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India's renewable power capacity exceeds 84 GW

13 Jan 2020

According to the government of India, installed renewable power capacity in India crossed the 84 GW threshold in December 2019 (84.4 GW), with wind power capacity reaching 37,280 MW, solar capacity 32,530 MW, biomass capacity 9,940 MW and small hydropower capacity 4,650 MW. In addition, another 36.7 GW is already under implementation (25 GW of solar, 9.6 GW of wind power, 1.4 GW of wind-solar hybrid and 550 MW of small hydro) and 29.6 GW is being tendered (including 25.8 GW of solar and 2.2 GW of wind). Overall, the installed and under development capacity could exceed 150 GW, with more than 83 GW of solar power, 49 GW of wind power and 10 GW of biomass.

India has set a target of 175 GW of renewable power capacity by 2022, including 100 GW from solar, 60 GW from wind, 10 GW from biomass and 5 GW from small hydro power. This corresponds to a cumulative power capacity of 40% from non-fossil fuel energy sources, in line with its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC). India has also pledged to cut the CO2 emission intensity of GDP by 33-35 % from 2005 level.

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