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Share of renewable energy rises to 9 per cent

IBEF:  December 19, 2019

The share of renewable energy in India's energy mix has risen steadily to around 9 per cent from the 2014-2015 levels. As on October 31, 2019, 83.38 GW of renewable energy capacity has been already installed. This includes 31.69 GW from solar, 37.09 GW from wind, 9.95 GW from bio-power and 4.65 GW from hydro power. According to data, the percentage of renewable energy in total electricity supplied in energy terms has risen from 3.72 per cent in 2014-2015 to over 8.9 per cent in 2019-2020 (till October 2019). Solar showed the highest increase within renewable energy, up from 45,99.02 million units in 2014-2015 to 39,268.2 million unit in in 2018-2019. But wind continued to lead in renewable energy footprint, supplying over 62,036.38 million units in 2018-2019 up from 33,768.3 million units in 2014-2015.

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