edit Ashwin Gambhir, Abhiram Sahasrabudhe, Srihari Dukkipati, Saumendra Aggrawal, Sneha Mannur

India has set itself an ambitious renewable energy target of 175 GW by 2022. In spite of the several benefits of renewable energy, such a high target has profound implications for the Indian power sector, especially in the medium term. Hence it is very important for the electricity sector actors to objectively look at the growth of renewables. A lot of data is already available to understand the renewable energy sector, but more granular and comprehensive up-to-date data, publicly accessible in a user friendly manner, can aid better understanding of the renewable energy evolution in the country.

This Renewable Energy Data Portal is Prayas (Energy Group)'s effort to collate important data which is already available in the public domain and organise it in a manner which makes it more amenable for easier public access. Another feature of this effort is the interactive nature of the data portal which allows users to personalize their interaction and compare data across their chosen years/states/segments etc.