India’s Solar Energy Capacity Expanded by Record 5,525 MW

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India’s solar energy capacity has expanded by a record 5,525.98 MW in 2016–17, according to the latest figures provided by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).In comparison, India had added 3,010 MW of solar capacity in 2015–16, which shows that growth nearly doubled over the past year. The Government of India has set a target of 175 GW renewable power installed capacity by the end of 2022. This includes 60 GW from wind power, 100 GW from solar power, 10 GW from biomass power, and 5 GW from small hydro power.

Source: http://energy.economictimes.

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