Installed Grid-Interactive Renewable Energy Capacity
Following the Paris Club Agreement, India took up an ambitious plan of adding 175 GW of renewable power. Of this, solar energy (100 GW) comprises a major part of 175 GW target followed by wind (60 GW), biomass (10 GW) and small hydroelectric (5 GW). The target of 100 GW solar is further divided into 60 GW from large grid- connected projects and 40 GW from rooftop systems.
|GRID-INTERACTIVE POWER||Cumulative Achievements (Installed capacity in MW)|
|Solar Power – Ground Mounted||21,892.42|
|Solar Power – Roof Top||1,222.65|
|Small Hydro Power||4,493.2|
|Biomass – Bagasse Cogeneration||8,700.8|
|Biomass (non-bagasse) Cogeneration/Captive Power||6,76.81|
|Waste to Power||138.3|
Out of 71 GW installed grid-interactive RE capacity wind energy plays a dominant role and comprises 48.5% of total RE installations, followed by solar (32.5%), biomass (12.3%), small hydro (6.4%) and waste-to-energy (0.2%). In the last four years, solar energy has seen a record jump from 3.7 GW in 2014-157 to 23 GW by July 2018. However, such focus to scale up solar power may have overshadowed the development of other RE technologies such as wind, biomass and others.