Wind sector leads India’s Green Power Capacity

With major contribution from wind sector, India has added 2,330 MW of renewable energy to the grid during the fiscal 2009-10, taking country’s cumulative green power generation capacity to 16,817 MW as of March 31, 2010. In that sense, the wind energy sector continues to lead the country’s green power capacity addition and about 67 per cent of the new capacity addition of 2,330 MW came from wind. During the financial year 2009-10, India added 1,565 MW from wind, 305 MW through small hydro (up to 25 MW), 295 MW from cogeneration, and 153 MW of power through biomass. Besides, solar and waste to energy added 8 MW and 5 MW, respectively.

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