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India needs 50 GWh of battery storage within 2.5 yrs for planned EV transition: NITI Aayog official

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 20, 2020

India will need 50 gigawatt hour (GWh) of battery storage capacity over the next two-and-a-half years to support the projected growth in renewable energy and meet the national electric mobility target, a senior NITI Aayog official said. “If India moves on the projected path...

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India needs land size of Himachal or Chhattisgarh to achieve renewable energy target: Research

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 20, 2020

India needs a total land footprint roughly the size of Himachal Pradesh or Chhattisgarh to achieve its ambitious target of 175 giga watts (GW) renewable energy by 2022, according to a latest research. "Total land footprint needed to meet India's renewable energy target is...

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India will have 225 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, including large hydro: MNRE Secy

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 20, 2020

India will have an installed renewable energy generation capacity of 225 Gigawatt (GW) by 2022, including large hydro projects, Anand Kumar, Secretary at the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), said today. Speaking at an industry event here, Kumar said the ministry...

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Clean power push: Govt adds over 50,000 MW in 5 years

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 14, 2020

The renewable energy sector has made rapid strides under the Modi government with 50 GW plus of new capacity coming into the grid in the last five years. This is despite the doubts being raised over the government’s target of achieving of 175 GW by 2022. The December quarter...

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Over 150 GW of renewable energy projects installed or in pipeline

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 10, 2020

India now has over 150 gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy generation capacity either installed or in pipeline according to data shared by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. An official statement said 84.40 GW of renewable energy generation capacity has been installed in...

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MNRE's 40 GW rooftop solar target "unrealistic": Parliamentary panel

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 7, 2020

The government's rooftop solar target of 40 gigawatt (GW) by 2022 is unrealistic and it is highly unlikely that it will be met on time, Parliamentary standing committee on energy has said. The Committee said in its latest report that as per the year-wise targets set to...

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India set to cross 100GW renewable energy capacity mark in 2020

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 27, 2019

India is all set to cross the 100GW renewable energy capacity mark in 2020 and can make rapid strides towards the ambitious 175GW clean energy target by 2022 provided the government keeps a close eye on key issues and deals with those well in time. The government however...

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47.86 GW of Renewable Capacity Installed in India Over Last 6 Years

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 13, 2019

Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister RK Singh has informed the parliament that a total of 47.86 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity has been installed in India over the past six years. “A total of 47.86 GW of renewable energy capacity has been installed in...

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India to invest Rs 4 lakh crore to meet 175 GW renewable energy target by 2022: R K Singh

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 12, 2019

The government has estimated an investment of about Rs 4 lakh crore over the course of next three years to meet the country's 175 gigawatt (GW) renewable energy target, power and renewable energy minister R K Singh said recently. "A cumulative renewable energy capacity of 83....

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MNRE misses capacity addition targets; 175 GW by 2022 in peril: Parliamentary Panel

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 9, 2019

The renewable energy ministry has continuously failed to achieve its yearly targets of clean energy capacity addition, which may hamper the mission of having 175 GW of renewables by 2022, said a Parliamentary panel. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy has also...

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