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How Tamil Nadu Became One of the World’s Leading Renewable Energy Markets


The southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu is one of the top nine markets globally to have achieved an exceptionally large share of renewable power generation, according to a report by US-based think-tank Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).

The IEEFA studied the top 15 countries or power markets worldwide by their share of wind and solar energy—the percentage of net energy needs met by these sources in these nations. Denmark leads the pack with 53% in 2017, followed by southern Australia and Uruguay.

Tamil Nadu, which gets 14% of its energy needs from renewables, is the only Asian market on the list. This comes at a time when India is embarking on a major transition towards clean energy, targeting 175 gigawatts (1 GW = 1,000 megawatts) by 2022.

How Tamil Nadu became one of the world’s leading renewable energy markets

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