The installed capacity of India’s wind and solar energy projects was at 40,788 MW and 57,705 MW, respectively, Minister of State Bhagwanth Khauba told the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
India has set a goal to have 175 GW renewable energy capacity by 2022, which includes 100 GW solar and 60 GW wind.
According to Khuba, the country’s cumulative installed wind power capacity was 40,788 MW as of June 30, 2022.
In another reply, he said solar power projects totalling 57,705.70 MW, including over 6,000 MW in rooftop solar installations, have been installed as of June 30, 2022.
“Electricity generation from renewable energy sources (including large hydro) has increased from 227.96 Billion Units (BU) in the year 2017-18 to 322.53 BU in the year 2021-22 in the country,” Khuba said.
The minister further said that as against the target of achieving 175 GW of renewable energy, excluding large hydro installed capacity by 2022, a total of 114.07 GW renewable energy capacity (excluding large hydro) has been installed in the country by June-end 2022.