The year-wise targets and achievements made in terms of renewable energy capacity (in MW) addition.

Year Target Achievement
2014-15 3770 4031
2015-16 4460 7024
2016-17 16660 11321
2017-18 14550 11886
2018-19 15600 8532
2019-20 11800  

The target during last years were not fully achieved due to following reasons:

  1. Major challenges in meeting the utility scale solar power targets are delay in land acquisition and power evacuation infrastructure.

  2. During the implementation of phase I of the Rooftop Solar programme the slow progress of rooftop solar installations was primarily due to multiple approval process, lack of uniform regulations, apprehension of Discoms to loss revenue, public awareness, etc.

  3. The less capacity addition under wind power is due to the transition of wind power sector from feed-in-tariff regime to transparent competitive bidding mechanism and issues relating to land acquisition in certain states.

  4. Delay in statuary clearances by the State Government bodies.