C: jack hunter – Unsplash

One of India’s largest renewables producers, the state of Andhra Pradesh, has now reached an installed renewable capacity of over 8GW (8,000 MW).

The largely rural state late last month confirmed wind energy accounted for 4,080 MW of installed capacity with PV close behind with 3,530 currently linked to the state grid.

The news was shared by the Andhra Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation (NREDCAP) on its website.

C: Aditya krishnapavan – Unsplash

Looking forward, however, solar is the standout in as far as projections into 2020 / 2021 go, albeit with a mere 8.75 MW commissioned to date.

The state’s total installed solar capacity currently stands at around 3.6 GW with 1.3 GW yet to be brought fully online.

Andhra Pradesh is also looking to increase its smaller scale hydro and biomass capacity in the years ahead with just over 100 MW in hydro and 445 MW of biomass now making up part of the state’s energy mix.

A state of 49.3 million on India’s east coast known for its agricultural produce – and with 60% of the population involved in farming at some level – Andhra Pradesh is often held up as the region’s poster boy in mixing renewables in with more traditional forms of energy production.

You May Also Like

Fitness Club Shut Due To Coronavirus Fears

despite a requirement (for) self-quarantine … club member chose to visit the Yawei fitness club

Taiwan to Impose Health Declaration Forms on All Visitors

Those failing to accurately do so face a fine of up to NT$150,000

Despite Trade War, Taiwan Raises Economic Forecast For 2020

The ongoing US-China trade war seems to be impacting everyone, except perhaps…

In Taiwan, Southeast Asians Find Roots In A Bookstore

Humans often tend to create and sustain differences between each other. In…