A capacity addition of 10,431 mw against a target of 9,623 mw has been achieved from renewable energy sources during the last 3 years, minister for new & renewable energy Farooq Abdullah in Lok Sabha today. The total installed capacity of power generation from renewable energy in the country now stands at 26,920 mw. During 2012-13, a capacity addition of 2005.57 mw was achieved till 31.01.2013 against the target of 4,125 mw. Although state-wise targets for the power generation from renewables are not fixed but Tamilnadu topped the list by producing 3113 mw, followed by Gujarat 2,389 mw, Rajasthan 1930 ,mw, Maharastra 1,699 mw, Karnataka 1,394 mw and Andhra Pradesh 408 mw.
The Ministry is implementing a number of schemes, programmes, throughout the country, for the development and tapping the potential of new and renewable energy sources. Some of the projects includes wind power — mw-scale wind farms, aero generators, and hybrid systems. Schemes also include bio-power: biomass power and cogeneration. In the hydel segment projects includes small hydro power, small hydro power plants up to 25 mw capacity; watermills and micro hydel plants. In the solar power segment the projects include grid-interactive -solar thermal and SPV power generation plants, and off-grid, decentralized systems for various applications under national solar mission.