New capacity addition in the renewable energy sector stood at 695 MW during the first quarter of this fiscal. The April-June 2015 quarter also saw the total solar power installed capacity in the country cross 4,000 MW.
During Q1 of this fiscal, solar segment added almost as much capacity as wind sector. i.e, wind and solar contributed 319 MW and 318 MW respectively to the new capacity addition during the quarter. Small hydro and waste-to-power contributed 46 MW and 12 MW respectively.
Thus, as of June 30, 2015, total grid-interactive installed renewable power capacity in the country stood at 36,471 MW. Total installed capacity of wind power stood at 23,763 mw. Bio-power (comprising biomass and gasification and bagasse cogeneration) occupied the second position with cumulative capacity of 4419 MW.4460 MW target
Small hydro segment was the third major segment with total installed capacity of 4102 MW. Solar occupied the fourth position with a total installed capacity of 4061 MW. Waste-to-power had an installed capacity of 127 MW respectively.
Mean while, the government has fixed annual capacity addition target at 4460 MW, reported to be the among highest annual target set by the government, for this fiscal.
Of the proposed 4460 MW new capacity addition, wind is expected to contribute 2,400 MW, followed by solar (1400 MW), small hydro (250 MW), Bio-power (400) and waste-to-power (10MW).The Government has already approved a plan to set up 2000 MW grid connected solar power capacity under phase II of National Solar Mission.