31 Jul '17, 4pm

Wind booms through India | Windpower Monthly

Wind booms through India | Windpower Monthly

By 2022 India expects to have installed about 175GW of renewable-energy generation, including around 100GW of solar PV and 60GW of wind power. In terms of wind, the country is about halfway there, passing the 30GW mark earlier this year on the back of record-breaking capacity installations in the last financial year (1 April 2016-31 March 2017) of 5.4GW. That surpassed the previous year's record high of 3.42GW by a substantial margin. Andhra Pradesh state in the south-east saw the most activity in 2016-17, adding 2,190MW to bring its cumulative capacity to 3,621MW. Gujurat in the north-west installed 1,275MW in the same period for a total of 5,224MW. By contrast, Tamil Nadu in the southern tip, added only 262MW in the financial year, although it remains the country's biggest state for wind with 7,876MW of capacity. India installed more than 5GW last year. The map below als...

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