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Grid connected clean energy capacity reaches 70 GW in April

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

added 269.64 MW of renewable capacity last month taking the total grid connected clean capacity to 70,053.81 MW as on April 30, a government report has said.

According to the report by the ministry of new and renewable energy, added 34,165 MW of wind energy, 21,885.1 MW solar including rooftop solar, 4,489.80 MW small hydro (of up to 25 MW) and 8,700.80 MW Biomass (Bagasse) Cogeneration as on April 30.

The nation also witnessed 674.81 MW of Biomass (non-bagasse) Cogeneration)/Captive Power and 138.30 Waste to Power till April 30.

also installed off of 40 MW in April taking the total installed capacity in this segment to 1046.93 MW at April end this year.

Under the grid connected renewable capacity, India did not add any capacity of Waste to Power and Biomass (Bagasse) Cogeneration).

Similarly, under the off capacity, nothing was added in waste to energy and biomass gasifiers segment. However as much as 40 MW of solar photovoltaic (SPV) capacity was added in April this year.

India has set and ambitious target of having 175 GW of capacity including 100 GW of solar and 60 GW of by 2022.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, May 28 2018. 17:00 IST
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