India’s crosses 100 GW mark in installed renewable energy capacity

In a big milestone that has improved India’s position globally, India’s total installed renewable energy generation capacity has crossed the 100 gigawatt (GW) mark and the country now stands fourth in the world in terms of installed renewable energy capacity. India had set an ambitious target of installing 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022.

“The total installed renewable energy capacity in India, excluding large hydro, has crossed the milestone of 100 GW. Today, India stands at 4th position in the world in terms of installed RE capacity, 5th in solar and 4th in wind in terms of installed capacity,” an official release said.

While 100 GW has been installed, 50 GW is under installation and 27 GW is under tendering. If large hydro is included, the installed renewable energy capacity increases to 146 GW, the release said.

“It’s another landmark day in the history of the Indian Power Sector. Our installed Renewable Energy capacity (excluding large Hydro) has crossed 1,00,000 Megawatt,” Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister, R K Singh said in a tweet. India has targeted 450 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030.

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