India : World's 3rd largest renewable energy producer

<p>In 2016, Paris Agreement's Intended Nationally Determined Contributions targets, India made commitment of producing 50% of its total electricity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030. In 2018, India's Central Electricity Authority set a target of producing 50% of the total electricity from non-fossil fuels sources by 2030. India has also set a target of producing 175 GW by 2022 and 500 GW by 2030 from renewable energy.</p><p>As of September 2020, 89.22 GW solar energy is already operational, projects of 48.21 GW are at various stages of implementation, and projects of 25.64 GW capacity are under various stages of bidding. In 2020, 3 of the world's top 5 largest solar parks were in India including the world's largest 2255 MW Bhadla Solar Park in Rajasthan and the world's second-largest solar park of 2000 MW Pavgada solar Park Tumkur in Karnataka and 100MW Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh. Wind power in India has a strong manufacturing base with 20 manufacturers of 53 different wind turbine models of international quality up to 3 MW in size with exports to Europe, the United States, and other countries. Solar, wind, and run-of-the-river hydroelectricity are environment-friendly cheaper power sources they are used as "must-run" sources in India to cater for the baseload, and the polluting and foreign-import dependent coal-fired power is increasingly being moved from the "must-run baseload" power generation to the load-following power generation (mid-priced and mid-merit on-demand need-based intermittently-produced electricity) to meet the peaking demand only. Some of the daily peak demand in India is already met with the renewable peaking hydropower capacity. Solar and wind power with 4-hour battery storage systems, as a source of dispatchable generation compared with new coal and new gas plants, is already cost-competitive in India without subsidy.</p><p>India initiative the International Solar Alliance (ISA) is now an alliance of 121 countries. India was the world's first country to set up a ministry of non-conventional energy resources (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in the early 1980s). Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a public sector undertaking, is responsible for the development of the solar energy industry in India. Hydroelectricity is administered separately by the Ministry of Power and not included in MNRE targets.</p><p>In eClouds Energy LLP, we have been accelerating our efforts to sell Energy to Various Industries.  Renewable sources can be used to power something as small as a watch or as large as a city - it should mean that solar and windmill installations continue to grow over the coming decade. This could also be very good for the climate. Already we have enrolled many Customers. Many more are expected to join in the near future.  There is a very clear trend for cheap and green energy and renewable energy is set to gain a strong foothold in the coming future!</p>