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Solar to eclipse thermal power by 2030 in India's overall energy mix

Calculations by CEA show that by FY30, non-fossil fuel (solar, wind, biomass, hydro and nuclear)-based installed capacity will be about 64 per cent of the total installed capacity

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The estimates come at a time when India is opening up its coal sector by inviting private companies to mine and sell coal in the open market

Shreya Jai New Delhi
The technical arm of the Ministry of Power, Central Electricity Authority (CEA) in a latest report has estimated that solar-based power generation will surpass coal by 2030 in the overall energy mix of the country.

Basing its study on the proposed 175 gigawatt (Gw) of renewable capacity addition by 2022, CEA has indicated that the share of solar power will increase to 35 per cent by 2029-30 (FY30) — 10 years from now. However, the share of coal-based power generation is expected to decrease to 32 per cent. It currently stands at 53.5 per cent.

Calculations by CEA show that

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First Published: Jun 15 2020 | 8:19 PM IST

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