India overtakes Japan to third place in solar energy production: Report

New Delhi . With an emphasis on the use of solar energy, India has become the third largest solar energy producer in the world last year, overtaking Japan. This has been said in a report by Amber, a research institute working in the global energy sector. India ranked ninth in terms of use of solar energy in 2015. The report titled ‘Global Electricity Review’ states that in the year 2023, 5.5 percent of global electricity production will come in the form of solar energy. In line with the global trend, India last year achieved 5.8 percent of its total electricity generation from solar energy.

“Adding green power capacity is not just about reducing carbon emissions in the power sector,” said Aditya Lola, director of Amber’s Asia program. But it is also needed to meet the growing electricity demand in the economy and to decouple economic growth from emissions…” According to the report, solar energy has emerged as the world’s fastest growing electricity source for the 19th consecutive year. has maintained its position. Last year, more than twice as much electricity was added worldwide from this clean energy source as from coal. The increase in solar energy production in India by 2023 was the fourth largest increase in the world. India lagged behind China, America and Brazil in this matter.

The share of these four countries in solar energy growth will be 75 percent in 2023. Amber said global solar production in 2023 was six times higher than in 2015. According to the report, the contribution of solar energy in electricity generation in India was 0.5 percent in 2015, which will increase to 5.8 percent in 2023. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA)’s net-zero emissions scenario, solar power will increase to 22 percent of global electricity generation by 2030. India is one of the few countries planning to triple renewable capacity by 2030. According to Amber’s analysis, India needs to significantly increase annual capacity addition to meet this potential.

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