India ranks 3rd globally for total renewable additions in 2021

India ranked third globally for total renewable power capacity additions with 15.4 GW in 2021, following only China (136 GW) and the US (43 GW), according to the REN21 Renewables 2022 Global Status Report (GSR 2022).

India installed 843 MW of hydropower capacity in 2021, bringing the overall capacity to 45.3 GW, according to the report.

India was the second-largest market for new solar PV capacity in Asia, and the third-largest globally (13 GW of additions in 2021). For the first time, it surpassed Germany (59.2 GW) for fourth place in total installations (60.4 GW).

India was rated third in the world for total installed wind power capacity (40.1 GW), behind China, the US and Germany.