India added an all-time high, capacity addition of 5.4 GW in 2016-17. It was 43% more than the expectation. In the financial year of 2015-16 also India added 3.4GW wind capacity. So good! What happened next? After 2017 things didn’t progressed as calculated. Capacity addition in 2017-18 was 2.3GW and in 2018-19 it was 1. 5GW and in 2019-20 it is expected to add 2. 9GW max. So, there is a clear decline in projected growth in wind energy in India. During 2016, it was clearly visible that to attain the goal of 60 GW by 2022, India had a room to add 8 to 10 GW per year. I can recall a speech of Mr. Tulsi Tanti, Chairman & CMD of Suzlon, emphasizing this potential and showing exuberance for a shining growth for the industry. Unfortunate, that couldn’t happen and instead of growth, entire industry gone into recession since then. On the ground, from 2014-15 (2.311GW) to December 2019, there has been an increase of only 30% in capacity addition. Indian wind industry is struggling to survive.
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