April 22, 2022
The capacity is 128% higher than FY21’s figures
Total renewable electricity generation reached a high of 12.82%
Rajasthan and Gujarat added the most capacity for renewable energy last year
The government contributed 10.21 GW (Giga Watts) of utility-scale solar capacity, 1.11 GW of wind power, and 2.22 GW of rooftop solar capacity
The Indian government added 13.5 Giga Watts (GW) of renewable energy capacity in FY22, according to a statement from BRIDGE TO INDIA consultancy. This is 128% higher than the amount added in FY21.
The statement mentioned that the government contributed 10.21 GW of utility-scale solar capacity, 1.11 GW of wind power, and 2.22 GW of rooftop solar capacity.
In FY22, the share of total renewable electricity generation (excluding power from larger hydro plants) reached a high of 12.82%, up from 10% in FY21.
Rajasthan (5,806 MW) and Gujarat (2,469 MW) added the most capacity last year, accounting for 61% of all additional capacity. The total capacity of the renewable energy sector, excluding smaller hydropower generators and biomass, has already reached 96,223 megawatts (MW).