Home/ Industry / Energy/  India nears renewables goal with 12.4GW added in 3 years

Chennai: India, seeking to generate 30 gigawatts (GW) of power from renewable sources by 2017, increased capacity by 12.4GW in the past three years by adding wind, biomass, solar and hydro plants.

Wind power accounted for the biggest increase, at 8.3GW, the ministry of new and renewable energy said in a statement on the government’s website. India added 1.8GW of biomass, 1.2GW of solar and 1.1GW of hydro power in the three years through January.

“The South Asian country’s current renewables capacity totals about 26GW," new and renewable energy minister Farooq Abdullah said in November. The state of Tamil Nadu installed the most clean-power capacity in the past three years, followed by Gujarat, the statement shows. BLOOMBERG

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Updated: 25 Feb 2013, 10:29 PM IST
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