Solar Installed Capacity Reached 38.79 GW in India, MNRE Reports


MNRE has released its monthly summary for the cabinet for the month of January 2021. The important events and developments that took place during the month are summarised as follows:

A Total 1396.97 MW of Renewable Energy capacity was added, taking the cumulative installed RE capacity to 92.54 GW as on January 31st 2021. This inculdes 38.68 GW Wind capacity, 38.79 GW of Solar capacity, 10.31 GW of Bio-power and 4.76 GW of small hydro capacity. Projects of 49.3 GW capacity are at various stages of implementation. Projects of 27.57 GW capacity are under different stages of bidding.

The other important update was NIWE (The National Institute of Wind Energy) has installed 3 integrated wind-solar resource assessment stations of 100 M and 1 wind monitoring station of 120 M at the proposed 30 GW Renewable Energy Park of Khavada region in Kutch, Gujarat. The data from these resource assessment stations will facilitate potential project developers/investors in developing wind solar power projects in the region.

Also the expenditure of Rs. 2505.79 crore has been incurred up to January 31, 2021 which is around 69.78 percent of the total revised estimate for Ministry for the year 2020-21.

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