Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said India set a new target of achieving 100 GW of solar power by 2022.
December 11, 2019. By Hemant Arora
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said that, India is all set to add 67 gigawatts (GW) of solar energy capacity by 2022.
He further adds, "We are going to achieve 100 GW solar energy target in 2022 by adding 67 GW of power" and also pointed out the sharp fall in the prices of solar energy due to enhancement of capacity.
The prices of solar energy used to be Rs 20 per unit. Now, it is just 10 per cent of it, Javadekar was speaking in the UN Climate Change Conference negotiations, which entered its second and penultimate week.
Five years ago India had just three GW of solar energy. Today it has 33 GW of solar energy and it's huge, as per the Union Minister.
"We have today 37 per cent energy capacity through renewables. We want to increase it because our energy demand is rising so we have decided to have 40 per cent of energy capacity through renewal energy i.e. a mix of solar, wind and bio-waste", Javadekar further added.
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