India’s solar energy capacity rises 91% in 3 yrs

Amisha Yadav @CCMS Bureau

Solar energy capacity in India has increased from 28,180 MW in March 2019 to 53,996 MW at the end of 2021-22, Union minister of new and renewable energy and Power RK Singh informed Parliament earlier this week. Accordingly, in the past three years, the solar capacity in the country increased by about 91%. The cumulative solar energy capacity at the end of 2019-20, 2020-21, and 2021-22 was at 34,627, 40,085, and 53,996 MW, respectively. Further, in reply to a question whether the government has set any target to increase the solar capacity across the country, the minister replied: “The Government has set a target of achieving 500 GW of installed capacity from non-fossil fuels by 2030, in line with the Prime Minister’s announcement at CoP-26.”

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