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India Achieves Milestone of 100 GW Installed Renewable Energy Capacity

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The total installed renewable energy capacity in India, excluding large hydro, has crossed the milestone of 100 Gigawatts (GW), revealed the Ministry of Power on Thursday.

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While 100 GW has been installed, 50 GW is under installation and 27 GW is under tendering.

If large hydro is included the installed RE capacity increases to 146 GW.

According to an official statement issued by the Ministry, currently India stands at the fourth position in the world in terms of installed renewable energy capacity, fifth in solar energy, and fourth in wind energy in terms of installed capacity.

India has set ambitious targets for itself in the area of Renewable Energy, which the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is committed to achieve, added the statement.

India has also enhanced its ambition to install 450 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030. The achievement of installed renewable energy capacity of 100 GW is an important milestone in India’s journey towards its target of 450 GW by 2030, Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy Shri R.K. Singh tweeted on the occasion.

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Under the visionary leadership of PM Narendra Modi ji, we shall continue to be global leaders in Energy Transition. he added.

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