Under the 'Development of Solar Cities Programme', there are in total 60 solar cities identified.
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In 2019, India was ranked as the fourth most attractive renewable energy market in the world.
The country has set an ambitious target of 175 GW of renewable power by 2022, which includes:
This is the world's largest expansion plan in renewable energy.
Up to 100% FDI is allowed under the automatic route for renewable energy generation and distribution projects subject to provisions of The Electricity Act, 2003.
For further details, please refer FDI Policy
Renewable energy potential in India
Installed renewable energy capacity (as of August 2019)
Share in total installed capacity
Increase in renewable installed capacity (FY 2013-14 to FY 2018-19)
5th largest installed capacity of renewable energy in the world
4th largest installed capacity of wind power in the world
5th largest installed capacity of solar power in the world
Wind power accounted for the highest at 46% (around 36 GW), followed by solar with a share of 36% (30 GW). The remaining market was captured by biomass at 12% (9 GW) and small hydro projects catering to 6% (5 GW). Wind energy capacity in India has increased by 1.7 times in the last 4 years. Further to this, record 100 bn+ units of renewable electricity generating last year.
Solar power capacity has increased by more than 11 times in the last five years from 2.6 GW to 28.18 GW in March 2019.
Reduce the emissions intensity of GDP by 33% - 35% below the 2005 levels and increase share of non-fossil fuel in total capacity to ~40% by 2030
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