India added a record 5,400 MW of wind power capacity in 2016-17, a government statement said on Sunday. The previous high was the 3,472-MW added in 2015-16.
Notably, 2,026 MW was added in March, beating the March 2016 record of 1,700 MW.
Also, with the addition of 5,400 MW (which appears to be a rounded figure), the country’s wind power capacity stands at 31,177 MW.
Andhra Pradesh topped installations with 2,190 MW; Gujarat stood second at 1,275 MW and Karnataka followed with 882 MW.
Breaching the 5-GW comes at a time when the wind industry prepares to hold an international conference, Windergy 2017, between April 25 and 27, in New Delhi. Read More…