India plans 500 GW in renewable capacity by 2030

India sets a target to quintuple its renewable capacity up to 2030, informs a senior official from the country's renewable energy ministry.

India has set a new target to install 500 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030 as a part of the nation's efforts to mitigate climate change, informs Anand Kumar, a senior official at India's renewable energy ministry, in a statement, according to local news agency Press Information Bureau.

"India would have installed 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022 without taking into account large hydro and 225 GW including large hydro," Kumar says, referring to the clean energy goal set by New Delhi in 2015.

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