India has failed to achieve its 2015 renewable energy capacity target, according to figures from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

The government aimed to increase its renewable power capacity by 32 per cent between April 2015 and January 2016 with the addition of 4590 MW. However, only 3104 MW was installed.

For wind power, 2400 MW was targeted while 1745 MW was added; for small hydropower, 250 MW was targeted and 132 MW was added.

However, the nation’s solar power target was exceeded, with 1557 MW installed against a target of 1450 MW.

In total, India now boasts almost 40.8 GW of renewable power capacity, with 39.5 GW grid-connected and 1250 MW off-grid.