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Solar energy to account for 18% of power capacity by 2030

By Religare

The Indian Government has said that the solar energy is expected to account for 18 per cent of total power generation capacity in India by 2030 from one per cent at present.

As per reports, India has committed to achieve 40 per cent cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel based energy resources by 2030.

Commenting on the issue, a Government Official told the media," From the current power generation capacity of one per cent, solar energy mix will be scaled up to 18 per cent."


"Also, by 2031/32, wind energy generation will be at 10 per cent from the current nine per cent while nuclear power would remain at 2 per cent, as at present. Generation of hydro -electric power will, however, decrease from the present 17 per cent to nine per cent," he added.

The Official further added that Coal power accounts for around 61 per cent of the electricity generation today, but would be reduced to 57 per cent in 2031/32.

Story first published: Friday, November 6, 2015, 23:00 [IST]
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