India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy announced that it will award a 100 gigawatts (GW) of solar and wind contracts by March 2020. 77 GW of the total will be awarded for solar power projects. Having set a target of 175 GW of clean energy capacity by March 2022, the government’s strategy is to complete the bid process by March 2020.
Of the targeted 175GW of clean energy capacity by 2022, 100GW will come from solar projects. Of this, 60GW will be from ground-mounted, grid-connected projects, and 40GW will come from solar rooftop projects, reports the Mint. Wind power projects will contribute 60 GW; 10 GW will be generated by hydro power; and 5 GW through biomass-based power projects.