India had an 85 percent increase in solar power generated year-over-year,
with 10.6 billion units in the 10 month period from April to January (FY
2016-17). Solar accounted for 1.02 percent of all power generated in India
during this timeframe, according to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). Solar
now accounts for 15.07 percent of entire renewable energy generation in India.
to the same period in the previous financial year (April 2015 – January 2016), 4.8 billion more units of solar
were 70.13 billion units of electricity generated from renewable energy sources
during this 10-month period (April 2016-January 2017), much higher compared to
the 65.78 billion units of electricity generated by renewable energy sources in
the entire FY 2015-16.
to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, 12.5 GW of
solar are under various stages of development. From the financial year 2017-18
onwards, we are targeting achievement of 10 GW solar installations every year, commented
a Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) official.