Greentech Lead Team: Wind power has achieved 101 MW capacity in January
2011. The 2011-12 target for Wind power is 2,400 MW.
January 2011, India’s small hydro power segment achieved 48 MW. The target for
full fiscal is 350 MW.
Currently, it has been
estimated that about 11 per cent of the world’s primary energy is met
using biomass. In India,
about 32 per cent of the total primary energy use is derived from biomass and
over 70 per cent of the country’s population is still dependent on it for its
energy needs. Biomass can be converted into solid, liquid and gaseous forms
depending upon the source, requirement and application.
The Ministry of New and
Renewable Energy is implementing a range of programs for promotion of biomass
based energy derived from various conversion technologies i.e. biogas
generation, biomass gasification, biomass combustion, pyrolysis, biomass
densification etc. in the country for the last 25 years.
Utilization of bagasse
through cogeneration in sugar mills is also a successful development. Over 3000
MW biomass-based power plants have been set up in India.