By 2050, about 60% of the electricity produced in India will come from renewable energy sources. ‘New’ renewables – mainly wind, solar thermal energy and PV – will contribute almost 50%. The installed capacity of renewable energy technologies will grow from the current 38 GW to 915 GW in 2050, a substantial increase over the next 42 years.
Figure 6.88 shows the comparative evolution of different renewable technologies over time. Up to 2030, hydro-power and wind will remain the main contributors. After 2020, the continuing growth of wind will be complemented by electricity from biomass, photovoltaics and solar thermal (CSP) energy.