• Indian renewable energy power generation recorded at 65.76 billion units in FY 2015
  • Solar power contributes 7.45 TWh or 11.32% of the total
  • Public Sector Undertakings to develop 18,988 MW of renewable energy projects, with 10,000 MW coming from solar power
  • As many as 36 government entities have pledged to contribute to the overarching goal of 175 GW of renewable power capacity by 2022

Solar power generation in India as on March 31, 2016 was 7.45 billion units, out of a total renewable energy generation of 65.76 TWh. While wind power was the large contributor among renewables in the last fiscal year – at 33.03 billion units, bio power produced 16.95 billion units. Small hydro power was recorded as having generated 8.33 billion units.

According to the data by the Central Electricity Authority of the Ministry of Power, solar contributes 11.32% of the total 65.76 TWh generated in the last fiscal year.

Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy wrote in an answer to an inquiry in the parliament, that government owned entities in India (so-called Public Sector Undertakings, PSUs) have pledged to develop 18,988 MW of renewable energy projects to support the government in achieving its 175 GW target of installed renewable power capacity by 2022. As part of these renewable projects, as many as 36 PSUs will also install 10,000 MW of grid connected solar power.

The last recorded installed solar power capacity of the country stood at a little over 6.7 GW (see India Overachieves target).