India adds record wind power capacity

The Indian Government said it has set another record in the amount of wind capacity installed over the last year. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy added more than […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The Indian Government said it has set another record in the amount of wind capacity installed over the last year.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy added more than 5,4000MW in 2016/17, surpassing its target of 4,000MW.

It was also more than the 3,423MW of capacity added the previous year.

The leading states were Andhra Pradesh, with 2,190MW, Gujarat (1,275MW) and Karnataka (882MW).

They were followed by Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu, with 375MW, 288MW and 262MW added respectively.

Madhya Pradesh recently signed an agreement for a solar power project with a record low tariff.

The International Energy Agency said India, China and the US led the 75GW wave of new solar additions last year.