Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
04-August-2016 16:43 IST
More than 44235 MW accumulative capacity of Renewable Energy installed in the Country

Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines today informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply that total accumulative capacity of over 44235 MW have been installed in the country from various renewable energy sources. These sources include 27151 MW of Wind Power, 7805 MW of Solar Power, 4304 MW of Small Hydro Power and 4975 MW of Biopower.

Shri Goyal stated that Government of India is implementing several scheme for the promotion of Solar Power in the country including hilly/ mountain states like solar rooftop Scheme, scheme on Off-grid & Decentralized Solar Applications, solar Park Scheme for setting up of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects targeting over 20,000 MW of solar power projects, scheme for setting up 1000 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Power Projects by Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs) and Government of India organisations with Viability Gap Funding (VGF), scheme for setting up over 300 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Power Projects by Defence Establishments and Para Military Forces with Viability Gap Funding(VGF), pilot-cum-demonstration project for development of grid connected solar PV power plants on canal banks and canal tops, bundling Scheme - 15000 MW grid-connected solar PV power plants through NTPC Ltd./ NVVN and VGF Scheme for setting up of 2000 MW of Grid Connected Solar PV Power Projects through SECI