Renewable capacity addition jumps 49% in H1

Country’s renewable energy sector has reported significant growth in new capacity addition during the first half of this fiscal.

The sector added 1,629 MW of new capacity from various sources during April-September 2015 as against 1,094 MW in the same period previous year, posting a rise of about 49 per cent. Besides, 58 MW of off-grid/ captive power generation capacity was also added during the period.

During H1 of this fiscal, wind sector contributed about 933 MW (865 MW in H1 of last year) and solar sector added 593 MW (135 MW), while the rest was contributed by small hydro and waste-to-power segments at 92 MW and 12 MW respectively, according to Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

With the capacity addition in H1, India’s cumulative grid-interactive renewable energy installed capacity stood at 37,414 MW as on September 30, 2015.

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