Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to energy basket of India?

  1. The total renewable energy generation in India is greater than that of hydropower
  2. Wind energy has largest share in the renewable energy basket of India

  Select the correct option from codes given below:

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

The total capacity of renewable energy projects expanded to 42,850 megawatts, overtaking hydropower that stood at 42,783 mw, out of the country's total capacity of about 3 lakh MW. Wind energy has largest share in the renewable energy basket of India.

  • Solar Power: 9,012.66 MW (18.0%)
  • Biomass Power: 7,856.94 MW (15.7%)
  • Small Hydro Power: 4,333.85 MW (8.7%)
  • Waste-to-Power: 114.08 MW (0.2%)

 

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