World’s Largest Renewable Energy Expansion Plan, Adding 175 GW Capacity in India by 2022

India has set a renewable energy expansion plan which is under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM, sometimes referred to as NSM). The country aims to expand its renewable electricity into the electricity mix by adding 175 GW new capacity by the 31st December 2022. This is informally referred to as the “World’s Largest Renewable Program”.

It is important to note that the share of solar power, including large-scale and rooftop solar, is more than 57% of the total. For solar, the government said that as on December 17, 2019, a total of 25.05 GW was in the  ‘implementation phase’ and 25.78 GW has been tendered, according to Taiyangnews.

Last but not least, India introduced its world’s largest renewable program for the first time in 2015. The country started to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and increase its reliance on renewables such as solar and wind from that time. The striking evidence of this fact is that India’s rooftop capacity has grown more than 100 times from 2012 to 2018.

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