With the growing energy demand in Andhra pradesh, the government wants to give the energy sector a boost through the untapped potential of Solar wind hybrid systems. It has set its renewable energy targets to additional 18000 MW by 2022 comprising of the Solar Wind hybrid. Given this scenario, the AP’s renewable agency has received interest for developing 500MW wind-solar hybrid park development in Anantapur district which could be expanded to 1GW over the next 3-5 years.
(Energy storage News / Tom Kenning)
There is growing interest from turbine manufacturers for Solar wind hybrid in India with the government’s emphasis on building its clean energy capacity. The government has put its target of achieving 100 GW of solar capacity and 60 GW of wind power by 2022. Gamesa Corp.Tecnologica SA, the largest wind-turbine maker in India and the domestic player Suzlon are focusing on entering into hybrid projects with their grand plans.
(Renewable Energy World / Gerry Machen)
The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris 2015 has brought some significant changes across the world. India, which is the 4th biggest greenhouse gas emitter in the world, is planning for 60% of the power coming from non fossil fuels by 2027. Various measures are taken in different parts of India to reduce the carbon footprint – the recent one is “Haldwani” which is all set to be the first carbon neutral zoo in India.
(The Quint / Harshita Murarka)
In order to promote Solar Wind Hybrid Energy systems, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of the Government of India is formulating a policyto use solar and wind energy hybrid model to enable efficient utilization of infrastructure, reduce variable costs and ensure better grid stability.
The Central Authority of India has released its plan to stop building coal plants in 2022, not going beyond the 50GW energy capacity of coal fleet currently under construction. This would bring the shutdown of plants operated over 25 years by NTPC, bringing in more efficiency and reducing carbon footprint. This initiative indicates the government’s focus to boost using renewable energy sources for energy production.