Up to 107.46 GW solar power generation projects have been included in or under various operating categories or tenders, Parliament was announced on Tuesday. India had set a goal of having 100 GW of solar power by 2022.

“… a total of 107.46 GW solar energy is included in or under various categories of start-ups or tenders,” Minister of New & Renewable Energy RK Singh responds to a statement from Rajya Sabha.

The Minister informed the House that a total of 46.25 GW of solar grid has been installed in the country since October 31, 2021. In addition, a capacity of 36.65 GW falls under various phases of implementation and 24.56 GW of tender.

He further informed the House that 7,555.16 MW of renewable energy was available during the period of funding available until October 31, 2021.

India has added 7,866.13 MW renewable energy in 2020-21 and 9,061.26 MW in 2019-20.

In a separate response to the House, the minister said, “Renewable energy projects (including bulk water) with a capacity of 63.64 GW are under various phases of implementation in the country.”

The government has set a target of 175 GW of renewable energy (excluding bulk water) by December 2022.

A total of 150 GW of renewable energy (including bulk water) has been accumulated in the country so far, the minister said.

In another response, the minister said, “63.64 GW power projects fall under various phases of implementation and the capacity of 32.06 GW is below the various bidding phases. Therefore, a capacity of 245.70 GW or less of various start-up / cost phases has been included.”

In another response, the minister told the House that India had recorded 192,059.71 million units (MU) of electricity from renewable energy sources as of September during the current financial period.

Power generation from RE sources stood at 3,06,312.53 (MU) in 2020-21 and 2,99,900.62 MU in 2019-20.

According to the Central Electricity Authority’s national electricity program, the contribution of renewable energy sources is estimated at 20 percent of the country’s total electricity demand by 2021-22 and 24 percent by 2026-27, Singh said.

Source: Economic Times