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Renewable energy installations are progressively increasing - R K Singh, Union Minister of State (IC) Power and New & Renewable Energy

Renewable energy installations are progressively increasing - R K Singh, Union Minister of State (IC) Power and New & Renewable Energy

R K Singh, Union Minister of State (IC) Power and New & Renewable Energy in written reply to Rajya Sabha informed that in year 2017-18, aggregate capacity of around 11,887 MW was installed. The  aggregate capacity of around 11,322 MW of renewable energy was installed in the year 2016-17. He also informed the house that in reverse auctions carried out by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) solar tariffs in India hit the lowest level of Rs.2.44 per unit  in May 2017, for 200 MW and again in July, 2018, for 600 MW.

A total of around 69,784 MW of renewable energy capacity has been installed in the country as on 31.03.2018 from all renewable energy sources which includes around 34,145 MW from Wind, around 21,651 MW from solar, around 4,486 MW from Small Hydro Power and around 9,502 MW from Bio-power.

 

@EPC World Media

 

 


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