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Estimated potential and installed capacity of major
renewable energy technologies in India

Technology Potential Cumulative installation up to
    April 2000 *
Family-size biogas plants 12 million 3.02 million
Improved cookstoves 120 million 32 million
Solar 20 MW/km2   
Solar thermal    
   Solar hot water systems (m2)   0.5 million
   Solar cookers  

0.485 million

Solar Photovoltaics

 

57 MW

   Water pumps  

3371

   Power units  

1920 kWp

   Community lights and street lights  

40 000

   Home systems  

100 000

   Lanterns  

250 000

Biomass 17000 MW  
   Biomass Gasifier  

   34.36 MW

Bagasse cogeneration 3500 MW

222 MW

Windfarms 20000 MW

1167 MW

Mini-Micro hydel 10000 MW

217 MW

Waste to energy 1700 MW

15.21 MW

(Source: Annual Report 1999-2000,
Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Government of India)