New Delhi: With a total addition of 435.99 megawatt (MW) of renewable energy (RE) capacity, the country’s installed RE capacity touched 89.22 gigawatt (GW) as on 30 September 2020, according to the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE).
It added that the 89.22 GW capacity included 38.12 GW capacity of wind power, 36.05 GW of solar capacity, 10.31 GW of biopower and 4.74 GW of small hydro power capacity.
“Further, projects of 48.21 GW are at various stages of implementation and projects of 25.64 GW capacity are under various stages of bidding,” the ministry said in its monthly Cabinet report for September.
It added that five solar parks of 4,300 MW capacity were sanctioned under the solar parks scheme last month, which would come up in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Himachal Pradesh.
Last week, new and renewable energy minister, R K Singh, in a virtual symposium had said that the country was on its way to achieve the 175-GW target of RE capacity by 2022 and 450 GW of RE by 2030.
India had promised on the sidelines of COP-21 that by 2030, 40 per cent of the country’s energy capacity would be from non-fossil fuel sources. Singh added that the country was already at 38.5 per cent and by 2030, 60 per cent of the energy capacity was expected to be from non-fossil fuel sources.