Thursday, 01/06/2023 | 08:32 GMT+7
The total installed capacity for the financial year 2009/10 reached 16.8GW, according to a statement from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
Grid-connected renewable power has seen a leap in its total installed capacity from 4.7GW since 31 March 2004.
Of the 2.3GW of renewable energy added to the grid, wind power takes up 1.6GW, small hydro power 305 megawatts (MW), biomass power 153MW and solar power 8MW.
A further 80MW of off-grid/captive power generation capacity
from different renewable energy sources has also been added during the
Out of the total installed capacity of 16.8GW for the year, wind accounts for 11.8GW, small hydro power for 2.7GW, biomass for 866MW and solar for 10MW.
Dr Farooq Abdullah, union minister for new and renewable
energy, sayas renewable sources could account for 5-6% of the
Southern state Tamil Nadu has been leading the charge on
wind energy development in
“Tamil Nadu has been a leader in wind capacity addition and we expect the state to add 500MW of new capacity annually over the next five years,” says Abdullah.
Lee Hong Liang