India can meet increasing electricity demand with renewable energy: US study

The LBNL analysis verifies Prime Minister Narendra Modi's target of constructing 500 GW of non-fossil power capacity by 2030, despite the fact that India's energy consumption is forecast to treble.

India can meet increasing electricity demand with renewable energy: US study
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India could economically meet its electricity demand, through renewables and complementary flexible resources, including energy storage, agricultural load shifting, and hydropower, and optimally utilizing the existing thermal power assets in the country, says the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LNBL), California's in-depth study of India’s future power investments.

The LBNL analysis verifies Prime Minister Narendra Modi's target of constructing 500 GW of non-fossil power capacity by 2030, despite the fact that India's energy consumption is forecast to treble.