewable energies, the MNRE has issued a further boost during the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-17) by substantially enhancing outlay and developing the Center of Excellence for advanced research.

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