With Over 80 GW Installed Capacity, India’s Renewable Energy Generation Set To Cross 100 GW Mark In 2020

With Over 80  GW Installed Capacity, India’s Renewable Energy Generation Set To Cross 100 GW Mark In 2020Solar panels in Laddakh (Representative Image) (Allison Joyce/GettyImages)

India is making rapid strides towards its ambitious goal of generating 175 Giga Watt (GW) of renewable energy by 2022 as it is set to cross the 100 GW mark in production of non-fossil fuel-based power.

The installed renewable energy generation capacity of India touched around 86 GW by November-end. This includes solar, wind, small hydro, biomass, waste to energy and others, reports Economic Times.

According to the report, around 30 GW of renewable energy capacity, including 18 GW solar power projects and 10 GW wind power projects, is under implementation. Furthermore, around 40 GW renewable energy capacity, including 36 GW solar and 3.4 GW wind energy, is reportedly being tendered.

"Together with other schemes being implemented by the government, I expect RE (Renewable Energy) sector to get a big boost in 2020 and the years thereafter. I expect our RE capacity to cross 100 GW mark in 2020," Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh said, as reported by ET.

The government has also launched several new programs such as PM-KUSUM, solar rooftop phase-2, development of Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Parks (UMREPPs) etc to promote renewable energy sector in India. It is also trying to resolve the issues being faced by the renewable energy sector so that the goal of generating 175 GW clean energy can be met by 2022.