India will be at the centre of the ‘sunshine countries’ of International Solar Alliance (ISA) after achieving its target of having 170 GW of clean energy by 2022, said Suresh Prabhu, Commerce and Industry Minister on Friday.
“India is running one of the largest and most ambitious renewable energy capacity expansion programmes in the world. When achieved, this will place India at the centre of ‘Sunshine Countries’ (of the alliance),” he said.
Over 120 countries, the alliance is promoting the growth and development of solar power.
India has set a target of achieving 40 per cent of its total electricity generation from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030, said Prabhu while speaking at Renewable Energy Dialogue in New Delhi.
He also said the government’s target of installing 20 GW of solar power by 2022 was achieved four years ahead of the schedule in January through solar parks and now India has set a fresh target of hitting 100 GW of solar power by 2022.