India Achieves Staggering 71,145.01 MW Cumulative Solar Power Capacity by July 2023

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The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released the Programme/Scheme wise Cumulative Physical Progress report for July 2023, shedding light on the achievements in the renewable energy sector for the ongoing fiscal year.


In the realm of installed renewable energy capacity, notable strides have been made. Wind Power has witnessed an addition of 1306.95 MW in the current fiscal year, contributing to an impressive cumulative achievement of 43,940.08 MW as of July 31, 2023. Similarly, Solar Power has surged ahead with an increase of 4364.65 MW in the same period, elevating the cumulative achievement to an impressive 71,145.01 MW. Small Hydro Power has added 38.45 MW during the fiscal year, reaching a cumulative capacity of 4982.75 MW.

While Biomass (Bagasse) Cogeneration and Biomass (non-bagasse) Cogeneration have not shown any additions this fiscal year, their cumulative capacities stand at 9433.56 MW and 814.45 MW, respectively. The Waste to Power segment has registered a modest increase of 1.60 MW this year, bringing the total capacity to 249.74 MW. Meanwhile, Waste to Energy (off-grid) has seen an augmentation of 14.74 MW in the fiscal year, contributing to a cumulative capacity of 320.64 MW.

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When amalgamated, these achievements culminate in a noteworthy total. The collective installed renewable energy capacity for the current fiscal year has risen to 5726.39 MW, fostering an impressive cumulative achievement of 130,866.23 MW as of July 31, 2023. These advancements underscore the ministry’s commitment to bolstering the renewable energy sector and driving sustainable energy transformation across the nation.

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