Snapshot

Creating a sustainable world

In 2017, India was ranked as the second 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: 

  • 100 GW of Solar power
  • 60 GW from Wind power
  • 10 GW from Biomass power
  • 5 GW from Small Hydro power

This is the world's largest expansion plan in renewable energy.

India added a record 11 GW of combined wind and solar capacity in 2016-17.

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

  • 1000+ GW

    Renewable energy potential in India

  • 70 GW

    Installed renewable energy capacity (as of July 2018)

  • 18.8%

    Share in total installed capacity

  • 171%

    Rise in solar power capacity (2014-16)

A

4th largest installed capacity of wind power in the world

B

6th largest installed capacity of solar power in the world

C

World's largest solar plant (648 MW), commissioned within a record 8 months, and world's largest solar park (2 GW) are now in India.

Industry Scenario

Renewable energy sources have a combined installed capacity of 62.85 GW, pegged at around 18.8% of the country's total energy capacity.

Wind power accounted for the highest at 52.3% (around 32.8 GW), followed by solar with a share of 27.1% (17.1 GW). Remaining market was captured by biomass at 13.6% (8.5 GW) and small hydro projects catering to 7.0% (4.4 GW).

Growth Drivers

  • Government commitments

    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

  • Proposed solar cities & parks

    60 Solar Cities approved and $ 1.3 Bn allocated for setting up 50 Solar parks of 40GW by 2020

  • New areas of opportunities

    National Wind-Solar Hybrid and Off-Shore Wind Energy Policy released

  • Open

    Generation based Incentives

    The objectives of this policy is to broaden the investor bas…

  • Open

    National Offshore Wind Energy Policy

    This policy document is the primary policy decision-making d…

  • Open

    National Policy on Biofuels

    The Policy aims at mainstreaming of biofuels and, therefore,…

  • Open

    National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy

    To promote large grid connected wind-solar PV hybrid system.…

  • Open

    Schemes for Biogas Power Projects

    In order to promote this route of power generation,a number…

  • Open

    Schemes for Biomass Gasification Project…

    It aims for implementation of the Biomass Gasifier based Pro…

  • Open

    Schemes for Biomass Power Projects

    Scheme to promotion of Grid interactive Biomass power and Ba…

  • Open

    Schemes for Small Hydro Power Projects

    Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has been vested with th…

  • Open

    Schemes for Solar Power Plants

    Government of India launched this scheme to promote ecologic…

  • Open

    Schemes for Wind Power Projects

    Sanction for the 'Scheme for setting up of 2000 MW ISTS-conn…

Investible Projects

Investment Opportunities in Renewable Energy

  • Projects

    417

  • Opportunity

    $26.5 bn

  • Promoters

    133

  • District

    178

  • Private Projects

    46

  • Govt. Projects

    371

open

$1.7 bn

2 x 800 MW Coal based Thermal Power Project

State (s) Assam
open

$1.7 bn

Coal Based Power Project [Karchana]

State (s) Uttar Pradesh
open

$1.6 bn

Coal Based Power Project [Krishnapatnam]

State (s) Andhra Pradesh
open

$1.6 bn

Lower Demwe Hydro Electric Project [Lohit]

State (s) Arunachal Pradesh

Major Investors

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FAQ

Frequently
Asked Questions

  • What is the expected Potential of OTEC in India?

    OTEC has a potential installed capacity of 180,000 MW in India.

  • What is OTEC?

    Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), uses ocean temperature differences from the surface to depths lower than 1,000 meters, to extract energy. A temperature difference of only 20°C can yield usable energy. Research focuses on two types of OTEC technologies to extract thermal energy and convert it to electric power: closed cycle and open cycle. In the closed cycle method, a working fluid, such as ammonia, is pumped through a heat exchanger and vaporized. This vaporized steam runs a turbine. The cold water found at the depths of the ocean condenses the vapor back to a fluid where it returns to the heat exchanger. In the open cycle system, the warm surface water is pressurized in a vacuum chamber and converted to steam to run the turbine. The steam is then condensed using cold ocean water from lower depths.

  • What is ocean renewable energy or marine renewable energy?

    Ocean renewable energy or marine renewable energy are terms used to describe all forms of renewable energy derived from the sea including wave energy, tidal energy, ocean current energy, salinity gradient energy and ocean thermal gradient energy.

  • What is the list of solar cities under 'Development of Solar Cities Programme'?

    Under the 'Development of Solar Cities Programme', there are in total 60 solar cities identified which can be accessed from the link.

  • What is a solar city?

    The Solar City aims at minimum 10% reduction in projected demand of conventional energy at the end of five years, through a combination of efforts for enhancing supply from renewable energy sources in the city and energy efficiency measures. The basic aim lies in motivating the local Governments for adopting renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency measures. In a Solar City, all types of renewable energy based projects like solar, wind, biomass, small hydro, waste to energy etc. may be installed along with possible energy efficiency measures depending on the need and resource availability in the city.

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