May 13 (Renewables Now) - Renewables accounted for 9.2% of India’s total power generation in fiscal 2018/19, shows data by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).
Non-renewable sources, meanwhile, were responsible for the remaining 90.8%, while their share declined from 94% in fiscal 2015/16. The share of renewables-sourced power has increased from 5.6% from the same period.
Solar photovoltaic (PV) parks in the country produced 39.2 billion kWh of electricity in the fiscal year through March 2019, marking a rise of almost 52% as compared to the previous year, and accounted for 2.85% of the total power output. Mercom Capital Group said, analysing the official data, that the increase mirrors the expansion of India’s installed solar power capacity, which grew by 32% on a yearly basis, reaching 30 GW at the end of fiscal 2018/19.
The generation of solar parks in the first quarter of 2019 was 11.4 billion kWh, or 34% more than in the year-ago period.