India’s Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Capacity Tops 50 Gigawatts
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CleanTechnica 5 months ago
February 8th, 2017 by Saurabh MahapatraIndia’s renewable energy sector recently achieved yet another major milestone, the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy announced. As of the 31st of December 2016, India had achieved an operational grid-connected renewable energy capacity of more than 50 gigawatts. More than half of this capacity is based on wind energy, while solar power remains a distant second. Other technologies like small hydro, bioenergy, and waste-to-energy have a much smaller share. India’s wind energy capacity stands at 28.7 gigawatts and wind remains the largest and most trusted renewable energy technology in the nation. The country’s solar ...