Union Government inked 12 MoUs with other nations on renewable energy in past three years

To enhance cooperation in the renewable energy sector, Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with 12 countries in past 3 years.

It was announced by Union Minister of Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

In addition to these 12 MoUs, a letter of intend and joint declaration of intend were also signed with Egypt and Germany for this sector.

Statistics of India’s Renewable energy sector

  • In year 2014-15, the power generation from renewable energy sources was 61,780.55 million units (MUs) compared to 53,058.76 MUs in 2013-14 and 47,613.06 MUs in 2012-13.
  • In year 2014-14, power produced from various renewable energy source include 4,598.34 MUs from solar, 33,768.21 MUs from wind, 3,159.84 from biomass, 7,959.55 from small hydel projects and 11,880.75 MUs from bagasse.

India has potential of producing 8,96,602 MW from renewable energy from various sources. Of this total potential 7,48,990 MW from solar and 1,02,772 MW from wind can be produced. While, 19,749 MW from small hydro, 5,000 MW from bagase cogeneration, 17,536 MW from biomass, and 2,554 MW from waste to energy can be produced.

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