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According to a statement, India has added 13.5 GW renewable energy capacity between 2021-22 and 2020-21. This is 128 percent more than the 2020-21 figure.
Consultancy BRIDGE TO INDIA stated that India had added 10.21 GW utility-scale solar capacity, 1.11 GW wind power, and 2.22 GW rooftop solar capacity for FY 2021-22.
Rajasthan (5,806MW) and Gujarat (2.469MW) both added the most capacity during these 12 months. They account for 61% of total capacity increase.
The total renewable sector capacity has reached 96.223 MW, which excludes small hydro and biomass. The share of total renewable power generation (excluding large hydro) reached 12.82 percent in FY2022, compared to 10.% in FY2021.
Vinay Rustagi is the Managing Director of BRIDGE to INDIA. He said that “Renewable sectors have shown remarkable resilience in face of multiple challenges.” It is important to note that the record numbers for FY 2022 were largely due to COVID spillover effects from the previous year.” BRIDGE TO INDIA, a consulting firm specializing in renewables, is a recognized leader in this field.