The Ministry of New and Renewable energy announced that India has achieved a remarkable milestone as the total capacity of renewable energy crossed 150 GW.
With this feat, India has moved closer to achieving its climate action goal under Paris Agreement to install175 GW of renewable power by 2022 including 100 GW of solar power, the rest to come from wind (60 GW), bio-power (10 GW) and small hydropower (5 GW).
On the achieved milestone, the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA)expressed optimistic views & said, “Keeping in view the progress made before COVID-19 and with the process of installations halted during it, it seems difficult for India to achieve such a target. But, there is still a lot of capacity that is in the pipeline or tendered, so even if we won’t achieve 175 GW of renewable energy, we will make significant progress towards it by 2022.”
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